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Village of Forest Park Village Council met July 8

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 22, 2019

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Village of Forest Park Village Council met July 8.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Mayor Hoskins led all assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogd and Mayor Hoskins answered the Roll Call.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

It was moved by Commissioner Nero and seconded by Commissioner Voogd that the minutes from the June 24, 2019, Regular Meeting of the Village Council be approved without reading as each member has received a copy thereof.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

PUBLIC COMMENT

Mr. Paul Price expressed his comments about the Responsible Bidder Ordinance that is on tonight’s agenda for consideration. Mr. Price thanked the staff, attorney, Village Council and Mayor for putting forth this important legislation. Mr. Price further stated that he appreciates his tax dollars being spent wisely on contractors who pay a living wage.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Ms. Bridget Lane and Ms. Laurie Kokenes of the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and Development spoke regarding the letter forwarded to the Village Council concerning the prospect of creating a Special Service Area on Madison Street. Their goal is to seek support for economic development and to provide a consistent source of funding. The Chamber appreciates the village’s efforts and is requesting their assistance in the process. Ms. Lane further stated that the SSA request was approved unanimously by the Economic Development Committee, and requires that 51% of property owners in the SSA do not object to its creation. Money raised through the SSA would be spent on events, and village contributions would include providing staffing or consultants’ help in the process. The Chamber will forward an SSA fact sheet to the clerk for distribution to the elected officials.

In addition, the Chamber expressed their appreciation for the village’s annual funding, which is used in their marketing efforts, and requested a continued village contribution of $25,000.00.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

The Fire Department submitted its May, 2019 report.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

It was moved by Commissioner Novak and seconded by Commissioner Byrnes that the Resolution for the payment of bills be adopted. The Commissioner of Accounts and Finance has reviewed the bills as applicable to each department and found the aggregate amounts to be correct and recommends payment when funds are available. The bills totaled $794,216.26.

R-42-19 RESOLUTION FOR THE PAYMENT OF BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $794,216.26 APPROVED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

It was moved by Commissioner Nero and seconded by Commissioner Novak that Resolution approving and authorizing the execution of the application for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Green Infrastructure grant funding be adopted.

R-43-19 RESOLUTION APPROVING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT APPLICATION APPROVED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Nero and seconded by Commissioner Voogd that the Resolution authorizing the execution of Pay Request #2 for the 2019 Green Alley Improvements Project to J. Nardulli Concrete Inc. be adopted.

R-44-19 RESOLUTION APPROVING PAY REQUEST #2 FOR 2019 GREEN ALLEY PROJECT APPROVED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Nero and seconded by Commissioner Voogd that the Resolution authorizing the execution of Pay Request #2 for the 2019 Water Main Project to Uno Construction Co. Inc. be adopted.

R-45-19 PAY REQUEST #2 FOR WATER MAIN PROJECT APPROVED BY RESOLUTION

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Novak and seconded by Commissioner Byrnes that the Ordinance approving, authorizing and ratifying the establishment of a loan from Forest Park National Bank be adopted.

O-18-19 ORDINANCE APPROVING AUTO LOAN APPROVED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Byrnes and seconded by Commissioner Voogd to authorize and ratify the Mayor’s signature on agreements with Paramount Theatre, associated with Community Relations functions organized by the Community Center.

COMMUNITY CENTER AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY MOTION

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Novak and seconded by Commissioner Voogd that the Resolution approving the specifications and authorizing the advertising of bids for the Village of Forest Park Brown Street 2019 TIF Improvements Project be adopted.

R-46-19 RESOLUTION APPROVING SPECIFICATIONS AND BIDDING FOR BROWN STREET TIF IMPROVEMENTS APPROVED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

It was moved by Commissioner Voogd and seconded by Commissioner Byrnes that the Ordinance amending Section 1- 8A-5 of the code of the Village of Forest Park, establishing Responsible Bidder Requirements be adopted.

It was moved by Commissioner Voogd and seconded by Commissioner Byrnes that the Ordinance amending Section 1- 8A-5 of the code of the Village of Forest Park, establishing Responsible Bidder Requirements be amended by striking “or are reasonably equivalent to such programs” from section 2-i of the proposed Ordinance.

O-19-19 ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-8A-5, ESTABLISHING RESPONSIBLE BIDDER REQUIREMENTS APPROVED, AS AMENDED

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

The clerk was instructed to call the roll call on the main motion, as amended.

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Commissioners Novak, Byrnes, Nero, Voogdand Mayor Hoskins

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

The motion carried unanimously

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:

Mr. Gillian reported the following:

• The Brown Street project is scheduled for bid opening on July 25, 2019 and the award of the

contract will be on the August 12, 2019, Council Meeting.

• About a month ago, there was a citizen request for the village to make space available for

butterflies. After researching the idea, Commissioner Voogd, Director Doss and two Public Works staff members, Pat Braniff and Steve Knysch followed through with installing plants that attract butterflies at the park located at Lathrop and Roosevelt. Butterflies have already starting gather in this park and more plants will be added to the landscaping at the administration building.

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS:

Commissioner Byrnes commended the Police, Fire, Streets and Public Works departments for their work and assistance to the Park District for the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks.

Commissioner Nero reminded Department Heads to talk to their staff and remind them bout focusing and safety after the long holiday weekend. In addition, Commissioner Nero was happy to report that the requested crosswalk near the CTA station has been completed, as requested.

Commissioner Voogd expressed her appreciation for the butterfly garden and to Administrator Gillian for removing all Styrofoam cups from village departments.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to be addressed, Commissioner Novak moved and Commissioner Nero seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Hoskins declared the meeting adjourned at 7:31 P.M.

http://www.forestpark.net/dfp/sites/default/files/back/minutes%20070819.pdf

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