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City of Palos Heights City Council met May 21

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 13, 2019

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City of Palos Heights City Council met May 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

I. CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called to order the regular meeting of the City of Palos Heights City Council at 7:00 p.m. in the City Administrative Center, 7607 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL

II. INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Mayor led the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

III. ROLL CALL

Roll call indicated the following were present:

Mayor Robert Straz

City Clerk Thomas Kantas

City Treasurer James Daemicke

City Attorney Tom Brown

Ward 1 Donald Bylut & Alderman Key

Ward 2 Robert Basso & Jack Clifford

Ward 3 Dolores Kramarski & Brent Lewandowski

Ward 4 Jerry McGovern

V. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

The Palos Lions Club presented a donation from their annual Christmas Tree lot in the amount of $500.00 towards the Illinois Special Olympics sponsored by the Palos Heights Police Department.

The City Clerk conducted the swearing in of Alderman Jeffrey Key elected Alderman to the Third Ward.

VI. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of City Council Meeting Minutes from May 7, 2019 and Committee of the Whole Minutes from May 8, 2019.

B. Approval of Payroll and Voucher List for the period ending May 17, 2019.

C. Motion to approve a special event permit application from Meier Realty for a Free Shred event on June 22, 2019.

Alderman Bylut moved to approve the consent agenda seconded by Alderman Clifford.

On roll call, the motion to approve the Consent Agenda was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

VII. OPENING OF SEALED BIDS

None

VII. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

A. Mayor:

● The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the City Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Memorial Day.

● Extended best wishes to Alderman Kramarski for a speedy recovery and thanked first responders for their great effort assisting Alderman Kramarski.

● Requested a motion to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with The Oak Lawn Regional Water Service (RWS) for a Water Transmission Main Project. Alderman Bylut moved to approve the memorandum seconded by Alderman Key.

On roll call, the motion to approve the memorandum was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

Requested a motion to approve an agreement to purchase the property at 13040 Cypress Lane for the Cypress Lane Drainage Project. Price will be determined by 2 appraisals. Alderman Basso seconded by Alderman Clifford.

On roll call, the motion to approve the agreement was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

B. Clerk: No Report

C. Treasurer: Delivered Treasurer’s Report for April 30, 2019 as follows

General Fund

$5,050,583.82

$818,479.36

$825,096.29

$161.55

$4,430,805.35

All Funds

$17,421,937.94

$1,418,226.22

$1,694,243.92

$335,437.14

$16,810,483.10

Alderman Clifford moved to approve the treasurer’s report seconded by Alderman Bylut.

The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

D. City Attorney: No report

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

None

IX. CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL

None

X. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Finance—Chairperson Alderman McGrogan: No Report

B. Public Safety—Chairperson Alderman McGovern: No Report.

C. Municipal Grounds and Property—Chairperson Alderman Basso: No Report

D. Planning and Zoning— Chairperson Alderman Clifford:

● Alderman Clifford moved to adopt an ordinance for the proposed Owl Woods Subdivision for the reconfiguration of 2 parcels located at 8136 Misty Meadow Drive seconded by Alderman Key.

On roll call, the motion to approve the agreement was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski,

McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Alderman Clifford moved to authorize the City attorney to adopt an ordinance for a proposed 7 foot side yard set­back to allow for the construction of an oversized detached garage totalling 900 square feet at 12554 S. 76th Avenue seconded by Alderman Key.

On roll call, the motion to adopt the ordinance was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

E. Recreation— Chairperson Alderman Key:

● Alderman Key moved to approve a change order with Country Landscape & Supply for pool deck drainage in the amount of $15,703.50 seconded by Alderman Bylut.

On roll call, the motion to approve the order was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Alderman Key moved to approve Engineer’s Payment Estimate to Country Landscape for the Pool Deck Concrete Replacement project in the amount of $40,703.50 seconded by Alderman Bylut.

On roll call, the motion to approve the payment was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Alderman Key moved to approve replacement of tennis court lighting at Community Park by MarchOne Electrical Design in the amount of $11,528.00 seconded by Alderman Clifford.

On roll call, the motion to approve the work was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Alderman Key moved to approve the Palos Baseball Organization request for extended use of lighting on Pony Field and North Field on June 8 and 21, 2019 until 11:00 p.m. and for possible rain dates of June 26­28, 2019 until 11:00 p.m. seconded by Alderman Bylut. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

● Alderman Key moved to approve the OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) grant agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the Palmer Park redevelopment project seconded by Alderman Bylut.

On roll call, the motion to approve the agreement was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

F. Roads and Construction— Chairperson Alderman Kramarski :

● Alderman Kramarksi moved to award the 2019 MFT Roads­Resurfacing Project (including Metra lot resurfacing) to Lindahl Brothers Inc. for $482,709.40 seconded by Alderman Clifford

On roll call, the motion to approve the agreement was:

Ayes: (7) Basso, Bylut, Clifford, Key, Kramarski, Lewandowski, McGovern.

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Aldeman Kramarski expressed her gratitude to the first responders and will express her gratitude personally.

G. License, Permits & Franchises— Chairperson Alderman Lewandowski : No Report

H. Water and Sewer— Chairperson Alderman Bylut:

● Alderman Bylut moved to approve a proposal from Christopher Burke Engineering to perform a Water Rate Study at a cost of $13,400 seconded by Alderman Basso.

Ayes: (2) Basso, Clifford

Nays: (4) Bylut, Key, Kramarski, McGovern

Present: Lewandowski

With two (2) affirmative votes the motion failed.

XI. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Business/Economic Development: Chairperson Alderman Key: Reported on ways to receive City information via social media and online email newsletters which residents can receive by signing up on the City website. Reminded residents that Farmers Market will take place on Wednesday mornings in the municipal parking lot and thanked volunteers who planted the planters in town via the Beautification Committee.

B. Ad Hoc Cable TV: The Mayor reported that Channel 4 has produced over 200 shows in 2018 focusing on transparency in government and awareness on health, Lake Katherine and the Library. Volunteers donated over 1,000 hours and is accessed by a number of local municipalities who regularly view the studio as a model for their own communities.

XII. OLD BUSINESS

None

XIII. NEW BUSINESS

None

XIV. CITIZENS ASKING QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EVENING’S BUSINESS

None

XV. CLOSED SESSION

None

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

At 7:30 p.m. the Mayor requested a motion to adjourn that passed unanimously

https://palosheights.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_05212019-198

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