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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING 
HELD ON JANUARY 23, 2012

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held its regular meeting on Monday, January 23, 2012. Mayor Mahoney called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Answering to roll call were Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, Oliven, and Mayor Mahoney.

Also in attendance were Marie Arrigoni, Village Clerk; Rick Boehm, Village Manager; Jacob Karaca, Assistant Village Attorney; Mike Sibrava, Public Works Director; Joe Miller, Police Chief; Barbara Maziarek, Finance Director; Kathi May, Deputy Clerk; and Cathy Gabel, Deputy Village Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON JANUARY 9, 2012: Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on January 9, 2012 as presented.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -4- Commissioners Oliven, Milovich-Walters, Polk, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT:

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: None

HEARINGS: None

CONSENT AGENDA:
All items on the consent agenda are routine or have been brought forward at the direction of the Board of Commissioners and will be enacted with one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters to:

A. adopt an Ordinance abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2011 to pay the principal of and interest on the $450,000 General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2004, of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois

B. adopt an Ordinance abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2011 to pay the principal of and interest on the $450,000 General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2005, of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois

C. adopt an Ordinance abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2011 to pay the principal of and interest on the $1,750,000 General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2010A, of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois

D. adopt an Ordinance Amending Part Ten, Title Four, Chapter 1046, Sections 1046.32(a) and (b) of the Palos Park Village Code in Regard to Water Rates and Charges

E. continue Mid-Iron rezoning to the March 12, 2012 Village Council meeting for action in conjunction with action in relation to a proposed annexation agreement and annexation ordinance

F. approve 3 Points IT Services Agreement for a monthly fee of $2,530.00.

G. approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List for January 23, 2012 in the amount of $449,335.59

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, Polk, Oliven, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

OLD BUSINESS: None

BOARD, COMMISSION, AND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: None

INFORMATION & UPDATES:
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STREETS/RECREATION, NICOLE MILOVICH-WALTERS:
PAVING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PAYMENT: Commissioner Milovich-Walters stated Village Council approved Pay Estimate No. 1 to Central Blacktop in the amount of $226,930.93 at the December 12, 2011 meeting. Commissioner Milovich-Walters reported all of the work has been completed and the Village has agreed on final quantities and would like to seek approval of Pay Estimate No. 2 and Final in the amount of $21,501.38. The final contract cost was slightly higher than the contract amount due to additional asphalt driveway paving to meet the new grade of the street. The Palos Park Library will reimburse the Village for their portion of Pay Estimate No. 2 in the amount of $1,030.00. The Library portion for the contract totaled $14,197.50 and the Village portion was $234,234.81.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve Pay Estimate No. 2 & Final to Central Blacktop for the 2011 Paving Improvement Project in the amount of $21,501.38.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, Oliven, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

COMMISSIONER OF BUILDING & PUBLIC PROPERTY, G. DARRYL REED:
BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT: Commissioner Reed reported the Building Department issued 3 building permits totaling $1,819.87 in fees from January 5, 2012 through January 18, 2012. The Building Department conducted 39 inspections. No Certificates of Occupancy were issued. No exaction fees were collected.

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, DANIEL POLK:
POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Commissioner Polk reported the Police Department received 413 calls for service from January 6, 2012 through January 18, 2012. Palos Park Police also issued 31 parking tickets, 20 traffic tickets, 4 ordinance violations, completed 12 case reports, arrested 3 adults and 2 juveniles, 2 impounds, 42 Senior Checks, 33 citizen assists and 38 community contact hours.

CRISIS CENTER FOR SOUTH SUBURBIA DONATION: Commissioner Polk reported the Crisis Center for South Suburbia acknowledged by letter the Citizens on Patrol (COPS) for their donation of six large bags of stuffed animals. Crisis Center for South Suburbia provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence.

