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Village of Wadsworth Board met May 1.

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2018

Village of Wadsworth Board met May 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

Call to Order-Public Hearing: President Ryback called a Public Hearing at 6:00 pm to consider Adoption of the 2018/2019 Appropriation Ordinance.

Roll Call: In attendance were Village President Glenn Ryback, Village Trustees Ben Dolan, Geralyn Hansen, Ken Harvey, Robert Hayden, Doug Jacobs and James Zegar, Village Clerk Evelyn Hoselton, Village Administrator Moses Amidei and Village Attorney Keri- Lyn Krafthefer.

Introduction: Ryback referenced a copy of the proposed Appropriation Ordinance, which was available to Board Members and the Audience. Ryback asked for Public Comment three times, and hearing none, closed the floor to Public Comment.

Ryback asked the Village Board for comment. Dolan suggested reducing some of the Appropriation amounts. Village Attorney Krafthefer noted that the Appropriation Ordinance should not be compared to a budget and should not be considered as such. The appropriation ordinance may be amended at a later date if this becomes necessary.

Voice vote: Ayes-all Nays-none Motion carried.

Call to Order: President Ryback called the meeting of the Village Board of Trustees to order at 6:05pm.

Pledge of Allegiance: President Ryback led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: In attendance were Village President Glenn Ryback, Village Trustees Ben Dolan, Geralyn Hansen, Ken Harvey, Robert Hayden, Doug Jacobs and James Zegar, Village Clerk Evelyn Hoselton, Village Administrator Moses Amidei and Village Attorney Keri- Lyn Krafthefer.

Special Business: Mr. John Ress from the Freedom Farm for Vets was present to provide an overview of his event planned for May 19. He discussed a request for two-way traffic on the one-way section of Hart Street for the day, a 21-gun salute and fly-over of vintage aircraft originating from Waukegan National Airport. He recalled that rainy weather last year pre-empted the aircraft but is hoping for better weather conditions this year. He also requested temporary on-street parking for the motorcycle group known as the Patriot Guard. Speakers will include the Mayor and several Vietnam Veterans. Trustees thanked Ress for his efforts to assist returning Veterans with the programs offered at his farm.

A motion was made by Hayden, seconded by Jacobs, to authorize parking on the street, relief from the one-way street for one day, a 21-gun salute and aviation fly-over.

Voice vote: Ayes-all Nays-none Motion carried.

Dan Dalziel from 3D Studios provided an overview of the bids received on April 25th for the Village Parks Improvement Projects. He discussed the successful bidders for equipment installation, pavement crack-filling and new pavement surface installation. Ken Copenhaver will remove the old playground equipment prior to installing the new items. At this time the Village is not sure who might want the old playground equipment.

A motion was made by Jacobs, seconded by Dolan, to approve the proposals with alternate number one and two plus a 5% contingency fee of $21,000. Based bid plus the two alternates amount to $440,310.60.

Roll call vote: Ayes all, Nays none. Motion carried.

Establish Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Harvey, seconded by Hansen, to establish a consent agenda for the following items, except for Item d:

a. Approval of the April 17, 2018 Village Board meeting minutes.

b. Approval of May 1, 2018 Bills to be Paid Report in the amount of $36,945.61.

c. Adoption of a Resolution regarding Account Signatories for the Farmer’s Market checking account.

d. Adoption of an Ordinance fixing the Annual Appropriation for the Village of Wadsworth, Lake County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2018 and ending April 30, 2019.

e. Adoption of an Ordinance Adopting a Budget for fiscal Year 2018/2019 for the Village of Wadsworth.

Voice vote: Ayes-all Nays-none Motion carried. Item C-Resolution #2018-276. Item E- Ordinance #2018-1038.

Approval of Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Harvey, seconded by Hayden, to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Roll call vote: Ayes all, Nays none. Motion carried.

Discussion of Removed Items: After brief discussion, a motion was made by Harvey, seconded by Jacobs, to approve Item d, Adoption of an Ordinance fixing the Annual Appropriation for the Village of Wadsworth, Lake County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2018 and ending April 30, 2019.

Roll call vote: Hansen, Harvey, Hayden, Zegar. Nays Dolan and Jacobs. Motion carried. Ordinance #2018-1039.

Old Business: A brief discussion was held regarding a Draft economic incentive agreement regarding the Shanty/Captain Porky’s project. No action was taken.

New Business: Administrator Amidei discussed the quantity of road salt to be purchased for the next winter season. It will again be purchased through the Lake County Joint Salt Bid, this year at a cost of $60.19 per ton delivered. The requested quantity will be reduced to 650 tons, down from 724.

A motion was made by Dolan, seconded by Jacobs, to purchase 650 tons of road salt through the Lake County Joint Salt Bid program.

Roll call vote: Ayes all, Nays none. Motion carried

Village President’s Report: President Ryback provided a report on his attendance at the Illinois Municipal League Lobby Day, during which local elected officials meet with State Representatives and State Senators about unfunded State mandates, among other items, during a long day in the Capitol.

Village Attorney’s Report: Attorney Krafthefer did not make a report.

Village Administrator Report: Administrator Amidei met with a videographer regarding videos to promote business and activities in the Village which might be displayed on a future Village Facebook page. He presented proposals for the work the vendor could provide. Trustees suggested obtaining an additional proposal for pricing comparison.

He also provided a presentation at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting last week along with Mayors from Winthrop Harbor, Zion and Beach Park. Mayor Ryback was in Springfield meeting with State Representatives and State Senators on the same day.

He reminded all that a Movie in the Park will be shown on July 11 after the Farmers Market has concluded for that Wednesday. The name of the movie is “Wonder.”

He and Trustee Jacobs met with the contractors who will perform the demolition work and drain tile installation in the lower level of Village Hall.

Amidei and the Village Treasurer are prepping items which will be requested by the new Village Auditors.

The annual Road Program will begin in the next few weeks.

He will work with the Village Engineer to determine road patching areas in the next few weeks.

In July, he will learn the results of a $10,000 grant which may become available to dig out the retention pond behind Village Hall. In addition, the large rocks (rip-rap) will be removed from the edges of the pond, being replaced with native grasses. They have a substantial root structure to better maintain the bank and prevent erosion.

Committee Reports: Finance: Trustee Harvey noted that he had met with the Village Administrator and Village Treasurer recently.

Public Service: Trustee Hansen did not provide a Public Service report.

Planning, Zoning & Plats: Trustee Zegar reported he had met with consultant Ken Marabella about conducting an operations audit to learn if regular Village projects could be done in less costly ways. He will provide a report at the next meeting.

Ordinance: Trustee Hayden has learned that the Rosecrans Motel is meeting with a fire alarm company in an effort to comply with the June 30 deadline for the installation of a fire detection system in their motel.

Road and Bridge: Trustee Dolan did not provide a Road and Bridge report.

Parks and Village Hall: Trustee Jacobs reported on his attendance at a College of Lake County Board meeting recently.

Executive Session: A motion was made by Dolan, seconded by Hansen, to enter Executive Session at 7:48 pm to discuss Personnel.

Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Dolan, Harvey, Hansen, Hayden, Jacobs, Zegar. Nays: none.

Motion carried. The Board returned to regular session at 8:02 pm.

Return to Regular Session Roll: Dolan, Harvey, Hansen, Hayden, Jacobs, Zegar, Ryback.

Results of Executive Session: No action was taken in open session.

Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm on a motion by Harvey, seconded by Hayden.

Voice vote: All Ayes. Nays – none. Motion carried.

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