Village of Berkeley Village Board met April 2
Village of Berkeley Village Board met April 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
President Lee called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
2 Pledge of Allegiance
3 Roll Call
Present: President Lee, Trustees Hammar, Grenier and Washington
Absent: Trustees Salemi, Graf-Stone and Perez
Also present: Village Administrator Rudy Espiritu, Assistant Village Administrator Brandiss Martin, Fire Chief Michael Kuryla, Police Chief Timothy Larem, Public Works Superintendent Joe Wagner, and Village Attorney Gregory Smith and Assistant Attorney Liz Brogan
4 Presentations and Appointment
4.1 Proclamation Honoring LeDonne True Value Hardware for 50 Years Of Business and Community Service in the Village of Berkeley since 1968 – Congratulations to the LeDonne Family!
4.2 Berkeley Neighborhood Watch Donation Request
Tim Carpenter, President, introduced Mari Carpenter, Treasurer, and Amber Horton, Secretary & Social Media Administrator. Neighborhood Watch Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. There are about 15 – 26 residents who attend the monthly meetings. There are 12 Block Captains. Neighborhood Watch has present educational topics such as Smart 911 system, Animal Safety, Prevention of Senior Fraud, and other great topics. They attend all community events. They are requesting $1000 Donation from the Village.
5 Public Hearings
6 Public Comments and Questions (Consent Agenda Items Only)
7 Consent Agenda
7.1 Village Board Meeting Minutes from March 19, 2019
7.2 Executive Session Meeting Minutes from March 19, 2019 (not for release)
8 Claims Ordinance
8.1 Motion to Approve Claims Ordinance #1412 in the amount of $101,576.74
9 Committee Reports
9.1 Administration, Zoning and Technology (Chair –Trustee Graf-Stone; Co-Chair Trustee Hammar)
9.1.1 Trustee Liaison Report – No Report
9.1.2 Motion to Approve an amended Resolution of the Village Of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois Approving a Community Development Block Grant Program Sub recipient Agreement
9.2 Finance and Economic Development (Chair – Trustee Washington; Co-Chair Trustee Salemi)
9.2.1 Trustee Liaison Report – No report
9.2.2 Motion to Approve a Proposed Ordinance of the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois, Adopting the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2019 and Ending April 30, 2020
Motion to Approve an Amended Proposed Ordinance of the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois, Adopting the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2019 and Ending April 30, 2020 (additional $1000 to Neighborhood Watch)
9.3 Police and Property Maintenance (Chair – Trustee Salemi; Co-Chair Trustee Washington)
9.3.1 Trustee Liaison Report – No report
9.3.2 Motion to Approve a Proposed Resolution of the Village of Berkeley, Illinois, Approving and Authorizing the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois and the Village of Hillside, Cook County, Illinois Providing for Prisoner Detention Services
9.4 Fire and Health (Chair – Trustee Grenier; Co-Chair Trustee Perez)
9.4.1 Trustee Liaison Report – Trustee Grenier shared with the Board that there is a big push for solar as such staff should consider possible impact to building regulations.
9.4.2 Motion to Approve a Proposed Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of an Extension Agreement between the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois and Mr. Scott Weer – on Behalf of Harold Group, LLC, (5607 St. Charles Rd.) Providing for a One Year Extension to Install a Fire Sprinkler System
9.5 Public Works and Utilities (Chair – Trustee Hammar; Co-Chair Trustee Grenier)
9.5.1 Trustee Liaison Report – No report.
9.5.2 Motion to Approve a Proposed Resolution of the Village Of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois Authorizing the Superintendent of Public Works To Complete The Water Meter Project With Water Resources For A Not-To- Exceed Amount Of $250,000 From The Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Water Fund
9.6 Community and Intergovernmental Relations (Chair – Trustee Perez; Co-Chair Trustee Graf-Stone)
9.6.1 Trustee Liaison Report – No report
10 Village President
10.1 President’s Report
10.1.1 04/04/2019 Yard Waste Pick-Up Resumes
10.1.2 04/10/2019 Berkeley Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Smart
Technology and Crime Prevention @ 6:30 pm 10.1.3 04/16/2019 Board Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
Baseball Parade is on April 26th. Roundtable will be held on April 24th. President Lee thanked everyone for their work on the Budget.
11 Village Administrator
11.1 Statement of Economic Interests due 5/1/19.
Administrator Espiritu shared that the Village was awarded the EDP grant for $400,000 which will be used towards Proviso Drive. Staff is currently applying for another grant for Phase II of Proviso Drive.
12 Village Attorney –Tom Melody will be attending the April 16th Board meeting.
Village Attorney Smith gave a brief update on a Senate Bill which may amend the Downstate Firefighter Pension Code requiring municipalities with Part-time firefighters to contribute to the employee’s pension cost at their primary/full-time employer.
13 Public Comments and Questions
Dan O’Connell commented on the proposed Senate Bill.
Mr. O’Connell asked a question regarding the Water Project, if any of the money was received for the additional costs from the Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds?- Administrator Espiritu answered no additional money came in from the CDBG-DR funds,
14 Executive Session – No Executive Session
15 Action to be Taken as a Result of Executive Session
16 President Lee adjourned the meeting at 8:57 pm.