VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 18, 2012

Village Hall – 24 Crestwood Drive

 

President Tom Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Trustees Kathy Budelier, Gordon Renfert, and Patricia Baker were present.  Trustee Jim LaMar was excused.  Also present was Jim Krems, County Board Supervisor.

 

Agenda – Budelier moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The Public Hearing was held from 5:32 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for residents to comment regarding keeping poultry within the Village Limits. 

 

May minutes – Budelier moved to approve the May minutes.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

May Board of Review minutes – Renfert moved to approve the Board of Review minutes.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

May Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the May Treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Krems noted the new law that has eliminated pothole liability for municipalities.  He also noted that the Solid Waste Board is very happy with the part-time administration of Solid Waste.  He anticipated that the County Board would approve bonding for CWA that would be repaid by airport fees.  Regarding the Health Care Center, Krems commented that it has been running in the red for at least 15 years, but he doesn’t feel it should be sold.  The County Board is considering outsourcing custodial services that would save approximately $100,000 annually.  Gloudemans asked how the cooks at the jail are working out.  Krems noted that outsourcing meal services saved the County $150,000 last year. The Clerk asked if the cooks are making a living wage.  Krems responded that he needed to look into that.  Cutting LPN salaries by 10% is also being considered.  Gloudemans asked how the reduction in the number of county supervisors is working.  Krems replied that it is working well.  Gloudemans thanked Krems for coming.

 

At 6:00 p.m. Gloudemans closed the public hearing and noted that people would have another opportunity to address the issue when it came up on the agenda later in the meeting.

 

Quarterly discussion – Village Zoning Administrator – The Zoning Administrator’s report was reviewed.  Gloudemans noted that he liked the frequency of the reports.  Gloudemans reported that the sign at the corner of Green and Highway 66 should come down, and the Zoning Administrator will be asked to follow up with that.

 

Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – Gloudemans will instruct the Building Inspector to notify the Village President, Zoning Administrator and Clerk whenever a building permit is issued.

 

Discussion and possible action on fire chief position – Gloudemans reported that he appointed Ron Slicer to be the acting fire chief.  He asked that the Board formally act on the appointment.  Budelier moved to appoint Slicer as acting fire chief.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  Gloudemans noted that he had interviewed three candidates, one from the fire department, and would have more to report at a future meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on Resolution 004.2012R regarding sanitary sewer 2011 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report – Baker moved to approve the resolution.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed properties – Gloudemans noted that the property in question is 112 Linwood.  Baker moved to authorize expenditures to work with an attorney to explore options for addressing the condition of the property, including razing.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes. 

Discussion and possible action on liquor license application – Stacey Sankey, new owner of Tisket ‘A Tasket, assured the Village Board that her license would be used to sell alcohol packaged in gift baskets, not separately.  Renfert moved to approve the license applications for Tisket ‘A Tasket and Silver Coach.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.  A decision on the Schierl license will be reached at the June 27 hearing.

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Budelier moved to approve the applications of Cooke, Joseph Mitch, Schuman, Young, Burman, Hoffmann, Helminski, Greenwell, Almanza, and Kaylee Mitch contingent upon receipt of proof of training for Kaylee Mitch.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  The Clerk was instructed to contact the Silver Coach regarding its lack of licensed operators.

 

Discussion and possible action on draft ordinance language offered by Zoning Committee regarding keeping poultry within Village Limits – Baker asked for more time to review the issue, and moved to postpone this item until the July board meeting.  Seconded by Gloudemans.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on proposals for chip sealing streets – Budelier moved to accept the proposal submitted by Scott Construction.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – Budelier moved to send a letter to City and County officials to request a meeting to discuss Iverson Park traffic issues.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to allow Joan Dorschner to use proceeds from the sale of old street name signs to be used for nonalcoholic Village events such as the ice cream social.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.  It was agreed to suggest a celebration of the Village’s 75th anniversary in 2013 as another possible use for the proceeds. 

 

Sewer Update – No report.

 

Odessa Court Update – Gloudemans reported that Rowe will either be building a twin home at the end of the cul de sac or extending the road through the cul de sac by this fall.

 

Village Hall Update – Gloudemans reported that a section of the underground sprinkler had burst and was repaired.

 

June Bills – Budelier moved to approve the June bills.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The next regular Board meeting will be convened on July 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

 

Budelier moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Baker.  The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.