Village of Western Springs President and Board of Trustees met February 11
Village of Western Springs President and Board of Trustees met Feb. 11.
Here is the agenda provided by the board:
President Alice F. Gallagher, Presiding Call to Order, 7:00 p.m. Elaine Haeske, Deputy Village Clerk
Board Members Present Berry Allen Sheila Hansen Heidi Rudolph Edward Tymick James Tyrrell
Others Present Ingrid Velkme, Village Manager Grace Turi, Director of Finance Matt Supert, Director of Municipal Services
Tracy Alden, Director of Recreation Patrick Kenny, Director of Fire & EMS Brian Budds, Director of Law Enforcement Services (LES) Martin Scott, Director of CD Ellen Baer, Director of Admin Svcs Michael Jurusik, Village Attorney
Absent: William Siffermann
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
President Gallagher led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Electronic attendance at meeting: None.
As noted above.
READING OF AGENDA - ADDITIONS - DELETIONS
There were none.
There were none.
CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS DURING THE WORKSHOP PORTION OF THE COMBINED MEETING
1) PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER - TRUSTEE ALLEN
A) Capital Summary Report
Trustee Allen said staff has been working to redesign the format of the Capital Summary Report to make it easier to read, while also providing more detailed information on financial tracking for each project. Both the Public Works and Water and Properties and Recreation Committees have been pleased with the progress of the redesign. The final version will be ready soon.
B) Ridgewood Oaks - Cost Share and Special Service Area (SSA)
Trustee Allen provided an overview of the Ridgewood Oaks Detention Pond project. Trustee Allen then explained the two versions of a cost sharing proposal with a Village financial contribution for the construction of the pond at 20% or 25%. After much study and discussion, the Public Works and Water Committee recommended the Village contribute the higher contribution level of 25% of the project cost, with the homeowner's association picking up the balance. This project is scheduled for 2019 and will be structured as a special service assessment project. The financing rate and term will be finalized for the project soon.
Two residents, Emily Fister and Lily Vukmirovic, who are residents of Ridgewood Oaks, stated the condo association recently spent over $200,000.00 for the fire protection system required by the Village, a $60,000.00 annual maintenance fee related to the fire protection system, $200,000.00 for a balcony project and $200,000.00 on a re-roofing project. The association has many seniors on fixed incomes living in the complex. They asked the Village to be sensitive to the financial burden to them. Ms. Fister noted they were pleased to learn tonight that the Village's participation level will be 25% rather than 20%.
Trustee Allen said there is sensitivity, but the Village is restricted in providing resources for projects that benefit a specific area. The Village is trying to come up with a methodology that is as fair as possible and that is why the committee recommended moving forward with the higher cost share. President Gallagher said staff will work with Finance Director Turi to see what the Village can do to minimize the financial impact to the Ridgewood Oaks homeowners when structuring the pay-back of fees.
C) Sidewalk Replacement Bid Tab
Trustee Allen said bidding this work is typically a routine project, but this bid process was unusual. The bids were opened on January 24, 2019. Staff reviewed the references for NCA Property Group and determined that the contractor does not have the required relevant experience in a contract of this size and scope. The bid specifications require a minimum of five (5) references for jobs of similar size and scope. The references provided did not meet these specifications. The Village budgeted $95,000 for sidewalk replacement in 2019.
Staff recommended rejecting the low bidder and the Public Works and Water Committee concurs. The consensus is to refine the requirements and re-bid this project. A motion to reject all bids will be considered at the February 25, 2019 meeting on omnibus.
D) Street Sweeping Bid
The Public Works and Water Committee reviewed the bid results for the 2019 Street Sweeping and Disposal Services project. The lowest qualified bidder was Lakeshore Recycling Systems at a total contract cost of $71,045.69. Lakeshore Recycling Systems, previously known as Hoving Clean Sweep, held the Village's streets sweeping contract since 2013. Staff budgeted $65,000.00 for street sweeping and disposal in 2019. Staff does not believe a budget amendment is necessary currently as the annual project costs typically are less than the approved contract cost. Staff will manage the sweeps completed in the year to stay within budget. Approval of the award of contract was added to the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list.
