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Village of Plainfield Board of Trustees met July 15

By Michael Abella | Aug 15, 2019

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Village of Plainfield Board of Trustees met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

BOARD PRESENT:  M.COLLINS, B.WOJOWSKI, H.BENTON, M.BONUCHI, K.CALKINS, C.LARSON, AND L.NEWTON.  OTHERS PRESENT:  B.MURPHY, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR; J.HARVEY, ATTORNEY; M.GIBAS, VILLAGE CLERK; D.WOLD, ENGINEER; A.PERSONS, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR; J.PROULX, PLANNING DIRECTOR; L.SPIRES, BUILDING OFFICIAL; T.PLECKHAM, MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR; AND J.KONOPEK, CHIEF OF POLICE.

CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, PLEDGE

Mayor Collins called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Roll call was taken, all Trustees were present.  Mayor Collins led the Pledge of Allegiance.  There were approximately 25 persons in the audience.

PRESIDENTIAL COMMENTS

No Comments.

TRUSTEES COMMENTS

Trustee Newton expressed condolences to the family of Tyler Dufour.

Trustee Bonuchi:

•          Expressed condolences to the family of Tyler Dufour.

•          Thanked all the volunteers and everyone that helped with Plainfield Fest.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (3-5 minutes)

No Comments.

BUSINESS MEETING

1)        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Trustee Larson moved to approve the Agenda.  Second by Trustee Bonuchi.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

2)        CONSENT AGENDA

Trustee Larson moved to approve the Consent Agenda to include:

a)        Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting held July 1, 2019.

b)        Bills Paid and Bills Payable Reports for July 15, 2019.

c)         Cash & Investment, Revenue, and Expenditure Reports for June, 2019.

d)        Ordinance No. 3419, decreasing the number of Class “F” Liquor Licenses to 21 and the number of Class “J” Liquor Licenses to zero.

e)        Approval of the annual Laserfiche software maintenance agreement from TKB Associates in the amount of $15,616.00.

f)         Approval of payment to West Side Specialized Services Company, in the amount of $17,469.98, for the emergency repair of the John Deere 544J Tractor-Loader.

Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

3)        WILLOW TREE FARM (PC CASE #1827-010219.AA/SU/PP)

Trustee Bonuchi moved to open the continued the Public Hearing regarding the annexation agreement for the property commonly known as Willow Tree Farm at the southeast corner of Illinois Route 126 and Drauden Road.  Second by Trustee Larson. Voice Vote.  All in favor, 0 opposed. Motion carried.

Trustee Larson expressed several concerns including lots not lining up, number of new homes backing up to existing homes, removal of large trees, layout of certain models, management of the parks, future improvements to Rowley Road, and south end of the property.  Trustee Larson suggested some lot consolidations and would like to see the number of units decreased. Trustee Bonuchi expressed concern with the house designs including garages in front and the smaller lot sizes.  Trustee Calkins expressed concern with lot sizes and lot width.

Trustee Newton moved to direct the Village Attorney to prepare the necessary ordinances granting approval of the annexation agreement and annexation of the property commonly known as Willow Tree Farm.  Second by Trustee Larson.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, no; Larson, no; Newton, yes. 4 yes, 2 no.  Motion carried.

Trustee Larson moved to adopt the findings of fact of the Plan Commission as the findings of fact of the Board of Trustees and, furthermore, to direct the Village Attorney to prepare an ordinance granting approval of a special use for planned development for the residential development of up to 115 single-family detached homes commonly known as Willow Tree Farm. Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, no; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, no; Larson, no; Newton, yes; Collins, yes. 4 yes, 3 no.  Motion carried.

4)        LANSDOWNE (F/K/A BRUMMEL) ANNEXATION AGREEMENT AMENDMENT (PC CASE #1840-052319.AAA)

Trustee Larson moved to adopt Ordinance No. 3420, granting approval of the first amendment to the annexation agreement for the property commonly known as Lansdowne (f/k/a Brummel).  Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

5)        PLAINFIELD LANES EXPANSION (PC CASE #1844-062719.SPR)

Trustee Bonuchi moved to approve the site plan review for a proposed 10,000-square-foot addition to Plainfield Lanes at 15610 S. Joliet Road subject to the stipulations noted in the staff report. Second by Trustee Larson.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

No Report.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES REPORT

No Report.

ENGINEER’S REPORT

No Report.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT REPORT

Trustee Benton moved to reconsider the Chatham Square Phase 6 Final Plat of Subdivision. Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, no; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 5 yes, 1 no.  Motion carried.

Mr. Jon Proulx reviewed ministerial and discretionary approvals.

Trustee Larson moved to re-approve the Chatham Square Phase 6 Final Plat of Subdivision, subject to the stipulations noted in the staff report.  Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, no; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 5 yes, 1 no.  Motion carried.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT

Mr. Lonnie Spires, Building Official, presented the Building and Code Enforcement Report for June, 2019.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

Trustee Newton moved to adopt Resolution No. 1770, a Resolution for improvement by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code, for the 2019 MFT Street Improvement Program.  Second by Trustee Larson.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

Trustee Bonuchi moved to authorize the Village President to award the 2019 MFT Street Improvement Program to PT Ferro Construction Co., the lowest responsible bidder, for the total amount of $1,138,875.07 plus a 5% contingency.  Second by Trustee Larson.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

Trustee Larson moved to authorize the Village President to award the 2019 Fire Hydrant Painting Program to Giant Maintenance and Restoration, the lowest responsible bidder, for the total amount of $11,597.00 plus a 10% contingency.  Second by Trustee Newton.  Vote by roll call.  Wojowski, yes; Benton, yes; Bonuchi, yes; Calkins, yes; Larson, yes; Newton, yes. 6 yes, 0 no.  Motion carried.

POLICE CHIEF’S REPORT

Chief Konopek presented the Operations Report for June, 2019.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Attorney Harvey commented on ministerial and discretionary approvals.

Mayor Collins read the reminders.

Trustee Larson moved to adjourn.  Second by Trustee Bonuchi. Voice Vote.  All in favor, 0 opposed. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

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