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City of Crest Hill City Council met October 21

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 20, 2019

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City of Crest Hill City Council met Oct. 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF CREST HILL WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

October 21, 2019

The regular meeting of the City of Crest Hill was called to order by Mayor Raymond R. Soliman at 7:06 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: Assistant City Administrator/HR Director Megan Fulara, Deputy City Clerk Janet Serdar, Police Chief Ed Clark, Community Development Director Scott McMaster, Finance Supervisor Ashli Motyka.

Absent were: City Administrator Heather McGuire, Public Works Director Tom Migatz, Director of Water/Wastewater Mark Siefert.

Mayor Soliman announced that the opening of the meeting was delayed due to technical difficulties.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 7, 2019 for Council approval.

(#1) Motion by Alderman Coladipietro, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 7, 2019 as presented. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None. 

ABSENT: None. There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (39)

(51) Mayor Soliman presented the minutes from the work session held on October 14, 2019 for Council approval.

(#2) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the minutes from the work session held on October 14, 2019 as presented. 

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. (55)

(68) Mayor Soliman asked to deviate from the regular agenda for a business presentation. Ken and Jeremy Roberts from Roberts Sewing Center gave a presentation on the business. They are celebrating their 20th year in Crest Hill. Mr. Roberts father originally started the business in 1930. There will be a grand re-opening of the business on November 9th. Jeremy Roberts went over the activities of the day for the grand re-opening. Members of the Council congratulated the Roberts on their business.

(618) Mayor Soliman informed the Council that Mr. George is in attendance regarding the food pantry. Mr. George thanked the Council and community for their continued support. He gave the Council an update on the pantry and how the food is distributed. Mr. George went over the background of how the pantry started. Members of the Council thanked Mr. George for what he does for the community. The pantry will be distributing turkeys on November 21, 2019 starting at 7:00 a.m.

PUBLIC HEARING: (875) Mayor Soliman presented a request for a public hearing concerning the intent of the City Council to issue not to exceed $12,000,000 general obligation bonds (alternate revenue source) to finance those portions of a new City building to be used as a new City hall and Police station.

(#3) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Albert, to go into a public hearing on general obligation bonds. 

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. (885)

The public hearing was opened at 7:33 p.m.

(895) Mayor Soliman went over the background of the issuance of the bonds to finance a new City building and Police station. Discussion followed. Mayor Sol comments and questions from the Council. There were none. Mayor Soliman asked for comments and questions from the audience. Mr. Roberts asked where the new building would be located. The new building would be located on a 19-acre parcel east of the White Oak Library and North of Menards at the intersection of Patrick Drive and Kubinski Drive.

(#4) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to close the public hearing on the general obligation bonds. 

On roll call, the vote was: 

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

NAYES: None.

ABSENT: None. 

There being eight (8) affirmative votes, the MOTION CARRIED. (1046)

The public hearing was closed at 7:38 p.m.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR: (1064) Mayor Soliman announced that there were no agenda items for discussion.

(1077) Mayor Soliman announced that there will be a work session on Monday October 28, 2019 for discussion on the Jasmine Creek Special Service Area, Medication Disposal Bin, City Hall/Police Station Façade.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (1080) Mayor Soliman announced that there are no agenda items for discussion.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: (1092) Community Development Director Scott McMaster had no agenda items for discussion. Director McMaster announced that the annual Winter Festival will take place on Saturday November 30, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This years entertainment will be the Jib Brothers. Alderwoman Oberlin asked for an update on the money we have received from the foreclosure program. Director McMaster would get an update for the Council.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: (1180) Police Chief Ed Clark presented a request for the replacement of the Livescan Fingerprinting System per the memo dated October 16, 2019. This was discussed at a previous work session. The new system would be an iTouch Biometrics system at the cost of $14,170.00.