E) Well 5 Drilling Bid Opening
Trustee Allen referenced a memo in the Board's agenda packet from Water Plant Superintendent Duffy. Baxter and Woodman estimated that the cost of the drilling component for Well #5 would be approximately $1,298,360.00. The drilling component will be funded by the IEPA loan. There will be construction supervision costs associated with this project that will be provided by Baxter and Woodman; however, the Village has yet to receive a proposal for those costs. Layne Christensen Company of Aurora, Illinois was the sole bidder for the drilling at $1,148,880.00. Staff recommended awarding the contract to Layne Christensen. The Public Works and Water Committee discussed the results and concur with that recommendation. Award of contract will be on omnibus at the February 25, 2019 Board meeting. Trustee Tyrrell asked if it was unusual to have only one vendor bid for a project of this magnitude. Director Supert said this is a very specialized type of work and that is likely the reason why. The Village has worked with Layne Christensen in the past and is satisfied with their work.
President Gallagher asked about the project start date. Director Supert said the contract process is ongoing and sooner is possible but realistically April or May is the timeframe.
This is a four- or five-month project. Other projects related to the well are planned in the spring and into summer and fall. Well #5 transmission work will be done concurrently with the drilling work.
F) Well #5 Transmission Main Bid Opening
The bid opening for the Well #5 Transmission Main project was held on January 29, 2019. Baxter and Woodman estimated that the cost for the Well #5 transmission main would be approximately $450,000.00. The main will be funded by the IEPA loan at a very low interest rate. There will also be construction supervision costs associated with this project that will be provided by Baxter and Woodman. The lowest qualified responsible bidder is Swallow Construction Company of Downers Grove, Illinois at a cost of $409,917.50. Award of bid was added to the omnibus vote list scheduled for February 25, 2019.
G) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Replacement Proposal
Trustee Allen noted that these membranes are the heart of our reverse osmosis system, however, they do have a shelf life and they have reached it. At the Board of Trustees meeting on January 28, 2019, a comprehensive bid waiver was approved, and the Water Department staff was able to solicit proposals from a known group of vendors for the procurement and installation of two sets of the low-pressure reverse osmosis membranes. The Public Works and Water Committee concur with HR Green and staff's recommendation to award a contract to Wigen Companies Inc. for complete installation of both well membranes at a total cost of $239,147.20. The award will be on the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list.
Trustee Rudolph asked if any service interruptions or quality issues are anticipated. Director Supert said the standpipe painting project is anticipated to possibly impact quality and flow in the Springdale area. Hydrant flushing will be completed prior to the project to alleviate some of this disturbance. The drilling and transmission main work should not impact water quality. The membrane replacement project also is not anticipated to impact the water quality.
H) Clausen Avenue North Road Project
Clausen Avenue, from 41st Street to Ogden Avenue, is scheduled for a concrete reconstruction in the spring and summer of 2019. There are large sections of the west side of Clausen Avenue that are missing public sidewalk. Staff recommended completing the sidewalk on the west side of Clausen Avenue, between 40th and 39th, as part of the 2019 Roadway Program to be paid for by the Village. Staff believes that installing the missing sidewalks would help achieve proper driveway apron slopes, full Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance and proper parkway drainage. Additionally, the 2019 Roadway Program will require machinery and materials that would normally be used for the installation of new sidewalk, which may provide some cost savings. The Public Works and Water Committee discussed
staff's recommendation and both trustees expressed some concern about moving forward with this. They felt this would be unfair to homeowners who put their own. Also, the committee did not wish to set a precedent to add new sidewalks during concrete construction with Village funding. Staff will follow up with residents to see if they are interested in moving forward on their own utilizing the Village contractor which would be cost advantageous to them.
PROPERTIES AND RECREATION – TRUSTEE HANSEN
A) Capital Summary Report
Trustee Hansen provided an update on several items. There are no updates to report on the East Train Platform. Punchlist items are on hold to be completed in the spring
The Wolf Road Bike Path impact assessments for tree removals were completed by the Village Engineer at the Forest Preserve's request. Staff is working with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to see if the impact fees can be waived.
A public meeting regarding the Flagg Creek Greenway project is scheduled for February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The Greenway will be from Plainfield Road north to either 55th Street or to 54th & Fair Elms. All residents who are interested are invited to attend.
