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Village of Evergreen Park Board of Trustees met November 4

By Michael Abella | Jan 15, 2020

Meeting 05

Village of Evergreen Park Board of Trustees met Nov. 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

CALL TO ORDER 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Sexton in the second floor Council Chambers of the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL 

Clerk Aparo was asked to call the roll with the following results:

Physically Present:

Mayor James Sexton

Trustee Carol Kyle

Trustee Mark Marzullo

Trustee James McQuillan

Trustee Kelly Burke

Trustee Norman Anderson

Trustee Mark Phelan and Village Engineer Tim Klass were absent with notice.

Also present were Village Attorney Vincent Cainkar and Village Treasurer John Sawyers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Norman Anderson.

OPEN PUBLIC FORUM

The Chair made the following announcements:

1. There will be a Public Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village of Evergreen park Board Room and public hearing will be held to consider amendments to the Evergreen Park Zoning Code providing for the regulation of cannabis organizations. 

2. Harvest Report was 1,400 pounds of produce taken to the Evergreen Pantry for consumption by patrons. 

3. Thanks to the Office of Citizens Services for another successful Farmer Market especially Beth Novotney and her crew. 

4. Thanks to everyone especially Karen and Jill and Recreation Department for a tremendous turn out for the annual Halloween Parade Event at the 50 acre Park. 

5. Evergreen Park High School hosts a breakfast for all Evergreen Park Veterans at 7:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.

 6. The Textile Recycling event will be held at Yukich Field from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the north parking lot. 

7. Central Junior High School will host their annual Veteran’s Breakfast on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. The Chair reminds everyone to thank a veteran for their service. 

8. The Village Hall will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in honor of Veterans Day. 

9. Compost containers will be picked up until December 12, 2019 or weather permitting.

OPEN PUBLIC AUDIENCE 

Mrs. Virginia Wrobel, EP Senior Council, invited all Evergreen Park Veterans to attend at no charge the Senior Council luncheon on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Mayor Jim Sexton will be the guest speaker. Trustee Kyle suggested everyone call OCS for tickets.

Ms. Gonzalez of the 8700 Block of Francisco stated she has been waiting for Waste Management to deliver a replacement refuse container for over (3) three weeks. Gavin Yeaman, Street Director will deliver one tomorrow morning.

Mrs. Kosiek, 9100 Block of Sacramento complained about the vacant house at 2955 W. 91st with debris and empty boxes in the backyard. The Chair responded we have to give them due process and this issue will be resolved.

Neighbors from the 9500 Block of Central Park to register various complaints about the Envision home and the lack of supervision for the residents located at 9545 S Central Park.

Mr. Tim Grzenia, 9500 Block of Central Park commended the Evergreen Park Police Department and Fire Department for their professionalism during the recent loss of his active duty Marine son.

He stated many of his neighbors are here tonight to register complaints about the Envision Home. Saturday one of the residents left the house and was running up and down the block in a bra and panties. Another resident was totally naked outside the home a few weeks ago. His 11 year old neighbor’s son has witnessed these behaviors. He stated there is a lack of supervision and residents from the group home are screaming all hours of the day and night.

The Chair noted the Village and Trustee /State Rep. Burke have been dealing with the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding this situation. He encouraged everyone to call the Police when incidents happen to ensure proper documentation to reinforce this case.

Mr. Eric Rosner, 9500 Block of Central Park states residents have been on his front porch trying to get into his house. He added someone from the group house drove over his front lawn.

Erin Doherty, 9500 Block of Central Park questioned the staff’s competency and their inability to take care of the occupants. The woman who escapes has been taken away and repeatedly returned to the home. She added there are still issues with lack of street parking.

Sherry Garver, 9500 Block of Central Park stated she cannot open her windows without seeing naked residents running around the group home. There is garbage in the gangway and the workers go 3-4 at a time to smoke in the garage and leave the residents unattended. She cannot get her garbage picked up due to the staff parking on the street.

Amy Owen, 9500 Block of Central Park stated she will not allow her eight year old to play alone in their yard due to this overwhelming situation. The Village attorney, Vince Cainkar answered questions from the audience. He stated unlike child care regulations group homes have no ratio of patients to staff. He stated the Village has been working on this for at least 6 months and the Dept. of Health moves slowly. He will provide contact information for the Department of Health on the Village website. The Chair stated he is sympathetic to their situation. He reminded everyone of the former Emerald Park Nursing Home which was a 250 bed facility and that situation took years to resolve. He encouraged everyone to call the Police and document all incidents.

Ms. Kudrys, 2700 Block of 96th Street, stated the parking situation has improved but she can only park in front of her house 85% of the time. She received a parking ticket. The Chair directed her to bring the ticket to his office and he will he will issue her a parking pass to be used when necessary.

