VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 15, 2015

Village Hall – 24 Crestwood Drive

 

President Kathy Budelier called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Trustees Bob Gifford, Gordon Renfert, Jim LaMar and Patricia Baker were present.  Also present were County Board Supervisor Jim Krems, Village Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), and Village firefighters Ron Slicer, Chris Villarreal and Pete Jacoby.

 

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

 

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

 

May Board of Review minutes – Renfert moved to approve the Board of Review minutes.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

May Treasurer’s Report – Baker moved to accept the May Treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Renfert.  The Clerk reported that all dogs had been licensed (88), all delinquent personal property tax had been collected, and a new phone carrier was being researched for the Clerk’s office after AT&T doubled the monthly fee for that landline.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

It was agreed to come back to Item #5 if the County Board Supervisor arrived to the meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on fire department fundraising – Chief Lepper asked that the Village Board consider allowing firefighters to fundraise, citing the possible positive impact on department morale and camaraderie.  He also noted that ours is one of the few departments in the county that does not hold fundraisers.  Gifford supported the idea based on the potentials for improved morale and increased awareness in the Village of the fire department’s presence.  Baker and Budelier asked if the fundraisers would intended to fund basic needs, as the Village is responsible for funding those.  Lepper replied funds would be used for items the department considers useful/important; Jacoby suggested uniforms might be purchased with proceeds.  It was agreed that the Board would like to review individual fundraising ideas for possible approval, rather than give full discretionary power to the fire department to fundraise as it sees fit. 

 

Renfert moved to go back to Item #5, as the County Board Supervisor had arrived to the meeting.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Krems commented on the following:

Budelier thanked Krems for coming.

 

Quarterly discussion – Village Building Inspector – The report was reviewed. 

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Baker moved to approve the applications of Rasmussen and Meddaugh.  Seconded by Renfert.  The Clerk noted that pending the receipt of a $20 renewal fee, she was also asking for Rasmussen’s application to be approved through June 2016.  Carried with no negative votes. 

Discussion and possible action on fire protection, snow plowing and EMS contracts – Baker moved to authorize Budelier to sign a new EMS contract on behalf of the Village Board provided the terms are identical to the expiring contract and the cost does not exceed $500/year.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to authorize Budelier to sign a new fire protection contract on behalf of the Village Board provided the terms are identical to the expiring contract and the cost does not exceed $85/quarter.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  Budelier will contact Dave Ladick to begin exploring options for snow plowing services.

 

Discussion and possible action on Village property insurance – LWMMI will not have options to present until August.  Renfert moved to renew the LGPIF policy with a $500 deductible, and to pursue options with LWMMI when available.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – The Clerk was instructed to send a letter to the owners of 400 Sunset regarding brush piled in the right-of-way, obstructing the intersection.  The Clerk was also instructed to send a letter to the owner of 40 Crestwood regarding shrubs obstructing the Crestwood/Linwood intersection.  The Board discussed the lack of progress made at 40 Crestwood in removing the piles outside the home.  Baker moved that the Clerk send a follow-up letter to the owner, outlining next steps described in Ordinance 10.06, including fees.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  The Clerk will also call the owner of 40 Crestwood to discuss the situation.

 

Discussion and possible action on June Village event – Planning is going well. No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on proposals for chip sealing streets – LaMar moved to approve the proposal from B&B Paving to patch all described areas, at a cost of $2,355.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.  Gifford moved to approve the proposal from Scott Construction to chip seal streets described in the proposal, with the exception of Hazelwood Drive (Fieldcrest to Sunset), at a total cost of $17,200.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – No report.

 

Village Hall Update – The custodian has announced her resignation as of September 30.  The entrance light has been replaced.  The painting in the turnout gear room was completed for under $100.

 

June Bills – LaMar moved to approve the June bills.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The next regular Board meeting will be convened on July 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

 

Baker moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Gifford.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.