Palos Heights City Council approves construction services payment
The Palos Heights City Council met Jan 17 to approve payment for construction services.
Here is the meeting's agenda, as provided by the council:
Palos Heights City Council is located at 7607 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL
CITY OF PALOS HEIGHTS
CITY COUNCIL MEETING January 17, 2017 ~ 7:00 P.M.
A G E N D A
MAYOR: Robert S. Straz ALDERMEN:
CITY CLERK: Thomas Kantas Ward 1 – Jeffrey Key
Donald Bylut CITY TREASURER: Frank Oswald Ward 2 - Jack Clifford Robert Basso CITY ATTORNEY: Tom Brown Ward 3 - Alan Fulkerson
Dolores Kramarski Ward 4 - Michael McGrogan
1. CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 p.m.
2. INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
The Palos Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Eugene Simpson Award for Civic Leadership in the Community to the Channel 4 Team.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Approval of Minutes:
1. City Council Meeting, December 20, 2016
B. Approval of Payroll and Voucher List for the periods ending December 30, 2016 and
January 13, 2017
C. Approval of Proclamation for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January 2017.
OPENING OF SEALED BIDS
REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS
6. Motion to pass a Resolution acknowledging the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors
Bureau as the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau of record for the marketing and promotion of the tourism industry.
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7. Motion to pass a Resolution amending Resolution No. R-14-16 Setting Forth the Schedule of City
Committee Meetings for 2017.
8. A Public Hearing has been scheduled before the Palos Heights’ Zoning Board of Appeals on
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Palos Heights City Hall, to consider the following petitions: Docket 2017-02, filed by John M Evans for a fence variance to allow the side lot enclosure along 122nd Street for the property located at 12200 S 69th Ave, and contained within the following PIN: 24-30-130-006-0000; Docket 2017-03, filed by Arthur Mendez for a B-1 Use in a B District, specifically to operate a martial arts studio within a 1,200-s.f. shop space located in the Indian Trails Shopping Center at 6517 W 127th Street, and contained within the following PIN: 24-31-201-013-0000; Docket 2017-04, filed by Joanna Para for a Special Use within a B District, specifically to operate a real estate office within an approximately 1,500-s.f. shop space located within Southwick Commons Shopping Center at 7231 W College Drive, and contained within the following PIN: 23-25-204-003-0000; Docket 2017-05, filed by JP Auto, LLC for the operation of an automotive use within a B District located at 13400-13410 S Ridgeland Avenue, and contained within the following PIN: 24-31-404- 049-0000; Docket 2017-06, filed by Seva Companies, LLC for a Special Use within a B District, specifically to allow a drive-up window for a business use located at 11819 Southwest Highway, and contained within the following PIN: 23-24-300-336-0000; and Docket 2017-07, petition filed by Capri Restaurant for a Parking Variance, specifically to allow for off-site parking to accommodate additional parking requirements resulting from a new outdoor patio located at 12307 S Harlem Ave, and contained within the following PIN: 24-30-300-001- 0000. All interested parties are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to be heard.
9. Treasurer’s Report for the month ending December 31, 2016.
10. Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month ending December 31, 2016.
CITIZENS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL (Please move to podium)
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Finance: Chairperson Alderman Fulkerson
11. Motion to authorize the City Attorney to draft an ordinance for the City of Palos Heights to opt out of Cook County’s Ordinance 16-4229, Establishing Earned Sick Leave for Employees in Cook County.
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12. Motion to authorize the City Attorney to draft an ordinance for the City of Palos Heights to opt
out of Cook County’s Ordinance 16-5768, Creating a Minimum Wage in Cook County.
13. Motion to adopt a Resolution amending the City’s Flex125 Plan to increase the maximum allowed
contribution from $2,550 to $2,600 in accordance with IRS regulations.
Public Safety: Chairperson Alderman McGovern
Municipal Grounds and Property: Chairperson Alderman Basso
Planning and Zoning: Chairperson Alderman Clifford
Recreation: Chairperson Alderman Key
14. Motion to approve payment to Gilbane in the amount $155,235.29 for construction services
rendered for the Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation.
15. Motion to approve the purchase and installation of a divider curtain for the north gym from Carroll
Seating in the amount of $9,680.00, pending budget approval.
Roads and Construction: Chairperson Alderman Kramarski
16. Motion to release the Letter of Credit to Brigid Capital LLC for the Palos Place Project located at
12306 S Harlem Avenue in the amount of $98,658.50.
License, Permits & Franchises: Chairperson Alderman McGrogan
Water and Sewer: Chairperson Alderman Bylut
REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES Business/Economic Development: Chairperson Alderman Key
Ad Hoc Cable TV: Chairperson Alderman Fulkerson Channel 4 Palos Heights 2016 Annual Report: During the year of 2016 Channel 4 Palos Heights had six volunteers working on television production for government meetings, community awareness information, economic development, and business promotion. This volunteer group worked a total of 940 hours within 50 weeks to originate and produce 242 on air shows. This year the Channel 4 staff was instrumental in upgrading its equipment and facilities. This was a much needed task due to the volume of shows and equipment usage. The upgrades consisted of purchasing two new cameras, new audio wireless system and new studio backdrops designed to be more efficient for setup/tear down time on daily multi-show recordings. Editing software was also upgraded to improve and incorporate 3 studio cameras for full view studio coverage. Channel 4 currently has openings for three volunteer positions to assist in studio operations and camera control. Anyone interested in volunteering with Channel 4 should email email@example.com.
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CITIZENS WISHING TO ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS EVENING’S BUSINESS* (Please move to the Podium)
ADJOURNMENT *Procedure for addressing the council: be recognized by the mayor, rise, and give your name and address. Discussion is limited to ten minutes, unless an extension is granted by a majority vote of the Council. All meetings are tape recorded. Americans with Disabilities Act Notice: Disabled persons who require certain accommodations to allow them to follow and/or participate in a City Council meeting should contact City Hall as early as possible so reasonable accommodations can be arranged.
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