VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, February 17, 2014
Village President Tom 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.
January Caucus Minutes – Renfert moved to approve the January caucus minutes. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
January Minutes – Renfert moved to approve the January minutes. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Street Update – Gloudemans reported on a complaint from Les’ Upholstery that the snowplow had pushed snow onto the sidewalk after the sidewalk was cleared of snow from a storm. No immediate resolution was found, as it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the sidewalks clear and there has been more snow than usual this winter to move off the roads. The Clerk reported a call from AT&T asking if a permit would be needed to bury fiber optic cable in the Village right-of-way. The caller was referred to the building inspector. The Clerk also reported that ConsTrucks offered to help a property owner keep a fire hydrant clear at Green/Odessa, and the Clerk asked if property owners were keeping other hydrants in the Village clear.
January Treasurer’s Report – Budelier moved to accept the January Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Baker. The Clerk reported that the Workers’ Comp audit went smoothly; paperwork for the 2013 Form C has been compiled for the accountant; 1099s/1096 have been mailed; she completed the DNR High Capacity Well Report; the February settlement is completed; the property tax exemption report for Community Industries has been filed; and she has filed the clerk’s half of the fire dues self-certification. Motion carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on liquor license application – Renfert moved to approve the application of Christine’s APB, Inc. dba Airport Bar. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.08 – Board members reviewed a draft ordinance to replace the existing ordinance. The Zoning Committee will be charged with reviewing the draft ordinance and offering a recommendation to the Village Board. No action taken.
Discussion and possible action on business district zoning – Draft edits were reviewed which would amend Ordinance 17.03, Zoning Code – Districts, to include language on the intent to protect the groundwater, and would amend Ordinance 17.04, District Regulations, to prohibit the sale or distribution of gasoline or petroleum products, service stations, or any type of servicing or repair of any type of motorized vehicle. The draft edits will be provided to Zoning Committee members ahead of a March 17 public hearing. Comments from Zoning Committee members will be welcomed at the public hearing and during the ensuing discussion by the Village Board. No action taken.
Village Hall Update – The emergency generator is not cycling properly. When power was restored after a recent outage, the generator did not switch back to ‘public utilities’ mode, so the Village Hall’s heat was not restored. The Fire Chief will coordinate the annual maintenance call with service to fix this. Gloudemans moved to pay Renfert one hour’s maintenance wages to clear the snow from the generator enclosure. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. Renfert abstained.
Approval of February bills – Budelier moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be convened on March 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.
With no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.