VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, February 15, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 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 Gordon Renfert, Jim LaMar, and Robert Gifford were present. Also present were Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Bill Dunham (615 Sunrise), Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), Randy Busch (312 Greenbriar), Milo Harpstead (612 Fieldcrest), Nancy Whitmire (520 Linwood), and Ted Erdmann (T & C Services).
Approval of February agenda – LaMar moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of January Treasurer’s Report – LaMar moved to accept the January Treasurer’s Report. Renfert seconded. Carried with no negative votes.
Street Update – Erdmann reported the plowing is going well in the village. Clerk reported street lights located at 304 Pinecrest and at the Hillcrest/Greenbriar intersection were added to the open work order with Bushman Electric. Clerk was instructed to request a proposal from Precision Sealcoating for street sweeping services.
LaMar moved to hold Item #8 for Baker’s arrival to the meeting. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes.
Update from “Fire Department Planning” committee – Budelier summarized the January 25th committee meeting. She presented the options of altering the existing building or constructing a new building. The committee met with Gurnwaldt & Halverson Architects in early February; the firm agreed to gather preliminary remodel numbers at no cost to the village. The committee will meet again after these numbers are received.
Discussion and possible action on possible fall referendum to exceed levy limit – Those present discussed the need for any referendum to be for a specific purpose. Information was provided regarding current levy limits and deadlines for placing a referendum on the ballot.
Baker arrived to the meeting.
There was general consensus that more information was needed before deciding if a fall referendum to exceed the levy limit is necessary. No action taken.
It was agreed to return to Item #8 since Baker arrived to the meeting.
Update from “Vicious Animal” research committee- Baker reported that the committee has met and researched ordinances and evaluated which ordinances in Chapter 10 need to be revised. The next meeting is scheduled for March 16th and the committee will report back findings at the next board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on fire department timeline – The board discussed waiting for more concrete numbers before holding a public hearing. Gifford motioned to remove the public hearing from the timeline and leave the other events. Seconded by Baker. Questions were raised about how best to provide residents with adequate notice and information to gain their approval. It was also noted that rough estimates would be available at the public hearing and should be shared with residents to get their feedback. Motion to remove the public hearing failed. Baker moved to hold the public hearing in early March. Seconded by Gifford. An item will be mailed to all residents informing them of the date and time of the public hearing. The Clerk will check with Community Industries Corporation to research using their location and open dates. Motion to hold public hearing in early March carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Resolution 001.2016R transferring $700 from undesignated reserve account to fire department fundraising reserve account – Gifford moved to approve Resolution 001.2016R. Seconded by Baker. No negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on policy for spending fire department fundraising revenue – Gifford moved to adopt new policy regarding the spending of fire department fundraising revenue. LaMar seconded. There was general consensus that current spending practices are sufficient. No action taken. LaMar noted that the board may wish to revisit this in the future.
Discussion and possible action on enforcement of fire inspection notices – Chief Lepper reported that a habitual offender has an outstanding fire inspection violation. Baker moved to approve enforcement of fire inspection notices by Chief Lepper. While there is a state officer that could assist with enforcement, Chief Lepper advised the village should seek other means. Baker moved to amend the motion to include asking the village attorney to draft a letter advising the business owner of the need to correct the violation. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes. Baker moved to approve the motion as amended. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Village Hall Update – Clerk’s office has been completely installed.
Approval of February Bills – LaMar moved to approve February bills. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be March 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.
LaMar moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative voice votes. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Tonya Manning, Clerk
Kathleen S. Budelier, President