VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, December 17, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 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 Jim LaMar, Patricia Baker, Gordon Renfert and Kathy Budelier were present.  Also attending were residents Christine Neidlein, Beverly Spencer and Kathy Mrozinski.

 

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

 

November Minutes – Budelier moved to approve the November minutes.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of November Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the November Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by Budelier.  The Clerk noted that as a follow-up to last month’s meeting when the possibility of a future referendum was discussed, she suggested that the need for a referendum be evaluated after the State adopts its new biennial budget next summer.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – There were no complaints related to plowing.  LaMar reported that he had spoken with City police staff about Iverson Park traffic and more patrols were being made.  He suggested sending a letter before next summer regarding changing park hours.  Gloudemans has asked the Sheriff’s Office to notify him of any additional home break-ins in Park Ridge.

 

Quarterly Discussion – Village Building Inspector – The Building Inspector’s report was reviewed and it was requested that he include improvement values. 

 

Discussion and possible action on Agreement with Portage County as to Delinquent Special Assessments and Charges – Renfert moved to approve the agreement.  Seconded by Budelier.  The Clerk was asked to find out how many delinquent properties Park Ridge has, and how many municipalities have approved the agreement.  Motion failed.  Baker moved to postpone further discussion and action until the next meeting.  Seconded by LaMar.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action transfer of liquor license from one premises to another (Tisket ‘A Tasket)– LaMar moved to approve the transfer.  Seconded by Renfert.  Gloudemans restated for the record that the owner had agreed when the license was initially approved that alcohol would be sold in gift baskets only.  Carried with no negative voice votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – Gloudemans moved to empower Baker to research, without incurring any expenses, possible remedies for 112 Linwood Avenue.  Seconded by Budelier.  LaMar noted that there are other nonconforming lots, so the research will be instructive.  Carried with no negative voice votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on reviving Neighborhood Watch program – Recent break-ins sparked interest in a neighborhood watch program.  Baker moved to revive Park Ridge’s neighborhood watch program.  Seconded by LaMar.  Gloudemans noted that the original designees of the program started 20 years ago no longer live in Park Ridge.  He explained the requirements that would need to be met in order to revive the program.  Baker and Renfert offered to work with residents Christine Neidlein, Beverly Spencer and Kathy Mrozinski on efforts to revive the program.  Motion carried with no negative voice votes.

 

Inventory Review – The Clerk offered to speak with an accountant to determine what level of inventory record-keeping is required.

 

Update on Odessa Court – No report. 

 

Update on Village Hall Improvements – The new furnace for the east half of the building has been installed.  The Clerk will check with the installer on maintenance plans to cover both furnaces.

 

Approval of December bills – LaMar moved to approve the December bills.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The caucus will be held at 5:30 p.m. on January 14, 2013 immediately preceding the regular meeting. 

 

Budelier moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  The meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.