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City of Palos Heights City Council met July 16

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 22, 2019

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City of Palos Heights City Council met July 16.

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 R obert Straz

City Clerk Thomas Kantas

City Treasurer James Daemicke

City Attorney Tom Brown

Ward 1 Donald Bylut & Jeffrey Key

Ward 2 Robert Basso & Jack Clifford

Ward 3 Dolores Kramarski & Brent Lewandowski

Ward 4 Michael McGrogan

V. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

None

VI. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of City Council Meeting Minutes July 2, 2019.

B. Approval of Payroll and Voucher List for the period ending July 12, 2019.

C. Approval of request for a Special Event Permit from Sts. Joachim & Anne

Armenian Church to hold their annual church picnic on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in accordance with the City’s Code.

D. Approval of request for a Special Event Permit from St. Mary Orthodox Church to hold their annual Mediterranean Festival on August 23-25, 2019 in accordance with the City’s Code. E. Approval of a Tag Day request from the Knights of Columbus for their Tootsie Roll Drive on September 20-21, 2019.

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

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

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

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

VII. OPENING OF SEALED BIDS

None

VII. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

A. Mayor: Urged residents to use caution during times of extreme heat.

B. Clerk: No Report

C. Treasurer: Treasurer’s Report for the month ending June 30, 2019.

General Fund:

Beginning cash balance $4,070,101.33 

Revenues $703,377.95

Expenses $893,043.88

Other $2,734.18

Ending cash balance $3,883,169.58

Total of All Funds:

Beginning cash balance $16,788,050.79 

Revenues $1,430,712.33

Expenses $1,449,127.82

Other $30,260.75

Ending cash balance $16,799,896.05

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

The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

D. City Attorney: No report

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

Alderman Kramarski thanked the veterans for the use of the military vehicles during the 4th of July parade.

Alderman Clifford has received fraud scheme phone calls. Alderman Bylut has too.

IX. CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL

None

X. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Finance— Chairperson Alderman McGrogan:

● Alderman McGrogan moved to approve the FOP collective bargaining agreement for the years 2019-2021 seconded by Alderman Clifford.

On roll call, the motion to approve the personnel policy was:

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

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

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 authorize the City Attorney to draft an ordinance banning recreational marijuana growers, cultivation centers, processing organizations, dispensaries, and transportation organizations from locating or operating within the City of Palos Heights seconded by Alderman Key. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

E. Recreation— Chairperson Alderman Key:

● Alderman Key moved to approve the purchase of playground safety mulch from Three Oaks Ground Cover in the amount of $7,150.00 seconded by Alderman Clifford. 

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

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

Nays: (0) None

With seven (7) affirmative votes the motion carried.

● Thanked members of the Recreation Department for their efforts during the Fourth of July events.

F. Roads and Construction— Chairperson Alderman Kramarski : Reported that a special meeting was conducted to approve vouchers to Morris Engineering in the amount $14,062.84.

G. License, Permits & Franchises— Chairperson Alderman Lewandowski :

● Alderman Lewandowski moved to approve a request from the Business/Economic Advisory Committee for a Temporary Sign Permit to display approximately 200 yard signs throughout the City from August 8 through September 10 to promote the annual Welcome Back Trinity event being held August 23, 2019 seconded by Alderman McGrogan. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

H. Water and Sewer— Chairperson Alderman Bylut: Reminded residents about watering hours.

XI. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Business/Economic Development: Alderman Key reported on efforts to update the business directory on the website.

B. Ad Hoc Cable TV: No Report

XII. OLD BUSINESS

Alderman Clifford cautioned residents not to place items on the easement.

XIII. NEW BUSINESS

None

XIV. CITIZENS ASKING QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EVENING’S BUSINESS

None

XV. CLOSED SESSION

Alderman Kramarski moved to convene into Executive Session under Section 2(c)(2) of the Open Meetings act to discuss labor negotiations seconded by Alderman Bylut. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Alderman Kramarski moved to reconvene the regular meeting seconded by Alderman Bylut. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

At 7:45 p.m. the Mayor requested a motion to adjourn that passed unanimously.

https://www.palosheights.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_07162019-229

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