(#5) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderman Albert, to approve the request for the purchase of the iTouchBiometrics system at the cost of $14,170.00 per the memo dated October 16, 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. (1202)

(1226) Chief Clark presented a request for the Carillon Lakes Police Halloween Detail per dated October 14, 2019. Chief Clark explained that this is for the annual Halloween event to take place on October 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(#6) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the request for the Carillon Lakes Police Halloween Detail per the memo dated October 14, 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. (1240)

(1257) Chief Clark presented a request for the Carillon Lakes Police Craft Fair patrol on November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. per the memo dated October 16, 2019. This was discussed at a previous work session.

(#7) Motion by Alderman Albert, seconded by Alderman Coladipietro, to approve the request for the Carillon Lakes Police Craft Fair patrol on November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. per the memo dated October 16, 2019. 

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. (1268)

(1283) Chief Clark announced that the annual Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 31, 2019. We will have extra patrols out on that day. The Mayor reminded everyone to please be careful when driving during Trick or Treat hours.

MAYOR: (1316) Mayor Soliman presented AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF CREST HILL REGARDING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Mayor Soliman explained that this is for a Class E liquor license for the new Speedway Station on Weber Road.

(#8) Motion by Alderwoman Vershay, seconded by Alderwoman Gazal, to approve AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF CREST HILL REGARDING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. 

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 #1828 (1348)

(1375) The Mayor introduced Karen and Al from Speedway. They gave a brief presentation on the new station on Weber and Patrick Drive. There will be a grand opening on November 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. He went over the events of the day.

CITY CLERK: (1496) City Clerk Vicki Hackney had no agenda items for discussion. She wished everyone a safe and happy Halloween. Clerk Hackney informed Mr. Roberts that he is welcome to leave literature for the residents in the foyer. She also wished Speedway good luck on their opening.

SURER: (1524) City Treasurer Glen Conklin presented the regular and overtime payroll from September 30, 2019 through October 13, 2019 in the amount of $213,616.62. Treasurer Conklin presented the additional payroll-Police retro in the amount of $15,845.24.

(1546) Treasurer Conklin presented the list of bills in the amount of $314,584.11 for Council approval.

(#9) Motion by Alderwoman Oberlin, seconded by Alderwoman Sklare, to approve the list of bills in the amount of $314,584.11 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. (1553)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (1572) There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS: (1575) There was no new business.

COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS:(1577) Alderwoman Oberlin announced that we will be hosting the annual Holiday Lights contest. Applications should be available soon. Everyone is welcome to participate.

(1614) Mayor Soliman thanked everyone who helped with the clean-up of the Memorial Garden.

COUNCIL COMMENTS: (1662) Alderman Dyke wished everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. Alderman Vershay wished everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. He also congratulated Roberts Sewing Center and welcomed the new Speedway. Alderwoman Sklare wished everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. She congratulated Roberts Sewing Center and welcomed the new Speedway. Alderwoman Gazal congratulated Roberts Sewing Center and welcomed the new Speedway. Alderwoman Oberlin congratulated Roberts Sewing Center and welcomed the new Speedway and also wished everyone a Happy Halloween. Alderman Coladipietro concurred with the other members of the Council. Alderman Albert commended Roberts Sewing Center on their commitment to the community. Alderman Kubal thanked Roberts Sewing Center for their contributions to the community. He also welcomed Speedway. He gave a shout out to Ron Coomer, the voice of the Cubs who is an area native. Mr. Coomer was recently inducted into the Joliet Sports Hall of Fame. Alderman Albert reminded the residents that the Crest Hill Lions Club will be holding its annual Halloweenie Roast on October 31, 2019. The locations are Chaney Monge School, the Richland Center and Remington Park on Remington and Tahoe.

PUBLIC COMMENT: (1819) There were no citizens wishing to address the Council.

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

(#10) Motion by Alderman Vershay, seconded by Alderman Vershay, to adjourn the October 21, 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. (1829)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 p.m. Approved this 4th day of November, 2019 As presented in As amended

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