VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, October 21, 2013
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 Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar, Patricia Baker and Gordon Renfert were present. Also attending were George Scheffler, Dylan Blader, Norb Laszewski, and Fire Chief Ron Slicer.
Agenda – LaMar moved to approve the agenda with Item #8 following immediately after Item #3. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
September Minutes – Budelier moved to approve the minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on use of 19 Park Ridge Drive – George Scheffler and Dylan Blader introduced themselves to the Board and provided an overview of the welding fabrication business they hope to open at 19 Park Ridge Drive. Norb Laszewski, current owner of the property, asked if the Village would continue to allow business activities at that location that are prohibited by ordinance. Baker responded that when a property changes ownership, new owners have to abide by all ordinances in effect at the time of sale. Baker moved to postpone a decision on the proposed welding fabrication business until the next board meeting so that board members could review existing zoning code and the proposed business plan in detail. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
September Treasurer’s Report – LaMar moved to accept the September Treasurer’s report. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of Fire Chief’s Quarterly Report – LaMar moved to accept the report. Seconded by Baker. LaMar noted that the report was thorough and well-written as usual. Chief Slicer updated the Board on a new vehicle maintenance issue, the squad’s broken transmission. The loss of the squad will not prevent participation in MABAS calls, but needs to be quickly addressed. Chief Slicer noted that he would be coordinating the repair. Motion to accept the report carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on amending Ordinance 7.01.1, Traffic Ordinance, to add a stop sign on Woodlawn Drive at Greenbriar Avenue – LaMar moved to approve the amendment to Ordinance 7.01.1 as presented. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – No action by the Board was needed at this time. Baker reported that the Order to Raze for 112 Linwood Avenue had been written, signed, recorded in the Register of Deeds office, and was in the process of being served and published. The mortgage lender of record had also been mailed a copy of the Order.
Discussion and possible action on street survey responses – No action was needed by the Board. Results will be available on the Village website and in the Winter newsletter. Gloudemans interpreted the overall response of residents as a desire to see the Village continue to repair streets as done in the past, and to add some wedging/patching as the budget allows.
Discussion and possible action on sanitation and recycling contract – Suggestions were made on changes to the wording of the contract, but not to the rates as previously agreed to at the October board meeting. Gloudemans will present a final version at the November board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on entire 2014 budget – The Clerk and Gloudemans provided a review of the proposed 2014 budget. The Clerk noted that she was still waiting to hear back from the insurance agent and the assessor for final 2013 costs. LaMar moved to approve the draft budget as amended, with final approval pending at the November board meeting following the public hearing. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Update on Village Hall improvements – The back storage room has been cleaned.
Odessa Court Update – LaMar and Gloudemans will take down the American flag that the fire department missed.
Street Update – No update.
Sewer Update – No update.
Approval of October bills – LaMar moved to approve the October bills. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for Public Budget Hearing/next regular meeting – The public budget hearing will be held on November 18, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The next regular board meeting will be convened on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the opening of the public budget hearing.
There being no additional business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.