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Highland Park City Council met November 13

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 31, 2018

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Highland Park City Council met Nov. 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER

At 8:31 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, Holleman

ABSENT: None

STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Neukirch, Fire Chief Amidei, Community Development Director Fontane, Police Chief Jogmen, Public Works Director Kanapareddy, Finance Director Logan, Assistant City Manager Sabo, Deputy City Clerk Palbitska

ALSO PRESENT: Corporation Counsel Passman

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting Held on October 29, 2018

Councilman Holleman moved to approve the minutes of the Regular City Council meeting held on October 29, 2018. Councilman Blumberg seconded the motion. Upon a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 0]

MOVER: Michelle Holleman, Councilman

SECONDER: Anthony Blumberg, Councilman

AYES: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Blumberg, Knobel, Holleman

PRESENT: Councilmen Stone, Kaufman

APPROVAL OF WARRANT LIST

1. Warrant List and Wire Transfers from October 16, 2018 to November 01, 2018

Councilman Stolberg moved to approve the Warrant List. Councilman Blumberg seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Adam Stolberg, Councilman

SECONDER: Anthony Blumberg, Councilman

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

Knobel, Holleman

REPORT OF MAYOR

A. Appointments

There were none.

B. Proclamations

There were none.

C. Other business

1. Light Up The Night

Mayor Rotering provided information regarding the City's Light Up the Night event, taking place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM.

2. Mayor’s Beautification Award granted to Crossroads Shopping Center Mayor Rotering expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the City's local businesses.

Business and Economic Development Commission Chair Katie Wiswald provided information on the 2018 Beautification Award and Business Recognition Awards.

Mayor Rotering presented the 2018 Beautification Award to Crossroads Shopping Center.

3. Business Recognitions Awards granted to Highland Park Hospital, Dean Schact DDS, North Urology, G&O Thermal Supply Company and Ross Cosmetics & Boutique

Councilman Knobel presented the 2018 Business Recognition Awards:

North Urology - In Service Since 1968

Ross Cosmetics - In Service Since 1965

Highland Park Hospital - In Service Since 1918

Mayor Rotering congratulated the award recipients for their success throughout the years.

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

Linda Center, Highland Park resident, voiced concerns regarding the City's plan to demolish 444 Laurel Avenue.

Beatrice Tier, Highland Park resident, voiced concerns regarding the City's plan to demolish 444 Laurel Avenue and provided information on different scenarios the City should explore.

SCHEDULED BUSINESS

ITEMS FOR OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION

Mayor Rotering removed items 1 and 18 from omnibus vote consideration.

Councilman Blumberg moved to approve items 2-17 and 19-22 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: Anthony Blumberg, Councilman

SECONDER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

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

Knobel, Holleman

Administration

2. Adoption of an Ordinance (O82-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending the Annual Budget of the City of Highland Park, County of Lake, State of Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2018 and Ending December 31, 2018 Related to Flexible Spending Account Funds”.

Finance

3.Adoption of an Ordinance (O83-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending the Annual Budget of the City of Highland Park, County of Lake, State of Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2018 Related to the General and TIF Funds”.

4.Approval of an Estimate of the Amount of Revenue to be generated from Tax Year 2018 Property Taxes for Collection in the Calendar Year 2019 in Accordance with the Truth in Taxation Statute

Public Works

5.Adoption of a Resolution (R134-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving a First Amendment to a Professional Services Agreement with USIC Locating Services Inc., for Utility Locating Services”.

6.Adoption of a Resolution (R135-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Acknowledging the Participation in and Completion of the ComEd Green Region Program for the Pollinator Garden Project”.

7.Adoption of a Resolution (R136-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Structural Engineering Services Agreements with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd, of Rosemont, Illinois and Ciorba Group Inc., of Chicago, Illinois”.

8.Adoption of a Resolution (R137-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Traffic Engineering Services Agreements with Civiltech Engineering Inc., of Itasca, Illinois and Hampton, Lenzini, & Renwick Inc., of Elgin, Illinois”.

9.Adoption of a Resolution (R138-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Engineering Design Services Agreements with Robinson Engineering, Ltd. of Itasca, Illinois and Doland Engineering, LLC, of Palatine, Illinois”.

10.Adoption of a Resolution (R139-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of the Fence Repair and Replacement Contract with Standard Fencing Co. Inc., of Chicago, Illinois”.

11.Adoption of a Resolution (R140-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of the Unit Price Flower Planting Contract with Guy Scopelliti Original Landscaping Co. Inc., of Highland Park, Illinois”.

12.Adoption of a Resolution (R141-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of the Unit Price Hourly Tree Maintenance Contracts with Lucas Landscaping and Design, Deerfield, Illinois; Trees “R” Us Inc., Wauconda, Illinois; Robert Kinnucan Tree Experts and Landscaping Company Inc., Lake Bluff, Illinois; and Advanced Tree Care, Lincolnshire, Illinois”.

13.Adoption of a Resolution (R142-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of the Routine Tree Trimming Contract with Advanced Tree Care, of Lincolnshire, Illinois”.

