Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - August 15, 2011

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

AUGUST 15, 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; David Ziegler, Community Development Director; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Balmes, Morris

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 Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Balmes, Morris

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 Payroll for period ending July 30, 2011 in the amount of $727,143.28.

 

2.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending July 30, 2011 in the amount of $720,552.34.

 

3.  Approval of Bills for the period ending August 15, 2011 in the amount of $1,210,105.73.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Balmes, Morris

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS







 

 

 1.        Approval of a Proclamation honoring SMC Nathaniel Hamilton, USN (Retired).

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of a Proclamation honoring SMC Nathaniel Hamilton, USN (Retired).

 

Voice Vote:      Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS













 

 

Mayor Kovarik said that there were no discussion topics on the agenda for the August 22nd Committee of the Whole meeting and asked the Trustees if they would like to cancel the meeting.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to cancel the Committee of the Whole meeting for August 22, 2011.

 

 

Voice Vote:       Motion Carried.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

























 

 

 

 

1.  Update on Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals consolidation.

 

      Mr. Hayner said each Board member should have received a memo from Tracy Velkover regarding this consolidation.  He said the recent trend in the Metro Chicago area has been to combine the two Boards, adding the survey shows a number of communities have made this transition.  He said moving forward this will require a Public Hearing and the most logical time to make this change would be January 1st or May 1st of next year.

 

      Trustee Morris asked if there have been any Zoning Board meetings this year.

 

      Mr. Hayner said there has been one this year.

 

      Trustee Schwarz said we should continue to move forward on this.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked if anyone had any objections.

 

      Trustee Park said this should move forward to a Public Hearing for public opinion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes seconded by Trustee Park to move forward with the process of consolidating the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

None.

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) (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 Park, seconded by Trustee Morris to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session.

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Balmes, Morris

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 7:45p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:07 p.m.

 

PRESENT:       5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Balmes, Morris

ABSENT:         1- Garner

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment








 

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

 

Voice Vote:      Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at  8:08 p.m.

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk