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The Board of Trustees of The Town of Cicero met June 27

By Corazon L. Gonzales | Jul 28, 2017

Board room formal(760)

Proceedings of The Board of Trustees of The Town of Cicero met June 27.

Here is the minutes as provided by the board:

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Cicero met Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Town of Cicero.

On roll call there were present: President: Dominick Clerk: Punzo-Arias Trustees: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Thereupon, President Dominick declared a quorum present and the meeting duly

convened and requested that all present in attendance stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Garcia, the minutes of the Regular Meeting held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 o'clock A.M., were approved, the reading being dispensed with, each member having received a copy.

Presentation

The following seniors received a certificate along with an individual flower for being Super Seniors 90 and Beyond for the month of June:

John Jonas Benito Morales

Ruth Perina Beverly Puzek

Mary Ritter Maria Staszko

Approval of Bills

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Raleigh, the list of bills itemized in Warrant #11, dated June 26, 2017, in the total amount of $2,716,356.41, the list of manual checks dated June 8 thru June 22, in the total amount of $125,423.86, and the list of online payments dated June 9 thru June 22, in the total amount of $0.00, were accepted, placed on file and approved for payment; action taken by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso. Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Garcia, payroll (Estimated

Corporate $1,440,427.05 & Library $26,521.21) was approved for the active employees

listed on the printout dated 06-22-17; action taken by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: Nome.

By Trustee Raleigh:

RESOLVED, that the list of medical claims listed on the printout for the month of May/2017, prepared by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, in the total amount of $1,300,375.06, be accepted, placed on file and approved for payment.

Which was on motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Porod, approved by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso. Nays: None.

By Trustee Banks:

Resolved, that the life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance premium for the month of July/2017, prepared by Dearborn National, in the total amount of $5,177.69, be accepted, placed on file and approved for payment.

Which was on motion of Trustee Banks seconded by Trustee Virruso, approved by the following vote: 

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso. 

Nays: Nome.

By Trustee Wirruso:

Resolved, that the stop loss insurance policy premium for the month of July/2017, prepared by Symetra, in the total amount of $27,180.20, be accepted, placed on file and approved for payment.

Which was on motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Garcia, approved by the following vote: 

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso. 

Nays: None.

Block Party Permits

On motion of Trustee Garcia seconded by Trustee Porod, permission was granted the

residents in the 2100 block of 56th Court to conduct a block party on July 1st, contingent upon compliance of all town ordinances.

On motion of Trustee Banks seconded by Trustee Raleigh, permission was granted the residents in the 3600 block of 53rd Avenue to conduct a block party on July 8th, contingent upon compliance of all town ordinances.

Permits

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Banks, permission was granted Las Foringas Truck Club to host a classic truck show on the Town's Festival Grounds located at 34th Street & Laramie on April 17th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. which is contingent upon providing a copy of insurance naming the Town of Cicero as additional insured.

Ordinances

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Garcia, the Ordinance amending Chapter 106, entitled "Vehicles", Section 106-563 and 106-591 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois, regarding taxicabs for the Town, was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

(Purpose of Ordinance)

(The purpose of this ordinance is to update existing regulations and to authorize the President and other Town Officials to take all action necessary to carry out the intent of this Ordinance.)

Section 106-563: Rates.

(a) Taxicab rates within the town are as follows:

(1) For the first mile or fraction thereof for one passenger. $2.50

(2) For each additional mile or fraction thereof for one passenger. 2:99-$2.25

(3) For each additional passenger of 12 years of age or more for the whole trip. 9.29S 1.00

(4) Atine rate, per hour, for waiting. 6.09S20.00

(b) There shall be affixed on the inside of each taxicab in a conspicuous place and in such manner that it may be easily and conveniently read by any person riding in such taxicab a card upon which shall be printed in plain legible type the rates of fare provided for in this section.

Section 106-591: Required; application.

(a) No owner or operator of a taxicab or limousine shall ply upon the streets of the town without first obtaining a license from the license officer. Any owner who shall violate a section of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $750.00. However, this article shall not prevent taxicabs or limousines licensed by other municipalities from entering the town for the purpose of depositing passengers who were legally picked up outside the town. Such taxicabs and limousines shall not pick up passengers within the town.

(b) Application for a license for a taxicab or limousine shall be made to the license officer by the owner or operator thereof in conformance with the general requirements of this article pertaining to applications for licenses and shall contain the class of the vehicle for which the license is desired, the length of time the vehicle has been in use, the number of persons it is capable of carrying, the names and addresses of drivers, copies of valid driver licenses, a disclosure regarding any crimes committed by the applicant or the intended drivers, copies of liability insurance policies for each vehicle, the location of vehicle storage. and, if a motor-driven vehicle, the motor power thereof. Such application shall thereupon be referred to the division of public safety of the department of police.

(c) Nothing set forth in this Division shall diminish a taxicab operator's obligation to secure vehicle licenses for each taxicab operated within the Town as set forth in Section 106-39 of this Code.

On motion of Trustee Reitz seconded by Trustee Porod, the Ordinance amending Chapter 2, entitled "Administration", Section 2-111, 2-202, 2-209 and 2-411 of the Code of

Ordinances of the Town of Cicero, Illinois, regarding authority to issue citations in the Town, was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote: Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

(Purpose of Ordinance)

(The purpose of this ordinance is to update and clarify the existing regulations and to authorize the President and other Town Officials to take all action necessary to carry out the intent of this Ordinance.)

Section 2-1ll: Authority to issue Citations; Badges.

(a) The President and each member of the Board of Trustees are hereby empowered to issue citations within the corporate limits of the Town to any person or persons that the President or the Trustee reasonably believes has violated any ordinance of this Code now in force or hereafter adopted.

(b) The Town Collector shall assign and issue badges and any other related documentation to the President or any member of the Board of Trustees for the issuance of citations described in this Section. The Town Collector is empowered to take all reasonable steps to reassign, eliminate or suspend badges for elected officials as directed by the Town President.

Section 2-202: Assistants.

(a) The Town eCollector shall appoint from time to time such assistants and subordinates as the bRoard of tTrustees may by ordinance authorize. He or she shall be responsible for the fidelity of any person appointed by him or her who shall have the custody of public money, and he or she may remove any such person in his or her discretion for any reason he or she may deem proper.

(b) Every assistant and employee in the eCollector's office or the business license department who shall receive or have the care or custody or handling of any money belonging to the town shall be required to post bond in the amount and form as may be determined by the Town Treasurer.

(c) The Town Collector may assign and issue badges and any other related documentation to any assistant or subordinate under the Collector's supervision for the issuance of parking citations within the corporate limits of the Town to any person or persons that is reasonably believed to have violated any parking related ordinance of this Code now in force or hereafter adopted. The Town Collector is empowered to take all reasonable steps to reassign, eliminate or suspend badges for employees of the Collector's Office as directed by the Town President,

Section 2-209: Parking Enforcement Officer.

(a) Created. There is hereby created the position of parking enforcement officer who shall be appointed by the president.

(b) Powers and duties of the parking enforcement officer. It shall be the duty of the parking enforcement officer to:

(1) Issue written parking violation notices whenever any vehicle is found to be illegally parked on any street, public way or municipal parking lot within the town;

(2) Maintain accurate records of all violation notices issued; and

(3) Perform such other duties as may be provided for in this Code, by the town president, the board of trustees or by any other official or officer of the town.

(c) Parking enforcement officers who are also LEADS certified shall be deemed civilian police officers, shall be employees of the Cicero Department of Police, shall be subject to the direction and control of the First Deputy Superintendent of Police, or his or her designee, and shall report to the First Deputy Superintendent of Police, or his or her designee. The First Deputy Superintendent of Police, or his or her designee, shall be responsible for the administration and management of all LEADS certified parking enforcement officers. All LEADS certified parking enforcement officers are at-will employees and may be terminated at any time without notice and without hearing.

(d) The Town Collector and for the Cicero Department of Police shall assign and issue badges and any other related documentation to parking enforcement officers for the issuance of parking citations within the corporate limits of the Town to any person or persons that is reasonably believed to have violated any parking related ordinance of this Code now in force or hereafter adopted. The Town Collector and/or the Cicero Police Department are empowered to take all reasonable steps to reassign, eliminate or suspend badges for parking enforcement officers as directed by the Town President.

Section 2-4.11: Established; duties.

(a) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Subdivision, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Department.

Department means the Department of Fleet Maintenance.

Fleet means any automobiles; vehicles; light, medium, and heavy duty trucks; and related motorized or non-motorized equipment owned or leased by the Town for use by any Town department or agency.

Fleet Maintenance Laborers means laborers who shall perform Routine Maintenance on the Fleet, as directed by the Commissioner.

Routine Maintenance means minor upkeep and repairs to the Fleet including, without limitation and by way of illustration only, oil and fluid changes, replacement of parts, washing and detailing. The Commissioner shall determine, in his discretion, whether each service requisition for a unit in the Fleet constitutes Routine Maintenance.

