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Village of Western Springs President and Board of Trustees met December 2

By Michael Abella | Jan 9, 2020

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Village of Western Springs President and Board of Trustees met Dec. 2.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

President Alice F. Gallagher, Presiding

Call to Order, 7:00 p.m.

James Horvath, Acting Village Clerk

Board Members Present

Nicole Chen

Alan Fink

James John

Heidi Rudolph

William Siffermann

James Tyrrell

Others Present

Ingrid Velkme, Village Manager

Grace Turi, Director of Finance

John Mastandona, Asst. Dir. of Finance

Patrick Kenny, Director of Fire & EMS

Ellen Baer, Director of Admin Svcs

Brian Budds, Director of Law

Enforcement Services

Matt Supert, Director ofMun Svcs

Michael Jurusik, Village Attorney

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

President Gallagher led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Electronic attendance at meeting: None.

As noted above.

READING OF AGENDA - ADDITIONS - DELETIONS

There were none.

TRUTH IN TAXATION PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE 2019 VILLAGE

PROPERTY TAX LEVY

1. Call To Order

President Gallagher called the public hearing to order at 7:01 p.m.

2. Roll Call - Clerk Horvath

Clerk Horvath ascertained that all Board members were present

3. Acknowledgement Of The Publication Of The Public Notice

In A Local Newspaper

Clerk Horvath reported the notice was published in the November 21, 2019 edition of the Suburban Life newspaper.

4. Presentation On The 2019 Property Tax Levy By Village

Manager Ingrid S. Velkme And Finance Director Grace Turi

Director Turi provided the 2019 tax levy to be collected during 2020. The Village is requesting a total levy of $9,093,102. The proposed tax levy is split between the Village of Western Springs at $7,347,512, and the Thomas Ford Memorial Library levy of $1,745,590. The total property tax levy increase for 2019 to be collected in 2020 is 6.34%. The Village's portion of the property tax levy increase is 7.35% which will generate an additional $502,982. The property tax allocation is:

$111,980 or 23% to the Police Pension Fund, 

$67,541 orl4%toIMRF, 

$57,000 or 11% to capital purchases,

$50,000 or 9% to the SEASPAR sensory room; and 

216,275 or 43% to debt service, which was the 2019 series bond issue which was approved by referendum.

All of these dollars are estimated and if the new growth does not meet projections, Cook County will automatically reduce the levy on our behalf to match the EAV and new growth.

Village tax dollars are allocated as follows:

25% to Law Enforcement, including the contribution to the Police Pension Fund, 

20% to Long Term Finance, which is the debt service approved by referendums, 

19 % to General Government, 

11% to Fire and EMS,

10% to IVtunicipal Services, 

6% to Pensions, which is the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension, 

5% to Recreation and SEASPAR, and 

4% to Capital Projects.

Director Turi provided a sample Western Springs' tax bill for a home with a $9,000 tax bill. The Village receives less than 12% of the total property tax bill that a resident receives. The rest would be allocated to the various school districts and taxing bodies within the taxing body area. The 2019 tax levy is scheduled to be filed with Cook County in December.

A. Discussion Of An Ordinance Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Village Of Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois Providing For The Levy, Assessment And Collection Of Taxes On Property Within The Village Of Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois For The Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 And Ending December 31, 2020 (2019 Property Tax Levy)

There was no discussion.

B. Ordinance Directing The Cook County Clerk's Office To Reduce The 2019 Property Tax Levy In A Certain Manner According To The Provisions Of The Tax Cap

C. Tax Levy Abatement Ordinances For Outstanding Bonds

D. General Discussion Of The Fiscal Year 2020 (January 1, 2020 Through December 31, 2020) Village Of Western Springs Annual Budget, The Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Budget Amendments, And 2019 Property Tax Levy And 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Budget Adoption Process And Schedule

5. Questions And Comments By Board Members

There were none.

6. Questions By The Public And Public Comment.

There were none.

7. Final Questions And Comments By Board Members.

There were none.

