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Berwyn City Council met March 28.

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2017

Berwyn City Council met March 28.

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, Avila and Laureto. Absent: Polashek. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Santoy, to excuse Alderman Polashek. The motion carried.

2. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a moment of silence was given for the men and women protecting our safety on the streets of Berwyn, in the Armed Forces, all Veterans.

3. The open forum portion of the meeting was announced. There being no speakers, the open forum portion of the meeting was declared closed.

4. The minutes of the regular Berwyn City Council and of the Committee of the Whole meetings held on March 14, 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. The Mayor submitted a Proclamation congratulating John Aranza on receiving the 2017 Charles E. Piper Award. Thereafter, Laureto made a motion, seconded by Avila, to concur and adopt the proclamation as presented. The motion carried by a voice vote.

6. The Mayor submitted a Proclamation congratulating Nancy Vesecky and Vesecky’s Bakery on receiving the 2017 George W. Ashby Award. Thereafter, Laureto made a motion, seconded by Avila, to concur and adopt the proclamation as presented. The motion carried by a voice vote.

7. The Mayor submitted a Resolution on behalf of the Recreation Department regarding the Annual Baseball Parade on April 29, 2017. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, adopt the resolution as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

8. The Mayor submitted a communication regarding the Health Insurance Renewal. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve as presented in the Committee of the Whole, authorize the corporate authorities to enter into agreement and affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

9. The City Clerk submitted a communication requesting the Approval of Closed COW Minutes of February 14 and March 1, of 2017. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Laureto, to concur and approve as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

10. Deferred 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. Thereafter, Fejt made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to defer generally. The motion carried by a voice vote.

11. The Budget Committee submitted a communication regarding the 2017 Budget Hearings Process for the Recreation, Police and Library Works Departments held on March 9, 2017. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to accept as informational. The motion carried by a voice vote.

12. The Assistant City Administrator submitted a communication regarding the Award of 2017 Seasonal Plantings for Permanent Planters on Roosevelt Road and Cermak Road and to execute a maintenance contract with City Escape. Thereafter, Chapman made a motion, seconded by Boyajian, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $39,152.00. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

13. The Assistant City Administrator submitted a communication regarding the Award of 2017 Seasonal Plantings – Watering and to execute a maintenance contract with Hoy Landscaping. Thereafter, Boyajian made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $16,960.00. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

14. The Public Works Director submitted a communication regarding the Award of 2017 Commercial Corridor Landscaping & Maintenance and requests to enter into agreements with Gus & Sons Landscaping for Roosevelt Road in an amount not to exceed $6,798 and the Depot District in an amount not to exceed $14,719, also with Blades of Glory for Cermak Road Area in an amount not to exceed $14,500 and Ogden Avenue in an amount not to exceed $14,900. Thereafter, Boyajian made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to concur, approve as submitted and approve for payment. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

15. The Finance Director submitted a communication regarding the 2017 Appropriation Ordinance and with an attached ordinance entitled:

The Annual Appropriation Ordinance of the City of Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois for The Fiscal Year 2017

Paul made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to excuse Alderman Fejt from the vote. The motion carried by a voice vote. 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 the following call of the roll: Yeas: Chapman, Boyajian, Paul, Santoy, Avila and Laureto. Excused: Fejt. Absent: Polashek.

16. Laureto made a motion, seconded by Chapman, to suspend the rules and bring forward item K-4 from consent agenda. Item K-4 is a request from St. Mary of Celle regarding their Way of the Cross procession on April 14, 2017. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Polashek, to concur and approve as amended, granting partial parking closure. The motion carried by a voice vote.

17. The consent agenda, items K-1 through K-3 were submitted:

1. Payroll: 3/22/2017 $1,105,965.62 – Approved 

2. Payables: 3/28/2017 $710,164.22 – Approved 

3. American Cancer Society: Tag Days and Relay for Life April and May, 2017 – Approved 

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

18. 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 8:12 p.m. The motion carried by a voice vote.

http://www.berwyn-il.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/MtgMinutes/2017/CouMtgMin-20170328.pdf

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