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Highland Park City Council met November 26

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 31, 2018

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Highland Park City Council met Nov. 26.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER

At 7:36 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 (by phone)

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, Human Resources Manager Taub, Deputy City Clerk Palbitska

ALSO PRESENT: Corporation Counsel Elrod

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting Held on November 13, 2018

Councilman Kaufman moved to approve the minutes of the Regular City Council meeting held on November 13, 2018. Councilman Knobel seconded the motion. Upon a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER: Alyssa Knobel, Councilman

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

APPROVAL OF WARRANT LIST

1. Warrant List and Wire Transfers from November 01, 2018 to November 15, 2018

Councilman Blumberg abstained from warrant list item 285002 due to his wife being the President of the Highland Park Community Nursery School and Day Care.

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

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER: Adam Stolberg, Councilman

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

Warrant List Item #285002

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER: Adam Stolberg, Councilman

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

ABSTAIN: Councilman Blumberg

REPORT OF MAYOR

A. Appointments

There were none.

B. Proclamations There were none.

C. Other business

1. Moment of Silence for Mercy Hospital Shooting

Mayor Rotering discussed the tragic shooting that took place at Mercy Hospital. She requested a moment of silence. She expressed her gratitude to the first responders who regularly run towards danger to protect the community. She explained that the City continues to focus on general safety procedures and security.

2. Winter Weather/ComEd Response

Mayor Rotering thanked the City's Public Works Department crew for their work clearing roads during the recent winter storm. She explained that the winter storm has caused numerous power outages throughout the Chicago area. She stated that the City recognizes that hundreds of residents and businesses are without power and that staff has continued to reach out to ComEd for a response as to when power will be restored. She provided information regarding warming stations available to those without power.

City Manager Neukirch explained the importance of checking on neighbors and family members.

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

There was none.

SCHEDULED BUSINESS

ITEMS FOR OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION Councilwoman Stone removed item 6 from omnibus vote consideration.

The Council was in consensus to amend omnibus item 3 based on the previous conversation held during Committee of the Whole.

Councilman Kaufman moved to approve items 1-5 and 7-20 by omnibus vote consideration. Councilman Stolberg seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER: Adam Stolberg, Councilman

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

Administration

1.Adoption of an Ordinance (O88-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Approving the City of Highland Park Special Service Area Number 19 for a Three-Year Term”.

2.Adoption of a Resolution (R150-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Highland Park and Visit Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Period of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019”.

3.Adoption of an Ordinance (O89-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 33 of "The Highland Park Code of 1968," as Amended, Regarding City Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Groups”.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Daniel Kaufman, Councilman

SECONDER:Adam Stolberg, Councilman

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

4.Adoption of an Ordinance (O90-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Amending Section 95.999 and 119.310 of the "Highland Park Code of 1968," as Amended”.

Finance

5.Adoption of an Ordinance (O91-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Approving the Annual Budget of the City of Highland Park, County of Lake, State of Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

7.Adoption of a Resolution (R151-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving the Compensation Plan for City Employees Effective January 1, 2019 and updates to the 2018 Compensation Plan for City Employees”.

8.Adoption of a Resolution (R152-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement with Highland Park Bank & Trust to provide Banking Services for the Period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021”.

9.Adoption of a Resolution (R153-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving the Purchase of Network Equipment for the Fiber Project from Hypertec USA Inc., of Tempe, Arizona”.

10.Adoption of a Resolution (R154-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving Wireline Crossing Agreement With The Union Pacific Railroad For The Fiber Optic Infrastructure Network Construction Project”.

11.Adoption of a Resolution (R155-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of an Enterprise Maintenance and Support Services Agreement for one year with Tyler Technologies Eden Systems of Plano, Texas”.

Public Works

12.Adoption of an Ordinance (O92-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “An Ordinance Waiving the formal bidding requirements of the City’s Purchasing Manual and Authorizing Award of the Rotating Assembly Replacement Contract to General Pump and Machinery Inc., of Montgomery, Illinois”.

13.Adoption of a Resolution (R156-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Award of the 2019 Emergency Utility Repair Services Contract to DeMuth Inc. of Volo, Illinois and Mauro Sewer Construction Inc. of Des Plaines, Illinois”.

Community Development

14.Adoption of a Resolution (R157-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of a Professional Services Agreement with Robert Half International Inc. for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

15.Adoption of a Resolution (R158-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Professional Services Agreement with Fire Safety Consultants Inc. for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

16.Adoption of a Resolution (R159-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of a Professional Services Agreement with B&F Construction Code Services Inc. for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

17.Adoption of a Resolution (R160-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Authorizing Renewal of Professional Services Agreement with Elevator Inspection Services Co. Inc. for the Period Starting January 1, 2019 and Ending December 31, 2019”.

18.Adoption of a Resolution (R161-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving the Preliminary and Final Plat of the Crescent Resubdivision at 1869 Crescent Court”.

Public Safety

19.Adoption of a Resolution (R162-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Agreement with the Village of Northbrook for Public Safety Radio Channel Interoperability”.

20.Adoption of a Resolution (R163-2018) by omnibus vote consideration titled, “A Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Agreement with the Illinois State Police for Public Safety Radio Channel Interoperability”.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM OMNIBUS VOTE CONSIDERATION

6. Adoption of a Resolution (R164-2018) titled, “A Resolution Establishing Certain Annual Fees to be Charged by the City of Highland Park for the Period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019”.

Councilwoman Stone requested to amend the FY2019 Annual Fee Resolution to add a fine in the amount of $150.00 for pavement sealant companies that conduct business within the City without a Pavement Sealant license. She explained that this would be in line with the fine that is imposed on landscaping companies that conduct business within the City without a license.

The Council was in consensus to include the proposed fine within the FY2019 Annual Fee Resolution.

Councilwoman Stone moved to approve A Resolution Establishing Certain Annual Fees to be Charged by the City of Highland Park for the Period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, including the addition of a fine for failure to obtain a pavement sealant license. Councilman Blumberg seconded the motion. Upon a roll call vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Kim Stone, Councilwoman

SECONDER: Anthony Blumberg, 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)

Conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Tax Year 2018 Property Tax Levy

At 7:49 PM, Mayor Rotering called to order the public hearing for the Proposed Tax Year 2018 Property Tax Levy and asked the Clerk to call the roll:

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

ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared a quorum was present.

Finance Director Logan presented information on the Proposed Tax Year 2018 Property Tax Levy and requested the Public Hearing be continued to the next meeting on December 10, 2018 whereby the Council will formally consider the tax levy.

Councilwoman Stone moved to continue the Public Hearing to the December 10, 2018 City Council Meeting. Councilman Stolberg seconded the motion. Upon a voice vote, the Mayor declared the motion passed unanimously at 7:53 PM.

BUSINESS FROM THE COUNCIL

There was none.

BUSINESS FROM CITY STAFF

There was none.

ADJOURNMENT

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

The City Council adjourned its meeting at 7:53 PM.

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