City of Calumet City Council met June 5.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
CALL TO ORDER
The Special Meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m. by Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush.
There was no public comment.
YEAS: 5 ALDERMEN: Navarrete (6:14), Tillman, Williams, Gardner, Smith.
ABSENT: 1 ALDERMEN: Patton
Also present were Mayor Michelle Qualkinbush, City Clerk Nyota Figgs, City Treasurer Tarka, City Administrator William Murray, Inspectional Service Director Sheryl Tillman
Approve Ord. Amending Ord.18-2 Extending Moratorium (Ord 19-27)
Alderman Tillman moved, seconded by Alderman Smith, to approve ordinance amending ordinance #18-2 to extend the moratorium. (Resale businesses)
YEAS: 5 ALDERMEN: Navarrete, Tillman, Williams, Gardner, Smith.
NAYS: 0 ALDERMAN: None
ABSENT: 1 ALDERMAN: Patton
ORDINANCE NUMBER 19-27
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CALUMET CITY, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS IMPOSING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF LICENSES FOR RETAIL RESALE BUSINESSES
WHEREAS, the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois (the ACity@) is a home rule municipality pursuant to Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs (the AHome Rule Powers@); and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Code of the City of Calumet City, Illinois (the "City Code') requires the licensing and regulation of businesses that want to operate within the corporate limits of the City; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Calumet City (the "Corporate Authorities') have determined it to be in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City to impose a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of an application or issuance of a City license for retail resale businesses, as such term is herein defined, in order to protect consumers and surrounding properties while allowing City staff to undertake a review of the City Code to investigate the feasibility of imposing additional zoning or licensing restrictions; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Corporate Authorities to impose a temporary moratorium for a fixed period of time as herein specified to allow City staff to determine the necessity of appropriate restrictions and report such findings to the Corporate Authorities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois, by and through its Home Rule Powers, as follows:
That the above recitals and legislative findings are found to be true and correct and are hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof, as if fully set forth in their entirety.
For the purpose of this Ordinance, and the interpretation and application thereof, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein, unless the context in which they are used shall indicate otherwise. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the singular number include the plural number and words in the plural number include the singular number. Words or phrases not defined shall be given their common and ordinary meaning unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
"Retail Resale Business" is herein defined to mean an individual, partnership, corporation, joint venture, trust, association, or any other legal entity engaged in, conducting, or operating a business in the City buying, selling, trading, bartering or exchanging secondhand clothing or secondhand personal property of any kind.
"Engaged in, conducting, or operating a business” means the purchase, sale, barter, or exchange of any secondhand clothing or secondhand personal property of any kind, including advertising therefore, and including such business conducted by an established dealer in a permanent location.
A temporary moratorium on the acceptance of an application or issuance of a City license for a Retail Resale Business at a location not in lawful operation as a Retail Resale Business as of January 25, 2018, is hereby enacted. The temporary moratorium shall be in full force and effect beginning May 1, 2019 and remain in effect until that time the City Council, in its sole and absolute discretion, terminates said temporary moratorium by ordinance duly adopted. The temporary moratorium herein imposed shall not pertain to the acceptance of an application or issuance of a City license for operation of a Retail Resale Business at a location in lawful operation as a Retail Resale Business as of May 1, 2019, The temporary moratorium shall only be for such license application and issuance of a City license for operation of a Retail Resale Business at a location not in lawful operation as a Retail Resale Business as of May 1, 2019.
If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity thereof shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance.
All ordinances, resolutions, motions or orders in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. (Intentionally Left Blank)
ADOPTED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois this 5th day of June, 2019, pursuant to a roll call vote, as follows:
APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois on this 5th day of June, 2018,
Amendments to Sign Ordinance (Strip Malls)
Alderman Smith moved, seconded by Alderman Williams, to direct the City Attorney to prepare the zoning sign ordinance amendment for strips malls by June 12, 2019.
YEAS: ALDERMEN: Navarrete, Tillman, Williams, Gardner, Smith.
NAYS: 0 ALDERMAN: None
ABSENT: 1 ALDERMAN: Patton
Alderman moved Smith, seconded by Alderman Navarrete, to adjourn at 6:21 p.m.