B) Recreation Center Office Re-Design Bid Opening
Director Alden is retiring in April. The Village is adding a new athletic coordinator position and an office at the Recreation Center is needed. Bids for this project were opened on February 4, 2019. Staff budgeted $20,000.00 for the project and the low cost bid was submitted by Constructions Solutions, Alsip, Illinois in the amount of $49,723.00. Jamie Zaura, the architect on the project, believes this is a fair price because this is a small job which requires prevailing wages to be paid. Three projects will be deferred to the future to fund this project in 2019 since this project is critical to the organizational operation of the Recreation Department. An award of bid to Construction Solutions will be on the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list for consideration of approval.
C) Grand Avenue Center SEASPAR Sensory Room
Music Makers has moved out of the Grand Avenue Center. SEASPAR is very interested in using some of the space in Grand Avenue. They would like to build a sensory room for children with special needs so that they can experience different sensory projects. The $60,000.00 cost to outfit the sensory room would be at SEASPAR's cost. Some work prior to SEASPAR's installation work would be needed to be completed by the Village and staff does not yet have cost estimates for those improvements. The Tower Chorale requested additional space to store their music and performance items. This group currently pays $25.00 to use space on Monday nights. The Western Springs Historical Society has requested additional space for storage of their archived items. Grand Avenue Preschool staff rented an additional office to be used until June. SEASPAR has also requested additional space in Grand Avenue for summer camp. The Recreation Dept is also looking for additional program. These uses would likely all be able to be accommodated. President Gallagher noted that SEASPAR would not be renting the building at Grand Avenue.
Trustee Allen noted there is talk of a 15-30 lease which is a no cost lease with SEASPAR. He asked for confirmation that the $60,000.00 install cost would be covered by SEASPAR. He wondered if any big capital maintenance projects were anticipated at Grand and asked what obligation the Village would have if we offer a 30-year lease. Director Alden said the building is in very good shape with a new roof and new windows and has been well maintained. He said the building should stay in good condition with basic maintenance.
Director Alden said the SEASPAR space is not a desirable space for others, but it is handicap accessible and is a good fit for SEASPAR, Trustee Hansen asked if the $60,000.00 materials which SEASPAR is planning to install is moveable. Director Alden said that is the case. The different feature events which are strategically placed in the room could be easily removed if SEASPAR wished to move them. Attorney Jurusik said the SEASPAR leases in place at other locations in other communities will be reviewed. The lease with SEASPAR for the space at Grand Avenue will include needed indemnification. The lease will be designed to be fair to both parties and reflect that this is SEASPAR's equipment and fixtures. It will also specify that the Village doesn't incur any additional maintenance cost. Director Alden said the bathroom is not ADA compliant on that level. There are ADA compliant bathrooms on the first floor. Staff and Benes will review this situation and give an opinion on whether this is acceptable.
D) 2019 Landscaping Services Bid Tabulation
Trustee Hansen reported that the 2019 Landscaping bids were opened on January 24, 2019. The lowest bidder was NCA Property Group at a total bid price of $34,784.00. Staff reviewed the references for NCA Property Group and determined that the contractor does not have the required relevant experience for a contract of this size and scope. The bid specifications require a minimum of five (5) references for jobs of similar size and scope. The references provided did not meet these specifications. Staff recommended, and Attorney Jurusik concurred, to reflect all bids. Staff will contact the remaining bidders and procure individual proposals for the contract. Staff will recommend a proposal for the Board's consideration at a future Board meeting. Staff has budgeted $50,000.00 for landscape maintenance for 2019.
E) HVAC RFP
Trustee Hansen reported that Municipal Services staff reviewed request for proposals (RFP)s for the 2019 HVAC Maintenance Contract on January 24, 2019. The RFP process allows Village staff to solicit proposals from individual contractors for the maintenance of all HVAC units currently servicing municipal buildings. The RFP process does not require the lowest proposal be awarded the bid. Instead, staff and recommend a contractor to the Board based on contractor's proposed maintenance plan. Staff reviewed all proposals and recommended awarding the HVAC maintenance contract to the YMI Group pending reference checks. The YMI group submitted the lowest, complete proposal at an annual cost of $19,900.00. Additionally, they submitted the lowest time and materials (labor cost) of $110.00 per hour. The award of contract will be on the omnibus vote list on February 25, 2019.