SUPERBOWL WEEKEND BUCKLE UP INITIATIVE: Palos Park Police will hold a Super Buckle Up Weekend Initiative February 3, 4, & 5, 2012. Officers will be concentrating on traffic safety issues (speeding, improper lane changing, reckless driving, impaired driving) and making sure all motorists are in compliance with the seat belt law and child safety seat laws.

ALL OUR CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER FUNDING: The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) began in 1997 as a program of the Jane Addams Hull House Association. The CAC has transferred to All Our Children’s Advocacy Center (AOCAC) in Justice, IL. The AOCAC is dedicated to serving the needs of children, families, and communities affected by the trauma of abuse. Police Departments are required to have a Forensic Interview done on all children under the age of 13. Funds are currently being solicited to help cover costs incurred in the transition from the Jane Addams Hull House and for Forensic Interviews which can cost between $1,500 - $2,000.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to authorize payment to the All Our Children’s Advocacy Center in the amount of $550.00 for Forensic Interviews as needed.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Polk, Oliven, Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

SOUTH SUBURBAN ASSOCIATION CHIEFS OF POLICE MOBILE FIELD FORCE FUNDING:
The South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police (SSACOP) are requesting all member agencies in ILEAS Region 4 assist in funding the Mobile Field Force (MMF). The Mobile Field Force is designed to provide quick, organized and disciplined response to civil disorder, crowd control or other tactical situations. The SSACOP are requesting $1,000.00 per member community.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve the funding of the Mobile Field Force in the amount of $1,000.00.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Polk, Reed, Milovich-Walters, Oliven, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCES, KENT OLIVEN: Commissioner Oliven had no formal report this evening however he read several library announcements.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Mahoney has no formal report this evening however he read several announcements.

CLERK’S REPORT:
SENIOR CLUB UPDATE: Clerk Arrigoni reported the Palos Park Senior Club will meet on Monday, February 13th in the lower level of the Recreation Center. Pat McEnerney, M. Ed., will talk on the “Powers of Personality.” As this is the Seniors Valentine party, Mo’Beat Blues will entertain after the presentation. Call Marie Arrigoni at 480-4103 for more information and/or lunch reservations.

VILLAGE MANAGER’S REPORT:
IDOT LETTER OF INTENT REGARDING INCLUSION OF BIKE PATH:
Manager Boehm reported the Village had requested several modifications to the planned expansion and rehabilitation of LaGrange Road to include a signalized intersection at Creek Road, the extension of sidewalk on the east side of LaGrange Road to Black Walnut Trail, the addition of a sidewalk along the north side of Creek Road to the McCord House driveway, painted crosswalks at the intersection of 131st and LaGrange Road, Creek Road and LaGrange Road, and to leave the Village’s water main in its current location. All requests were granted. An additional request was made to extend the 10’ bike path on the west side of LaGrange Road from Creek Road to Wild Cherry Lane. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is finalizing plans for the improvement of U.S. 45 (LaGrange Road) which includes the 10 foot wide bike path. IDOT will perform all necessary design and construction engineering for the proposed bike path which is estimated to be $51,000.00. The Village of Palos Park will be responsible for 20% of all engineering and construction costs associated with this work, estimated to be $10,200.00.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to approve the Letter of Intent with IDOT for the inclusion of a 10 foot wide bike path extension on the west side of LaGrange Road from Creek Road to Wild Cherry Lane at a cost to the Village estimated at $10,200.00

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Oliven, Reed, Polk, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

CITIZENS AND VISITORS COMMENT PERIOD:
Bob Walsh – 11903 S. 89th Ct., Palos Park, IL – Mr. Walsh thanked the Village Council and Clerk for their hard work in running the Village, and extended thanks to the Police Commissioner, Chief Miller and particularly the Police Cadets for their help. Mr. Walsh also expressed concerns with Electric Aggregation.

Maria Rogers – 12021 S. 93rd Avenue, Palos Park, IL – Mrs. Rogers reminded everyone that there are three great display cases in the library for viewing.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Reed, Oliven, Milovich-Walters, Polk, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -0-

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Cathy A. Gabel
Deputy Village Clerk

 

 

 

 


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