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City of Lockport City Council met August 15

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 30, 2019

Meeting 05

City of Lockport City Council met Aug. 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: City Clerk, Kathleen Gentile

Alderwoman, Renee Saban

Alderman, Jim Petrakos

Alderman, Darren Deskin

Alderwoman, Joanne Bartelsen

Alderman, Jim Petrakos

Alderwoman, Christina Bergbower

Alderman, JR Gillogly

Alderwoman, Catherine Perretta

ABSENT: Alderman, Jason Vandermeer

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator, Ben Benson

Finance Director, Lisa Heglund

Chief of Police, Terry Lemming

Director of Community & Economic Development, Pamela Hirth

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams

Assistant to the City Administrator, Amanda Pazdan

PRESS PRESENT: Cathy Wilker, LCTV

Jessie Malloy, Lockport Legend

Sarwat Ahman, Free Lance Reporter, Joliet Herald News

CONSENT AGENDA:

MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN TO REVIEW THE CONSENT AGENDA. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

1. August 1 2018 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes: Motion to approve the August 1, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes as presented.

2. August 1,, 2018 Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes: Motion to approve the August 1, 2018 Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.

3. Payroll Period ending: Motion to approve the Payroll Period ending July 29, 2018 as presented.

4. Various Bills: Motion to approve the Various Bills as presented.

5. B. Benson, P. Hirth Memo 8/15/18 - Professional Service Agreement with Greenberg Farrow for revising the 2003 Lockport Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan: Motion to enter into a Contract with Greenberg Farrow for updating and expanding the Lockport Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan, with a cost not-to-exceed $48,255. ($43,255 if the Illinois Realtors Group is applied) and no more than $2,500 in reimbursable expenses.

6. B. Cann, J. Findlay Memo 7/25/18 - 2018 Ford F-250 XL 4x4 Pick-Up Truck for the Street Dept: Motion to authorize City Administrator and Staff to purchase a 2018 Ford F-250 XL 4x4 Pick-Up Truck from Currie Motors through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative in the total not-to-exceed $34,935.

7. R. Huff Memo 7/24/18 - Vehicle Purchase: Motion to authorize the purchase of four Ford Police Interceptors for a cost not-to-exceed $120,000.00.

MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY SABAN TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN – GILLOGLY

ABSTAINS FROM ITEM #4

6 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 1 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

REGULAR BUSINESS ITEMS

Public Hearing on Resolution No. 18-036 Approving the Proposed Annexation Agreement; Ordinance No. 18- 037 Annexation of Property at 812 S. Farrell Rd.; and Ordinance No. 18-036 Rezoning the Property from R-2 Single Family Residential (Unincorporated Will County) to R-1 Single-Family Residential (City of Lockport)

City Attorney, Sonni Williams, presented Staff Report on the property at 812 S. Farrell. The property is owned in Trust. The property is approximately one acre in size and supports a single family home. The property also has an oversized accessory structure, which will be allowed to be maintained unless structure is destroyed or property is sold. The current owner is in the process of getting approval for the construction of a pool from the County; additional approvals and permits thru the City will not be required. Conditions of annexation have been met. After close of the public hearing, seeking three motions as follows:

1. Approval of Resolution 18-36 – requires a super majority, and a vote from the Mayor

2. Approval of Ordinance 18-37 approving annexation

3. Approval of Ordinance 18-36 rezoning from R2 to R1 single family

Council addressed a question about property line; Staff will verify that the annexation plat is correct.

MOTION TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY PERRETTA. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION: 

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING BY PETRAKOS, SECONDED BY SABAN. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION: 

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 18-036/A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT OF A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 812 S. FARRELL RD., LOCKPORT, IL, MADE BY PETRAKOS, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY, STREIT 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

8 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 18-037/AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 812 S. FARRELL RD., LOCKPORT, IL, MADE BY SABAN, SECONDED BY PERRETTA. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 18-036/AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE REZONING OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 812 S. FARRELL RD. FROM R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (UNINCORPORATED WILL COUNTY) TO R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (CITY OF LOCKPORT)(BLICKHAN & PRUETER), MADE BY BERGBOWER, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

Reimbursement - Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm System Installation Assistance Program 201 E. 9th Street (Rajcan Building)

Director of Community & Economic Development, Pam Hirth, presented the Staff report on this project. It project was approved May 16; all work has been completed. In the original appearance, the Owner was approved for $2,172.50; when all work was complete, the Owner submitted checks as proof of payment, for a total of $2,067.50 reimbursement. Seeking approval for reimbursement for installation of fire alarm system.

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE REIMBURSEMENT OF $2,172.50 TO ELIZABETH RAJCAN FOR INSTALLATION OF A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 201 E. 9TH STREET, AS PERFORMED UNDER THE CITY'S FIRE SPRINKLER & FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, MADE BY SABAN, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

9th Street Streetscape Project (Railroad Crossing to State Street)

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the Staff report on the 9th Street streetscape. In all, $1.6M was allocated in the CIP; to-date the City has identified a saving of over $700K which would cover the cost of this additional streetscape work. To do so, there is no extension to timeline of project; the work will be done simultaneously. Plantings will be done in spring; the cement and solid work is scheduled to be complete by November. Seeking approval to proceed.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE BID IN THE AMOUNT OF $591,178.35 TO D CONSTRUCTION, MADE BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY DESKIN. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

2018 Crack Filling Award

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the Staff report on the request for the 2018 crack filling project. The project was included in the 2018 budget. The low bidder was Patriot Pavement Maintenance Company. Seeking approval to proceed.

MOTION TO AWARD THE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $123,600.00 TO PATRIOT PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE CO., MADE BY SABAN, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

2018 Stormwater Project Award

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the Staff report on the request for the 2018 stormwater project. City had received favorable bids in July with the lowest bidder being D Construction. City had budgeted $100K for this project. D Construction has committed that this project will use a separate crew than what is working on the downtown streetscape project. Seeking approval to proceed.

MOTION TO AWARD THE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $95,134.70 TO D CONSTRUCTION, MADE BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY BERGBOWER. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

Well 15 Sanitary Sewer Award

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the Staff report on the request for the Well 15 sanitary sewer. City had received favorable bids, and had budgeted $250K. With the winning bid, the City would realize a savings of 100K. Seeking approval to proceed.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE BID IN THE AMOUNT OF $153,605.25 TO LAKE COUNTY GRADING COMPANY, LLC, MADE BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY BERGBOWER. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

RECESS

MOTION BY SABAN, SECONDED BY BERGBOWER TO RECESS THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 5 ILCS 120/2( c) (11) at 8:351 PM.

VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY PETRAKOS, SECONDED BY PERRETTA TO ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AT 8:47 PM. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, PETRAKOS, DESKIN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – VANDERMEER

ABSTAIN - NONE

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 1 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

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