(b) Established. There is hereby established a Department of the Town that will be known as the Department of Fleet Maintenance and which shall consist of the Commissioner and such number of Fleet Maintenance Laborers as may be needed and provided for in the Town's annual appropriation ordinance.

(c) Duties. Members of the Department shall have the power and duty, when assigned and on duty, to:

(1) Perform routine maintenance and inspections on the Fleet when deemed necessary and appropriate

by the department head responsible for an individual Fleet unit;

(2) Supervise the use of the Fleet;

(3) Maintain accurate records of the Fleet and the users and uses thereof,

(4) Assist in the preparation of accident reports and work with insurance companies to have damaged

vehicles repaired;

(5) Prepare reports detailing the expenses, gas usages, licensing, and insurance for the Fleet; and

(6) Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Town President or Board of Trustees.

(d) The Town Collector may assign and issue badges and any other related documentation to any Fleet Maintenance Department employee for the issuance of parking citations within the Corporate limits of the Town to any person or persons that is reasonably believed to have violated any parking related ordinance of this Code now in force or hereafter adopted. The Town Collector is empowered to take all reasonable steps to reassign, eliminate or suspend badges for Fleet Maintenance Department employees as directed by the Town President.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Garcia, the Ordinance adopting an Official Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Cicero, was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Garcia, the Ordinance authorizing and approving a memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Public Health Association Town (Enables the Department of Public Health to Uaccinate certain federally eligible children), was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso. 

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Porod, the Ordinance authorizing and approving the disposal of obsolete personal property for the Town of Cicero (Obsolete office/electronic equipment; miscellaneous chattels as listed under Exhibit A), was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote: Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Raleigh, the Ordinance denying a parking variance for the operation of a nutrition club at 6005 West Cermak Road, was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Garcia seconded by Trustee Raleigh, the Ordinance granting a parking variance and special use permit for operation of a party equipment storage facility with office at 6115 West 31st Street, was accepted, placed on file and approved for passage by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

Resolutions

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Garcia, the Resolution authorizing and amending a Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative HMO Multi-Specialty Care Practice Medical Service Agreement with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois (Allows the Town to bill for services provided by the Health Department to individuals insured by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois), was accepted, placed on file and approved for adoption by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Banks seconded by Trustee Raleigh, the Resolution authorizing and approving the settlement of litigation and the execution of a settlement agreement in the case of J. Benes, Sr. v Town of Cicero, (Case No 2016 CV 1735), was accepted, placed on file and approved for adoption by the following vote: 

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Porod, the Resolution appointing the following individuals as Members of the Youth Commission / Youth Services Board of the Town of Cicero expiring at 11:59 PM on October 31, 2017, was accepted, placed on file and approved for adoption by the following vote:

Ayes: Banks, Cundari, Garcia, Porod, Raleigh, Reitz, Virruso.

Nays: None.

Youth Commission (Youth Services Board) Maria Moreno, Patricia Dominick, Frank Aguilar, Isabel Aguilar

New Business

On motion of Trustee Banks seconded by Trustee Raleigh, the request submitted covering the vacation of diagonal parking adjacent to 5120 W. 32nd Street was denied.

Power Point Presentation by the Lakota Group Regarding the Comprehensive Plant for the Town of Cicero.

The Executive Order No. 01-2017 declaring July 3, 2017 as a Town holiday and orders the Town Hall to be closed for business on July 3 & 4, 2017 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All collective bargaining agreements shall control and prevail, and shall supersede the Executive Order.

Attorney Mike Del Galdo requested for the records to reflect that he does not have anything to present under closed session for Executive Session Agenda Items #13-B, #13-C, and #13-D, it will only be a discussion on item #13-A as listed on the Executive Agenda.

President Dominick opened the meeting to the public for their comments.

Resident Edward Robles recommended holding Board meetings in the evenings to increase public participation and awareness.

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Garcia, the board adjourned at 10:51 A.M. to meet in Executive Session.

Om motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Garcia, the board reconvermed at 11:44 A.M. to Open Session.

On motion of Trustee Raleigh seconded by Trustee Banks, the minutes of the Executive Session held Tuesday, June 13, 2017, were accepted and approved.

Executive Session agenda item #13-A was for informational purposes only.

There was no discussion held regarding Executive Session Agenda Item #13-E.

On motion of Trustee Virruso seconded by Trustee Porod, the board then stood adjourned at 11:45 A.M. to meet on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., in the Town Hall, Town of Cicero.

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