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Palos Park commissioners review police activity report

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By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 4, 2017

The village of Palos Park Board of Commissioners met Jan. 9 to review the police activity report.

Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING

HELD ON JANUARY 9, 2017

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held its regular meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017. Mayor Mahoney called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Answering to roll call were Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney.

Also in attendance were Marie Arrigoni, Village Clerk; Rick Boehm, Village Manager; Tom Bayer, Village Attorney; Barb Maziarek, Finance Director; Mike Sibrava, Public Works Director; Joe Miller; Chief of Police; Tammy Brown, Administrative Assistant; and Cathy Gabel, Deputy Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 12, 2016: Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on December 12, 2016 as presented.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: CITIZENS ON PATROL SERVICE (COPS) RECRUITMENT: Tom Crowhurst reported the Citizens on Patrol Service (COPS) are recruiting new members. COPS patrol the community with a side band radio to communicate with patrol officers when they see suspicious activity, a motorist needing assistance or a power outage. The COPS also raise money for the Palos Park Police Cadet Scholarship Program benefiting active members in the cadet program with financial assistance for their college courses as they pursue a degree in Public Safety.

CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH PROCLAMATION: Mayor Mahoney proclaimed January 2017 Cervical Cancer Awareness Month encouraging all women to receive regular screenings and invite each citizen to join the continued fight against cervical cancer. He presented Catherine Donahue, a resident of Palos Park and cancer survivor with the proclamation and applauded her efforts in promoting education about cervical cancer causes, treatments and screenings.

PALOS PARK SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK PROCLAMATION: Mayor Mahoney proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 as Palos Park School Choice Week. The proclamation states all children should have access to the highest quality education possible and the important role education plays in preparing students to be successful adults.

HEARINGS: None

CONSENT AGENDA All items on the consent agenda are routine or have been brought forward at the direction of the Board of Commissioners and will be enacted with one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters to:

2 A. ratify payment of invoices on the Warrant List dated December 26, 2016 in the amount of $225,805.16

B. Approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List dated January 9, 2017 in the amount of $469,325.77

C. Approve the Supplemental Warrant List dated January 9, 2017 for manual checks, payroll, and recurring wire transfers in the amount of $335,018.01

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

OLD BUSINESS: None

BOARD, COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: None

INFORMATION & UPDATES: COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STREETS/RECREATION, NICOLE MILOVICH-WALTERS: TANDEM AXLE DUMP TRAILER PURCHASE: Commissioner Milovich-Walters reported Public Works would like to purchase a new trailer to carry small equipment. The trailer will also have the capacity to dump smaller loads of material. Proposals were received from two local equipment companies. Morris Trailer Sales submitted a purchase agreement of $7,038.00. Russo Power Equipment submitted a price of $6,162.99.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve the purchase of a tandem axle dump trailer from Russo Power Equipment for a purchase price of $6,162.99.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

COMMISSIONER OF BUILDING & PUBLIC PROPERTY, G. DARRYL REED: ANNUAL 2016 STATISTICS: Commissioner Reed reported 330 building permits were issued throughout the 2016 calendar year. 681 inspections (building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing) were completed and 9 Certificates of Occupancy were issued.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT: The Building Department processed twelve (12) permits from December 9, 2016 – December 30, 2016 resulting in $4,253.40 in fees. Fourteen (14) inspections were completed, no occupancy permits issued and no exaction fees collected.

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, DANIEL POLK ANNUAL 2016 STATISTICS: Commissioner Polk reported the Police Department received 28,386 calls for service from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Palos Park Police also issued 716 adjudication tickets, 580 traffic tickets, completed 598 case reports, arrested 178 adults, 5 juveniles, 77 impounds, 403 senior checks, 796 citizen assists and 702 community contact hours.

3 POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Commissioner Polk reported the Police Department received 2,101 calls for service from December 12, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Palos Park Police also issued 23 adjudication tickets, 9 traffic tickets, completed 39 case reports, arrested 6 adults, 0 juveniles, 0 impounds, 53 senior checks, 75 citizen assists and 49 community contact hours.

COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCES, JAMES PAVLATOS: MCCORD GALLERY ADDITION: Commissioner Pavlatos reported McCord Gallery held a “soft opening” with a music class in the new Anderson Annex for the Arts. A Grand Opening is being scheduled for the spring.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Mahoney had no formal report this evening.

CLERK’S REPORT: Clerk Arrigoni had no formal report this evening.

MANAGER’S REPORT: IRMA ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION: Village Manager Boehm reported Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA) has calculated the Village’s 2017 annual contribution at $82,362.00 for Liability and Worker’s Compensation Insurance. This contribution is based on the Village’s revenue base multiplied by a rate charged to all members. The Village has a surplus credit available with IRMA in the amount of $155,508.00. These monies can be used to offset the 2017 contribution or left in the IRMA account to earn investment income. Manage Boehm suggested the Village use $52,362.00 of the reserve amount for the 2017 premium. Over $100,000.00 would still be available to cover any deductibles and the Village would not have to budget for deductibles in Fiscal Year 2018. Manager Boehm entertained a motion to approve the IRMA 2017 annual contribution of $82,362.00 and that a surplus credit of $52,362.00 is used as an offset resulting in a payment of $30,000.00.

Commissioner Polk moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to approve payment of the 2017 Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA) annual contribution of $82,362.00 and a surplus credit of $52,362.00 are used as an offset resulting in a payment of $30,000.00.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Polk, Milovich-Walters, Reed, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

TRAVEL EXPENSE AND REIMBURSEMENT POLICY: The Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (50 ILCS 150) requires the adoption of a resolution by non-home rule municipalities regulating the reimbursement of all travel, meal and lodging expenses of officers and employees. The policy will provide more guidance for any employees or officers that travel for Village related business activities. Village travel is always subject to budget authorization and Village Manager approval. Should travel, meal and lodging expenses exceed the maximum allowed, they would need to be considered and approved by the Village Council in advance of such travel, meal, and/or lodging expense being incurred.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve Resolution 2017-R-01 entitled A Resolution Adopting a Travel Expense and Reimbursement Policy.

On the call of the roll, the vote was follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

4 2015 REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM TRUE-UP COST: Manager Boehm reported Palos Park is part of a regional water system that derives its potable water from Oak Lawn. Per our agreement true up costs are owed based on the actual cost of operating and maintaining the water system. Costs include electricity, pump station maintenance, transmission maintenance, wholesale operating costs etc. The Village of Palos Park has been assessed $9,194.00 for 2015.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve the 2015 water system true up cost of $9,194.00 and remit same to the Village of Oak Lawn.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -5- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

CITIZENS AND VISITORS COMMENT PERIOD: Tom Crowhurst – Mr. Crowhurst thanked the Recreation Department for the great job they did with the Community Tree Decorating Contest of which COPS participated.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Upon voice vote, the motion passed with 5 yes votes.

AYES: -5- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, Polk, Pavlatos, and Mayor Mahoney NAYS: -0- ABSENT: -0-

Respectfully submitted,

______________________ Cathy A. Gabel Deputy Village Clerk

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