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Village of Franklin Park Board of Trustees met Oct. 21

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 29, 2019

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Village of Franklin Park Board of Trustees met Oct. 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call To Order: President Pedersen called to order the Board of Trustees of the Village of Franklin Park in regular session at 7:03 p.m.

III. Roll Call; Establishment Of Quorum

Village Clerk Roberta Johnson called the roll: Present: President Pedersen, Trustees Ms. Ayitia, Mr. Hagerstrom, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ruhl, Ms. Special and Mr. Ybarra. Absent: None

The Village Clerk declared a quorum was present Legal Representation Present: Joe Montana (Village Attorney) Staff Members Present: Lisa Anthony (Health and Human Resources Director), Pete Cajigas (Director, Department of Building Department), David Gonzalez (Comptroller), John Schneider (Community Development Director), Chief Mike Witz (Police Department), Bill Brehm (Fire Chief), Dave Talbott and Tom McCabe (Village Engineers)

IV. Presentation By Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (Nimec) On Village's Electric

Mr. David Hoover from Nimec, an electric aggregation project manager, explained how his company looks for lower electricity suppliers. He stated the suppliers would match ComEd pricing but would make a yearly civic contribution to the community. He stated that the suppliers were 100 percent green energy renewable power. Contracts can be for one, two or three year periods and residents can opt out of the program if they wish to do so

New Business.

1. Resolution No. 1920 R

A Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Plan of Goverance for the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois Electricity Aggregation Program Motion made by Trustee Special, seconded by Trustee Ybarra to approve a Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Plan of Governance for the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois Electricity Aggregation Program Roll Call: Ayes -Ms. Avitia, Mr. Hagerstrom, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ruhl, Ms. Special, and Mr. Ybarra, Nay-0 Absent -0. Abstain - 0

2. Motion to Select and Approve a Renewable Municipal Aggregated Electricity Supplier and Authorize Village Officers and Nimec to Finalize the Master Power Supply Agreement With The Supplier and for the Village President to Execute Same

Motion made by Trustee Ybarra, seconded by Trustee Hagerstrom to Select and Approve A Renewable Municipal Aggregated Electricity Supplier and Authorize Village Officers and Nimec to Finalize the Master Power Supply Agreement with the Supplier and for the Village President to Execute Same Roll Call: Ayes -Ms. Avitia, Mr. Hagerstrom, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ruhl, Ms. Special, and Mr. Ybarra, Nay- Absent - 0. Abstain - 0

VI. Public Comments (Limit to 2 minutes per speaker, Ordinance 1415-G-43)

1. None

Committee Reports

A. Finance and Special Events Committee (Mr. Johnson, Chair)

1. Mr. Johnson stated the comptroller's office distributed to the trustees a four-month financial status report

2. Mr. Johnson reminded everyone the veterans' day ceremony will be held on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the veterans' memorial.

3. Mr. Johnson announced the Winterfest and tree lighting event will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the gazebo

4. Mr. Johnson announced “trunk or treat" sponsored by the Franklin Avenue merchants will be Friday, October 25

B. Water And Sewer/Fleet Maintenance Committee (Ms. Avitia Chair)

1. Trustee Avitia stated an inspection will be done on the inside of the elevated water tank to check for any issues. A tiny submarine will be used for the inspection so the tank will not need to be drained of the water inside

C. Police And Fire Committee (Mr. Ruhl, Chair)

1. Trustee Ruhl announced Loyola University sent a letter of commendations in regards to an incident that occurred at East Leydent High School to police officers Joe Gulino, Nick Pellikan, Nick Yracheta, Nick Padilla and Jim McCroary and also to firefigher paramedics Ralph Vicari, Kevin bartinicki and Justin Lucadello

2. Trustee Ruhl Announced Retirement from the Police Department of Laura Hill

3. Trustee Ruhl Announced The Police Department is Sponsoring a “No Shave November” Fundraiser for St. Jude's Hospital

D. Streets, Alleys and Fleet Maintenance (Mr. Ybarra, Chair)

1. Trustee Ybarra Brought to Attention Item Number 9 on the Consent Agenda for 9545 Belmont Avenue Site Improvement Project

E. Property, Planning, Zoning, and Building Committee (Ms. Special, Chair)

1. The Building Department Had 62 Contractors Apply, 10 Electrical Permits, 2 Sign Permits Applied for, 2 New Business Occupancy and 1 Occupancy Certificates Given Out

2. Trustee Special Announced Community Development Staff Attended a Revolving Load Fund Meeting With Representatives from Maywood, Bellwood and Schiller Park Presented By Cook County Department of Ronment and Sustainability. The Meeting Focused on the Process of Redeveloping Brownfield Properties

3. Trustee Special Announced Community Development Staff Attended the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association's Fall Conference in Peoria, Illinois Where Staff was Updated on the Enterprise Zone Program, Learned Best Practices for Proper Administration, and Networked with the Representatives from Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and other Professionals for other municipalities

F. Human Resources, Sustainable Practices and Senior Services Committee (Mr. Hagerstrom, Chair)

1. Trustee Hagerstrom Announced the Health Fair was a huge success with 40 vendors and over 200 people in attendance. Those participating included Secretary of State, Osco Drug Administering Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines and many Social Service Agencies oroviding information to seniors as well as viewing the mobile stroke unit from rush

2. Trustee Hagerstrom stated the Housing Authority of Cook County is accepting applications for the Senior Towers. Applications are available at the Village Hall, Library and Village website

3. Trustee Hagerstrom stated the Senior Snow Removal Program and The Contractor Agreements are on the consent agenda. Qualified senior and disabled residents must apply every year and applications will be mailed to those who have participated in the prior year

VII. Additional Comments from the Staff Reports

1. Controller Dave Gonzalez reviewed the financial report sent out to trustees

2. Fire Chief Bill Brehm discussed item 3 on the consent agenda regarding adopting the 2019 Cook County multi jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan. He also introduced Laura Kingsburg from rush to discuss item number 8 on the consent agenda authorizing a mobile stroke unity services agreement with Rush University Medical Center. Ms. Kingsburg explained this is a special mobile unit that is able to evaluate and treat stroke victims on the spot and then transport the patient to a stroke hospital. This is a five-year program and it is funded through a grant. There are only 14 of these units throughout the country

VIII. Consent Agenda

(Items on the Consent Agenda will be enacted/approved by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless so requested by a member of the Village Board, in which case that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in the normal sequence of the Agenda.)

Village Clerk Roberta Johnson read aloud public recital of Consent Agenda items

1. Approval of the Minutes from:

The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees Held on Monday, October 7, 2019

2. Approval of Voucher Expenditures in the Amount of $1,201,747.33

3. Resolution No. 1920 R

A Resolution of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois Adopting The 2019 Cook County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

4. Resolution No. 1920 R

A Resolution of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois approving the content of certain Executive Session minutes in accordance with the Open Meetings Act

5. Resolution No. 1920 R

A Resolution of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County. Illinois approving the confidentiality of certain Executive Session minutes in accordance with the Open Meetings Act

6. Resolution No. 1920 R

A Resolution of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois establishing guidelines and procedures for the Snow Removal Program for elderly and disabled residents

7. Ordinance No. 1920 Vc

An Ordinance Amending Section 3-2-7 of Chapter Two of Title Three of the Village Code of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois issuing a Class E liquor license to G&E Petro Inc.

8. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance of the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois authorizing a Mobile Stroke Unit Services Agreement with Rush University Medical Center

9. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance Approving a Professional Services agreement by and between Smith Lasalle Incorporated and the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois for the 9545 Belmont Avenue Site Improvements Project

10. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance Approving a Professional Services Agreement by and between Smith Lasalle, Incorporated and the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois for the Demolition of 9621 Pacific Avenue

11. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance Approving an Agreement by and between North American Midway Entertainment - Astro Amusement, LLC and the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois (Franklin Park Fest – Carnival Contract)

12. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance Approving an agreement for Snow Removal S by and between Jack Gamboa Enterprises and the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois

13. Ordinance No. 1920 G

An Ordinance Approving an agreement for Snow Removal Services by and between Carrera Landscaping and the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois

Motion made by Trustee Avitia, seconded by Trustee Special to Approve the Consent Agenda Roll Call: Ayes -Ms. Avitia, Mr. Hagerstrom, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ruhl, Ms. Special, and Mr. Ybarra, Nay-0 Absent - 0. Abstain - 0

IX. Comments from the Clerk

1. None

X. Comments from the President

1. None

XI. Closed/Executive Session

1. None

XII. Adjournment

Motion made by Mr. Ybarra, seconded by Mr. Johnson to adjourn at 7:57 p.m.

Voice vote carried.

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