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City of Crest Hill City Council met June 3

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 14, 2019


City of Crest Hill City Council met June 3.

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, Deputy Police Chief Brad Hertzman, Public Works Director Tom Migatz.

Absent were: Police Chief Ed Clark, Director of City Services Greg Koch, Economic Development and Zoning Manager 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 May 20, 2019 with a correction per the memo dated June 3, 2019 for Council approval.

(#1) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the minutes from the May 20, 2019 meeting with the correction per the memo dated June 3, 2019. 

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. (28)

(40) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on May 13, 2019 for Council approval.

(#2) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the work session held on May 13, 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 (43)

(54) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on May 28, 2019 for Council approval.

(#3) Motion by Alderman Coladipietro, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the minutes from the work session held on May 28, 2019 as presented.

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (57)

(70) Mayor Soliman asked to deviate from the regular agenda for a business presentation. Mr. Roberto Gutierrez from MIB Technologies gave a presentation on his business. Alderwoman Oberlin asked if the company does IT work for residential as well as commercial. Mr. Gutierrez explained that they would. Members of the Council wished Mr. Gutierrez good luck with his business.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR: (193) City Administrator Heather McGuire presented A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE PREVAILING WAGE FOR WORKERS IN ANY PUBLIC WORKS AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2019 IN THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Administrator McGuire explained that this is a resolution that we update and approve every year.

(#4) Motion by Alderman Vershay, seconded by Alderman Dyke, to approve A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE PREVAILING WAGE FOR WORKERS IN ANY PUBLIC WORKS AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2019 IN THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 

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 #1042 (209)

(226) Administrator McGuire presented A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PROPOSAL WITH SPACECO, INC. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the proposal.

(#5) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PROPOSAL WITH SPACECO, INC. 

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 #1043

(264) Administrator McGuire presented A RESOLUTION EXECUTION OF A MODIFIED ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION AGREEMENT WITH MC SQUARED. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the agreement. Com-Ed's rate has dropped below MC Squareds rate. MC Squared has agreed to meet Com-Ed's rate for the remainder of the agreement.

(#6) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A MODIFIED ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION AGREEMENT WITH MC SQUARED. 

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. Resolution #1044 (292)

(310) Administrator McGuire explained that a letter will be send out from MC Squared, notifying the residents that they have met Com-Ed's rate and continue to be the electrical supplier. The residents do not need to do anything, unless they chose to opt-out of the program and return to Com-Ed.

(333) Administrator McGuire presented the Merit Increases for all non-union staff per the memo dated May 31, 2019. Administrator McGuire explained that the increases were discussed in executive session at a prior work session.

(#7) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderman Albert, to approve the request for the Non-Union Merit Increases per the memo dated May 31, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: Ald. Vershay, Coladipietro. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being six (6) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (355)

(378) Administrator presented the Reclassification of Economic Development and Zoning Manager to Community Development Director per the memo dated June 3, 2019. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the request.

(#8) Motion by Alderman Kubal, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve the Reclassification of Economic Development and Zoning Manager to Community Development Director per the memo dated June 3, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: Ald. Coladipietro. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being seven (7) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. Ordinance #1811

(413) Administrator McGuire announced that there will be a work session on Monday June 10, 2019 for discussion on the Strand Proposal for East Plant Re-Rati Plan Revision for East Plant, Potential TIF on Broadway, Building Inspector Candidate. Alderwoman Oberlin verified that the Community Development Director start at the entry level end of the pay scale. She would also like discussion on the IML registration added to the work session.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (446) There were no agenda items for discussion.

(451) Director Migatz informed the residents that crews will begin repairing a water main break at approximately midnight on Theodore Street between Barthelone and Knapp Drive. The only property to be affected by this would be the grocery store and they have been notified. Alderwoman Oberlin thanked the Staff for the work done at the Lidice property. Alderwoman Gazal asked for an update on the railing that was hit on Borio Drive. Director Migatz explained that they are working to find who the owner is. Alderwoman Gazal questioned the water restriction. Mayor Soliman explained that this is something that we automatically do every year.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: (519) There were no agenda items for discussion.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: (540) Deputy Police Chief Brad Hertzman had no agenda items for discussion.

(545) Deputy Chief Hertzman announced that the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics will be taking place on Tuesday June 4, 2019. Staff from the Police Department will be participating.

MAYOR: (575) Mayor Soliman presented a request for the approval of a one day liquor license waiver for A.B. Gusto's. This was discussed at a previous work session.

(#9) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve a request for a one day liquor license waiver for A.B Gusto's. 

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. (592)

(605) Mayor Soliman presented a request for the approval of a one day liquor license waiver for Jackie's Slots & Shots. This was discussed at a previous work session.

(#10) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve a one day liquor license waiver for Jackie's Slots & Shots. 

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. (626)

(641) Mayor Soliman informed the Council that Mr. Pabst who was the manager at Hillcrest Shopping Center retired at the end of May.

(682) Mayor Soliman announced that Mr. Ciszek presented the City with a plaque from the DAV. The Mayor read the plaque.

(730) Mayor Soliman commended all of the students from Crest Hill who recently graduated.

(761) Mayor Soliman announced that we recently had a ground breaking ceremony for the new Public Works facility on Oakland Avenue. He thanked all of the City Staff and Council members that have been involved with the process.

CITY CLERK: (896) City Clerk Vicki Hackney had no agenda items for discussion.

CITY TREASURER: (904) City Treasurer Glen Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll from May 13, 2019 through May 26, 2019 in the amount of $222,269.82.

(913) Treasurer Conklin presented the list of bills in the amount of $194,456.32 for Council approval.

(#11) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve the list of bills in the amount of $194,456.32 as presented. 

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. (919)

(942) Alderman Coladipietro questioned a payment to Civic Plus. Administrator McGuire explained that they will begin the conversion process after the annual audit is completed. Alderwoman Oberlin questioned a road project and our street sweeper cleaning up debris. Administrator McGuire explained that we are in contact with the construction company to get some type of reimbursement from them.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (980) There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS: (982) There was no new business.

COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS: (984) Alderwoman Oberlin announced that the annual Lidice Ceremony would take place on June 9, 2019 at 11 invited to attend. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to St. Ann's Church. Alderwoman Oberlin announced that the annual City picnic will take place on August 4, 2019 from noon to 10:00 p.m.

(1084) Mayor Soliman announced that the annual Memorial Day ceremony took place on Monday May 27, 2019. It was moved from the Memorial Garden to St. Ambrose Church due to the weather. He thanked everyone who attended the event. The Mayor thanked Mr. Catella for the donation of an American flag. The Mayor announced that next year will be the 25th anniversary of the Police Memorial. Alderman Albert thanked everyone for their patience during the tornado warning on Memorial Day.

COUNCIL COMMENTS: (1267) Alderman Albert represented the Lion's Club at the grade school graduations. He congratulated the students of the year from both schools. Alderman Albert announced that we are looking for volunteers to help with this year's City picnic. Alderman Coladipietro welcomed MIB to the City. He also congratulated all the students who graduated including his daughter. Alderwoman Oberlin announced that everyone is welcome to attend the Lidice ceremony. Alderwoman Gazal commended all of the graduates and their families. Alderwoman Sklare congratulated her two nieces on their graduation. She also congratulated all of the other students who recently graduated. Alderman Vershay also congratulated everyone who graduated.

PUBLIC COMMENT: (1383) Phil Rodriguez is requesting that no parking signs be placed on both sides of his home which is on a corner lot. He is constantly being woke up by cars parking outside his home. Discussion followed. Administrator McGuire explained that if there is a stop sign at the corner, per our ordinance you cannot park within 30 feet of it. There are also rules for parking near a fire hydrant. Mayor Soliman asked that Mr. Rodriguez stay after the meeting and speak with the Deputy Police Chief and Alderwomen from his Ward.

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

(#12) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to adjourn the June 3, 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. (1599)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

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