Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - December 5, 2011

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

December 5, 2011

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:30 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, Management Analyst; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; John Kavanagh, Deputy Fire Chief

 

Roll Call

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

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- Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross 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 24, 2011 and November 7, 2011 meetings.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2011-79 amending Chapter 78, Section 78-68 Subsection (g), of the Gurnee Municipal Code (fire lane update).

 

  1. Approval of bid awards:

 

  1. Fuel purchase to the low bidder, Petroleum Traders, at a supplier discount price of -$0.0095 cents per gallon for unleaded gasoline  and -$0.0014 cents per gallon for biodiesel fuel;

 

  1. Landscaping/mowing of Village properties to the low bidder, Gilio Landscape, at a cost of $85,786.00; and

 

  1. Two-year contract extension with Diamond Coring Co. for street sweeping services at a cost of $46,630.50 per year.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll for period ending November 19, 2011 in the amount of $677,030.61.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending November 19, 2011 in the amount of $667,701.07.

 

  1. Approval of Bills for the period ending December 5, 2011 in the amount of $2,807,866.78.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

None.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.  Update on water meter exchange program.

 

      Mr. Hayner said the Village sent out 92 letters and 62 residents responded and have either had their meter updated or have scheduled a day to have their water meter exchanged.  He said 30 properties are left and he is not sure they are occupied.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -80 approving an Annexation Agreement

      on the petition of Properties 3D, Inc., for property located approximately 300 feet southeast of the intersection of Washington Street and Cemetery Road and more specifically 16399 West Washington Street.

 

      Public Hearing item.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2011 – 80 approving an Annexation Agreement on the petition of Properties 3D, Inc., for property located approximately 300 feet southeast of the intersection of Washington Street and Cemetery Road and more specifically 16399 West Washington Street.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.         Approval of Ord. 2011 – 81 authorizing the execution of a

      Water Service Agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Danvid Corporation, owner of property at 16530 Washington Street.

 

      Mr. Hayner said each Board member should have received a memo from Scott Drabicki detailing this agreement.  He said this property is on the northwest corner of Washington and Cemetery Road and the owner of the property is petitioning for water service to the site and has agreed to pay 150% of the cost.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2011 – 81 authorizing the execution of a Water Service Agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Danvid Corporation, owner of property at 16530 Washington Street.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of Ord. 2011 - 82 authorizing the execution of Bittersweet Golf Course Management Agreement with Starbird Links Golf Management, LLC for the 2012 season.

 

      Mayor Kovarik explained Village Staff was unable to work on this over the summer and is asking the Board to extend the agreement for one more year.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2011 – 82 authorizing the execution of Bittersweet Golf Course Management Agreement with Starbird Links Golf Management, LLC for the 2012 season.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

4.  Approval of Ord. 2011 - 83 amending provisions of the Gurnee

      Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to address emergency back-up generators and air conditioning units.

 

      Mr. Ziegler explained to the Board that this Ordinance has already gone before the Plan Commission and Zoning Board.  He said as a result of the power outage the Village experienced this past summer several businesses have come forward asking to permanently install back-up generators.  He said several of the businesses had problems meeting Village codes for the setback requirement, therefore the Village looked into how much noise a generator would make. It was decided the noise is comparable to an air conditioning unit and Village staff is recommending with this Ordinance allowing generators to follow the same codes as air conditioning units.   

 

      Trustee Park asked if a requirement for landscaping was included.

 

      Mr. Ziegler explained under certain circumstances landscaping would be required.

 

      Trustee Balmes asked if permits are required to operate temporary generators. 

 

      Mr. Ziegler said the Village only regulates permanently installed generators.

 

      Trustee Morris asked if we have homes that run on propane.

 

      Mr. Hayner said not that he is aware of.

 

      Trustee Morris asked if we have any homes that run on all electric power.

 

      Mr. Hayner said yes the homes in HeatherRidge are all electric.

 

      Trustee Ross asked if there are already some permanently installed generators within the Village.

 

      Mr. Ziegler said about six residents have them and three or four businesses have back-up generators.

 

      Trustee Ross asked if those will be grandfathered in.

 

      Mr. Ziegler said yes.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2011 - 83 amending provisions of the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to address emergency back-up generators and air conditioning units.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

5.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -84 amending provisions of the Gurnee

      Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to address performance standards for noise.

 

      Mr. Ziegler said a few years ago the Village worked with a noise specialist and after they reviewed our codes they informed us that they were obsolete.  He said this Ordinance is proposing to adopt the Illinois Pollution Control Boards Standards for noise control.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve of Ord. 2011 - 84 amending provisions of the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to address performance standards for noise.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

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) (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 Garner, seconded by Trustee Balmes to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session.

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 7:48p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:14 p.m.

 

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

 

1.  Approval of Mayor’s recommended appointment of Patrick Muetz to the position of Village Administrator.

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Mayor’s recommended appointment of Patrick Muetz to the position of Village Administrator.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2011 - 85 authorizing execution of an

Employment Contract with Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator. 

 

No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve of Ord. 2011 – 85 authorizing execution of an Employment Contract with Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator. 

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross 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 8:17 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk