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City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met November 26

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 31, 2018

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City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met Nov. 26.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

CALL TO ORDER

At 6:34 PM, Mayor Rotering called the meeting to order and asked for a roll call.

ROLL CALL

Members Present: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

Members Absent: Councilman Holleman

Mayor Rotering declared a quorum was present.

Staff Present: Ghida Neukirch, Emily Taub, Ashley Palbitska

Also Present: Corporation Counsel Steve Elrod

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Regular Meeting of the Committee of the Whole – November 13, 2018

Councilwoman Stone moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on November 13, 2018, as amended. Councilman Kaufman seconded the motion.

On a voice vote:

Voting Yea: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg

Voting Nay: None

Voting Present: Councilman Knobel

Absent: Councilman Holleman

Mayor Rotering declared the motion passed unanimously.

CLOSED SESSION

Councilman Blumberg moved the Committee close its meeting to the public, pursuant to the following cited sections of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/2(c)), for the purposes of i) approval of closed session minutes (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21)); ii) collective bargaining (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2)); and iii) pending litigation (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11)). Councilwoman Stone seconded the motion.

On a roll call vote:

Voting Yea: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel

Voting Nay: None

Absent: Councilman Holleman

Mayor Rotering declared the motion passed unanimously.

At 6:37 PM, the Committee recessed the public portion of the meeting to meet in Closed Session.

At 7:00 PM, Mayor Rotering reconvened the open session of the Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Members Present: Mayor Rotering, Councilmen Stolberg, Stone, Kaufman, Blumberg, Knobel, Holleman (by phone)

Members Absent: None

City Staff Present: Ghida Neukirch, Rob Sabo, Ashley Palbitska

Also Present: Corporation Counsel Steve Elrod

SCHEDULED BUSINESS

Advisory Groups – City Council Omnibus Agenda Item #3

The Committee, Corporation Counsel Elrod, and City Manager Neukirch discussed City Council omnibus agenda item #3 titled “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 33 of ‘The Highland Park Code of 1698,’ as Amended, Regarding City Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Groups” as it relates to term limits.

The Committee was in consensus to a term limit of three, two-year consecutive appointments. In addition, volunteers must reapply to serve consecutive terms and there will be no exceptions when the appointed volunteers have completed their three, two-year consecutive terms.

There was none.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilman Stolberg moved to adjourn. Councilwoman Stone seconded the motion.

On a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

The Committee of the Whole adjourned its meeting at 7:21 PM.

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