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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING 
HELD ON NOVEMBER 14, 2011

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held its regular meeting on Monday, November 14, 2011. Mayor Mahoney called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Answering to roll call were Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Mayor Mahoney.
Commissioners Polk and Oliven were not in attendance.

Also in attendance were Marie Arrigoni, Village Clerk; Rick Boehm, Village Manager; Tom Bayer, Village Attorney; Steve Manning, Community Development Director; Jacob Karaca, Assistant Village Attorney; Michael Sibrava, Public Works Director; Barbara Maziarek, Finance Director; Kathi May, Deputy Clerk; and Cathy Gabel, Deputy Village Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2011: Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on October 24, 2011 as presented.

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS:
COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS: Mayor Mahoney announced effective November 15, 2011, Jeremy Maske and Frank Slabenak will serve as Palos Park Community Service Officers. For quite some time, the Palos Park Police Department has discussed utilizing civilian personnel to assist sworn police officers in various non-emergency situations and duties. Community Service Officers would handle such duties as vehicle lockouts, fingerprinting, car seat checks, and the Metra lot parking collection and bank run. Frank has been a Palos Park Police Cadet for four years and currently serves as Cadet Commander. Jeremy has been a Palos Park Police Cadet for five years, and works part-time at the Recreation Center. Frank and Jeremy are both students at Moraine Valley Community College majoring in criminal justice. Both young men are committed and dedicated to the criminal justice profession and will be great ambassadors to the Palos Park Police Department.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS: Mayor Mahoney announced the Palos Park Recreation Board has recommended the reappointment of Phil Chiapetto and the appointment of Maria Desmond with both having terms to expire May 2014. Mayor Mahoney entertained a motion to reappointment Phil Chiapetto and to appoint Maria Desmond to the Recreation Board with terms to expire May 2014.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve the following appointments:

Recreation Board
Phil Chiapetto – term to expire May 2014
Maria Desmond – term to expire May 2014

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioners Polk and Oliven

NOVEMBER 2011 AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH: Mayor Mahoney proclaimed November 2011 American Diabetes Month in Palos Park encouraging everyone to recognize American Diabetes Month and join the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes movement to confront, fight, and most importantly change the future of this deadly disease.

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 Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed to:

A. continue Mid-Iron rezoning to the January 23, 2012 Village Council meeting for action in conjunction with action in relation to a proposed annexation agreement and annexation ordinance

B. approve extending Dale F. Rodriquez/Alfred V. Rodriquez’s Letter of Credit #12034 expiration date from October 17, 2011 to October 17, 2012

C. approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List for November 14, 2011 in the amount of $138,375.64

D. approve the Supplemental Warrant List dated November 14, 2011 for manual checks, payroll, and recurring wire transfers in the amount of $301,277.48

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioners Polk and Oliven

OLD BUSINESS: None

BOARD, COMMISSION, AND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: None

INFORMATION & UPDATES:
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STREETS/RECREATION, NICOLE MILOVICH-WALTERS: Commissioner Milovich-Walters had no formal report this evening.

COMMISSIONER OF BUILDING & PUBLIC PROPERTY, G. DARRYL REED:
BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT: Commissioner Reed reported the Building Department issued 18 building permits totaling $7,468.10 in fees from October 19, 2011 through November 7, 2011. The Building Department conducted 33 inspections. One Certificate of Occupancy was issued. No exaction fees were collected. To date, Tree Bank Fund remains at $5,456.00.

ORDINANCE AMENDING RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATIONS: Commissioner Reed explained that currently, Village Code sets the payment for right-of-ways. A flat one lot rate is used when the vacation results in just a slightly larger single lot. The variable two lot rate is used when the vacation results in a new buildable second lot. Council sets the variable rate to approximate fair market value based on an appraisal and usually is higher than the flat single lot rate. The proposed code amendment would give the owner the option of paying the flat rate at the time of vacation and then paying the balance of the higher variable rate at the time of subdivision.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adopt an Ordinance Amending Part Ten, Title Two, Chapter 1020, Section 1020.02(c) of the Palos Park Village Code in regard to Right-of-Way Vacations.

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioners Polk and Oliven

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, DANIEL POLK:
POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: In Commissioner Polk’s absence, Mayor Mahoney reported the Police Department received 736 calls for service from October 21, 2011 through November 14, 2011. Palos Park Police also issued 52 parking tickets, 55 traffic tickets, 1 ordinance violation, completed 26 case reports, arrested 15 adults and 0 juveniles, 5 impounds, 9 Senior Checks, 15 citizen assists and 18 community contact hours.

FIREARM”S SAFETY PROGRAM: The Palos Park Police Department will be participating in “Project Child Safe” a nationwide program to ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage. Residents owning a firearm are encouraged to stop by the Palos Park Police Department to pick up a free cable-style gun lock. For more information Chief Miller can be reached at 708-671-3770.

COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCES, KENT OLIVEN: In Commissioner Oliven’s absence, Mayor Mahoney read library announcements.

MAYOR’S REPORT:
PALOS TOWNSHIP FOOD DRIVE/SERVICES: Mayor Mahoney reported the Village is participating in a food drive to benefit the Palos Township Emergency Food/Supply Pantry. Their mission is to provide Palos Township residents in crisis (such as a fire, job loss, or medical emergency) until regular assistance can be established. The collection box is in the lobby of the Kaptur Administrative Center. Non-perishable food items, personal care items and paper products are needed. Items will be delivered to the Palos Township Office on Wednesday, November 23rd.

CLERK’S REPORT:
PALOS PARK SENIOR CLUB: Clerk Arrigoni reported the Palos Park Senior Club met on Monday, November 14th in the lower level of the Recreation Center.

VILLAGE MANAGER’S REPORT:
ELECTRIC AGGREGATION: Manager Boehm reported Municipal Electric Aggregation allows local governments to seek bids for a lower cost source of power for residential and small commercial retail electric accounts similar to how municipalities negotiate contracts for waste disposal or cable television. The aggregation program can only be implemented by passing a resolution providing for and requiring the submission of a binding public question to determine whether the Village should have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers to appear on the ballot of the electors at the General Primary Election to be held on March 20, 2012. All residents and small businesses are automatically enrolled. Those not wanting to participate can opt out of the program. It was reported that many municipalities have lowered their energy costs for residents by 20% - 25% or $175.00 - $200.00 per year.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to direct staff to prepare an ordinance calling for a referendum question to be brought back at the November 28, 2011 Council meeting.

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioners Polk and Oliven

CITIZENS AND VISITORS COMMENT PERIOD:
Mike Gaichas – 8502 W. 121st Street, Palos Park, IL – Mr. Gaichas wished everyone a Happy and Safe
Thanksgiving.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adjourn the meeting at
8:11 p.m.

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

AYES: -3- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, and Mayor Mahoney
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioners Polk and Oliven

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Cathy A. Gabel
Deputy Village Clerk

 

 

 

 


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