14.Adoption of a Resolution (R143-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Award of the Professional Painting Services Contracts to Go Painters Inc., of Maywood, Illinois and Absolute Home Improvement and Cleaning Services Inc., of Highland Park, Illinois”.

15.Adoption of a Resolution (R144-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Award of Professional Roofing Services Contracts to All American Exterior Solutions of Lake Zurich, Illinois, L Marshall Inc. of Glenview, Illinois and Weatherguard Roofing Co., of Elgin, Illinois”.

16.Adoption of a Resolution (R145-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Rejecting bids received on October 11, 2018 and Authorizing Award of 2019 Professional Plumbing Services Contracts to Pasquesi Plumbing of Highland Park, Illinois, T & J Plumbing Inc. of Chicago, Illinois and Little Tommy’s Plumbing Shop Inc. of Highland Park, Illinois”.

17.Adoption of a Resolution (R146-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Award of Professional Electrical Services Contracts to Highland Park Electric of Highland Park, Illinois, Kordick Electric Company Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois and Bassett Electrical Contracting of Hainesville, Illinois”.

Community Development

19.Adoption of a Resolution (R147-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “Resolution Approving the Preliminary and Final Plat of the Simply Storage Resubdivision-Two Resubdivision at 1495-1505 Old Deerfield Road”.

20.Adoption of a Resolution (R148-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Professional Services Agreement with HRA Engineering, LLC for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

21.Adoption of an Ordinance (O84-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Waiving the Formal Bidding Requirements of the City's Purchasing Manual and Approving the One-Year Extension of an Agreement with ESI Consultants LTD., of Naperville, Illinois for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

Public Safety

22.Adoption of an Ordinance (O85-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending the City of Highland Park Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2018 and Ending December 31, 2018 as a Result of an Approved Traffic Safety Grant Received from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and Ride Illinois”.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION

1. Adoption of a Resolution (R149-2018) titled, “A Resolution Approving a Sixth Amendment to the Development Agreement between the City of Highland Park and the Ravinia Festival Association”.

Mayor Rotering recused herself from the discussion of item 1 due to her participation on the Ravinia Women's Board.

Mayor Rotering exited the meeting at 8:49 PM.

Councilman Kaufman assumed the role of Presiding Officer in Mayor Rotering's absence. City Manager Neukirch provided information on some minor amendments to the agreement.

The Council and City Manager Neukirch discussed the impact higher attended events have had on the neighborhood surrounding Ravinia Festival grounds and the well-established, responsive relationship between the City of Highland Park and Ravinia Festival.

Councilman Holleman moved to approve a Sixth Amendment to the Development Agreement between the City of Highland Park and the Ravinia Festival Association, as amended. Councilman Knobel seconded the motion. One a roll call vote, the Presiding Officer declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [6 TO 0]

MOVER: Michelle Holleman, Councilman

SECONDER: Alyssa Knobel, Councilman

AYES: Presiding Officer Kaufman, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel, Holleman

RECUSED: Mayor Rotering

Mayor Rotering entered the meeting at 8:58 PM and resumed her position at the dais.

18. Adoption of an Ordinance (O86-2018) titled, “An Ordinance Revoking a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development and Approving the Termination of a Development Agreement”.

The Council, Community Development Director Fontane, Jim Griffin, attorney for Simply Self Storage, and Brian Berish, contract purchaser of 1495 Old Deerfield Road, discussed the historical value of the current building on the subject property and the possibility of protecting the building due to the historical nature.

Councilman Holleman moved to approve an ordinance approving the revocation of a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development and approve the termination of the Development Agreement. Councilman Knobel seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Michelle Holleman, Councilman

SECONDER: Alyssa Knobel, Councilman

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

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

Administration

23. Adoption of an Ordinance (O87-2018) titled, “An Ordinance Approving Agreements Between The City and The Park District of Highland Park Concerning the Highland Park Country Club Property and Authorizing the Sale of a Portion of the Highland Park Country Club Property to The Park District of Highland Park”.

Councilman Holleman moved to approve an Ordinance approving the Agreements Between the City and The Park District of Highland Park Concerning the Highland Park Country Club Property and Authorizing the Sale of a Portion of the Highland Park Country Club Property to The Park District of Highland Park. Councilman Stolberg seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [6 TO 1]

MOVER: Michelle Holleman, Councilman

SECONDER: Adam Stolberg, Councilman

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

NAYS: Councilman Blumberg

Finance

Conduct a Public Hearing for the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

At 9:00 PM, Mayor Rotering called to order the public hearing for the Proposed FY2019 Budget and asked the Clerk to call the roll:

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

ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared a quorum was present.

City Manager Neukirch and Finance Director Logan presented the proposed FY2019 Budget.

Mayor Rotering thanked City staff and Council members for their dedication to the budget process.

Councilwoman Stone moved to close the public hearing. Councilman Kaufman seconded the motion. Upon a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously. The public hearing closed at 9:29 PM.

BUSINESS FROM THE COUNCIL

There was none.

BUSINESS FROM CITY STAFF

2018-2019 Snow and Ice Presentation

Public Works Director Kanapareddy presented the annual snow and ice control plan.

Councilman Holleman and Public Works Director Kanapareddy discussed the sidewalk snow removal process.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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