3) FINANCE – TRUSTEE RUDOLPH
Trustee Rudolph presented a budget amendment which Director Supert requested for flagging services performed by BNSF in conjunction with the East Train Platform Reconstruction Project. These services were completed in 2017 and 2018. Engineer Ziegler noticed some invoice discrepancies during his audit of the invoices. At the time, the Village made partial payments while the reconciliation process was ongoing. In November 2018, the final amounts were confirmed by BNSF. This budget amendment is needed to properly account for the additional final payments on the project for flagging services.
Trustee Allen expressed his concern over the Force Account Work Agreement which required the Village to use BNSF for flagging service. He said he hoped we would keep this requirement, which pushed additional cost onto the Village, in mind when we negotiate with BNSF regarding the Tollway project and the shoe-fly bridg
Director Supert said reimbursement requests will be submitted to IDOT for 80% reimbursement for the additional work required to complete the project. This budget amendment will be on the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list.
4) PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY - TRUSTEE ALLEN
A) Proposed Parking Restriction Improvements - Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue
Trustee Allen gave an overview of a proposed parking restriction which was vetted and recommended by the Transportation and Safety Commission. The request is for no parking signs on the north side of Chestnut Street between the streets of Grove Avenue and Forest Avenue that state, “No Parking this Side.” This proposal was brought to the Transportation and Safety Commission by Tom Salvino and a group of concerned residents who live in the direct vicinity of the area. Chief Budds directed his staff to conduct a five-year vehicle crash analysis for the Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue area. There was one (1) reported crash in 2013 at the 1200 block of Chestnut Street involving two (2) vehicles. There were no injuries in that crash and it was unrelated to the intersection or crosswalk. The Department also conducted a five-year issued parking ticket search in the same location and determined there were no issued citations for Illinois Vehicle Code violations. Police staff took photos of the current crosswalk and signage at this location for the Board's review.
The Commission met on January 15, 2019 to discuss this matter. Mr. Salvino and several residents were present at the meeting. The Commission recommended the installation of two (2) new parking signs to be labeled “No Parking this Side” and posted on the north side of Chestnut Street between Grove Avenue and Forest Avenue. The Public Health and Safety Committee concurred with this request. Trustee Allen added that the installation of these signs would not be a burdensome process.
The Board then heard from several residents regarding the proposed signage. Former Village trustee and resident Lisa Den Besten, who lives two blocks away, said she heard of the proposed restrictions for parking after the Commission and Committee meetings, so she is not aware of the conversations at those meetings. She added that while safety is of utmost concern, implementing parking restrictions set precedents. She asked if other solutions were considered. She concluded by requesting that the Board think carefully about the precedent which is being set without pursuing other safety options.
Tom Salvino and Tim Newkirk, who live near the area, spoke in support of the proposed parking restriction. Mr. Salvino noted that the Transportation and Safety Commission reviewed the residents' requests and agreed with the proposed parking restrictions to increase safety. He said this parking restriction would increase visibility. Mr. Salvino added that the people who live there are in support. Mr. Salvino said two residents who objected at the beginning of the Commission meeting were in support after conversation.
Mr. Newkirk added that he and Mr. Salvino are present because there have been issues and there is a safety concern which needs to be addressed. This is a dangerous intersection.
Discussion followed regarding this situation and how the proposed solution was determined. President Gallagher summarized that the Transportation and Safety Commission approved this change and the Public Health and Safety Committee recommended making this change. This matter is now coming before the Board for vote. She added that traffic studies very expensive and are usually for changes such as a stop sign request. Chief Budds said parking restrictions do not rise to the level of a formal traffic study which would cost thousands of dollars. Chief Budds said the study involved with this request was more informal and included a 5-year crash study and citations issued. Trustee Tymick said he is very concerned about safety but also expressed some concern with the proposed solution wondering if it was perhaps too punitive and precedent setting. He wondered if the Board should spend more time studying this issue, so we don't set a precedent. Trustee Rudolph said she respected what is being expressed but she too had concerns. She wondered if the Transportation and Safety Commission addressed restrictions during a certain period. Chief Budds said that was considered and it was determined not to be the solution. Discussion followed about whether these types of parking restrictions and signage have been shown to improve situations such as this. Trustee Hansen asked how many streets in the Village have parking on only one side of the street. Chief
Budds said it is prevalent, but he does not have the data.
President Gallagher said the ordinance modifying parking changes would be considered separately on February 25, 2019 so that the Board could insure all concerns are reviewed and addressed. Attorney Jurusik will draft a traffic ordinance recommendation consistent with the recommendations from the Transportation and Safety Commission as well as the Public Health and Safety Committee and the Board will consider approval on February 25, 2019.
