Beach Park Public Works Committee discusses easement for Speedway development
Beach Park Public Works Committee met Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Here are the minutes as provided by Beach Park:
VILLAGE OF BEACH PARK
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING
JANUARY 10, 2017
The Village of Beach Park held a Public Works Committee meeting on January 10, 2017 at the Village of Beach Park at 6:00 P.M.
PRESENT: Mark Ottersen, Regina Miller, Don Jensen, Gene Gross, Gina Nelson, Chris Bouchard, Ben Metzler & Jon Kindseth
ABSENT: Tracy Miracle
TOPIC / DISCUSSION
Minutes from the January 10, 2017 Public Works Committee meeting were approved with no changes. Trustee Jensen wanted an update to the Other Business section of the minutes and the lighting of Sheridan Road. Jon stated that in order to get more lights along Sheridan Road, IDOT wants to do a light study and then make a recommendation. Jon stated that the Village is going to move forward with additional street lighting along Sheridan Road even if we have to pay for the installation upfront due to all the fatality’s in that stretch in this past year alone. Jon also stated that he is working with the State to reduce the speed limit in our Village along Sheridan Road.
Monthly Report from Public Works
There was discussion about the graffiti at the park and damage to the fence. Do we need the shed and if so, it needs to be re-sided and with “graffiti friendly” siding. The shed is used primarily by the girls’ softball association and staff would discuss who will be responsible for the upkeep of it.
Monthly Report from Engineering: Talmadge Avenue Pay Request.
See Report. No discussion. Pay application No. 2 was handed out for the Talmadge Avenue Culvert Replacement Project. $118,770.00 will be presented for payment at the next Board meeting. All agreed.
Old Business: Speedway Development
Jon gave an update to the letter of support we received from LCDOT in exchange for the easement they are requesting for us to vacate to them. The letter is basically stating they will support minimizing the cost to us if any watermain requires moving. The committee agreed that there is no “real” commitment there but that Speedway needs the easement in order to go through. The final set of plans will be submitted shortly and the committee agreed to move forward with recommending the vacation of the easement at the 2nd board meeting in January.
Kenosha Road Agreement
Jon stated there must be some confusion on LCDOT side due to the fact we were notified that this project wouldn’t be happening yet, but then we received this agreement stating they were moving forward. Jon would like the agreement in place now so that we will be set whenever they are ready to start. Trustee Jensen had a few questions about the language. The agreement will go to the Board at the 2nd meeting in January.
S.I.R.F Application Agreement
Jon was looking for authorization to sign off on the agreement. SMC has indicated that we will get the grant funds but we are still looking for CDBG Funds but will not get confirmation until the end of the month. Jon stated he will be in contact with the Village of Wadsworth regarding their share of costs involved for the portion that falls within their jurisdiction. All committee members agreed to authorize Jon to sign off on the agreement.
New Business: 12865 W. Audrey Vacation Request
Jon presented a vacation request from a resident that lives at 12865 W. Audrey. They ae requesting to vacate the alley between their properties that also run along Greenbay Road. Vacation price is $3,745.59 and all committee members agreed to recommend vacation.
No other business to discuss
No public comments
Adjourn. 7:15 pm