VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, May 20, 2013
Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:35 p.m. Trustees Kathy Budelier, Trish Baker and Gordon Renfert were present. Trustee Jim LaMar was excused.
Agenda – Budelier moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
April Minutes – Renfert moved to approve the April minutes. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of April Treasurer’s Report – Budelier moved to accept the April Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Renfert. Motion to accept carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on approval of liquor license renewal applications – Renfert moved to renew the liquor license applications for Airport Bar, Silver Coach, Bottle Stop, Tisket ‘A Tasket and The Store. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on delinquent personal property taxes – The Clerk updated the board members on the status of the three delinquent accounts: Park Ridge Liquor, Morbizco Media, and Heather Kessler Photography. Baker moved to discontinue collection efforts and instead do chargebacks for the three in 2014. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on distressed property in the Village – Baker reported that she had forwarded the final draft of the affidavit supporting the special inspection warrant to the Building Inspector, with instructions. Baker recommended that one more attempt be made to contact the owner of 112 Linwood to inspect the premises before the warrant is served. Baker moved to instruct the Clerk to send a certified, return receipt letter signed by the Village President to the owner of 112 Linwood, requesting a meeting to inspect the premises. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on generator repairs – The emergency generator is still running at unscheduled times for unknown reasons. The history and rationale for the purchase of the generator were reviewed. Exploring the purchase of a new siren that uses a battery system was suggested. Baker moved to obtain quotes for a battery system siren and look into the resale market for the current generator. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on a new rummage sale sign – Gloudemans explained that the Village has never been a sponsor of the annual rummage sale; it has always been organized and run by residents. Baker, being one of the resident organizers of the rummage sale, recused herself from any discussion or action on this agenda item. The resident on Highway 66 who owns the property where the large rummage sale sign is placed each year suggested that the Village purchase a vinyl sign to replace the wood sign. Gloudemans asked those present if anyone would like to make a motion. None being made, no action was taken.
Street Update – Gloudemans noted that the streets are in good shape, but he would be looking into chip sealing one north-south street and two east-west streets. Also, the fire department would be putting up the American flags for Memorial Day.
Sewer Update – No report.
Odessa Court Update – A neighborhood watch sign has been posted on Odessa Court.
Village Hall Update – No report.
Approval of May bills – Budelier moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be on June 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
There being no further business before the board, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.