Frankfort Village Board met June 4.
Frankfort Village Board met June 4.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Mayor Jim Holland called the regular meeting of the Frankfort Village Board to order on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Village Clerk Adam Borrelli called the roll. In attendance were Mayor Jim Holland, Village Clerk Adam Borrelli, Trustees John Clavio, Cindy Heath, Bob Kennedy, Keith Ogle, Mike Stevens, and Dick Trevarthan. Also in attendance were Attorney George Mahoney, Attorney Hannah Lamore, Police Chief John Burica, Village Administrator Rob Piscia, and Assistant Village Administrator Jeff Cook.
Approval Of Special Orders - Unanimous Consent Agenda:
All items on the Omnibus Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and are enacted in one motion. There is no separate discussion of these items unless a board member makes a request, in which event, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.
A. Approval of Minutes
1. Regular Meeting (May 21 , 2018)
B. Approval of Bills/Payroll - $666,165.62/$320,933.19
Trustee Trevarthan made a motion (#1), seconded by Trustee Stevens, to approve the Unanimous Consent Agenda.
Following a motion to approve, Trustee Heath presented a brief overview of the consent agenda docket items under consideration for approval.
Mayor Holland invited trustee and audience comment on the consent agenda items prior to a vote being taken. None were forthcoming.
Clerk Borrelli called the roll. Ayes: Trustees Clavio, Heath, Kennedy, Ogle, Stevens, and Trevarthan. Nays: None. The motion carried.
Economic Development Committee Report:
A. Purchase and Sale Agreement: I I N. White Street and 7 N. White Street - First Reading
Trustee Clavio introduced a First Reading of a Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the property commonly known to be a part of 11 North White Street and part of 7 North White Street. The redevelopment proposal includes construction of a new ± 11,300 SF, single-story mixed use building and the conversion of the existing home at 11 N. White Street for commercial use. The new building is planned to provide space for retail, office and a class A sit- down restaurant with outdoor seating adjacent to the trail. As the new building would occupy part of the existing Prairie Park parking lot, the plan includes construction of new public parking spaces surrounding the structure at 11 N. White Street.
Following the First Reading of the proposed resolution, Mayor Holland invited trustee and audience comment on the purchase and sale agreement. Trustee Stevens stated he was encouraged by the proposal and looked forward to the review process by the Plan Commission and Village Board. Trustee Heath commented the property is currently earning no property tax and the development will provide property tax revenue for the Village, schools, and other taxing bodies within the Village. She further noted the proposal was submitted by individuals who live and work in Frankfort and are familiar to what the downtown has to offer and the standards that the Village expects. Trustee Clavio noted the development will also provide sales tax revenue for the Village.
• Mayor Holland announced the following upcoming events: Fridays on the Green (June 8, 10:00 am. - 11 :00 am.); Movies on the Green ("Lion King," June 12, at 8:30 p.m.); Fine Arts Fair (June 16, 10:00 am. - 3:00 p.m.); Concerts on the Green (June 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.); Get Hooked on Frankfort Fishing Derby (June 23, at Prairie Park for youngsters 3 to 12 years old); summer landscaping beautification award nominations (due June 30 to the Village Administration Office); Summer Country Market (Sundays, 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.); and Cruisin Frankfort (Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to dusk).
• Mayor Holland mentioned the purple and white flowers currently blooming at Prairie Park, noting the Village recently contracted with a site management firm to monitor native plants and control weed growth for Prairie Park.
Police Department Report:
Chief Burica reported the Frankfort Police cadets will host a "Burgers and Badges" event on Tuesday, June 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Frankfort Police Department, 20602 Lincoln- Way Lane, an informational open house for youth between the ages of 15 and 21 who are interested in law enforcement and the cadet program. He announced the "Cone with a Cop" event is scheduled for Friday, June 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Raffy's Candy Store, 21 S. White Street. Chief Burica reminded residents that fireworks are illegal in the state of Illinois. He also reminded residents to lock vehicle doors and to close garage doors at night to help prevent crime.
Village Administrator's Report:
Administrator Piscia thanked residents for their patience relating to the substantial water main break on Nebraska and Center Road over the Memorial Day weekend, which resulted in hiring an outside contractor to perform the repairs. He reported ComEd will be performing tree pruning work for vegetation maintenance along power lines in our area for the next several weeks.
Village Attorney's Report:
Village Attorney Hannah Lamore had no report.
Trustee Ogle extended his congratulations to the Lincoln-Way East Boys Volleyball team on their state championship.
Trustee Stevens also congratulated the Griffins volleyball team and commented on Frankfort's Country Market, noting its popularity and a new vendor Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Mayor Holland noted representatives from the volleyball team plan to attend the next Village Board meeting in recognition of their state championship title.
Trustee Trevarthan offered his congratulations to the volleyball team and offered some watering tips for plants and the lawn.
Trustee Heath offered her congratulations to the volleyball team and she requested an update regarding road closures for the reconstruction of St. Francis Road project. Administrator Piscia reported signs have been posted, however no construction timetable has been provided to the Village to date.
Trustee Kennedy advised residents of multiple properties available for redevelopment within the Village and mentioned the Target Industry Incentive Program which is available to encourage new construction and tenant improvements within the industrial districts.
No public comments were received by the Village Board.
Hearing no further business, Trustee Trevarthan made a motion (#2), seconded by Trustee Stevens, to adjourn the regular board meeting of Monday, June 4, 2018. A voice vote was taken. All were in favor. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.