VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MINUTES

Monday, September 18, 2017

Village Hall

 

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

 

Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

August Minutes & September Special Minutes – Busch moved to approve the August minutes & the September special minutes.  Seconded by Bergin.  Bergin requested a change to August minutes – “Bergin moved to award the swaling contract to Tony’s Landscaping.  This was seconded by Busch” (not Bergin).  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Treasurer’s Report – Bergin moved to approve the August treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes. 

a.       The clerk explained the journal entries that were processed.

b.       The clerk also presented several resolutions.

Resolution 001.2017R - CMAR annual resolution was tabled until next meeting to allow the clerk to do additional research

Resolution 002.2017R – 2017 Budget:  This resolution was approved and adopted on October 31, 2016 by the Board members in place at that time.

Resolution 003.2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  Motion was made by Bergin to accept Res 003.2017R.  Seconded by Sachs.  Roll call was taken.

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes

Resolution 004.2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  Motion was made by Sachs to accept Res 004.2017R.  Seconded by Bergin.  Roll call was taken.

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes

Resolution 005-2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  Motion was made by Busch to accept Res 005.2017R.  Seconded by Bergin.  Roll call was taken.

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes

Resolution 006.2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  This resolution was tabled until next meeting to allow the clerk to do additional research

Resolution 007-2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  Motion was made by Renfert to accept Res 007.2017R.  Seconded by Bergin.  Roll call was taken.

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes

Resolution 008-2017R – Amendment to 2017 Budget:  Motion was made by Busch to accept Res 008.2017R.  Seconded by Bergin.  Roll call was taken.

Busch – yes, Bergin – yes, Renfert – yes, Sachs – yes, Baker – yes

 

Discussion and possible action on operator licenses

Renfert moved to approve all new operator licenses.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on snowplowing contract

Motion was made by Sachs to accept the contract from T & C Services (Ted Erdman) for $4,000 per month for 2017/2018 winter season and 2018/2019 winter season.  Seconded by Renfert.  Discussion/Questions took place with Ted Erdman.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Item 10 was moved before Item 7, Item 8 and Item 9 with a Board consensus.

 

Presentation by Jeff  Kropp, Accounting Workshop

Mr. Kropp presented an explanation on reading and understanding the Balance Sheet and the Expense Report.  Discussion/Questions were held by the Board.  Mr. Kropp also mentioned that the 2016 audit is under way.  Estimated time of completion is a middle to end of October 2017.

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Protection Advisory Referendum language

Baker spoke of the urgency regarding the deadline of the Referendum to be included on the             spring ballot.  Baker asked each board member to speak of their concerns or suggestions             regarding the Fire Protection Advisory Referendum.  Discussion took place.  Baker asked Busch,             the chairperson of the             Comprehensive Committee, to schedule a meeting to finalize the      committee’s recommendations.   The Comprehensive Committee meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  Motion was made by Busch to set a tentative date for a Special   Board meeting on September 25, 2017 at 5:30 to review the recommendations from the       Comprehensive Committee.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – Discussion and possible action on swales, manholes, asphalt patching and             additional related road work.

Swaling has started.  Discussion took place regarding the spreading of gravel on each side of         the roads.  Consensus of the Board was made to add the gravel spreading to the Tony’s             Landscaping’s Swale contract.

Manholes – Ferndale Ave and Oakcrest Dr have manholes that need to be repaired prior to             snowplowing season.  Motion was made by Busch to obtain quotes and authorize Village             President to approve up to $7,500 to repair the manholes.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no        negative votes.

Asphalt Patching – The Clerk will reach out to A-1 Services to inquire about scheduling.  The      Board agreed to add the area in front of 12 Hillcrest Ave to the list of asphalt patching.   Spray   patching and filling in divots were also discussed.

Light pole accident – The Clerk will call Bushman Electric to discuss replacing the pole.

 

Village Hall update

a.      Clerk talked about the upcoming electronic poll books approved by the WEC

b.     Insurance updates were presented to the Board

c.      Clerk talked about Fiternal Fitness concerns regarding speeding in the Village and dogs at large from the Pet store

d.     The Board and citizens were reminded of the large item pickup scheduled for September 21, 2017

 

Approval of August/September invoices and payments – Bergin moved to approve the August/September invoices/payments.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for next regular meeting – Next Board meeting is scheduled for October 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:21

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                                                                        Kathy Bemowski, Clerk

 

 

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                                                                        Patricia Baker, President