8. Motion To Place The Following Items On The December 16,2019 Village Board Meeting Agenda For Final Action And Approval:3

A. An Ordinance Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Village Of

Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois Providing For The Levy, Assessment And Collection Of Taxes For The Year 2019 Property Tax Levy

B. Ordinance Directing The Cook County Clerk's Office To Reduce The 2019 Property Tax Levy In A Certain Manner According To The Provisions Of The Tax Cap

C. Tax Levy Abatement Ordinances For Outstanding Bonds.

MOTION:

Trustee Tyrrell moved, seconded by Rudolph, to place the ordinance regarding the property tax levy, the two reduction ordinances and two tax abatement ordinances on the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list for consideration of approval.

The motion passed on a roll call vote. Voting aye: Trustee Rudolph, Siffermann, Tyrrell, Chen, Fink and John. Voting nay: None.

D. Motion To Close The Public Hearing

MOTION:

Trustee Tyrrell moved, seconded by John, to close the public hearing at 7:07 p.m.

The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.

RETURN TO THE AGENDA FOR THE DECEMBER 2, 2019 REGULAR VILLAGE BOARD MEETING CITIZEN COMMENTS

There were none.

PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE 2020 OPERATING BUDGET IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE TAX LEVY PUBLIC HEARING

1. Call To Order

President Gallagher called the public hearing to order at 7:08 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Clerk Horvath ascertained that all Board members were present.

3. Acknowledgement Of The Publication Of The Public Notice In A Local Newspaper

Clerk Horvath reported that the public notice was published in the November 21, 2019 edition of the Suburban Life newspaper.

4. Presentation On The Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Budget By Village Manager Ingrid S. Velkme And Finance Director Grace Turi

A. General Discussion Of:

1. Fiscal Year 2020 (January 1, 2020 Through December 31, 2020) Village Of Western Springs Annual Budget 

2. Amendments To The Fiscal Year 2019 (January 1, 2019 Through December 31, 2019) Village Of Western Springs Annual Budget 

3. Ordinance Approving The Village Of Western Springs Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Annual Budget For Fiscal Year 2020 (Beginning January 1, 2020 And Ending December 31, 2020)

4. Budget Adoption Process And Schedule

Village Manager Velkme reported that the Board of Trustees received her budget transmittal in their packet. This is a draft transmittal memo where she described the budget process and provided a summary of the General Fund, the Police Pension Fund, Motor Fuel Tax Fund, Capital Improvement Fund, Water and Sewer Fund, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Fund and the Tax Increment Financing Districts. As reflected in the budget, the Village has held the line for 2020 with regard to large purchases and there are several projects which were started in fiscal year 2019 which will be completed in fiscal year 2020.

Director Turi provided some highlights of the fiscal year 2020 budget. Under Village Manager Velkme's guidance as the Budget Director, the budget process started in August. Each Director met with their respective committees, the Finance Committee reviewed all the revenue estimates and a draft budget was distributed to the Board and has been made available to the public at Village Hall and at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library.

Before the Board for consideration of approval, is a draft budget which includes revenues in the amount of $27,004,503 and expenditures in the amount of $29,799,496. This budget includes 17 separate funds that operate solely and independently. Two new funds have also been included in the 2020 budget to account for the TIF District North and for the Ridgewood Oaks Special Service Area which covers the detention basin project that will commence in 2020.

Director Turi then reviewed all the different revenue sources for the 17 funds. The largest revenue source is property taxes, followed by water and sewer charges. In 2020, the Village will receive additional IEPA loan proceeds that will help fund the Well #5 construction and other water projects.

A chart depicting expenditures for all funds was shared by Director Turi. The largest category of expense is salaries and benefits, which is typical for a service organization, followed by contractual services. Water and sewer capital are listed as well as the debt service payments that are due on an annual basis.

The General Fund, which is the Village's largest fund, represents the operating fund. There were no new fees established for 2020. The property tax increase included in the General Fund is 3.14%. At the last meeting, on November 25, 2019, the Board approved an amendment to the vehicle license penalty fee making the penalty effective January 1 , $50.00 for any vehicle stickers purchased on or after May 1. Expenditures included in the 2020 budget for the General Fund include a 2.5% increase in salaries and wages, an increase in health insurance costs of 3.5%, an increase in police pension contributions of 8.43%, and an increase of 18.1% in IMRF pension contributions. The last two increases which relate to the police pension and IMRF pension contributions are mainly due to changes in actuarial assumptions and the market decline in the last quarter of 2018.

