VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Minutes from Monday, December 11, 2017

 

 

Meeting called to Order - President Patricia Baker called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Trustee Busch, Trustee Sachs, Trustee Renfert and Trustee Bergin were present.

 

December Agenda – Busch made a motion to approve the December Agenda.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

November Minutes – Renfert made a motion to approve the November minutes.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Treasurer’s Reports – Bergin made a motion to approve the November Treasurer’s Reports.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.  It was also noted that the Winter Newsletter had an incorrect tally for all mill rates.  The correct tally is 17.593695, not 13.789391 as stated in the Newsletter

 

Discussion and possible action on creating a Request for Proposal for repaving Linwood – The Village of Park Ridge was awarded $11,000 for the Local Road Improvement Project grant.  Discussion took place.  President Baker will contact The Village of Whiting for suggestions regarding the RFP, since Whiting has repaved several roads.  President Baker and Trustee Sachs will create the Request for Proposal.  This item will be discussed further at future board meetings.

 

Discussion and possible action to amend the 2017 Budget – Resolution 0101.2017R – Bergin made a motion to approve Resolution 010.2017R.  Seconded by Sachs.  Roll call was taken:

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on the 2016 Audit – President Baker told the Board that the Audit will be completed shortly.

 

Update on Building Developments –

a.       Wilshire Drive – The Village received a copy of the Conditional Approval from the Division of Industry Services

b.     Rowe Development – Zoning Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Village Hall

c.      Opportunity Development – The Village received a copy of an Investigation Progress Report for ODC HVAC System

 

Discussion and possible action on Digger Hotline/Locator Position – Discussion took place regarding possible candidates.  The Village is waiting for a decision from one of the candidates.  No Action was taken.  This item will be discussed again at the next Board meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on Operator License applications – Bergin made a motion to approve the 3 Operator License applications.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Quote for Revaluation in 2018 – Sachs made a motion to approve the Quote from BA Pauls & Associates for a revaluation in 2018 at a cost of $11,400.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on disposal of Christmas Trees -  Busch made a motion to approve $350.00 for a dumpster that will be located at the Village Hall from January 1, 2018 through January 8, 2018.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

Appointment of 2018-2019 election inspectors – The Village of Park Ridge received a recommendation from the Republican Party.  Sachs made a motion to accept all election inspectors that volunteered to be a part of the 2018 & 2019 election cycles.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for annual caucus between January 2 and January 21 – Bergin made a motion to schedule the caucus on January 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Approval of November/December bills – Busch made a motion to accept the November/December bills.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Village Hall Updates –

a.     The Board approved the Clerk to write a second letter to address a residents complaint regarding another resident’s boat located on their property.

b.     Updated Board with answer from Insurance Company regarding the Law Enforcement Liability on proposal from Spectrum Insurance Group.

 

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Protection Advisory Referendum – President Baker presented an updated referendum ballot.  Busch made a motion to accept Item A/b (version 3) for Option 1.  Seconded by Sachs.  Discussion took place.  Busch withdrew his motion.  Sachs made a motion to accept Item A (version 1) for Option 1.  Seconded by Busch.  Discussion took place regarding the language of Item A (version 1) for Option 1 on the referendum ballot.  The language for Item A (version1) for Option 1 was revised and agreed upon.  Roll Call was taken for acceptance of Option 1:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Baker – yes.   

Sachs made a motion to accept Item B for Option 2.  Seconded by Bergin.  Discussion took place regarding the language of Item B for Option 2 on the referendum ballot.  The language was revised and agreed upon.  Roll Call was taken for the acceptance of Option 2:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Baker – yes.

Busch made a motion to accept Item C for Option 3.  Seconded by Sachs.  Discussion took place regarding the language of Item C for Option 3 on the referendum ballot.  The language was revised and agreed upon.  Roll Call was taken for the acceptance of Option 3:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Baker – yes.

The Clerk will submit the Fire Protection Advisory Referendum to Portage County for the February 20th election. 

 

Set date for a Public Hearing on the Fire Protection Advisory Referendum – The Public Hearing will be held on January 29 at 5:30 pm.

 

Set date for next regular Board meeting – Scheduled for January 15 at 5:30 pm

 

Adjourn – Bergin made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

 

 

 

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Kathy Bemowski, Clerk                                                         Patricia Baker, President