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HELD ON MAY 30, 2012

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held a special meeting on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Mayor Mahoney called the meeting to order at 5:35 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, Tom Bayer, Village Attorney; and Kathi May, Deputy Clerk.

On May 14, 2012 the Palos Park Village Council adopted an Ordinance authorizing Aggregation of Electrical Load and adopting an Electric Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance. Following its passage, the Village was authorized to aggregate in accordance with the terms of the act residential and small commercial retail electrical loads located within the corporate limits of the Village and for that purpose may solicit bids and enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity and related services and equipment. Sharon Durling, Director of Marketing, Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative, presented Council with several bids from certified, retail electric-service providers. Discussion was had regarding the power-purchasing options for the Village including Renewable Energy Certificates that can be purchased. These certificates represent green energy produced by renewable sources in use today. Discussion also included whether the Village should enter into a one year contract or two year contract with an energy supplier. MC Squared was the only energy supplier in attendance.

Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve the contract with Verde for two years with an opt-in for renewable energy.

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

AYES: -1- Commissioner Oliven
NAYS: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Polk, and Mayor Mahoney
ABSTAIN: -1- Commissioner Reed

The motion failed and an alternative motion would be in order.

Commissioner Oliven moved to go with Constellation for one (1) year with an opt-in for green credits. There was no second. The motion failed and again an alternative motion would be in order.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters to go with MC Squared for one (1) year.

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Polk, Milovich-Walters, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -1- Commissioner Oliven
ABSTAIN -1- Commissioner Reed

Commissioner Polk explained that even though MC Squared was not the lowest bidder, a rate guaranty was given and they are a trusted ally in the energy business committed to their customers and communities they serve as evidenced by the fact that they were represented by John Kern at the meeting. Mayor Mahoney echoed those sentiments and that MC Squared served municipalities similar to ours.


ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

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

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

Marie Arrigoni
Village Clerk





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