Director Turi reviewed a breakdown of the General Fund revenue sources. Property taxes are the largest source of revenue followed by general sales/use taxes. Director Turi stressed the importance of shopping local. General sales taxes collected by the Village are the second largest source of income to the Village. For every dollar spent in the Village, 10% comes back to the Village. Dollars spent in Western Springs, stay in Western Springs. Director Turi then shared a chart depicting General Fund expenditures budgeted for 2020 by category. A chart depicting the planned General and Capital Improvement Funds Operating Budget in the amount of $12,810,697 by program followed.

Regarding the Capital Improvement Fund, two important items were noted by Director Turi. This year, for the first time, the Village will be leasing vehicles rather than purchasing them outright. The vehicles will be hybrids and this lease program is a pilot program that staff hopes will be successful and can be utilized in future years. Secondly, staff has allocated $162,500 for repair maintenance of the historic Water Tower, on the Village Green, which is an aging stmcture, but we want to maintain its integrity because it is a Village symbol. Director Turi said that each year, the Village makes a significant outlay to keep that building looking good. In the Machinery and Equipment line item, a purchase of SCBA equipment for the Department of Fire & EMS is planned in the amount of $75,000. The Village did not receive a grant which Fire & EMS staff had submitted to cover the cost of this equipment. The purchase of the SCBA equipment is an unfunded mandate.

Director Turi shared the plan for 2020 proposed roadway projects which was developed by the Municipal Services Department. The diagram showed asphalt grind and resurface streets in blue and concrete reconstruction streets in red. The third tranche of the referendum bond is scheduled for 2021. Once those proceeds are received, the Village will continue with the roadway projects but a plan for how to complete improvements after those funds are depleted must be developed. In 2020, planned water and sewer projects include completion of projects started in 2019 which are completion of Well #5, the Clausen Avenue reconstruction project as well as design and inspection engineering costs associated with those two projects. Regarding sewer, there are two minor projects planned to include roadway repairs and smoke testing and inflow and infiltration repairs as well.

The final graphic presented by Director Turi presented a snapshot of funding levels for the Police and Fire Pension Fund for the period of 2008 through 2018. The Fire Pension Fund is 86% funded. The Police Pension Fund, which is the larger fund, took a little dip last year mainly because of an assumption change as well as market declines. Director Turi said the Police Pension Board is looking into changing some interest rate assumptions and we will see how that impacts the funding ratio going forward.

Director Turi thanked Village Manager Velkme and all the Department Directors for their work on the 2020 budget. Director Turi said she hopes we will be able to adopt this budget at the Board of Trustees meeting on December 16, 2019. Director Turi then turned the floor over to Thomas Ford Memorial Library Director Ted Bodewes. Mr. Bodewes will present the Library's 2020 budget. At the completion of that presentation, Director Turi said she would be happy to answer any questions.

Director Bodewes then presented the highlights of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library's 2020 budget to the Board of Trustees. The Library's total 2019 operating levy is $1,745,590. Included in that is the Library's operating levy in the amount of $1,257,822. Expenditures from this fund include salaries, benefits, insurance, supplies and media expenses. The Library's building and maintenance levy this year is $155,978 which represents.02% of the anticipated EAV as stipulated by law. Expenditures from this fund will include contractual services, building supplies, furniture and equipment. The Library's IMRF levy for fiscal year 2020 is $74,000 and the bond levy is $258,090 for repayment of the Library's general obligation bonds as approved by referendum. The total levy of $1,745,590 represents an increase of 2.9% over last year.

President Gallagher thanked Directors Turi and Bodewes for their very comprehensive reports. President Gallagher added that the Board appreciates the efforts of the Directors and especially. Finance Director Turi and Assistant Director Mastandona, in compiling the budget. President Gallagher also thanked Village Manager Velkme for her very informative memo which was included in the Board packet with regard to the 2020 budget.

5. Questions And Comments By Board Members

Trustee Tyrrell noted that the projected 2020 revenue is $27,004,503 and projected expenditures are $29,799,496 and asked Director Turi where the shortfall comes from. Director Turi said the difference comes from Village reserves. Director Turi also added that the expenditures for the Well #5 and IEPA funded water projects go out and the Village receive the money later so this is something of a timing issue.

