Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - August 1, 2011

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

AUGUST 1, 2011

 

Call to Order

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

 

Other Officials in Attendance

James T. Hayner, Village Administrator; Patrick Muetz, Assistant Village Administrator; Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

ABSENT:         0-  None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 Kevin Moss

20861 Windsong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Moss asked what ordinance allows Timothy O’Tooles to have five temporary signs displayed all the time.

 

Mayor Kovarik said the Village will look into it.

 

Mr. Moss also asked the Village to look into temporary signage that Moe’s Southwest Grill continues to display.

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the removal of item #2 at the request of Trustee Morris.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

C. CONSENT AGENDA / OMNIBUS VOTE







































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

1.   Approval of minutes from the July 18, 2011 meeting.

 

ITEM REMOVED   2.  Approval of request for bid waiver and to award purchase of four Mobile Digital Video Systems to Coban Research and Technologies at $21,795.00.

 

3.         Approval of request granting a one day Class 9 Liquor License for the WTHS Class of 1981 reunion event on October 1, 2011 at Viking Park Dance Hall.

 

4.   Approval of Request for Proposals related to administration of the

      Village’s flexible compensation plan.

 

5.         Approval of Payroll for period ending July 16, 2011 in the amount of $734,622.66.

 

6.    Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending July 16,

      2011 in the amount of $727,966.33.

 

7.    Approval of Bills for the period ending August 1, 2011 in the amount of $581,994.00.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Item #2 discussion.

 

Mr. Hayner said this is a budgeted expense from a single source supplier and is critical for prosecution of cases.  He said the current cameras are not functioning correctly.

 

Trustee Morris asked how old the units are.

 

Administrative Commander Jay Patrick said they are a minimum of 5 years old and briefly explained the need to replace them.

 

Trustee Morris asked who installs the units.

 

Commander Patrick said they are installed in-house by Detective Baumann.

 

It was moved by Trustee Morris, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of request for bid waiver and to award purchase of four Mobile Digital Video Systems to Coban Research and Technologies at $21,795.00.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS















 

 
























 

 1.        Approval of Proclamation honoring Barbara Swanson for being selected the 2011 Gurnee Days Honoree.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Proclamation honoring Barbara Swanson for being selected the 2011 Gurnee Days Honoree.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Proclamation designating August 7 – 13, 2011 as “National Stop on Red” Week.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Proclamation designating August 7 – 13, 2011 as “National Stop on Red” Week.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of a fireworks permit for the 2011 Gurnee Days event.

      No Discussion.

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a fireworks permit for the 2011 Gurnee Days event.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

 

None.

 

 

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS























































 


























 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.   Approval of Ord. 2011 -56 granting an amendment to Ordinance No. 99-118 to amend the sign standards for a major anchor store within the existing Gurnee Town Centre Planned Unit Development.

 

      Mr. Hayner said this is for the hhgregg store going in at the former location of Linens N’ Things.  They proposed a 255 square foot sign that is 35 feet tall.  The Plan Commission recommended a 175 square foot sign that stands 34 feet tall.  The Petitioner complied with their recommendation and the sign received a favorable 4 to1 vote. 

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked the Petitioner to describe the sign.

 

      Mr. Lindsay Vetzner introduced himself to the Board and described the sign in detail, stating that a 175 square foot sign is a fair compromise.  He then introduced the sign contractor Mr. Paul Silver to the Board.

 

      Mr. Silver briefly spoke about hhgregg stating the company is new to Gurnee and the Chicago area and this sign is needed to get the word out about who they are.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked if the sign is on a timer.

 

      Mr. Vetzner said yes the sign will go out an hour after the store closes.

 

      Trustee Park asked if the LED lights are red.

 

      Mr. Silver said yes.

 

      Trustee Park asked if the sign is front lit only.

 

      Mr. Silver said yes.

 

      Trustee Garner said he believes it is critical to add Electronics and Appliances to the sign because he is not sure people will know what hhgregg sells.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2011 -56 granting an amendment to Ordinance No. 99-118 to amend the sign standards for a major anchor store within the existing Gurnee Town Centre Planned Unit Development.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.         Approval of Ord. 2011 -57 adding one Class 7 Liquor License

      by amending Section 6-56 of Article II of Chapter 6 of the Gurnee Municipal Code entitled “Alcoholic Beverages” as last amended by Ordinance Number 2010 – 103 passed December 6, 2010 (Asian Gourmet Restaurant - 1207 N. Skokie Highway).

 

      Mr. Hayner said this facility is 30 years old and has always had a full liquor license.  He said this will be the first time the location has downgraded to a beer and wine only license.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2011 -57 adding one Class 7 Liquor License by amending Section 6-56 of Article II of Chapter 6 of the Gurnee Municipal Code entitled “Alcoholic Beverages” as last amended by Ordinance Number 2010 – 103 passed December 6, 2010 (Asian Gourmet Restaurant - 1207 N. Skokie Highway).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

 

3.         Approval of Ord. 2011 -58 reauthorizing the acceptance of the Final Plat of Normandy Woods Subdivision Number 4.

 

      Mr. Hayner said each Board member should have received a memo from Scott regarding this Ordinance.  He said this was originally approved in late 2007 and since that time the Village has issued five single family home permits.  He said the Petitioner is asking for an extension.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2011 - 58 reauthorizing the acceptance of the Final Plat of Normandy Woods Subdivision Number 4.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

4.         Approval of Ord. 2011 -59 approving an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and the Illinois Department of Transportation pertaining to a traffic signal master agreement.

 

      Mr. Hayner explained this is a master agreement with IDOT that had a ten year term that just ran out.  He said this is a standard agreement and is in the best interest of the Village.

 

      Trustee Park asked if the agreement allows for LED single heads and will adjust for lower energy costs.

 

      Mr. Drabicki said it is a non-metered system.  The Village would have to tell Com-Ed about the change and then we would receive a discounted rate.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2011 -59 approving an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and the Illinois Department of Transportation pertaining to a traffic signal master agreement.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

5.   Approval of floral bills for the period ending August 1, 2011 in the amount of $204.00.

 

      Trustee Balmes read a statement stating that she has an interest in Gurnee Flowers by Balmes and therefore will be abstaining from voting on this matter.

 

      Trustee Garner read the following statement:

 

      My vote against Trustee Balmes receiving this floral order is not personal and has nothing to do with the exceptional quality and value she provides as a florist. I believe no sitting board member should receive direct benefit from the Village and we the Board should practice being above even the appearance of wrongdoing to the witnessing public.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of floral bills for the period ending August 1, 2011 in the amount of $204.00.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 4- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Kovarik

NAY:                 2- Morris, Garner

ABSENT:          0- None

ABSTAIN:         1- Balmes

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Adjournment to Executive Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recall to Order

 

The Village Attorney stated that tonight’s Executive Session will reference:

5 ILCS 120/2 2 (c) (2) which states:  Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

5 ILCS 120/2 2 (c) (1) which states:  The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body of legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body to determine its validity.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Morris to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session.

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 8:05p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:27 p.m.

 

PRESENT:       6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

ABSENT:         0- None

 

 

6.  Approving a wage scale adjustment for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2011 and ending April 30, 2012 related to the collective bargaining agreement between the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council and the Village of Gurnee.

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve a wage scale adjustment for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2011 and ending April 30, 2012 related to the collective bargaining agreement between the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council and the Village of Gurnee.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

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 8:29 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk