Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - November 18, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

November 18, 2013

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:30 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; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       6- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes 

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 Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Hood, Wilson, 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 the minutes from the October 28, 2013 and November 4, 2013 Village Board meetings.

 

2.   Approval of Ord. 2013 -57 amending provisions of the Gurnee Municipal Code Chapter 34, Section 33 entitled “Modifications to Fire Prevention Code.”

 

3.  Approval of bid award for fuel purchase to the low bidder, Petroleum Traders, at a supplier mark-up price of $0.0289 cents per gallon for unleaded gasoline and a supplier discount price of -$0.0175 cents per gallon for biodiesel fuel.

 

4.  Approval to set bid date of December 10, 2013 for replacement of Public Works forklift – Unit #210.

 

5.  Approval of Payroll for period ending November 2, 2013 in the amount of $720,170.47.

 

6.         Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending November 2, 2013 in the amount of $713,779.91.

 

7.  Approval of Bills for the period ending November 18, 2013 in the amount of $885,717.27.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes     

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:         0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.        Presentation of plaque to Scott Michael Seiler in honor of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

 

      Mayor Kovarik presented Mr. Seiler with a plaque.

2.  Approval of a Proclamation designating December 2013 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a Proclamation designating December 2013 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

3.  Reminders:

 

  • 20th Annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot – 8:00 A.M., Thursday, November 28th

 

  • Annual Northern Illinois Food Bank/Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train – 3:50 P.M., Wednesday, December 4th

 

Mayor Kovarik asked if there were any other Petitions and Communications.

 

Trustee Park stated that he wanted to mention that Dusty Powell passed away.  Dusty worked for lake County in areas such as planning, transportation, and general administration.  Trustee Park stated Dusty’s decisions over the years greatly benefitted Gurnee.

 

Mr. Muetz reminded the Board there is a Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Monday night.

 

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 58 abating the tax heretofore levied for

      the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $5,320,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2009 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois ($856,875.00 annual debt service).

 

      Mr. Muetz stated the on an annual basis the Village abates debt service so it is not paid by property tax, rather, the Village pays for them through the General and Utility Funds.  The first ordinance is for the Police facility, the second is for Gurnee Mills Redevelopment Project, and the third Public Works facility and purchase of the land for the Police Department.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2013 - 58 abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $5,320,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2009 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois

($856,875.00 annual debt service).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes 

NAY:                0 - None

ABSENT:         0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 59 abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $9,995,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois ($1,197,850.00 annual debt service).

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2013 - 59 abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $9,995,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois

($1,197,850.00 annual debt service).

 

 

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes   

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:         0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 60 abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $1,195,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois  ($416,100.00 annual debt service).

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2013 - 60 abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay Debt Service on $1,195,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012 of the Village of Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois

($416,100.00 annual debt service).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes

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 Garner to adjourn the meeting.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

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

 

 

Andrew Harris,
Village Clerk