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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING 
HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held its regular meeting on Monday, September 12, 2011. 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; Tom Bayer, Village Attorney; Steve Manning, Community Development Director; Joe Miller, Palos Park Police Chief; Jacob Karaca, Assistant Village Attorney; Michael Sibrava, Public Works Director; Julie Fitzgibbons, Administrative Assistant and Cathy Gabel, Deputy Village Clerk.

9/11 MOMENT OF SILENCE: Mayor Mahoney, Council, and those in attendance took a moment of silence to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and those whose lives were changed forever because of that loss.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 22, 2011: Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Polk, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on August 22, 2011 as presented.

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

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

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS:
PALOS-ORLAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE RECYCLING EVENT: Cecelia McClellan, reported the electronics recycling event sponsored by the Palos-Orland Conservation Committee and the Village of Palos Park netted 31,000 pounds of recyclable electronics this year. Palos-Orland Conservation used Vintage Tech Recyclers, a full service electronics recycling and refurbishing company that recycles obsolete electronic equipment.

ROSS CHIBE SWORN IN AS FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER: Ross Chibe, part-time Palos Park Police Officer, was promoted to full-time officer this evening as Village Clerk Marie Arrigoni swore him in. Officer Chibe started out as a Cadet with the Police Department when he was fourteen years old. He reached the rank of Cadet Commander where he oversaw the Cadet Program and worked with the police officers on a daily basis. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Police Management. He has been a part time officer for Palos Park for the last year and one half. Mayor Mahoney, Commissioner Polk, Chief Miller and others all wished him well. Officer Chibe added he is honored to work for the Village and a Police Department with so many dedicated men and women who strive to offer the best service to the residents. He looks forward to many years of service with the Village.

CONSTITUTION WEEK: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution during the week of September 17th to the 23rd. Public Law 915 guarantees the issuance of a proclamation each year, by the President of the United States, designating September 17-23 as Constitution Week. Mayor Mahoney proclaimed September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Palos Park and asked the residents to reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.

HEARINGS:
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE VILLAGE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN REGARD TO A BIKE PLAN: Mayor Mahoney entertained a motion to continue the public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Village Comprehensive Plan in regard to a Bike Plan to the September 26, 2011 Council meeting.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to continue the public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Village Comprehensive Plan in regard to a Bike Plan to the September 26, 2011 Council meeting.

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-

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. To continue Mid-Iron rezoning to the November 14, 2011 Village Council meeting for action in conjunction with action in relation to a proposed annexation agreement and annexation ordinance

B. To approve the Raffle License Application and waive Raffle Manager Bond for Village of Palos Park for Split the Pot Raffle to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 during Chili Cook-Off

C. To approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List for September 12, 2011 in the amount of $140,478.30

D. To approve the Supplemental Warrant List dated September 12, 2011 for manual checks, payroll and recurring wire transfers in the amount of $273,289.15

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:
PUD STANDARDS ORDINANCE: Commissioner Reed reported the Village periodically reviews development codes to determine if any updates are needed. Currently, the Village is focusing on design standards for residential Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s). Under existing Village Code, single- family homes are zoned R-1 and multi-family homes are zoned R-4. There are four multi-family developments in the Village that are zoned R-4. There are no pending requests for rezoning any sites to R-4. Plan Commission held public hearings on July 20, 2011 and August 18, 2011 in regard to the zoning code amendments and on August 18, 2011 recommended eleven amendments to the R-4 zoning district standards to the Village Council. Discussion tonight centered on units per building and site size. The largest multi-family building currently in the Village is an eight (8) unit townhouse building in Edelweiss. Larger buildings can be designed with appropriate setbacks and buffer landscaping. Village staff has recommended a sixteen (16) unit maximum with no side-by-side restriction. Plan Commission would like a five (5) unit maximum side-by-side and based on the Commons development plan and a desire to have more units with side yards. The side-by-side standard would not allow a condominium style of one unit over another unit in a building. Village staff has recommended a minimum six (6) acres for site size while Plan Commission has recommended a minimum of fifteen (15) acres.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Polk, to adopt an ordinance amending Part Twelve, Title Six, Chapter 1270 of the Palos Park Village Code in regard to R-4 Planned Unit Development Regulations as recommended by the Plan Commission and as modified here this evening with respect to units per building (sixteen unit maximum) and site size (six acres) and side-by side- eliminated.