B) “Buckle-up Your Valentine" Child Car Seat Event
The Law Enforcement Services Department is offering a "Buckle-up your Valentine" safe child car seat and seatbelt usage event. Two officers have completed the car seat training. This event is open to residents and non-residents. Chief Budds encouraged anyone interested in attending to participate. Questions can be asked and answered via email to technicians, Officer Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org or Officer Niezgoda at email@example.com
5) GENERAL GOVERNMENT – TRUSTEE TYMICK
A) Tollway Intergovernmental Agreement
Trustee Tymick reported that staff has been working with Attorney Jurusik on a draft intergovernmental agreement with the Tollway relative to the expansion program which is coming. The red-lined draft will be provided to the Board for their review and comments on February 12, 2019. After Board members review the red-lined draft, their comments and feedback should be provided to staff by the end of the week.
B) Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Fourth Addendum to the Market License Agreement Between the Village of Western Springs and Bensidoun USA Inc. Relative to the Operation of a French Market in the Village (Extended
Term: January 28, 2019 to December 31, 2021)
Trustee Tymick stated the draft addendum and approval resolution to extend a contract with Bensidoun for the French Market is included in the Board's agenda packet. The General Government Committee recommended moving forward with a three-year extension with Bensidoun. With no objection from the Board, this item was added to the omnibus vote list scheduled for February 25, 2019 for approval.
C) Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Cloudpoint Geographics for GIS Services for the Village of Western Springs, IL (24 Month Term)
Trustee Tymick reported on this agreement which was requested by Director Supert after much study and review. The General Government Committee reviewed the need for the services of Cloudpoint Geographics which will provide consulting services to Village staff to bring the GIS services of the Village up-to-date. GIS maps and tracks Village infrastructure. Staff budgeted $30,000.00 for a consultant to modernize our GIS platform. This item was added to the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list for consideration of approval.
6) PLANNING AND ZONING - TRUSTEE TYRRELL
Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Teska & Associates for Proposed Downtown North TIF District
Trustee Tyrrell reported on the professional services agreement with Teska & Associates which the Board discussed at length on January 28, 2019. This agreement will provide
Teska's consultative advice to Village staff to help with the process determining whether we are eligible for a northside TIF and creating a development plan for establishing a Downtown North TIF District. A resolution providing for approval was provided in the Board's packet. This item is scheduled for consideration of approval during the special meeting portion of this combined workshop and special meeting.
There were no additional items.
CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTION ON AGENDA ITEMS DURING THE SPECIAL MEETING PORTION OF THE COMBINED MEETING
APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF WESTERN SPRINGS AND TESKA ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR PURPOSES OF FURNISHING PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN CONNECTION WITH CREATION OF THE PROPOSED DOWNTOWN NORTH TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) DISTRICT AND PREPARATION OF AN ELIGIBILITY REPORT AND PROJECT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED DOWNTOWN NORTH TIF DISTRICT
Trustee Tyrrell moved, seconded by Rudolph, to approve Resolution 19-2474 Approving and Authorizing the Execution of Agreement Between the Village of Western Springs and Teska Associates Inc. For Purposes of Furnishing Professional and Technical Assistance in Connection with Creation of the Proposed Downton North Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District And Preparation Of An Eligibility Report And Project Redevelopment Plan For The Proposed Downtown North TIF District.
Trustee Allen asked about the EAV for the properties on the north side. He asked if the Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) weighed in on the south and north TIF proposal. Director Scott said they had not, but future discussion would be elicited from WSBA if the creation of the north side TIF moves forward. Discussion followed on whether there was any pushback from other taxing bodies when the south TIF was completed. Director Scott said there was not. He added that the taxing bodies are familiar with TIFs and the process. Village staff will complete the required legal notification process with guidance from Attorney Jurusik if the Board decides to move forward. Director Scott said he had spoken informally with a couple of the school superintendents who had no negative response.
The motion passed on a roll call vote. Voting aye: Trustees Hansen, Tymick, Rudolph, Tyrrell and President Gallagher. Voting nay: Trustee Allen. Absent: Trustee Siffermann.
8) MOTION TO WAIVE ALL BIDS REGARDING THE 2019 LANDSCAPE CONTRACT
Trustee Hansen moved, seconded by Allen, to waive all bids regarding the 2019 landscape contract. The motion passed on a roll call vote. Voting aye: Trustees Hansen, Tymick, Allen, Rudolph, Tyrrell and President Gallagher. Voting nay: None Absent: Trustee Siffermann.
9) MOTION TO WAIVE THE BID PROCESS FOR THE 2019 LANDSCAPE CONTRACT AND AUTHORIZE VILLAGE STAFF TO SOLICIT COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019 LANDSCAPE CONTRACT
Trustee Hansen moved, seconded by Allen, to waive the bid process for the 2019 landscape contract and authorize Village staff to solicit competitive proposals for the 2019 landscape contract. The motion passed on a roll call vote. Voting aye: Trustees Hansen, Tymick, Allen, Rudolph, Tyrrell and President Gallagher. Voting nay: None Absent: Trustee Siffermann.
10) VILLAGE PRESIDENT GALLAGHER
Appointment of Elizabeth N. Welsh as Member of the Police Pension Board for a three year term to expire in February 2022
President Gallagher announced her intention to appoint Elizabeth N. Welsh as member of the Police Pension Board for a three-year term to expire in February 2022. Her resume was included in the agenda packet. With no objection from the Board, the appointment was added to the February 25, 2019 omnibus vote list.
President Gallagher reported that the Tollway would be here for the February 25, 2019 Board meeting to present the sound wall study. She also reported on recent meetings and events which she attended including a press conference on February 8, 2019 held by Congressman Lipinski calling for the immediate shut down of Sterigenics. Leader Durkin was also at the meeting and he also called for an immediate shut down along with Mayor Trilla because of the fluctuating emissions. President Gallagher also spoke with Congressman Lipinski on that day regarding the west underpass and BNSF matters. Congressman Lipinski recently was appointed Chair of the Rail Sub-committee in the House, which is a sub-committee of the Transportation Infrastructure Committee. He already expressed his support with our concerns with the west underpass and he is working on a solution through the Committee.
On February 9, 2019, President Gallagher attended the WCMC Legislative Breakfast with Manager Velkme and Director Turi. State Representative Mike Quigley spoke of a comprehensive transportation plan which he hopes will be coming out in the next six months or so. He emphasized the importance of notifying our representatives of our
issues related to transportation and infrastructure. A State capital bill is expected to be adopted soon and Village staff has been working so we are prepared with our capital on project requests when a capital bill is adopted. Representatives were also confident a Statewide minimum wage would be adopted very soon. Motor fuel tax and re establishment of the full local distributive funds was also discussed.
President Gallagher said she also recently spoke with Cook County Commissioners Tobolski and Silverstri regarding the Bemis Bike Path project. They offered to help resolve our outstanding issues with the Forest Preserve.
President Gallagher invited everyone to attend a meet and greet with State Senator John Curran to be held on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. at Salerno's. President Gallagher wished Village Clerk Fitzgerald well as she moves out of State for a new position. This is her last Board meeting as our Clerk and she has been a wonderful, bright addition to the Board. She thanked her for her service to the Village.
11) VILLAGE MANAGER VELKME
Manager Velkme thanked the Municipal Services Department, and the Departments of Fire and EMS, and Law Enforcement Services, as well as the people at ComEd for their work during this very challenging period of winter weather when power went out and our streets needed to be cleared and salted, and when medical emergencies came up. Manager Velkme said on behalf of staff, we will miss Clerk Fitzgerald very much.
12) VILLAGE ATTORNEY JURUSIK
Attorney Jurusik wished Clerk Fitzgerald well going forward.
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF:
The selection of a person to fill a public office, as defined in this Act, including a vacancy in a public office, when the public body is given power to appoint under law or ordinance, or the discipline, performance or removal of the occupant of a public office, when the public body is given power to remove the occupant under law or ordinance. 5 ILCS 120/2
Trustee Tymick moved, seconded by Hansen, to recess to closed session for the exception noted above at 8:54 p.m.
The motion passed on a roll call vote. Voting aye: Trustees Hansen, Tymick, Allen, Rudolph, Tyrrell and President Gallagher. Voting nay: None Absent: Trustee Siffermann.
RECONVENE AND ADJOURN
Trustee Tymick moved, second by Hansen, to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.