VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, August 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. – Village Hall – 24 Crestwood Drive
President Kathy Budelier called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:03 p.m. Trustees Patricia Baker and Gordon Renfert were present. Trustee Jim LaMar was excused. Also present were Ruth Duda (40 Crestwood), Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), Dan Holloway (509 Linwood), Fire Chief Brian Lepper and Firefighter Pete Jacoby. Bob Daniels (219 Sunrise) arrived later in the meeting.
Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
July Minutes – Baker moved to approve the July minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Baker asked that a sentence be added under “Street Update” reflecting the discussion about poor visibility at the Sunrise/66 intersection. The Clerk added “There was additional discussion about visibility concerns at the Sunrise/Highway 66 intersection.” Carried with no negative votes.
July Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – Board members present thanked the owner of 40 Crestwood for her efforts to bring her property’s appearance into compliance with Village municipal code. No further action was requested. Discussion followed on the condition of 203 Sunrise, a rental property. It was agreed that LaMar would follow up on the complaint received, and Budelier would instruct the Clerk to send a letter to the owner, if requested by LaMar.
Discussion and possible action on citizen request regarding grading street/installation of rain gardens in Village right-of-way – Resident Dan Holloway presented information on roadway drainage concerns and proposed a maintenance plan to help prevent premature deterioration of the pavement. He reported on the willingness of five residents to install swales and/or rain gardens, and recommended that any such installations be done in conjunction with any needed corrections in road slopes (wedging, etc.). Questions were asked about whether the Village would cost share the installations and if permits would be required for work in the right-of-way.
Gifford arrived to the meeting.
Baker expressed concern about the damage done to roadways by standing water. Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar) summarized past grading/swale work done in the Village to abate ponding on street surfaces. Baker moved that Budelier identify/prioritize areas in need of drainage improvement, and to bring that information to the board’s attention for further action and follow-up. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on 2014 sewer Compliance Maintenance Annual Report resolution – Renfert moved to approve the resolution. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on hiring Village Hall custodian – Budelier reported that she had no candidates for the position. It was suggested that the opening be advertised in the fall newsletter and at the Lincoln Center.
Discussion and possible action on fire protection and snow plowing contracts – Baker moved to authorize Budelier to sign the new fire protection (hydrant) contract provided by the City if it is identical to the expired contract. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes. Discussion ensued regarding the lack of proposals for snow plowing. Budelier is continuing to stay in touch with Whiting, as they are in a similar situation. It was suggested Budelier contact Hull and Plover.
Village Hall Update – No report.
Discussion and possible action on 2015 chip seal projects – Budelier reported that Scott Construction plans to chip seal the week of September 14, and will guarantee the work if done. If the weather is too cold, the work will be done next spring.
Street Update – No report.
Approval of bills – Baker moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular meeting will be on September 21, 2015.
There being no further business before the board, the meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.