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City of Crest Hill City Council met July 15

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 14, 2019

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City of Crest Hill City Council met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The regular meeting of the City of Crest Hill was called to order by Mayor Raymond R. Soliman at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1610 Plainfield Road Crest Hill, Will County, Illinois.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison.

Roll call indicated the following present: Mayor Raymond Soliman, City Clerk Vicki Hackney, City Treasurer Glen Conklin, Alderman Scott Dyke, Alderman John Vershay, Alderwoman Barbara Sklare, Alderwoman Claudia Gazal, Alderwoman Tina Oberlin, Alderman Marco Coladipietro, Alderman Nate Albert, Alderman Joe Kubal.

Also present were: City Administrator Heather McGuire, Assistant City Administrator/HR Director Megan Fulara, Deputy City Clerk Janet Serdar, Police Chief Ed Clark, Public Works Director Tom Migatz.

Absent were: Director of City Services Greg Koch, Community Development Director Scott McMaster, Director of Water/Wastewater Mark Siefert, Finance Supervisor Ashli Motyka.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the regular meeting held on July 1, 2019 for Council approval.

(#1) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on July 1, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro. 

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (31)

(44) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on June 24, 2019 for Council approval.

(#2) Motion by Alderman Coladipietro, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the minutes from the work session held on June 24, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Sklare, Vershay, Dyke, Kubal, Albert, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (47)

(58) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on July 8, 2019 for Council approval.

(#3) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the work session held on July 8, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Vershay, Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke. 

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (60)

(65) Mayor Soliman asked to deviate from the regular agenda for a business presentation. Ken Krasowski from Chase Bank gave a presentation on their grant program for the purchase of homes in the City. Mr. Krasowski left brochures for the residents.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR: (178) City Administrator Heather McGuire presented A RESOLUTION REJECTING BIDS FOR THE PROPOSED PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY. Administrator McGuire went over the items that are included in the resolution.

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(#4) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve A RESOLUTION REJECTING BIDS FOR THE PROPOSED PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Resolution #1047 (192)

(208) Administrator McGuire presented A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BID AWARD TO AUTOMATIC FIRE SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the resolution.

(#5) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderman Kubal, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BID AWARD TO AUTOMATIC FIRE SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Coladipietro, Oberlin, Gazal, Sklare, Vershay, Dyke, Kubal, Albert. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Resolution #1048 (217)

(235) Administrator McGuire presented A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BID AWARD TO OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the project.

(#6) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Albert, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BID AWARD TO OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Kubal, Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Resolution #1049 (243)

(259) Administrator McGuire presented a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING STUDY FOR BROADWAY WITH CAMIROS, LTD. per the memo dated July 15, 2019 Administrator McGuire went over the background of the resolution.

(#7) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING STUDY FOR BROADWAY WITH CAMIROS, LTD. per the memo dated July 15, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Resolution #1050 (267)

(286) Administrator McGuire announced that there will be a work session on Monday July 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for discussion on the Taser Presentation, Fireworks Ordinance and Parking Fine Revision.

(295) Mayor Soliman gave an update on the progress of the new Public Works Facility.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (310) Public Works Director Tom Migatz had no agenda items for discussion. Alderman Dyke asked that Director Migatz to look into the street sign that is missing at Ludwig and Oakland.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: (323) Economic Development and Zoning Manager Scott McMaster was not in attendance.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:(328) Police Chief Ed Clark had no agenda items for discussion.

(333) Chief Clark announced that the Police Department will be hosting the annual golf outing at Inwood Golf Course on September 25, 2019. He went over the organizations that benefit from this event.

MAYOR: (350) Mayor Soliman presented a request for approval of the Independent Hearing Officer Agreement. The Mayor received a resignation letter from the current Hearing Officer. After discussion at the work session held on July 8, 2019, it was decided to hire Gabriel Orenic as the new hearing officer. The Mayor went over Mr. Orenic's background and qualifications.

(#8) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the Independent Hearing Officer Agreement per the work session held on July 8, 2019 and for the hiring of Gabriel Orenic. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (428)

(440) Mayor Soliman presented a request from the A.I.C.S to waive the one day $50.00 liquor license fee for the Festa Italiana on August 10, 2019 per the memo dated July 8, 2019. Mayor Soliman explained that this was discussed at a previous work session.

(#9) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the request from the A.I.C.S to waive the one day $50.00 liquor license fee for the Festa Italiana on August 10, 2019 per the memo dated July 8, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Kubal. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Albert, Coladipietro. 

There being six (6) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (489)

(503) Mayor Soliman presented a request from the A.I.C.S to waive the one day $50.00 liquor license fee of for the Festa Italiana on August 11, 2019 per the memo dated July 8, 2019. Mayor Soliman explained that this was discussed at a previous work session.

(#10) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the request from the A.I.C.S to waive the one day $50.00 liquor license fee for the Festa Italiana on August 11, 2019 per the memo dated July 8, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Kubal, Oberlin, Gazal, Sklare, Vershay, Dyke. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Coladipietro, Albert.

There being six (6) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (511)

(526) Mayor Soliman presented a request from the A.I.C.S. to waive all permit fees associated with signage for the annual Festa Italiana per the memo dated July 8, 2019. Mayor Soliman explained that this was discussed at a previous work session.

(#11) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the request from the A.I.C.S. to waive all permit fees associated with signage for the annual Festa Italiana per the memo dated July 8, 2019.

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Vershay, Dyke, Kubal, Oberlin, Sklare, Gazal. 

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Coladipietro, Albert. 

There being six (6) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (530)

(543) Mayor Soliman presented a request from the A.I.C.S. for the use of the Police Officers and road closure for the annual Festa Italiana parade on August 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon per the memo dated July 8, 2019. Mayor Soliman explained that this was discussed at a previous work session.

(#12) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Dyke, to approve a request from the A.I.C.S. for the use of the Police Officers and road closure for the annual Festa Italiana parade on August 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon per the memo dated July 8, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Gazal, Sklare, Vershay, Dyke, Kubal, Oberlin. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Coladipietro, Albert.

There being six (6) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (557)

(572) Mayor Soliman presented a request from the Masonic Youth Club (Jobes Daughters) for the use of the City Hall parking lot and water for a car wash. This was discussed in a previous work session. Members of the youth group gave a presentation on the club. The tentative date for the car wash would be September 8, 2019. Mr. Deserio explained that they are currently looking into the insurance costs to hold the car wash. Once they receive the estimate, the club will come back before the City to seek approval for the car wash. Mr. Deserio announced that 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of Jobe's Daughters.

CITY CLERK: (87) City Clerk Vicki Hackney had no agenda items for discussion.

(875) Clerk Hackney announced that the upcoming City-wide garage sale would be on August 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019. The last day to get a permit and be on the list is Tuesday August 13, 2019. The cost for a permit is $5.00. Maps and lists will be available starting on August 14, 2019.

CITY TREASURER: (888) City Treasurer Glen Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll from June 24, 2019 through July 7, 2019 in the amount of $229,444.28.

(898) Treasurer Conklin presented the list of bills in the amount of $579,927.05 for Council approval.

(#13) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the list of bills in the amount of $579,927.05 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin. 

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (904)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (927) There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS: (931) Mayor Soliman presented AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A VARIATION TO THE CREST HILL ZONING ORDINANCE WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY (PETITION OF JEFFREY DAILEY). This is the request (V-19-2-6-1) of Jeffrey Dailey at 16534 Zausa Drive for a setback variance for a shed. Alderwoman Gazal has spoken with Mr. Dailey in regard to blocking off the 18" space between the house and the shed for safety concerns. Mr. Dailey gave a presentation to the Council on his variance request. He explained that he has a pool and deck in his yard. The majority of his property lies in an easement and the shed cannot be placed there. The only area that he can tentatively put the shed is behind his existing home. Alderman Albert asked if Mr. Dailey is pouring a slab or is there an existing one. A new slab would be poured. Alderwoman Oberlin asked if Mr. Dailey had considered abutting the shed against the house. Discussion followed on the placement of the shed, and future maintenance issues. Mayor Soliman asked for comments and questions from the audience. There were none.

(#14) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A VARIATION TO THE CREST HILL ZONING ORDINANCE WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY (PETITION OF JEFFREY DAILEY). 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay, Sklare, Gazal. 

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None.

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Ordinance #1817 (1192)

COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS: (1228) Alderman Albert announced that the annual City picnic will take place on Sunday August 4, 2019 at St. Joes Park from noon to 10:00 p.m. He went over the schedule of events for the day. Alderman Albert announced that they are looking for volunteers to work the picnic.

COUNCIL COMMENTS: (1296) Alderman Dyke wished the Mayor a Happy Birthday. Alderman Vershay wished the Daughters of Jobe good luck on their car wash. Alderwoman Sklare wished the Mayor and Alderman Dyke a Happy Birthday. She also reminded parents not to leave your children in cars during hot days. Alderwoman Gazal wished the Mayor and Alderman Dyke a Happy Birthday. She announced that the Meet in the Park will take place on August 13, 2019 at the park on Borio Dri wished all of the City Staff who have July birthdays, a Happy Birthday. Alderwoman Oberlin wished the young lady's good luck. She also told JC to rest in peace. Alderman Coladipietro announced that the annual Festa will take place on August 10th and August 11th, 2019. This is the 20th anniversary of the festival. He announced that there will be a mass at St. Anthony's Church in Joliet spoken in Italian tomorrow night. He also wished Alderwoman Oberlin a Happy Birthday. Alderman Albert wished all the July Staff a Happy Birthday. Alderman Kubal informed the Daughters of Jobe that their group was formed in 1920 and that is the same year women earned the right to vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT: (1140) There were no citizens wishing to address the Council.

There being no further business before the Council, a motion for adjournment was in order.

(#15) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay to adjourn the July 15, 2019 City Council meeting. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

AYES: Ald. Sklare, Gazal, Oberlin, Coladipietro, Albert, Kubal, Dyke, Vershay. 

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

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