Village of Berkeley Village Board met Feb. 4.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
1 President Lee called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
2 Pledge of Allegiance
3 Roll Call
Present: Trustees Hammar, Salemi, Grenier, Washington, Perez, President Lee
Absent: Trustee Graf-Stone
Also Present: Village Administrator Rudy Espiritu, Assistant to the Village Administrator Justyn Miller, Fire Chief Michael Kuryla, Police Chief Timothy Larem, Public Works Superintendent Joseph Wagner, Assistant Attorney Liz Brogan and Village Attorney Greg Smith.
4 Presentations and Appointment
4.1 Swearing in of full-time Police Officer Nicholas Simons – Congratulations!
4.2 Swearing in of Berkeley Public Library Trustee Roger Thomas – Congratulations!
5 Public Hearings – No Public Hearing.
6 Public Comments and Questions (Consent Agenda Items Only)
No Public Comments or Questions.
7 Consent Agenda
The matters listed for consideration on the Consent Agenda are routine in nature or have all been discussed by the Board of Trustees previously and are matters on which there was unanimity for placement on the Consent Agenda at this meeting.
7.1 Village Board Meeting Minutes from January 21, 2020
8.1 Motion to Approve Claims Ordinance #1432 in the amount of $143,373.52
9 Committee Reports
9.1 Administration, Zoning and Technology (Chair –Trustee Graf-Stone; Co-Chair Trustee Washington)
9.1.1 Trustee Liaison Report – Trustee Washington informed the Board that staff is busy working on next year’s budget and it will be presented at the next Board meeting on February 18th.
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 Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Commercial Card Service Agreement, and Related Documents, Between the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois and Fifth Third Bank for Certain Banking Services
9.2.3 Motion to Approve a Resolution of the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois Authorizing the Execution of Illinois Department of Transportation Documents Approving the Municipal Maintenance Expenditure Statement for the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for FY 2017-2018
9.3 Police and Property Maintenance (Chair – Trustee Salemi; Co-Chair Trustee Hammar)
9.3.1 Trustee Liaison Report – Trustee Salemi informed the Board that most of the Board members were present for the Grand Opening of the Dollar Tree store. She informed everyone that the store is very bright and clean and she hopes that everyone gets a chance to shop there.
9.3.2 Motion to Approve a Resolution Authorizing the Termination of an Automated Traffic Law Enforcement Agreement between the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, Illinois and SafeSpeed, LLC
Administrator Rudy Espiritu gave a brief summary of why the recommendation is for the Board to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Termination of the Automated Traffic Law Enforcement Agreement between the Village of Berkeley, Cook County, IL and SafeSpeed, LLC.
9.4 Fire and Health (Chair – Trustee Grenier; Co-Chair Trustee Perez)
9.4.1 Trustee Liaison Report- Trustee Grenier gave a brief summary of the Village Hall 2nd floor HVAC Analysis.
Fire Chief Kuryla gave a brief update on a Garage Fire that happened in the Village on Bohlander, near Wolf. No one was hurt.
9.5 Public Works and Utilities (Chair – Trustee Hammar; Co-Chair Trustee Grenier)
9.5.1 Trustee Liaison Report – Trustee Hammar informed the Board that Public Works has been taking advantage of the nice weather and removing some problem trees in the Village and clean up as it is identified.
9.6 Community and Intergovernmental Relations (Chair – Trustee Perez; Co- Chair Trustee Graf-Stone)
9.6.1 Trustee Liaison Report – Trustee Perez informed the Board that he has received a few of the contracts for the Music in the Park.
10 Village President
10.1 President’s Report
Village Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
The Liaison meetings have started. President Lee met with Trustee Hammar, the Park District Director, Administrator Espiritu and Supt. Wagner. He believes it was a good meeting.
He would like to have at least two more Liaison meetings with two more Board members within the next two weeks.
Town Hall meeting was well attended. Tollway and ComEd representatives were there to answer any questions or concerns that the residents had. President Lee thanked Administrator Espiritu, Assistant to the Administrator Miller and staff for coordinating the meetings.
President Lee, Administrator Espiritu, and Trustee Perez will be attending a Chamber of Commerce event tonight. Trustee Salemi will be working with the Chamber of Commerce and they are looking forward to working with her.
Congratulations to Dollar Tree! It is a beautiful store and they did a great job renovating. It is a very bright and have energetic people working there.
The Strip Mall owned by Butera and Mega Properties is looking so much better thanks to the Police and Code Enforcement.
11 Village Administrator – Next Board Meeting on the 18th of February will be primarily the Budget Workshop. The new Budget will be submitted to the Board for their consideration and the majority of discussions will be at that meeting.
Trustee Salemi thanked Administrator Espiritu, Assistant to the Administrator Miller, and Staff for putting together the Grand Opening for Dollar Tree so quickly. This gave President Lee and the Board a chance to welcome Dollar Tree to the community.
12 Village Attorney – No Report.
13 Public Comments and Questions
No Public Comments or Questions.
President Lee introduced and welcomed his mother “Mrs. Lee” to the Board Meeting tonight.
13.1 Motion to enter into Executive Session to consider the:
a. Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of Specific Employee(s) 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1)
b. Collective Bargaining, Salary Schedules; categorically 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(2)
c. Appointment/Removal for Public Office or Attorney 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(3)
d. Consideration to Purchase, Lease (Buy), or Acquire Specific Real Estate Property 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(5)
e. Setting Price for Sale/Lease Specific Real Estate Property 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(6)
f. Security Procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(8)
g. Probable or Imminent and Pending Litigation 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(11)
h. Establish Reserves or Settle Claims (Tort) 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(12)
i. Consideration of Release of Executive Session Minutes 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(21)
14 Action to be Taken as a Result of Executive Session
15 President Lee adjourned the meeting at 7:00 pm.