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City of Highland Park City Council met October 9.

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 5, 2017

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City of Highland Park City Council met Oct. 9.

Here is the minutes provided by the Council:

CALL TO ORDER

At 7:51 PM, Mayor Rotering called the meeting to order and asked for a roll call:

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

ABSENT: Councilman Holleman

STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Neukirch, Interim Police Chief Fleischhauer, Community

Development Director Fontane, Public Works Director Kanapareddy, Finance

Director Logan, Assistant City Manager Sabo, Deputy Police Chief Wilinski

ALSO PRESENT: Corporation Counsel Elrod

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting Held on September 25, 2017

Councilwoman Stone moved to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held on September 25, 2017, as amended. Councilman Kaufman seconded the motion. Upon a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Kim Stone, Councilwoman

SECONDER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

AYES: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

ABSENT: Councilman Holleman

APPROVAL OF WARRANT LIST

1. Approval of Warrant List from September 14, 2017 to September 29 2017.

Councilman Kaufman moved to approve the warrant list. Councilwoman Stone seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER: Kim Stone, Councilwoman

AYES: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

ABSENT: Councilman Holleman

REPORT OF MAYOR

A. Appointments

There were none.

B. Moment of Silence

Mayor Rotering requested a moment of silence to reflect on the tragedy that took place on Sunday, October 1 in Las Vegas.

C. Proclamations

1. October is National Bullying Prevention Month Mayor Rotering recognized October as National Bullying Prevention Month.

2. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Mayor Rotering recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She presented the proclamation to representatives of Shalva, A Safe Place, Highland Park/Highwood Legal Aid Clinic and the North Shore Council of Jewish Women. Representatives of the organizations provided information on their work with domestic violence and how individuals can access support.

D. Other business

1. Public Safety Message for Homecoming Mayor Rotering reminded students to have fun and make responsible decisions during homecoming. Interim Chief Fleischhauer provided information on homecoming safety.

2. Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and Open House Mayor Rotering thanked all of those that were involved with the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and Open House. She stated that the event attracted 476 attendees and raised $3,211 for the Love for Landon fundraiser.

BUSINESS FROM THE PUBLIC (Citizens wishing to be heard regarding items not listed on this agenda)

Joe Passini, Highland Park resident, asked for information regarding the parking plans and traffic plans for the opening of the new school on the property located at 2789 Oak Street, formally B'Nai Torah. He voiced concern of the maintenance of the property and requested these items be addressed.

City Manager Neukirch explained that the school administrator was asked to host a neighborhood meeting. She explained that staff is coordinating with the City of Highwood and working with Openlands regarding the Special Use License for the parking lot at Walker Avenue and Oak Street.

Community Development Director Fontane provided information on the effort the school Executive Director has undertaken to talk to residents in the neighborhood surrounding the school. He explained that he has spoken to the Executive Director and requested a conceptual plan for parking and traffic around the school.

Mayor Rotering and Community Development Director Fontane discussed the need of a traffic and parking plan and the maintenance of the property. Director Fontane explained that updates have been provided to the neighbors and will be provided in the future.

Mr. Passini presented information in the petition submitted regarding Openlands being the sole licensee of the closed public parking lot at the corner Walker Avenue and Oak Street.

Mayor Rotering and City Manager Neukirch explained that efforts are being made to remedy the situation. City Manager Neukirch stated she would talk with the Police Chief about more Police presence in the area.

Matilda Manfredini, Highland Park resident, requested that the gate be replaced at the corner of Walker Avenue and Oak Street by the Openlands parking lot.

SCHEDULED BUSINESS

ITEMS FOR OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION

Councilwoman Stone requested to pull item #11.

Councilwoman Stone moved to approve items 1-10 and 12 by omnibus vote consideration.

Councilman Kaufman seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Kim Stone, Councilwoman

SECONDER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

AYES: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

ABSENT: Councilman Holleman

Administration

1.Adoption of a Resolution (R148-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving the Regular Committee of the Whole and City Council Meeting Schedule for 2018”.

Finance

2.Approval of Adjustments to the Base Water Production Rates Effective January 1, 2018.

Public Works

3.Adoption of a Resolution (R149-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “Resolution Adopting the 2017 Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan”.

4.Adoption of a Resolution (R150-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of the 2016-2017 Agreements to Perform Snow Plowing Services on Certain Private Streets in the City for the 2017-2018 Snow Season”.

5.Adoption of an Ordinance (O92-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Approving an Agreement Between the City of Highland Park and the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company, N.A.”.

6.Adoption of an Ordinance (O93-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Approving an Agreement Between the City of Highland Park and the Highland Park Presbyterian Church”.

Community Development

7.Adoption of a Resolution (R151-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving Agreements for Audit Services for the Peers Housing Association, the Ravinia Housing Association, and the Sunset Woods Housing Association”.

8.Adoption of an Ordinance (O94-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending the City of Highland Park Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2017 and Ending December 31, 2017 for Expenditures Related to the Flood Recovery Efforts”.

9.Adoption of an Ordinance (O95-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Granting Special Exceptions for Off-Street Parking and a Variation From Section 150.605(A) of “The City of Highland Park Zoning Ordinance of 1997,” as Amended (2106-2120 St. Johns Avenue)”.

10.Referral of a Request for Variation to the Zoning Board of Appeals Related to 2478 Augusta Way.

Public Safety

12.Adoption of an Ordinance (O96-2017) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase and Disposal of Police Vehicles”.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION

11. Referral of a Request for a Variation to the Zoning Board of Appeals to Lots 6 and 7 in J.S. Hovland’s North Acre Subdivision (2449 Highmoor Road)

Councilwoman Stone voiced concern of allowing a home to be built on a lot where threequarters of the lot was in a floodplain due to the previous experience of flooding earlier this year.

Community Development Director Fontane explained that the issuance of a building permit is based on City Code and floodplain considerations. He explained that what is before the Council tonight is to refer the request back to the Zoning Board of Appeals ("ZBA") for a recommendation back to the Council for final consideration or to refer it to the ZBA for final action. He provided information on a third option that includes no referral and denies the request. He provided information on the floodplain considerations.

Councilman Blumberg and Community Development Director discussed how the floodplain considerations will need to be presented to the ZBA in order to decide if the relief can be granted or not.

Community Development Director Fontane explained the Compere Referral request being made.

Councilman Blumberg moved to refer item 11 to the ZBA for final action. Councilman Knobel seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Anthony Blumberg, Councilman

SECONDER: Alyssa Knobel, Councilman

AYES: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg,

Knobel

ABSENT: Councilman Holleman

OTHER BUSINESS (the City Council will consider and then either approve or disapprove the following items)

There was none.

BUSINESS FROM THE COUNCIL

Councilman Knobel provided an update regarding decisions that were made by the District 112 Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday, October 3rd.

BUSINESS FROM CITY STAFF

1. Q3 Major Projects Year 2017

City Manager Neukirch provided an update on the third quarter Major Projects

Mayor Rotering thanked City Manager Neukirch and staff for their hard work and dedication.

Councilman Stolberg and Public Works Director Kanapareddy discussed the bike sharrows project.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilwoman Stone moved to adjourn. Councilman Kaufman seconded the motion. On a voice vote, Mayor Rotering declared the motion passed unanimously.

The City Council adjourned its meeting at 8:50 PM.

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