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

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 28, 2011: Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on November 28, 2011 as presented.

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

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

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 Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters to:

1. accept the proposal from Carefree Lawn Sprinklers Inc for the spring 2012 turn-on and winter 2012 shut down of the sprinkler system at the Metra Station

2. pass a resolution authorizing the Village Clerk to make certain closed session minutes available for public inspection – Second Review 2011

3. approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List for December 12, 2011 in the amount of $78,157.21

4. approve the Supplemental Warrant List dated December 12, 2012 for manual checks, payroll, and recurring wire transfers in the amount of $701,820.75

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

AYES: -5- Commissioners Oliven, Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, 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:
CENTRAL BLACKTOP PAYOUT: Commissioner Milovich-Walters reported the Village Council approved a $250,000.00 Pavement Improvement Program at the August 8, 2011 Council meeting. Central Blacktop Company, Inc was awarded the project. All the work has been completed. Commissioner Milovich-Walters requested Council approve Pay Estimate No. 1 from Central Blacktop Company, Inc. The contract amount was $244,062.15. Work completed to date is $238,874.66 less 5% retention of $11,943.73 leaving the amount due at $226,930.93. A final payment is expected to be approved at a January 2012 Council meeting.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to approve Pay Estimate No. 1 to Central Blacktop Company, Inc. in the amount of $226,930.93 upon receipt of necessary waiver.

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 8 building permits totaling $5,116.22 in fees from November 24, 2011 through December 7, 2011. The Building Department conducted 13 inspections. One Certificate of Occupancy was issued. No exaction fees were collected. To date, Tree Bank Fund remains at $5,456.00

BURKE ENGINEERING SERVICE AGREEMENT: Commissioner Reed reported the Village received two grants through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) totaling $225,000.00 for the development of recreational facilities on the five acres of land adjacent to the Holy Family Villa property on Will Cook Road that is owned by the Village. The grants will pay for design and engineering, site surveys, site grading, drainage, two ball fields with backstops and seating, a parking lot and grass. Doug Gotham, a recognized expert in park design and development from Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd has been selected to do the design and engineering work. Design and engineering fees will be $12,900.00 and a site survey will be $5,500.00. This represents 5.7% of the project budget. Mike Sibrava, Public Works Director, will handle construction observation and contractor payouts. Doug Gotham will be available on a as need basis if additional assistance is needed.
Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Oliven, to authorize execution of a service agreement with Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd for design, engineering, and survey work for the development of the Holy Family Park for $18,400.00 plus any additional services on a time and material basis and only if requested by the Village.

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: Commissioner Polk reported the Police Department received 412 calls for service from November 28, 2011 through December 12, 2011. Palos Park Police also issued 46 parking tickets, 38 traffic tickets, 0 ordinance violations, completed 16 case reports, arrested 8 adults and 0 juveniles, 6 impounds, 8 Senior Checks, 12 citizen assists and 17 community contact hours.

SAFE RIDE HOME PROGRAM: Commissioner Polk reminded residents that additional police officers will be out patrolling on New Year’s Eve. If you are in Palos Park celebrating New Year’s and find that you have overindulged, the Palos Park Police want you to call them and they will make sure you find a safe way home. You will not be taken to another drinking establishment or party. Palos Park Police can be reached at 708-448-2191.

CADETS FOOD DRIVE: The Palos Park Police Cadets are once again holding their annual Holiday Food Drive. The Cadets are accepting donations of nonperishable food items or monetary donations to benefit the Worth Food Depository which serves the southwest suburbs. Donations will be accepted at the Palos Park Police Department weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ORDINANCE APPROVING THE SALE OF POLICE VEHICLE: The Palos Park Police Department has a 2006 Crown Victoria vehicle that is no longer necessary or useful and the best interest of the Village will be served by its sale.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adopt an ordinance approving the sale by public auction or sale of personal property owned by the Village of Palos Park.

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

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

COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCES, KENT OLIVEN:
TAX LEVY PRESENTATION: Barbara Maziarek, Finance Director, presented the 2011 Tax Levy which was followed by the 2011 Tax Levy Ordinance for consideration. The Tax Levy Ordinance is the Village’s legal request to receive property taxes levied on parcels within its corporate boundaries. The Tax Levy specifies the type and amount of property taxes the Village intends to receive in property tax revenues from the County’s collection of tax payments next year. Non-home rule communities, such as Palos Park are subject to a property tax limiting rate.

If the levy does not exceed 105% of last year’s aggregate levy, a formal public hearing with published legal notice is not necessary. The Village’s 2011 Tax Levy is 4.99%. State law dictates the timing and process that must be followed in the levy and collection of property taxes. The Tax Levy Ordinance must be adopted by Council and certified by the Mayor and Village Clerk before filing with the County Clerk. The Tax Levy Ordinance must be filed by the last Tuesday in December.

TAX LEVY ORDINANCE: With no further questions from Council, Commissioner Oliven requested Council adopt the 2011 Tax Levy Ordinance.

Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adopt an ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the Village of Palos Park, Palos Park, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2011 and ending April 30, 2012.

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

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

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

CLERK’S REPORT: Clerk Arrigoni had no formal report this evening however, she read announcements.

VILLAGE MANAGER’S REPORT:
EASEMENT AGREEMENT WITH METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT:
Manager Boehm reported the Village desires to renew a 25-year easement for the continued construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of a 30’ x 55’ storm water outfall within a 1,650 square foot strip of land upon, over, across, and through a portion of the south right-of-way of the Calumet-Sag Channel between Alpine Avenue and Old Prague Path across Autobahn Drive to the west of Cal-Sag Channel Parcel 8.04 to the Cal-Sag Channel in Palos Park. The easement agreement was first entered into in 1985 with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and expired in 2010.

Commissioner Oliven moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve entering into a 25-year easement Agreement with the Metropolitan Water reclamation District of Greater Chicago for a storm water outfall across District property to the Cal-Sag Channel.

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

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

CITIZENS AND VISITORS COMMENT PERIOD: None

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adjourn the meeting at
8:06 p.m.

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-

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Cathy A. Gabel
Deputy Village Clerk
 

 

 

 


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