Trustee Tyrrell noted the Police Pension Fund benchmark dipped. He asked Director Turi to explain the Village's funding ratio requirements and goals. Director Turi said the Village is supposed to be fully funded by 2033, which is our self-imposed fully funded date. This was a policy decision set by a prior Board for the Village. We are working toward that end. Every quarter the Police Pension Board evaluates what the fund is doing and strategizes to achieve that benchmark. Trustee Tyrrell said the market has been better lately and asked if that would be reflected in the first quarter 2020 results. Director Turi confirmed that is correct. The benchmark is measured as a five-year rolling result. There is a State requirement to be fully funded by 2040 so the Village's objective is more aggressive that what State law requires.

Trustee Siffermann asked if contractual services is trending upward. Director Turi responded that this line item trends up when we have large projects because this includes engineering costs which increase with large projects.

6. Questions By The Public And Public Comment

There were none.

7. Final Questions And Comments By Board Members

There were none.

8. Motion To Place The Following Items On The December 16,2019

Village Board Meeting Agenda For Final Action And Approval:

A. Ordinance Approving The Village Of Western Springs Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Aimual Budget For Fiscal Year 2020 (Beginning January 1, 2020 And Ending December 31, 2020)

B. Ordinance Approving Amendments To The Fiscal Year 2019 (January 1, 2019 Through December 31, 2019) Village Of Western Springs Annual BudgetMOTION:

Trustee Tyrrell moved, seconded by Rudolph, to place the ordinance regarding approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget on the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list for consideration of approval.

The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.

9. Motion To Close The Public Hearing

MOTION:

Trustee Chen moved, seconded by Tyrrell, to close the public hearing at 7:22 p.m.

The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.

RETURN TO THE AGENDA FOR THE DECEMBER 2, 2019 REGULAR VILLAGE BOARD MEETING CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS DURING THE WORKSHOP PORTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

1) PROPERTIES AND RECREATION - TRUSTEE CHEN

A) Pedestrian Bridge

Tmstee Chen reported that the Properties & Recreation Committee met earlier this evening and discussed the pedestrian bridge which will need to come down due to the 1-294 construction project. The Board received a memo from Village Manager Velkme which included survey results and emails from various residents. The committee meeting reviewed survey results which indicate that 58% of respondents prefer keeping the existing location of the pedestrian bridge, at Maple and Western in Western Springs, which connects Western Springs to Hinsdale over the Tri-State 1-294 Tollway. The survey indicated 38% of respondents prefer moving the pedestrian bridge to the 47 Street location which was also proposed. Director Biernacki provided Trustee Chen with results of Hinsdale's survey on this matter. Hinsdale's results were the opposite. They had less people responding to the survey but 53% of their respondents prefer moving the pedestrian bridge to the 47 Street location with 43% preferring the existing location.

Trustee Chen shared results of a count of people who used the bridge between October 26 and 29, 2019. Westbound, 288 people used the bridge and eastbound, 287, used the bridge during that period. A memo from the Western Springs Police Department was in the packet recommending moving the pedestrian bridge to the 47 Street location for public safety reasons. The Board also received a letter from the Western Springs Park District recommending moving the pedestrian bridge to the 47th Street location. The Board also has received many comments from residents throughout the Village both for leaving the bridge in the current location and moving it to the 47 Street location. The Board received a letter from 11 families that live on Western Avenue that strongly opposed keeping the bridge in that location. Trustee Chen said it should be noted that the Hinsdale Board discussed the matter at their November 5, 2019 Board meeting and they recommended moving the bridge to the 47 Street location. The committee had all these things to consider and discussed them at length in their committee meeting earlier this evening. The committee is neutral on the matter with regard to a recommendation with a split between Trustee Tyrrell and Chen on the preferred location. President Gallagher recused herself from discussion on the matter as a Tollway Board member. She would not vote on this matter anyway as this is not within the purview of what the Village President votes on, but she will not participate in the discussion as well to be clear that there is no conflict of interest.

Board discussion on how the decision will be made followed. Village Manager Velkme said the Board is making a recommendation to the Tollway and they will make the final decision. Trustee Chen sees more merit to the 47 Street location. Trustee Tyrrell said he lives over in the are near the existing bridge and people in his district are the ones who used the bridge the most to get to Hinsdale, to Whole Foods, to Graue Mill, and the bike paths to Oak Brook. He has heard a lot of positive things about why they want it to stay. He also understands that it has to come down and will be down for a year and they would have no access at all. Included in comments from his district is that residents cannot cross Ogden now and the only alternative now without the bike path is to go into the woods. Based on this, Trustee Tyrrell would be in favor of keeping the bridge at the current location. If the bridge remains at the current location. Trustee Tyrrell would ask for some sort of privacy fence for the residents who are in that area who said the switchback required to be ADA-compliant is at eye-level with their bedroom windows and he believes that is an unfair burden to put on them.

Village Manager Velkme said the Tollway would like a final vote by the end of December or early January 2020. Trustee Fink said this is a hot button topic in the Village and people are more passionate about this issue than legalization of cannabis. He appreciates where the bridge is now and that is a critical part of Western Springs. His thought is that he would love for the bridge to stay there but it is not the same bridge. The design of the new bridge, to meet the ADA requirements, is not what people signed up for. He knows it will be a hardship but suggested that maybe people can get used to going further south accessing the new underpass under the railroad tracks to have access to Spring Rock Park and using the new bridge to get to Hinsdale. This will be a little longer but the 47 Street bridge design just seems to work better. Trustee Rudolph said she agrees with Trustee Funk. She understands that no one likes to have something taken away and the Board has heard from a lot of people who really appreciate that the bridge is there, but she looks back to the original reason the bridge was put there, and that reason no longer exists. If we were to put a bridge in place over 1-294, we would never put the kind of bridge that is required, with the ADA specifications, in our residents' backyards due to the privacy issue this presents to adjacent residents. If we were starting from scratch, a very logical place is 47 Street and connecting the two parks. Trustee Rudolph added that she is very sympathetic to the safety issues that have been raised at numerous meetings, not just over the last few meetings where we have discussed this bridge, but this has been brought up by residents who have come to the Board and made comments in the past about their concerns over the bridge and people there hanging out and garbage and mischief.

Trustee John asked to review the Western Springs residents' percentages again for staying or moving the bridge. Approximately 4% did not have an opinion either way. Trustee Siffermann said he is surprised by the percentage in favor of the bridge staying where it is. He is swayed by the concerns expressed by those opposing the existing location because of the way the bridge will look given the ADA modifications that need to be made for that structure. Trustee Siffermann said he is also persuaded by the concerns expressed by Public Safety and Law Enforcement. He would like some more time to take a look at that end of it and the actual justification that would have been communicated to the committee by the Police Department. He is persuaded at this point but will keep at open mind until such time as the Board votes on this matter. The Board consensus was that two weeks' time should be adequate for the Board to make a decision on the recommended location. Trustee John asked what would happen to the land where the existing bridge is located should the bridge not be replaced at this site. Attorney Jurusik said that is Tollway property and that would be their decision to make.

B) Pilot Program for Leasing Hybrid Vehicles

Trustee Chen reported on the committee's recommendation to approve a pilot program to lease two vehicles, one squad car and one slightly larger vehicle. The vehicles will be hybrid vehicles which will be new to the fleet. The vehicles will be leased so the Village will not be putting out the capital expenditure to purchase vehicles agreement. Approval of the lease agreement was added to the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list.

2) PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER - TRUSTEE FINK

A) Engineering Services Study Proposal

Trustee Fink reported on the Municipal Services Department engineering services study proposal. This is essentially the Village's "Rolodex" of engineers which the Village can use for various projects. Staff put out a request for qualifications to the local engineering companies that could complete phase I, II and III engineering services for capital improvements and special projects. The Village received 12 responses from different companies and that list has been narrowed to the top 5 which Director Supert has approved. The list is Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Baxter & Woodman, HR Green, V3 Companies and James J. Benes & Associates. Board approval of the RFQ list of approved vendors for new business agreements will be on the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list.

B) Well # 5 Pumping Equipment Bid Results

Trustee Fink reported that there will be a bid opening for the Well #5 Pumping Equipinent Project on December 5, 2019. Staff will update the Board on the results of the bid opening at the December 16, 2019 Board meeting and provide a recommendation to the Board that evening. If the Board concurs with the recommendation of staff, approval will be added to the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list.

C) SCADA Software and Hardware Updates

Trustee Fink reported that the SCADA software and server for the reverse osmosis plant were originally purchased in 2011 and the software has become obsolete. Staff is recommending upgrading the servers and the software system. The water department included $30,000 in their budget for this project but the final proposal from Concentric Integration for this project is $54,400 so a budget amendment will be required. The water department would like to have this proposal approved as part of the December board cycle. A bid waiver will be required along with the approval of this proposal since the current SCADA system is a proprietary software written by Concentric Integration. The bid waiver and approval of purchase will be added to the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list.

3) PLANNING AND ZONING - TRUSTEE JOHN

No report.

4) FINANCE - TRUSTEE RUDOLPH

A) Ordinance Directing the Cook County Clerk's Office to Reduce the 2019 Tax Levy in a Certain Manner According to the Provisions of the Tax Cap - Separate Calculation for Village and Library Levy 

B) Ordinance Directing the Cook County Clerk's Office to Reduce the 2019 Tax Levy in a Certain Manner According to the Provisions of the Tax Cap 

C) Ordinance Levying Taxes on Real Property Within the Village of Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1,2020 and Ending December 31, 2020 (2019 Levy) 

D) Ordinances Approving Various Annual Levy Abatements for Alternate Revenue Bond Issues 

E) Ordinance Approving the Village of Western Springs Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Budget (Beginning January 1, 2020 and Ending December 31, 2020)

Trustee Rudolph noted that the 2020 budget and 2019 levy, as discussed previously, will be on the omnibus vote list on December 16, 2019. Trustee Rudolph also thanked Director Turi, Village Manager Velkme and all staff who contributed to getting this budget into place this year. Trustee Rudolph said the overall diligent stewardship and scrutiny of all expenses is greatly appreciated. Everyone does a great job of balancing the need to be frugal and cost conscious along with expectations for safety and services that our residents expect.

5) PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY - TRUSTEE SIFFERMANN

Holiday Safety Reminder

Trustee Siffermann called everyone's attention to Chief Budds holiday public safety message that is contained in the Board's packet but also is posted on the Village website and the Police Department Facebook and Twitter pages. This includes various crime prevention tips related to vehicle security, shopping safety, home security as well as social hosting responsibilities that everybody needs to take note of and our driving safety. It really is important in this season of giving that is upon us, that are equally threatened by the "season of taking" by others, others that will be looking in cars for presents and gifts and key fobs and wallets and other items that are left in unlocked vehicles that we see from time to time. Trustee Siffermann reminded everyone to keep a watchful eye on family, friends and property. Hopefully this will be a safe holiday season for us all.

6) GENERAL GOVERNMENT - TRUSTEE TYRRELL

No report.

7) VILLAGE PRESIDENT GALLAGHER

Various Reappointments to Committees and Commissions:

Reappointment of Amy Avakian, Erica Lord and William Swanson as members of the Transportation and Safety Commission for three-year terms to expire in December 2022 

Reappointment of Jeffrey Fus as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for a five-year term to expire in December 2024 

Reappointment of Peter Glimco as Chair of the Plan Commission for a three-year term to expire in December 2022

With no objection from the Board, the reappointments were added to the December 16, 2019 omnibus vote list.

8) VILLAGE MANAGER VELKME

Village Manager Velkme thanked the Board for sending their rankings on the strategic plan to staff. Gina Ballard told Manager Velkme the Village should receive the updated documents with all rankings by the end of the week.

9) VILLAGE ATTORNEY JURUSIK

Attorney Jurusik reminded the Board that at the next Board meeting on December 16, 2019, the North TIF District ordinances will be on the agenda for consideration of approval. There will be three separate ordinances. Two relate to creating the TIF and one relates to amending Village code to identify that TIF along with the South Downtown TIF District.

ADJOURN

MOTION:

Trustee Tyrrell moved seconded by Siffermann, to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.

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