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Berwyn City Council met April 11.

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2017

Berwyn City Council met April 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the Council:

1. The regular meeting of the Berwyn City Council was called to order by Mayor Lovero at 8:00 p.m. Upon the call of the roll, the following responded present: Chapman, Boyajian, Paul, Fejt, Santoy, Polashek, Avila and Laureto.

2. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a moment of silence was given for the family of Mary Landon, former Berwyn Police Records Clerk; for Mr. and Mrs. Moore, robbery/homicide victims; and for the men and women protecting our safety on the streets of Berwyn, in the Armed Forces, all Veterans. The Mayor then thanked Berwyn Police for a job well done with the effectiveness and professionalism in apprehending the suspect in the Moore incident.

3. The open forum portion of the meeting was announced. A Berwyn residents spoke and submitted a petition in support for the passage of the “Welcoming City” ordinance.

4. The minutes of the regular Berwyn City Council, Committee of the Whole and of the Public Hearings meetings held on March 28, 2017 were submitted. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Laureto, to concur, approve as submitted and place same on file for audit. The motion carried by a voice vote.

5. Paul made a motion, seconded by Polashek, to suspend the rules and bring forward agenda item I-2. The motion carried. Item I-2 is a communication from Aldermen Paul and Polashek regarding an amendment to Berwyn Codified Ordinance Part Six, Chapter 620 Community Relations by adding new Section 620.14 Welcoming City. Thereafter, Paul made a motion, seconded by Polashek, to withdraw the communication. The motion carried by a voice vote.

6. Santoy made a motion, seconded by Avila, to suspend the rules and bring forward agenda item I-1. The motion carried. Item I-1 is a communication from Aldermen Santoy and Avila regarding Berwyn as a Welcoming City, with an attached ordinance entitled:

An Ordinance Establishing the City of Berwyn, County of Cook, State of Illinois as a “Welcoming City”

Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Santoy, to concur, adopt the ordinance as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

7. The Berwyn Development Corporation submitted a communication regarding a Redevelopment Agreement, Berwyn Gateway Plaza III, with an attached ordinance entitled:

An Ordinance Authorizing the Conveyance of Certain Real Property Located within the City of Berwyn, Illinois and Authorizing and Approving a Certain Redevelopment Agreement with Berwyn Gateway Partners III for the City of Berwyn, State of Illinois

Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Laureto, to concur, adopt the ordinance as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

8. The Berwyn Development Corporation submitted a communication regarding Commercial Loan Program – Renewal of Bank Participation, Republic Bank. The Mayor recognized Berwyn Development Corporation Executive Director Anthony Griffin, who reviewed same. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the Commercial Loan Application Commitment Letter as submitted and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

9. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the appointment of Emily Diebold to the Library Board. Chapman made a motion, seconded by Avila, to concur, approve the appointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote. Thereafter, Clerk Pavlik administered the Oath of Office.

10. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of Maria G. Salinas to the Library Board. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

11. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of Richard Jousef Mondragon to the Library Board. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

12. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of August Kalal to the Library Board. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

13. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of Erika Corona- Owens to the Library Board. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

14. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of Jill Bambenek to the Library Board. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

15. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the reappointment of Emilio Padilla to the Berwyn Historic Preservation Commission. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

16. The Board of Appeals submitted a communication regarding a request for Amendment to, and Variation from, Previously Approved Variation Ordinance No. 03- 36 – Use of Units Approved as Condominiums for Rental Units – 3423 S. Ridgeland Avenue – A Plus Rental Management with an attached ordinance entitled:

An Ordinance Approving an Amendment to, and Variation from, Ordinance No. 03-36 to allow the Existing Twelve (12) Units in a Building Located in the B-1 Two-Family Residence District at 3423 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois to be Used as Rental Apartments - A Plus Rental Management

Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, adopt the ordinance as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

17. Alderman Fejt submitted a deferred generally communication from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding a request for Variations for First Floor Residential Use and Parking at 3133-3137 and 3145 S. Oak Park Avenue – Berwyn Apartments, L.P./Rodger Brown with an attached ordinance entitled:

An Ordinance Approving Variations to Allow First Floor Residential Units and Parking Relative to Property in the C-2 General Commercial Zoning District at 3133-3137 & 3145 S. Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois – Berwyn Apartments, L.P./Rodger Brown

Thereafter, Fejt made a motion, seconded by Polashek, to concur, adopt the ordinance as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

18. The City Attorney submitted a communication regarding the settlement of Case No. 14L3233. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment in an amount not to exceed $44,000. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

19. The City Attorney submitted a communication regarding the settlement of Case No. 15WC25428. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment in an amount not to exceed $24,561.35. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

20. The Public Works Director submitted a communication regarding the Engineering Services for the 2016 CDBG Sidewalk and LED Streetlight Luminaire Replacement Projects and requests to negotiate a final agreement with Frank Novotny & Associates. Thereafter, Boyajian made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to concur and approve as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

21. The Public Works Director submitted a communication regarding the Engineering Services for the 2016 CDBG Roadway, Water Main and Sewer Replacement Project and requests to negotiate a final agreement with Hancock Engineering. Thereafter, Boyajian made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to concur and approve as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

22. The City Attorney submitted a communication regarding the settlement of Case No. 2015-L-009961. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment in an amount not to exceed $80,000. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

23. The consent agenda, items K-1 through K-9 were submitted:

1. Payroll: 4/5/2017 $1,135,294.71 – Approved 

2. Payables: 4/11/2017 $2,054,110.62– Approved 

3. Building and Local Improvement Permits for the month of March, 2017 

4. Collection and Licensing Department reports for the month of March, 2017 

5. Handicap Parking Space Application #1147 – 1217 S. Home – Approved 

6. North Berwyn Park District – Easter Events – 4/15/2017 

7. Emerson School – Literacy Night – 5/2/2017 

8. Berwyn Public Library – Touch-a-Truck – 6/10/2017 

9. Central Federal – 125th Anniversary Celebration – 9/9/2017

Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Laureto, to concur, approve as submitted by omnibus vote designation. The motion carried by a voice vote.

24. There being no further business to come before the meeting, same was after a motion by Laureto, seconded by Avila, to adjourn at the hour of 8:22 p.m. The motion carried by a voice vote.

http://www.berwyn-il.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/MtgMinutes/2017/CouMtgMin-20170411.pdf

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