Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - December 19, 2011

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

December 19, 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; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Chief Police

 

Roll Call

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

ABSENT:         0-  None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Carol Sente

Illinois State Representative

 

 Representative Sente said she came tonight to pay respect to Mr. Hayner.  She shared several memories of working with Mr. Hayner and then read Resolution 668 from the Illinois House of Representatives dedicated to Mr. Hayner.

Kelly Amidei

ILCMA Executive Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Steve Carlson

County Board

 

 

 

 

 


Nicholas Nafpliotis

2621 Hastings Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Ms. Amidei, executive board member of the Illinois City/County Management Association and Assistant Administrator of Libertyville, presented a plaque to Mr. Hayner from the Association recognizing his service.

 

Mr. Carlson said in his nine years of experience with Mr. Hayner we has always been a gentleman and honorable, adding that he will be missed.

 

 

Mr. Nafpliotis said there has been a large increase in crime in his neighborhood and recently his car was stolen from his property. He said the Police found his car and for that he is grateful, however, a few days later he found someone in his garage.

 

Mayor Kovarik said the Village liaison will get in contact with their neighborhood watch coordinator and discussion possible options.

 

Mr. Ron Finch

2641 Hastings Court

Mr. Ron said he has been burglarized three times in the last 90 days.  He said he filmed the burglaries and gave the film to the Police and would like to know what is getting done about this.

 

Mayor Kovarik said the Village will meet with them and try and get their community watch group more proactive.

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the removal of items 1 and 5 for further discussion.

 

Roll call,

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

 

ITEM REMOVED  1.   Approval of minutes from the November 21, 2011, and November 28, 2011 meetings.

 

2.         Approval of Fire Department request to purchase 2012 Ford Explorer from the low bidder, Highland Park Ford, at a cost of 28,795.00.

 

3.         Approval of Payroll for period ending December 3, 2011 in the amount of $991,977.04.

 

4.         Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending December 3,

      2011 in the amount of $987,599.46.

 

ITEM REMOVED  5.   Approval of Bills for the period ending December 19, 2011 in the amount of $1,344,270.65.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Item #1 discussion:

 

Trustee Morris said the minutes for November 28th show that he was absent.

 

Mr. Hayner explained that he was not present during the roll call and his arrival time is indicated in the minutes.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of minutes from the November 21, 2011, and November 28, 2011 meetings.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Item #5 discussion:

 

Mr. Garner questioned two legal service bills one from Ancel Glink for $8,500 and one from Dennis Daly $7,100.

 

Mr. Hayner said that Ancel Glink handles Village insurance legal work and Mr. Daly is our prosecuting attorney handling such items as police tickets.

 

Trustee Garner also questioned 22 gift cards the Village purchased.

 

Mayor Kovarik explained this is a process that has been going on for 15 years and is in the budget as part of the Holiday program.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve of Bills for the period ending December 19, 2011 in the amount of $1,344,270.65.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.   Approval of Proclamation designating January 2012 as Lake County

      Crime Stoppers Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating January 2012 as Lake County Crime Stoppers Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

 

None.

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2011 – 86 annexing property located approximately 300 feet southeast of the intersection of Washington Street and Cemetery Road and more specifically 16399 West Washington Street.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this item is part of the 12-5-2011 Public Hearing.

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Morris, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2011 -86 annexing 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- Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -87 rezoning approximately 4.4-acres

      from the R-1 Residential District to the C/B-2 PUD, Community Business District as a Planned Unit Development, and C/O-1 PUD, Restricted Office District as a Planned Unit Development and issuance of a Special Use Permit for Preliminary PUD Plat approval for a commercial/office development on a 6.7-acre parcel that includes the above referenced 4.4-acre rezoning parcel all of which is located at the southeast corner of Washington Street and Cemetery Road (more specially 6095 Washington and 16399 West Washington Street).

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2011 -87 rezoning approximately 4.4-acres from the R-1 Residential District to the C/B-2 PUD, Community Business District as a Planned Unit Development, and C/O-1 PUD, Restricted Office District as a Planned Unit Development and issuance of a Special Use Permit for Preliminary PUD Plat approval for a commercial/office development on a 6.7-acre parcel that includes the above referenced 4.4-acre rezoning parcel all of which is located at the southeast corner of Washington Street and Cemetery Road (more specially 6095 Washington and 16399 West Washington Street).

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -88 amending the following provisions

      of the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to allow Adult Day Care Facilities as an accessory use in residential zoning districts: Article 2.2, Definitions and Article 8.5.2, Permitted Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures.

 

      Mr. Hayner said this Ordinance received a favorable recommendation from both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board.  He said this will allow adult daycare in R1 Zoning Districts by right.

 

      Trustee Morris asked if it currently prohibited.

 

      Mr. Hayner said it is not allowed or prohibited - it hasn’t been addressed until now.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2011 -88 amending the following provisions of the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance No. 80-25 to allow Adult Day Care Facilities as an accessory use in residential zoning districts: Article 2.2, Definitions and Article 8.5.2, Permitted Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

4.  Approval of granting a Class 1 Liquor License to Menino Fernandes to operate Cardinal Liquors – 980 N. Route 21.   

 

      Mr. Hayner said each Board member should have received a memo from Mr. Muetz stating the current owner of Cardinal Liquors has decided to retire.  He said the background check on Mr. Fernandes came back clean and Village staff is recommending the approval of a Class 1 Liquor License.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of granting a Class 1 Liquor License to Menino Fernandes to operate Cardinal Liquors – 980 N. Route 21.   

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

5.  Approval of Mayor’s recommended appointment of David Ziegler to the position of Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said Mr. Ziegler will do an excellent job.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Mayor’s recommended appointment of David Ziegler to the position of Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

6.  Approval of Ord. 2011 -89 changing the name of North Avenue, east of O’Plaine Road, to Hayner Avenue.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read the Ordinance.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2011 -89 changing the name of North Avenue, east of O’Plaine Road, to Hayner Avenue.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

Closing Comments

 

Jim Hayner

Village Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Kovarik

 

 

Mr. Hayner said he is a lucky guy to have worked in his home town with such great people.  He said he has always been honored to work with the best people from Village Staff and the Village Boards.  He said he leaves the Village of Gurnee in great shape with good, young people to move the Village forward.  He said running the Village is a team effort the whole way and it wouldn’t have been possible without everyone present.  He ended by saying he is truly honored to have a street named after him.

 

 

Mayor Kovarik wished Mr. Hayner the best of luck in his retirement, adding he was much more than a Village Administrator to all of us.

 

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at 8:04 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk