VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, December 15, 2014

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 and Gordon Renfert were present.  Trustee Kathy Budelier was excused.  Also attending were resident Nancy Whitmire (520 Linwood), Terri Laszewski (Laszewski & Sons, 19 Park Ridge Drive), James Jernberg and County Board Supervisor Jim Krems.

 

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

 

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

 

Acceptance of November Treasurer’s Report – Baker moved to accept the November Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by Renfert.  The Clerk noted that the County will be reimbursing the Village for the rescinded tax for 15 Park Ridge Drive.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – The Clerk was asked to contact ConsTrucks and ask that the Fire Department lot be plowed first.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Supervisor Krems provided an update on the following items:

The board thanked Krems for coming.

 

New business use at 19 Park Ridge Drive – James Jernberg addressed the board regarding his intent to rent space at the Laszewski & Sons property to open a fitness center.  He stated the business would close at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday, and would not be open on Sunday. Gloudemans noted that there did not appear to be any conflict with Village ordinances requiring compatible use with surrounding properties, and that Mr. Jernberg would be expected to obtain any necessary permits from the state and county.  There was consensus that if the business became loud or adopted business hours incompatible with the quiet residential properties adjacent to the business, the Village Board would have objections.  The board wished Mr. Jernberg well.

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – The Clerk reported she had called and spoken with The Store’s team leader on December 1, asking about progress made by Nikohl Crossman towards enrolling in an alternative treatments class.  The team leader said she would check and call the clerk back.  No call was ever received.  The Clerk also called Ms. Crossman on December 11 and left a message, asking for a callback.  Her call was not returned.  The board instructed the Clerk to send certified, return receipt letters to the team leader and Ms. Crossman, reminding them that Ms. Crossman would no longer be licensed to sell beer when her provisional license expired on December 19.  Baker moved to approve the application of Samantha Hodgson.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Quarterly Discussion – Village Building Inspector – The board reviewed the permit summary.  No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.08 – LaMar provided background on the ordinance, noting that language regarding stump removal was specifically directed at root balls from uprooted trees.  After receiving input from residents, LaMar shared concerns that removing stumps of trees cut down could damage neighboring trees and/or be cost prohibitive.  LaMar moved to replace section V, subsection C, paragraph 2 with the following:  “In cases where a tree is uprooted due to storms, the stump and roots shall be removed.  Any hole created by the removal of the stump and roots shall be filled to the level of the surrounding grade.”  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to change section V, subsection C, paragraph 1 to “Dead or infected trees shall be cut to ground level and disposed of in the proper manner.”  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.06 – Renfert moved to adopt the amendment to the ordinance, changing the Village President’s salary from $4,750 to $3,500.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Update on Village Hall – No report.

 

Odessa Court Update – LaMar will send an email to the Clerk, outlining the items to be addressed by Rowe Construction.  Baker moved to send a letter to Mr. Rowe.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

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

 

The caucus will be held at 5:30 p.m. on January 19, 2015 immediately preceding the regular meeting. 

 

There being no further business before the Board, the monthly meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.