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Village of South Holland President and Board of Trustees met November 18

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 14, 2020

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Village of South Holland President and Board of Trustees met Nov. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Administrative Staff Present: Mr. Shawn Staples, Police Chief; Mr. Bryant Krizik representing, Mr. Brian Kolosh, Fire Chief; Mr. Frank Knittle, Director Community Development; Mr. Wally Widelski representing, Mr. Ed Stewart, Director Recreational Services; Mr. George Gunkel, Director Public Works; Mr. Tim Lapp, Village Attorney; Mr. John Hilsen, Village Engineer; Mr. J Wynsma, Village Administrator; Ms. Pat Mahon, Deputy Village Administrator; Mr. John Watson, Director of Economic Development;

Absent: Mr. Brian Kolosh, Fire Chief; Mr. Ed Stewart, Director Recreational Services; Ms. Beth Herman, Village Treasurer

President De Graff called the meeting to order and Clerk Penman called the roll.

Present: Trustees Larry De Young, Cindy Nylen, John Russell and Prince Reed

Absent with Notice: Trustees Vickie Perkins and Andrew Johnson

Chaplain Hank Elgersma of Elevated Senior Living opened our meeting with pray. President De Graff thanked Chaplain Elgersma.

Minutes

Trustee Nylen moved that the reading of the Minutes of the November 4, 2019 meeting be dispensed with, copies thereof having been distributed to each trustee, and the Minutes as presented be approved. Trustee Russell seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees Nylen, Russell, De Young and Reed

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

Resident Comments There were no residents with comments or questions.

Engineer’s Report

Mr. Hilsen had no report this evening.

Attorney’s Report

Mr. Lapp had three items this evening. The first was a Resolution authorizing the redevelopment of property at 421 E. 162nd St., commonly known as the Perruso property. The final language of the agreement is not yet available, but it will provide for the parcel to be sold to Glazier Corp. Trustee De Young moved to approve the Resolution as presented, subject to the Village Attorney’s review and approval. Trustee Russell seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees De Young, Russell, Nylen and Reed

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

The second was Ordinance 2019-23 –extending the residential rental license moratorium. Trustee Russell moved to adopt the Ordinance as presented. Trustee Reed seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees Russell, Reed, De Young and Nylen

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

The third was Ordinance 2019 -24 accepting the dedication of land for 172nd St. re-alignment.

Trustee De Young moved to adopt the Ordinance as presented. Trustee Nylen seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees De Young, Nylen, Russell and Reed

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

Community Development

Trustee De Young moved for approval of Building Permits Nos. 19-1219 – 19-1323 as presented, representing a value of $507,000 in community investments. Trustee Reed seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees De Young, Reed, Nylen and Russell

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

Parks and Recreation

There was no report given in Trustee Perkins’ absence.

Community Coordination

Trustee Nylen shared that the Winter Wonderland will take place on December 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Park. This is the fifth year of the South Holland’s Winter Wonderland. This outdoor family friendly event includes Face Painting, Reindeer and Elves, Display of Holiday Lights, Refreshments and more. Visits with Santa are limited to South Holland residents only, at a max of 175. Register at the South Holland Community Center.

From now through December 30, the South Holland Public Library is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Art Contest. Kids ages 6-14 are invited to participate in an art contest to express Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision through the theme, “A Love that Unites.” Each art submission will be displayed at the Village’s MLK Celebration on January 11. Three winners will receive gift cards. Participants are invited to create their art at the South Holland Public Library on any Monday in December from 3:00 -5:00 pm. All art supplies will be provided. Visit the South Holland Public Library to sign up.

Trustee Nylen also provided a reminder of the South Holland Recreational Services’ inaugural Winter Sports Showcase on Sunday December 8th from 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. The showcase will place an emphasis on getting children involved in Cheer, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, and Football. Pre-registration is required.

Finance Trustee Russell moved for Approval of payments of vouchers as listed on Register No. 993 for $1,518,581.59 covering day-to-day operations, vendor payments and salaries. Trustee De Young seconded the motion.

Roll Call: Ayes: Trustees Russell, De Young, Nylen and Reed

Nays: None

Motion carried, approved and so ordered by President Don A. De Graff

Public Safety No report was given in Trustee Johnson’s absence.

Public Works Trustee Reed provided a gentle reminder that on November 30th, Republic Services will stop picking up yard waste in the designated totes. Afterwards, yard waste totes will be used for regular garbage until April 2020.

Lastly, Public Works employees are gearing up for the holidays by decorating Veterans Park, Municipal buildings and primary streets with the colors of the season.

President De Graff asked if there were any additional business.

Trustee De Young shared a reminder that the Fire Department is still collecting toys and other Christmas donations, which will be donated to Restoration Ministries. These donations may be dropped off at the Fire Station any day during the month of November.

In reference to the upcoming holiday season, President De Graff shared a few closing remarks, noting that this is an exciting time and that we as a Village had a lot to be thankful for, particularly as it relates to the accomplishments of the Village. We are on a good path and we will review this in detail during the next Committee of the Whole.

There being no additional business to come before the President and Board of Trustees, Trustee De Young moved that this meeting adjourn. Trustee Nylen seconded the motion. Ayes all on the roll. Meeting adjourned. Next regular meeting of the President and the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 8:00 PM, in the Council Room of the Municipal Building, County of Cook, South Holland, Illinois.

http://www.southholland.org/Board/Minutes/2019/2019-11-18.pdf

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