Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - July 8, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

JULY 8, 2013

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

 

Other Officials in Attendance

Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; David Ziegler, Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director; Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       5- Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes, Hood     

ABSENT:         1- Garner

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Wilson to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes, Hood 

NAY:               0- None

ABSENT:       1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

C. CONSENT AGENDA / OMNIBUS VOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village Administrator read the consent agenda for an omnibus vote as follows:

 

1.  Approval of the minutes from the June 17, 2013 Village Board meeting.

 

2.  Approval of awarding the 2013 Village Center Fiber Project (Fire Station #1 to Public Works fiber optic cable installation) to the low bidder, Inter-Pacific, at a cost of $36,753.00.

 

3.  Approval of awarding the 2013 for Public Works fire hydrant sandblasting, priming and painting project to the low bidder, Giant Maintenance & Restoration, Inc., at a cost of $72.35 per hydrant.

 

4.  Approval of awarding the 2013 Detention Basin Improvement Project to the low bidder, Campanella & Sons, at a cost of $267,015.15.

 

5.  Approval of granting a Class 9 Liquor License and waiving the fee for the Gurnee Breakfast Exchange Club for their Gurnee Days events on August 9 and 10, 2013.

 

6.  Approval of request to set bid date of August 7, 2013 for fleet fueling system upgrade project.

 

7.  Approval of Payroll for period ending June 15, 2013 in the amount of $737,202.80.

 

8.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending June 15, 2013, in the amount of $732,478.16.

 

9.         Approval of Bills for the period ending July 1, 2013 in the amount of $886,925.47.

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It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve the Consent Agenda for an omnibus vote as read.

 

Roll call,

AYE:               5- Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes, Hood 

NAY:               0- None

ABSENT:       1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

Jill Stanbury
McHenry, IL

 1.        Approval of Proclamation designating July as “Relay for Life Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Ms. Stanbury briefly spoke about the upcoming Relay for Life event that will be taking place at the Warren High School Almond campus this Saturday and Sunday.  She encouraged all to participate. 

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating July as “Relay for Life Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

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Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

 

2.  Presentation of Life Saving Award to Gurnee Firemedics Robert Davidson and Scott Rans for their actions on May 4, 2013.

 

      Chief Friedl and Dr. Whitney presented each with a plaque and certificate for their actions on May 4. 2013.

 

      Trustee Wilson said he was present during the incident and commended each for their actions in saving the individual’s life.

 

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.   Approval of Ord. 2013 - 31 annexing property located immediately east of 507, 519, 555 and 625 S. O’Plaine Road.

 

      Mr. Muetz said Merit Homes owns property on the eastside of O’Plaine Road south of Washington Street.  Currently, a portion of this property is located in unincorporated Lake County and the owner has requested to annex the property now to help streamline the process in the future.  The property is proposed to be annexed as R-1 Low Density Residential, which is the Village’s most restrictive zoning district.  This classification is consistent with the Comprehensive Lane Use Plan.  Mr. Muetz continued to say unless developed in strict conformance with the zoning classification Merit Homes will be back before the Village Board before the property is built out.  He concluded by stating the property is vacant, so annexation has no impacts on Village services at this time.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2013 - 31 annexing property located immediately east of 507, 519, 555 and 625 S. O’Plaine Road.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes, Hood        

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:         1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

Closing Comments

None.

 

 

Adjournment

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to adjourn the meeting.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at 7:46 p.m.

 

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk