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Berwyn City Council met September 25.

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 3, 2018

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Berwyn City Council met Sept. 25.

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. The following Aldermen responded present upon the call of the roll: Lennon, Ramirez, Reardon, Fejt, Santoy, Ruiz, Avila and Garcia.

2. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. A moment of silence was given for the safety of the men and women protecting us on the streets of Berwyn.

3. The Open Forum portion of the meeting was announced. Greg Hopper of the Combined Veterans of Berwyn thanked City Council for their support and assistance with the Welcome Home Barbeque. Berwyn Development Corporation President Andy Sotiropolous thanked everyone for their assistance with the 18th Annual Oktoberfest. Waste Management Public Sector Representative Vaughn Kuerschner presented a $2,000 Think Green Grant award to the city to use for tree planting. Mayor Lovero announced that Waste Management’s “At Your Door Special Collection Program” would begin on October 1st. Mayor Lovero also announced the West Suburban Mass Transit District had reconsidered and awarded a grant to Berwyn for public art along the BNSF corridor in the Depot District. Alderman Ruiz regretfully canceled the 6th Ward Block Party. Aldermen Ramirez invited all to attend the Pie Bake-Off on September 29th and the Berwyn Historical Society’s 12th Annual Berwyn "Bungalows and More" house tour on September 30th.

4. Minutes for the following meetings were submitted: Regular Berwyn City Council and Committee of the Whole held on September 11, 2018. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to approve the minutes as submitted and place same on file for audit. The motion carried by a voice vote.

5. Avila made a motion, seconded by Santoy, to suspend the rules and bring forward agenda item J-1. Motion carried. Item J-1 is a communication from City Attorney Anthony Bertuca and ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Replacing Chapter 240 of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Berwyn – Emergency Management Agency. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Lennon, 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.

6. Mayor Lovero submitted a communication requesting the appointment of Anthony J. Laureto to the position of Director of the Berwyn Emergency Management Agency. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Lennon, to concur and approve the appointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

7. Mayor Lovero submitted a communication requesting the appointment of John J. Diebold to the position of Deputy Director of the Berwyn Emergency Management Agency. Lennon made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur and approve the appointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote. Thereafter, Clerk Paul administered the Oath of Office.

8. Mayor Lovero submitted a communication requesting the appointment of Tony Reyes to the Berwyn Historic Preservation Commission for a three year term. Avila made a motion, seconded by Santoy, to concur and approve the appointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote. Thereafter, Clerk Paul administered the Oath of Office.

9. Mayor Lovero submitted a communication requesting the reappointment of Edward Brown to the Berwyn Historic Preservation Commission for a three year term. Avila made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur and approve the reappointment as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote. Thereafter, Clerk Paul administered the Oath of Office.

10. Mayor Lovero submitted a proclamation congratulating Dennis Martir. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Ruiz, to concur, adopt the proclamation as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a voice vote.

11. Mayor Lovero submitted a resolution in support of Hispanic Heritage month. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Ruiz, to concur, adopt the resolution as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a voice vote.

12. Mayor Lovero submitted an event request on behalf of Realty of Chicago’s Grand Opening celebrating at their new location at 6535 W. Cermak Road. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Lennon, to concur and grant permission. The motion carried by a voice vote.

13. Deferred item #14 from the September 11, 2018 meeting regarding Handicap Parking Application #1207 at 1529 S. Kenilworth was resubmitted by Alderman Avila. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, second by Fejt, to override the staff’s recommendation to deny and approve the application as submitted. The motion carried by a voice vote.

14. Alderman Reardon submitted a communication regarding Human Relations Committee recommendations for the State of Illinois 200th Birthday Fairness and Equality Campaign along with the meeting meetings of September 18, 2018. Thereafter, Reardon made a motion, seconded by Ruiz, to refer the proclamation request to the Mayor’s Office, authorize the IT Department to host the social media campaign and accept the meeting minutes as informational. The motion carried by a voice vote.

15. Finance Director Rasheed Jones submitted a communication regarding Commercial Credit Card Rebate Program. Thereafter, Lennon made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur and approve the agreement to establish a commercial credit card account with MB Financial Bank for participation in the WCMC commercial credit card rebate program. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

16. Assistant City Administrator Ruth Volbre submitted a communication requesting permission to go out for Bid for cleaning services. Thereafter, Lennon made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur and grant permission. The motion carried by a voice vote.

17. Police Chief Michael Cimaglia submitted a communication requesting authorization to hire two Probationary Police Officers from the current Fire and Police Commission Eligibility list due to recent retirements. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Lennon, to concur and grant permission. The motion carried by a voice vote.

18. Public Works Director Robert Schiller submitted a communication regarding 2019 Motor Fuel Tax maintenance along with a resolution entitled: Resolution for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code – Section Number 19-00000-00-GM. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur, adopt the resolution as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto. The motion carried by a voice vote. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

19. Public Works Director Robert Schiller submitted a communication regarding 2014 Motor Fuel Tax maintenance along with a supplemental resolution entitled: Resolution for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code – Section Number 14-00000-00-GM. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Ruiz, to concur, adopt the resolution as presented, authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto and approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $46,713.08. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

20. Public Works Director Robert Schiller submitted a communication regarding 2017 Motor Fuel Tax maintenance along with a supplemental resolution entitled: Resolution for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code – Section Number 17-00000-00-GM. Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Reardon, to concur, adopt the resolution as presented and authorize the corporate authorities to affix their signatures thereto and approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $25.50. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

21. Public Works Director Robert Schiller submitted a communication requesting the purchase of a 2019 Ford F 250 Pickup Truck through the Northwest Purchasing Cooperative for use by the Berwyn Library maintenance staff. Thereafter, Lennon made a motion, seconded by Fejt, to concur and approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $25,397. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

22. Public Works Director Robert Schiller submitted a recommendation to award the bid for the 2018 Water and Sewer Utility repair and maintenance contract. Discussion ensued about the ability to renew the contract for 3 years with no increase. Thereafter, Lennon made a motion, seconded by Avila, to concur, and award the contract to Unique Plumbing, approve for payment in the amount not to exceed $684,075.00. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote

23. The consent agenda with items K-1 through K-5 were submitted.

1. Payroll: 9/19/2018 in the amount of $1,226,667.40

2. Payables: 9/25/2018 in the amount of $1,710,099.14

3. ReMax Partners: Client Appreciation Tailgate 9/30/2018

4. Stickney-Forest View Lions Club: Solicit Funds 10/12/2018 & 10/13/2018

5. Block Party: 1500 block of Clinton 10/20/2018 RD 10/21/2018

Thereafter, Avila made a motion, seconded by Lennon, to concur and approve the Consent Agenda as submitted by omnibus vote designation. The motion carried by a voice vote.

24. Aldermanic Committees:

Alderman Reardon called an Ad-hoc Sexual Harassment Committee meeting for October 1st at 5:45 pm. Alderman Ruiz called a Public Works, Parking, Trees, Traffic, Streets & Sewers Committee meeting for October 23rd at 5:00 pm and invited Public Works Director Robert Schiller and Senior Traffic Engineer Nicole Campbell.

25. There being no further business to come before the Council, Lennon made the motion, seconded by Ruiz, to adjourn at the hour of 8:35 pm. The motion carried by a voice vote.

https://www.berwyn-il.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/MtgMinutes/2018/CouMtgMin-20180925.pdf

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