VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, May 18, 2015
Budelier called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:35 p.m. Trustees Trish Baker, Jim LaMar, Bob Gifford and Gordon Renfert were present. Also present were James Jernberg (Fiternal Crossfit), and Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar Avenue).
Agenda – Baker moved to amend the agenda by placing Items #10 and #12 after Item #3. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
April Minutes – Baker moved to approve the April minutes. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of April Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the April Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on June Village event – The Clerk reported that $468.50 had been set aside from the sale of old Village signs for a nonalcoholic Village event. Budelier moved to establish an ad hoc committee for the purpose of planning/hosting a recognition event for former Village President Tom Gloudemans. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes. Baker moved that the committee be allowed to spend up to $400 on the event. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes. The recognition event will be an ice cream social/fire department open house on June 27. Baker and LaMar offered to serve on the committee.
Discussion and possible action on annual service agreement for Village Hall furnaces – LaMar moved to renew the annual service agreement with Badger Heating at the same price as 2014. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative voice votes.
Discussion and possible action on complaint received regarding business at 19 Park Ridge Drive – James Jernberg, owner of Fiternal Fitness, informed the Board of steps he has taken to bring noise levels down in his business and the positive interaction he has had with a concerned resident. Board members asked that he use washable paint on pavement in the future, consistent with practices used by race organizers and the army reserve. The Board thanked Mr. Jernberg and told him he would be informed if board members heard any further concerns from residents. The Clerk was instructed to send a letter to Mr. Jernberg thanking him for his willingness to maintain positive relationships with residents and the Board.
Discussion and possible action on appointment of members to Zoning Board of Appeals – Budelier reported that Steve Menzel is willing to continue serving on the Board of Appeals, and that Tom Gloudemans is interested in serving. Baker moved to appoint Menzel to the Board of Appeals, and to appoint Tom Glouodemans as 2nd alternate. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative voice votes.
Discussion and possible action on approval of liquor license renewal applications – Baker moved to renew the liquor licenses for Airport Bar, Silver Coach, Bottle Stop, and The Store. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Renfert moved to approve the operator’s license renewals of Coulthurst, Dunham, Gollata, Haase, Helminski, LaRosa, Marx, Strong, Van Horn, and Worzalla. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Village property insurance – Budelier reported that she had talked with the Village’s LWMMI agent, and was told that LWMMI is working with two other insurance companies to fill the void that will be left by the elimination of the state’s Local Government Property Insurance Fund. LGPIF premiums are expected to increase in advance of its cancellation. Budelier will bring additional information on cancellation options to the next meeting.
Discussion and possible action on distressed property within Village – Budelier noted she had notified the owner of 40 Crestwood that her property would be a subject of discussion. Baker moved that the Clerk send a letter to the owner with a copy of the junk ordinance, providing notice that the owner has 30 days to bring her property into compliance; after that time, the Village Board will consider additional action. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative voice votes. Renfert provided an update of actions being taken to remediate 217 Linwood. He noted there are no remediation issues outside the house.
Street Update – The hydraulic fluid spill from T&C Services’s street sweeping equipment was discussed. Baker moved to reduce payment to T&C Services by the amounts spent on oil dry purchased by the fire department and sand spreading by Rutkowski Trucking. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative voice votes. LaMar reported that it appeared the wrong street light on Green Avenue was disconnected by Bushman. The Clerk will contact Bushman. David Rowe has agreed to replace street light bulbs on Odessa Court and invoice the Village. Bids for street repair will be presented at the June meeting.
Village Hall Update – LaMar moved to approve painting supplies for the fire department turnout gear room, at an amount not to exceed $100. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative voice votes. It was agreed to ask Mike Probst about options for repairing the entrance light.
Baker left the meeting.
Approval of May bills – LaMar moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be on June 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
LaMar moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative voice votes. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.