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Village of Broadview Board of Trustees met May 20

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 8, 2019

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Village of Broadview Board of Trustees met May 20.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

I. CALL TO ORDER

The Regular Board Meeting of Monday, May 20th, 2019 was called to order by Mayor Thompson at 8:17 p.m., in the Council Chambers at 2350 South 25th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call by Kevin McGrier, Village Clerk, the following answered Present: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Abraham, Mayor Thompson, A. Senior, J. Tierney, V. Horne Absent: S. Jones (Arrived at 8:26pm)

There being a quorum the meeting was called to order.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG

Everyone remained standing and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

Everyone joined in a moment of silence.

II. PRESENTATION: NONE

III. PUBLIC COMMENT(s)

Residents Shirley Redmond and Jorene Gordon gave comments.

IV. COMMUNICATION(S) ANNOUNCED BY CLERK MCGRIER:

• Clerk McGrier swore in Lt. Anthony Monks to the rank of Lt.

• Clerk McGrier announced upcoming events.

• Clerk McGrier read a thank you letter to Broadview Police from Westchester Chief of Police.

CONSIDERATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

• Minutes from the May 6, 2019 Regular Board meeting

Motion to approve by Trustee Horne and Seconded by Trustee Tierney

Discussion: None

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, S. Jones, J. Abraham, A. Senior, J. Tierney, V. Horne

Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent: J

Motion Carries: 6-0

V. CONSIDERATION TO APPROVE EXPENDITURE (s):

• GRAND TOTAL ALL FUNDS: $ 474,701.34

Motion to approve by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Tierney

Discussion: None

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Abraham, A. Senior, J. Tierney, V. Horne

Nay(s):

Abstain: S. Jones

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

VI. Village Officer Reports (Given at 2nd meeting)

BUILDING DEPARTMENT COMMISIONER DAVID UPSHAW

FINANCE DEPARTMENT FINANCE DIRECTOR TIM HICKS

FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF TRACY KENNY

POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF KEVIN EUGLING

PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. DIRECTOR MATT AMES

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR LETISA JONES

Village Officers gave summary reports for their Departments

Trustee Ealey moved and Trustee Horne seconded the motion to take the regular business meeting out of order and move directly to item IX.

All were in favor and there was no opposition.

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

A. SWEARING IN OF NEW TRUSTEES JOHN TIERNEY, JUDY MILLER, AND ANDREA SENIOR.

Clerk McGrier swore in elected Trustees John Tierney, Judy Miller and Andrea Senior.

Trustee Horne moved and Trustee Abraham and seconded the motion to take the regular business meeting back to the original order and move directly to item VII.

VII. OLD BUSINESS:

A. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH EDWIN HANCOCK ENGINEERING COMPANY FOR THE FURNISHING OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE IEPA LOW-INTEREST LOAN WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE VILLAGE OF BROADVIEW, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS. Motion to approve Trustee Horne and Seconded by Trustee Tierney

Discussion: None

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior Nay(s): S. Jones

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 5-1

VIII. NEW BUSINESS:

A. A PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF AUDIT 2018-2019.

Motion to approve by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Tierney

Discussion: Mayor mentioned that a presentation was given by the auditors during the most recent Finance Committee meeting. Trustee Abraham gave a recap of the auditor’s presentation and then yielded the floor to Director Tim Hicks. Director Hicks highlighted the auditors review.

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, S. Jones, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior

Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

B. SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION + ACTION MONTH PROCLAMATION. Motion to approve by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Jones

Discussion: Mayor Thompson explained the reason for the proclamation. Trustee Miller asked for clarification as to who the support is limited to and would it be possible to broaden the support for the entire initiative vs certain entities. Mayor Thompson explained that we aren’t limiting our support, but we should be dealing with organizations that have the expertise to deal with these situations and named a few of the partners.

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, S. Jones, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent: J

Motion Carries: 6-0

C. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE VILLAGE OF BROADVIEW, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS.

Motion by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Jones

Discussion: Trustee Horne thanked the Finance team for their assistance in going through the budget with her and she says that it is a sound budget. Trustee Abraham complimented Hood and Hicks for the time spend in preparing the budget, job well done. Mayor Thompson explains that budget conversations start well before budget time and thanks the Finance team and Department heads for all of their hard work in finalizing the budget. Mayor further explained that in working together as a team, we were able to trim the budget by $370,000.

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, S. Jones, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

D. A RESOLUTION APPOINTING TRUSTEES TO COMMITTEES AND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON POSITIONS FOR THE VILLAGE OF BROADVIEW, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS

Motion by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Miller

Discussion: After the vote, Mayor Thompson named the Committee Chairs for all to hear. Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, S. Jones, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior

Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

E. A RESOLUTION AGREEING TO INDEMNIFY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS FOR PHOTO ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT ATTACHED TO IDOT FACILITIES, FOR THE VILLAGE OF BROADVIEW, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS.

Motion by Trustee Abraham and Seconded by Trustee Jones

Discussion: None

Aye: Trustee(s) J. Miller, J. Tierney, S. Jones, V. Horne, J. Abraham, A. Senior Nay(s):

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

IX. APPLICATION (S) FOR THE AUTHORITY TO EXPEND FUNDS: NONE

X. VILLAGE CLERK Kevin McGrier

• Clerk mentioned the date for the next Community Shred day being June 15, 2019 9am – 1pm.

XI. VILLAGE PRESIDENT Katrina Thompson

• Mayor Thompson welcome home Broadview! Chambers are finished we are moved in finally.

• Mayor spoke about ROI vs Long term investments

• Mayor congratulates Lt. Monks on his promotion

• Mayor mentioned the Boys Build and Fly event on June 15 from 1-3pm

• Mayor mentioned to all home owners - property exemptions, please apply with the Assessor’s office.

• Mayor spoke about effective communication and how we currently have a functioning website, we utilize the robo call system and we would like to continue on with email blasts by building our email database.

• Mayor spoke about the importance on nurturing the relationships with our other taxing bodies. We may not spearhead each and every event in the community, but we are here to support.

• Mayor is very please to acknowledge the Broadview Park District for stepping up and allowing us to use the space at Schroeder for our Board and committee meetings. We are all FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS!

• Mayor urges taxpayers to hold ALL taxing bodies accountable.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn by Trustee Jones and seconded by Tierney

Aye: Trustee(s), J. Miller, J. Tierney, V. Horne, J. Ealey, S. Jones, J. Abraham

Nay (s):

Abstain:

Absent:

Motion Carries: 6-0

Meeting adjourned at 9:42 pm.

https://broadview-il.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/May-20-2019-Minutes.pdf

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