Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - November 7, 2011

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

NOVEMBER 7, 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; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer; Erik Jensen, Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources

 

Roll Call

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

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 Ross to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris 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 October 3, 2011 and October 17, 2011 meetings.

 

2.  Approval of the 2012 Village Board meeting schedule.

 

3.  Approval of Payroll for period ending October 22, 2011 in the amount of $697,483.99.

 

4.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending October 22, 2011 in the amount of $688,628.89.

 

5.  Approval of Bills for the period ending November 7, 2011 in the amount of $1,132,803.57.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.        Approval of a Proclamation designating November 15, 2011 as “American Enterprise Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating November 15, 2011 as “American Enterprise Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of a Proclamation designating November as “National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve of a Proclamation designating November as “National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -70 granting a Special Use Permit to allow the establishment and operation of an electronic message board sign, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance, for property located at 500 N. O’Plaine Road.

 

      Trustee Park asked that the Village Board reconsider Ord. 2011-70.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to reconsider Ord. 2011-70.

 

Mr. Winter said each Board member should have received in their packet the explanation for this Ordinance coming back before the Board.  He said Trustee Park has asked the Board to reconsider Ord. 2011-70 extending message time from 10 minutes to 15 minutes.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik said Trustee Park is asking the Board to reconsider Ord. 2011-70 with the adjustment of 15 minutes between messages.  She said Trustee Garner will need to amend the motion to extend the time to 15 minutes.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Morris to amend Ord. 2011 -70  granting a Special Use Permit to allow the establishment and operation of an electronic message board sign, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance, for property located at 500 N. O’Plaine Road with 15 minutes between messages.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.   Approval of Ord. 2011 -71  providing for the submission to the electors of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, the question whether the Village should have the authority under Public Act 096-0176 to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this item was discussed at the October 24th Committee of the Whole meeting and this is the first step to put this on the ballot as a referendum for the citizens to vote.

 

      Trustee Park asked if this is an advisory tool only.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said yes.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to of Ord. 2011 -71 providing for the submission to the electors of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, the question whether the Village should have the authority under Public Act 096-0176 to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1.        Approval of Ord. 2011 - 72 approving a Redevelopment Agreement between the Village of Gurnee, Illinois and Mall at Gurnee Mills, LLC.

 

      Mayor Kovarik stated this item was discussed at the Public Hearing held prior to the regular meeting.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to of Ord. 2011 -72 approving a Redevelopment Agreement between the Village of Gurnee, Illinois and Mall at Gurnee Mills, LLC.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes               NAY:                 1- Morris

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -73  providing for the issuance of $9,995,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011, of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds.

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to of Ord. 2011 -73 providing for the issuance of $9,995,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011, of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes              NAY:                 1- Morris

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of renewals related to the Village’s self-insured medical plan:

 

      Administrative Services Only contract for a period of 12 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at an estimated cost of $87,000; and

 

Health Insurance Plan’s Stop Loss Coverage a period of 12 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at an estimated cost of $312,890.

 

      Mr. Hayner briefly explained and said that Ms. Palmieri is here to answer any questions.  He said the recommendation is to continue with Blue Cross Blue Shield for another year.

 

      Trustee Morris asked if we added employees.

 

      Ms. Palmieri said some employees that had previously opted out elected to take the insurance and some employees either got married or added dependents.

 

      Trustee Park asked how this compares with what was budgeted.

 

      Mr. Hayner said this is within budget.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to of renewals related to the Village’s self-insured medical plan:

 

      Administrative Services Only contract for a period of 12 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at an estimated cost of $87,000; and

 

      Health Insurance Plan’s Stop Loss Coverage a period of 12 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at an estimated cost of $312,890.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

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 8:08 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk