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City of Crest Hill City Council met June 17

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 14, 2019

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City of Crest Hill City Council met June 17.

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 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, Community Development Director Scott McMaster, Public Works Director Tom Migatz.

Absent were: Alderman Nate Albert (arrived at 7:07 p.m.), Director of City Services Greg Koch, Director of Water/Wastewater Mark Siefert, Finance Supervisor Ashli Motyka.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the regular meeting held on June 3, 2019 for Council approval.

(#1) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on June 3, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: Ald. Albert. 

There being seven (7) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (31)

(44) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on June 10, 2019 for Council approval.

(#2) Motion by Alderman Coladipietro, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the minutes from the work session held on June 10, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: Ald. Albert. 

There being seven (7) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (48)

CITY ADMINISTRATOR: (69) City Administrator Heather McGuire presented A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES PROPOSAL WITH UNITED ARCHITECTS, LTD. (New City Hall/Police Station). This is for the space needs analysis for the new City facility.

(#3) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES PROPOSAL WITH UNITED ARCHITECTS, LTD. (New City Hall/Police Station). 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: Ald. Albert. 

There being seven (7) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Resolution #1045 (90)

(107) Administrator McGuire presented A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF 1919 CORA STREET, CREST HILL, ILLINOIS (Purchaser: John W, Evans). Administrator McGuire went over the background of this request.

(#4) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF 1919 CORA STREET, CREST HILL, ILLINOIS (Purchaser: John W, Evans). 

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 #1046 (121)

(135) Administrator McGuire presented a request for approval for the attendance of the elected officials and the Director of Public Works at the annual IML Conference per the memo dated June 14, 2019.

(#5) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the attendance of the elected officials and the Director of Public Works at the annual IML Conference per the memo dated June 14, 2019. 

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. (143)

(159) Administrator McGuire announced that there will be a work session on Monday June 24, 2019 for discussion on the Hydrant Painting Vendor, the Tobacco Ordinance Revision and PR Marketing Update. Alderwoman Oberlin asked for an update on a previous street issue. Administrator McGuire informed the Council that we will be getting reimbursed from the contractor.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (188) Public Works Director Tom Migatz presented the Strand and Associates Amendment to Wastewater Facilities Project Plan Update #1 to Task Order 18-04 per the memo dated June 3, 2019. Director Migatz went over the background of the amendment.

(#6) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the Strand and Associates Amendment to Wastewater Facilities Project Plan Update #1 to Task Order 18-04 per the memo dated June 3, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (205)

(225) Director Migatz presented the Strand and Associates Amendment to East Water Reclamation Facility Phosphorus Removal Upgrades Task Order #17-03 per the memo dated June 3, 2019. Director Migatz went over the background of the amendment.

(#7) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the Strand and Associates Amendment to East Water Reclamation Facility Phosphorus Removal Upgrades Task Order #17-03 per the memo dated June 3, 2019. 

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. (240)

(258) Director Migatz announced that Clarke Mosquito will be spraying throughout the City on Tuesday June 18, 2019. There will be a second spraying near the July 4th holiday. Clarke will begin utilizing text and emails to notify residents of the spraying in the future. Alderwoman Gazal thanked Director Migatz for getting the barricade by the pipeline.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: (304) Community Development Director Scott McMaster, presented AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 15.12.065 OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL SIGN CODE REGARDING PROPERTY RENTAL SIGNS per the memo dated June 17, 2019. Director McMaster went over the background of the ordinance.

(#8) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 15.12.065 OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL SIGN CODE REGARDING PROPERTY RENTAL SIGNS per the memo dated June 17, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Ordinance #1812 (320)

Director McMaster presented AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, ILLINOIS AUTHORIZING AN ELIGIBILITY STUDY FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY ON BROADWAY BETWEEN THEODORE AND CATON FARM ROAD TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY FOR TAX INCREMENT FINANCING per the memo dated June 17, 2019. Director McMaster went over the background of the ordinance.

(#9) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, ILLINOIS AUTHORIZING AN ELIGIBILITY STUDY FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY ON BROADWAY BETWEEN THEODORE AND CATON FARM ROAD TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY FOR TAX INCREMENT FINANCING per the memo dated June 17, 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. Ordinance #1813 (353)

(374) Alderman Coladipietro questioned the closure of a car dealership on Plainfield Road. Director McMaster informed the Council that it had closed and he is attempting to contact the owner of the property.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:(407) Police Chief Ed Clark had no agenda items for discussion.

(415) Chief Clark introduced the City's newest Officer, Lorena Muniz. She will begin training at the Academy next week. Ms. Muniz gave a brief speech. Members of the Council welcomed Ms. Muniz to the City.

MAYOR: (523) Mayor Soliman had no agenda items for discussion.

CITY CLERK:(529) City Clerk Vicki Hackney presented a request from Remington Lakes HOA for the use of the Council Chambers on October 15, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. per the memo dated June 14, 2019. This date is available.

(#10) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderwoman Oberlin, to approve the request from Remington Lakes HOA for the use of the Council Chambers on October 15, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. per the memo dated June 14, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Gazal. 

There being seven (7) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (541)

(556) Clerk Hackney presented a request for the approval of the executive minutes per the memo dated June 17, 2019.

(#11) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the executive minutes per the memo dated June 17, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None.

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (565)

(579 Clerk Hackney presented a request for the release of the executive session minutes per the memo dated June 17, 2019.

(#12) Motion by Alderman Coladipietro, seconded by Alderwoman Oberlin, to approve the release of the executive session minutes per the memo dated June 17, 2019. 

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. (590)

(604) Clerk Hackney presented a request for the closure of the cul-de-sac (Park Place Court) on June 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. per the memo dated June 17, 2019. No streets other than the cul-de-sac will be closed. This is in a gated community.

(#13) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve a request for the closure of the cul-de-sac (Park Place Court) on June 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. per the memo dated June 17, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (623)

CITY TREASURER: (644) City Treasurer Glen Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll for the period of May 27, 2019 through June 9, 2019 in the amount of $232,126.41.

(657) Treasurer Conklin presented the list of bills in the amount of $726,588.86 for Council approval.

(#14) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Dyke, to approve the list of bills in the amount of $726,588.86. 

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. (661)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (680) Doris Johnson from Family Outreach addressed the Council. She explained that one of the food trucks has recently broken down. They are requesting help from the City in purchasing a new truck and a new freezer. The Mayor explained that the City cannot make a donation without it being discussed prior to a meeting and it being on the agenda. Alderman Albert explained various ways they can reach out to the community for donations.

NEW BUSINESS: (919) There was no new business.

COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS: (922) Alderwoman Oberlin thanked everyone who participated in the recent Lidice Ceremony. She thanked the Public Works Department for their help, and Alderman Coladipietro and his wife for the donation of blue hydrangeas. She also gave a big thank you to Jason Tribion for his dedication and continuous work on the gardens. She also thanked everyone who supplied baked goods for the ceremony. Alderwoman Oberlin thanked the Counsel General and his assistant from Czechoslovakia who attended the ceremony.

(1038) Alderman Albert informed the residents that the annual City picnic will take place on Sunday August 4, 2019 from noon to 10:00 p.m. He went over the schedule of events. This will be the 10th annual picnic.

COUNCIL COMMENTS: (1088) Alderman Vershay welcomed Officer Muniz to the City. Alderwoman Gazal announced that there will be a meet and greet at the park on Borio Drive on August 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Alderwoman Sklare encouraged the residents to attend. Alderwoman Gazal announced that we are still accepting applications for the City's 50/50 tree program. Alderwoman Oberlin welcomed the new Officer. Chief Clark announced that the annual Police Department golf outing will take place on September 25, 2019. Flyers are available at the City Hall with all of the information on them. Alderman Albert announced that Saturday June 22, 2019 is the Crest Hill Lions Club movies in the park. This event will take place in Chaney Park, which is north of Chaney Pool.

PUBLIC COMMENT: (1214) 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 June 17, 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. (1221)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

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