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City of Crest Hill City Council met October 7

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 8, 2019

Meeting 01

City of Crest Hill City Council met Oct. 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison.

Mayor Soliman asked that everyone remain standing for a moment of silence on the passing of City Employee Terry Kosicek's Father.

Roll call indicated the following present: Mayor Raymond Soliman, 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, Community Development Director Scott McMaster, Public Works Director Tom Migatz, Finance Supervisor Ashli Motyka.

Absent were: City Clerk Vicki Hackney, Director of Water/Wastewater Mark Siefert.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the regular meeting held on September 16, 2019 for Council approval.

(#1) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on September 16, 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.

(79) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on September 23, 2019 for Council approval.

(#2) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the minutes from the work session held on September 23, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Coladipietro. 

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR: (102) City Administrator Heather McGuire presented AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (ALTERNATE REVENUE SOURCE) OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,800,000 TO FINANCE A NEW CITY HALL AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES INCIDENT THERETO. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the ordinance and the cost involved with the new city hall project.

(#3) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (ALTERNATE REVENUE SOURCE) OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,800,000 TO FINANCE A NEW CITY HALL AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES INCIDENT THERETO. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Albert.

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

Ordinance #1826 (138)

(155) Alderman Albert explained that he is going to abstain from the motions on the bonds, due to the nature of his employment.

(176) Administrator McGuire presented AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (ALTERNATE REVENUE SOURCE) OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,200,000 TO FINANCE A NEW POLICE STATION AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES INCIDENT THERETO. Administrator McGuire went over the background of the ordinance and the cost involved with the new Police Department project.

(#4) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Kubal, to approve AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (ALTERNATE REVENUE SOURCE) OF THE CITY OF CREST HILL, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,200,000 TO FINANCE A NEW POLICE STATION AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES INCIDENT THERETO. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

ABSTAIN: Ald. Albert.

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

Ordinance # 1827 (186) (213) Administrator McGuire thanked everyone who has worked on this project. She will keep everyone updated on the progress of this project.

(231) Assistant Administrator/HR Director Megan Fulara presented a wage increase for seasonal laborers per the memo dated September 27, 2019. This was discussed at a previous work session.

(#5) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to approve a wage increase for seasonal laborers per the memo dated September 27, 2019. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (247)

(263) Administrator McGuire announced that there will be a work session on Monday October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for discussion on the PMA Rating Agency Discussion, Audit Presentation and Memorial Garden Design Presentation.

(275) Mayor Soliman commended everyone who has worked on the new City Hall/Police Department building project. This facility will be located on the property that the City purchased east of the existing library off of Weber Road. The new Public Works building is currently under construction on Oakland Avenue.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (336) Public Works Director Tom Migatz presented a request for approval of the 2019 MFT sidewalk replacement & removal per the memo dated October 1, 2019. Director Migatz went over the background of the request. Davis Concrete Construction Company was the low bidder in the amount of $90,000.00. Alderman Vershay asked if we had worked with this company in the past. Director Migatz explained we had not but could look into their referrals.

(#6) Motion by Alderwoman Gazal, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to award the bid for the 2019 MFT sidewalk replacement & removal to Davis Concrete Construction Company at the cost of $90,000.00 per the memo dated October 1, 2019. 

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. (372)

(417) Alderman Coladipietro asked if we had gotten an update on the work being done on Weber Road. He asked if we could get an alert out in the future make residents aware of any road work being done. Discussion followed on the scope of the work the County is doing.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: (450) Community Development Director Scott McMaster presented the Fuller's Car Wash Plat of Easement final plat per the memo dated October 7, 2019. Director McMaster went over the background of the request.

(#7) Motion by Alderman Vershay, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the Fuller's Car Wash Plat of Easement final plat per the memo dated October 7, 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. (464)

(482) Director McMaster announced that Fuller's Car Wash is scheduled to open mid November. The new Speedway is scheduled to open sometime in late October. Alderman Vershay asked for an update on the Ricky Rocket property. Director McMaster explained that the project is currently on hold. Alderman Albert asked if we can contact the property owner to get the signage on the property removed. Alderwoman Oberlin questioned the proposed ice cream shop on Plainfield Road. Director McMaster gave the Council on update on this property.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: (544) Police Chief Ed Clark introduced our new Police Officers who are Ryan Tetlow and Brian Barnes. Members of the Council welcomed the new Officers to the City. Mayor Soliman gave a brief speech.

(654) Police Chief Ed Clark presented a request for vehicle replacement per the memo dated October 3, 2019. The Chief explained that the request would be for the purchase of three 2020 Hybrid Ford Utility Explorer Interceptors. The City could see a savings of up to $3,000.00 per vehicle in fuel cost by going with the hybrid. Alderman Albert asked if we have any of the hybrids currently in service. We do not. Alderman Albert asked if we are seeing a higher value on the cars when we surplus them. Administrator McGuire explained that we are because of the lower mileage and the vehicles are in better condition.

(#8) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Dyke, to approve the request for the purchase of three 2020 Hybrid Ford Utility Explorer Interceptors per the memo dated October 3, 2019. 

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. (756)

MAYOR: (766) Mayor Soliman presented a request from Chaney-Monge School for a street closure for the annual Halloween Parade to take place on October 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. per the letter dated October 6, 2019.

(#9) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay to approve the request a street closure for the annual Halloween Parade to take place on October 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. per the letter dated October 6, 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. 

Mayor Soliman informed the Council that we will also provide a Police escort and Public Works will provide barricades on the corners.

Mayor Soliman congratulated Sam Chellino for being a recipient of the Golden Spirit Award. Mayor Soliman read the nomination letter.

CITY CLERK: (909) Deputy City Clerk Jan Serdar had no agenda items for discussion.

CITY TREASURER: (917) City Treasurer Glen Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll from September 2, 2019 through September 15, 2019 in the amount of $231,386.83.

(925) Treasurer Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll from September 16, 2019 through September 29, 2019 in the amount of $218,653.18.

(932) Treasurer Conklin presented the list of bills in the amount of $1,368,737.71 for Council approval.

(#10) Motion by Alderwoman Sklare, seconded by Alderwoman Oberlin, to approve the list of bills in the amount of $1,368,737.71 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. (941)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (960) There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS: (962) There was no new business.

COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS: (965) Mayor Soliman announced that the cleanup of the Memorial Garden will take place on October 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.

COUNCIL COMMENTS: (992) Alderwoman Oberlin commended the Police Department on a successful golf outing. Alderwoman Oberlin informed the Council that she attended Natalie Manley's Night to Honor Women. This year's recipient was States Attorney James Glasgow. Alderman Albert informed the public that October 11th and 12th will be the annual Crest Hill Lions Club candy day. The club will be at the corner of Rte. 30 and Larkin Avenue soliciting donations. Alderwoman Sklare welcomed the new Police Officers. Alderwoman Sklare along with Alderwoman Gazal, Mayor Soliman and Vicky Soliman attended the Take Back the Night event on October 3, 2019 She commended everyone who participated. Alderwoman Gazal also commented on the Take Back the Night event and commended the speaker that was there. Alderwoman Gazal welcomed the new Police Officers. She asked that everyone support the Crest Hill Lions Club.

PUBLIC COMMENT: (1143) There were no citizens wishing to address the Council.

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

(#11) Motion by Alderman Dyke, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to adjourn the October 7, 2019 City Council meeting. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (1153)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

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