Ms. Helen Cuprisin, 9400 Block of Homan state her street cannot be cleaned due to the cars parked in front of her house. She requested signs be put up prior to sweeping streets. The Chair responded it is labor intensive and he asked everyone to be neighborly and move their vehicles. A reminder will be posted on the website to move your vehicles.

REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by Trustee Kyle second by Trustee Anderson to waive the reading of the minutes of the October 21, 2019 Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees and approved as presented was passed by unanimous voice vote and so ordered by the Chair.

RESOLUTION NO. 24 & 25-2019 & RESOLUTION NO. 1 -2020

Motion by Trustee McQuillan second by Trustee Marzullo, to approve RESOLUTION NO. 24-2019 & RESOLUTION NO. 25-2019 to close this fiscal year.

Resolution NO. 24-2019 with expenditures of the General Corporate Fund of $ 5122,908.81 and the Water Management Fund in the amount of $ 259,670.37 and the 95th Street TIF Fund of $ $ 6,139.80 and the Capital Improvement Fund, $ 23,267.23 and the Self Insurance Fund, $ 16,350.50 and the Street Bond Fund of $ 72,500.00 for a total of $ 890,836.71.

RESOLUTION NO. 25-2019 with expenditures of General Corporate Fund of $ 776,367.98 and the Water Management Fund, $ 44,738.35 and the 95th Street TIF Fund, $ 19,416.70 and the Capital Improvement Fund, $ 52, 081.52 and the Street Bond Fund, $ 24,870.00 for a total of $ 917,474.55. Also, included in the motion was approval of RESOLUTION NO. 1-2020 with expenditures of the General Corporate Fund in the amount of $ 215,850.69 and the Water Management Fund, $22,843.82 for a total of $238,694.51. Upon roll call voting YES Trustees Kyle, Marzullo, McQuillan, Burke and Anderson; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

BUSINESS CERTIFICATES

Motion by Trustee Kyle second by Trustee Marzullo to approve the application for Business Regulation Certificate for CULVER’S (NEW OWNER) to operate a quick service restaurant located at 9151 S. Kedzie Avenue. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees Marzullo, McQuillan, Burke, Anderson and Kyle; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

EUROPEAN WAX CENTER

Motion by Trustee McQuillan second by Trustee Anderson to approve the application for Business Regulation Certificate for EVERGREEN WAX, INC. DBA/ EUROPEAN WAX CENTER to operate a waxing Salon located at 9526 S. Western Avenue. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees McQuillan, Burke, Anderson, Kyle and Marzullo; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

UNTABLE CVS REQUEST Class C Liquor License

Motion by Trustee Marzullo second by Trustee Kyle to untable the request from CVS for a Class C Liquor License and to approve ORDINANCE NO. 26-2019. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees Burke, Anderson, Kyle, Marzullo and McQuillan; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

ORDINANCE NO. 26-2019

Motion by Trustee Marzullo second by Trustee McQuillan to approve ORDINANCE NO. 26-2019 “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 3-58, FEES AND LIMITATIONS, OF CHAPTER 3, ALCHOLIC LIQUOR, OF THE EVERGREEN PARK MUNCIPAL CODE BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CLASS C LICENSES BY ONE. The Chair spoke to the owners and they assured him of better property maintenance, including landscaping and snow removal on the sidewalks. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees Anderson, Kyle, Marzullo, McQuillan and Burke; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

RESOLUTION NO. 11-2019 

Motion by Trustee Kyle second by Trustee McQuillan to approve RESOLUTION NO. 11-2019 “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE AND FAMILY SERVICES AND THE VILLAGE OF EVERGREEN PARK RELATED TO ENHANCED RATES FOR COVERED AMBULANCE SERVICES”. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees McQuillan, Burke, Anderson, Kyle and Marzullo; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES

Motion by Trustee Marzullo second by Trustee Kyle to approve the request for the annual membership dues to the National League of Cities in the amount of $1,563.00. Upon roll call, voting YES: Trustees Marzullo, McQuillan, Burke, Anderson and Kyle; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair.

ENGINEER’S REPORT 

Engineer Tim Klass was absent tonight.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT 

Attorney Vincent Cainkar had no report.

DEPT HEADS 

NONE.

BIDS 

NONE.

MISC. 

NONE.

ADJOURNMENT

With nothing further to come before this meeting, motion by Trustee Marzullo second by Trustee Anderson that this Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees adjourn. Upon roll call voting YES: Trustees McQuillan, Burke, Anderson, Kyle and Marzullo; voting NO: NONE. The motion was passed and so ordered by the Chair at 8:25 p.m.

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