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

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

BIKEWAY PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Polk, to continue action on the ordinance to the September 26, 2011 Council meeting.

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

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

INFORMATION & UPDATES:
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STREETS/RECREATION, NICOLE MILOVICH-WALTERS:
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH IDOT FOR STATE MAINTAINED TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON STATE HIGHWAYS IN PALOS PARK: The Interagency Agreement is entered into between the Village of Palos Park and the Department of Transportation for State maintained traffic signals on State Highways within the corporate limits of Palos Park. This Agreement shall be effective from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2021 and may be terminated prior to that date, by either party, upon 30 days written notice.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village of Palos Park and the Department of Transportation for State maintained traffic signals on State Highways within the corporate limits of Palos Park.

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-

COMMISSIONER OF BUILDING & PUBLIC PROPERTY, G. DARRYL REED:
BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT: Commissioner Reed reported the Building Department issued 9 building permits totaling $4,459.65 in fees from August 22, 2011 through September 8, 2011. The Building Department conducted 31 inspections. No Certificates of Occupancy were issued. No exaction fees were collected. To date, Tree Bank Fund remains at $6,775.00.

BIKE ROUTE SIGN PROJECT: The Village of Palos Park held a bid opening on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12:00 noon for proposed work relative to the Bike Route Sign Project. The Model Communities Grant awarded the Village provides for the purchase and installation of signs on designated bike routes. Three companies responded with bids.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to award the Bike Route Sign Project Contract to Western Remac, Inc., the second lowest bidder, because the first lowest bidder’s response to the bid request did not provide a time frame in which the work would be done.

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-

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, DANIEL POLK:
POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: In Commissioner Polk’s absence, Mayor Mahoney reported the Police Department received 636 calls for service from August 22, 2011 through September 11, 2011. Palos Park Police also issued 38 parking tickets, 64 traffic tickets, 3 ordinance violations, completed 34 case reports, arrested 9 adults, 5 impounds, 25 Senior Checks, 44 citizen assists and 33 community contact hours.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Palos Park police have issued a traffic alert for Saturday, September 17, 2011. McCarthy Road (123rd Street) will be closed between 80th Avenue and 96th Avenue (LaGrange Road) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the Palos Park Parade which starts at 11:00 a.m. Residents are asked to adjust their plans accordingly.

FAMILY EMERGENCY PLANNING: Residents are reminded to discuss and make plans with their families in the event of an emergency. Planning with the entire family ensures everyone’s needs are being addressed and met.

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 had no formal report this evening however, he read several announcements.

CLERK’S REPORT:
FLU SHOTS FOR SENIORS: Clerk Arrigoni reported representatives from CVS will provide free flu shots for seniors age 65 and older on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the lower level of the Recreation Center. Seniors must bring their Medicare Part B Card to receive the flu shot.

VILLAGE MANAGER’S REPORT:
VEHICLE STICKERS: Village Manager Boehm reported notices will be sent out to residents who have not purchased a Palos Park Vehicle Sticker for 2011-2012. Vehicle stickers must be affixed to the windshield. A $50.00 late fee will apply.

CITIZENS AND VISITORS COMMENT PERIOD:
Mike Gaichas – 8502 W. 121st Street, Palos Park, IL – Mr. Gaichas briefly discussed Tucson, Arizona as a favorite winter travel destination and St. Michael’s Parish in Orland Park celebrating Fall Fest 2011 Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 25th.

Maria Rogers – 12021 S. 93rd Avenue, Palos Park, IL – As caretakers for the Palos Historical Society, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers will be sponsoring a get together Friday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Chief Miller will be guest speaker. Residents are also encouraged to view the display case in the library commemorating 9/11.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Polk, to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m.

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

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

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Cathy A. Gabel
Deputy Village Clerk



 

 

 

 


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