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City of Highwood Committee of the Whole met July 16

By Corazon L. Gonzales | Sep 13, 2019

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City of Highwood Committee of the Whole met July 16. 

Here is the agenda as provided by the committee:

CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Pecaro at 6:07 P.M.


      1. Roll Call

Present: Mayor Pecaro, Aldermen: Levi, Peterson, Hospodarsky, Slavin, Falberg

Absent: Alderman Fiore

Also Present: City Manager Coren, City Attorney Jablecki, Assistant City Manager Martin, Administrative Assistant Litjens, City Clerk Baruffi

      2. Public Hearing - None

      3. Review of Minutes to be Approved

             3.1. City Council: June 18, 2019

             3.2. Committee of the Whole: June 18, 2019

Both sets of minutes will be approved at the Regular City Council Meeting this evening.

      4. Appointments (Mayor Pecaro)

            4.1. Lydia Gonzalez – Appearance Review Committee

           4.2. Anthony Bilotti – Joint Plan Commission

Lydia will be available at the regular City Council Meeting for additional questions. Both of the appointments will be approved at the Regular City Council Meeting.

      5. Review of Bill Warrant List

            5.1. 07/16/2019 AP Warrant List

The warrant list will be approved for payment at the Regular City Council Meeting.

      6. Unfinished Business - None

      7. New Business

            7.1 A Discussion on the May 2019 Treasurer ’s Report.

City Manager Coren reviewed the first month of the new fiscal years’ report.

           7.2 A Discussion on Providing Certain Off Hour Access to Carnival Rides During Certain Special Events.

This would be for special needs participants. Alderman Falberg stated Celebrate Highwood would need to contact Windy City for the hour or so exclusive time, but that there should not be a problem. He requested an e mail be sent to both Donna Walker and himself regarding the request.

           7.3 Consideration of an OSLAD Grant Program Resolution of Authorization, Everts Park Phase I.

Assistant City Manager Martin reviewed the grant and Everts Park Phase 1.

          7.4 Consideration of a Motion Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement to Provide a Phase I ESA and Asbestos Survey in an Amount Not to Exceed $11,400.

The Council is in agreement with the motion. There are time constraints.

          7.5 Consideration of a Motion Accepting a Proposal to Add Memorial Benches and Trash Receptacles to Pleasant Park.

Discussion ensued. The Council was in agreement with the proposed drawings.

         7.6 Consideration of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance of the City of Highwood, Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2019 and Ending April 30, 2020.

This Ordinance will be passed at the Regular City Council Meeting.

         7.7 Consideration of an Ordinance on Salary and Compensation for the City of Highwood for the FYE 2020 Budget Year.

This Ordinance will be passed at the Regular City Council Meeting.

         7.8 Consideration of an Ordinance Approving Certain Amendments to the Highwood City Code Pertaining to Fees and Charges and Sections Related Thereto and Amending the Comprehensive Fee Schedule.

This Ordinance will be passed at the Regular City Council Meeting.

          7.9 Consideration of a Resolution Accepting a Proposal from Beaver’s Tree & Trimming to Remove Eleven Ash Trees Affected by the Emerald Ash Borer in the Town of Fort Sheridan.

The trees will be removed now and replaced in the Spring of 2020. Of the 50 trees received from the tree grant, it is expected that 25 of the trees will be planted in the Town of Ft. Sheridan area of the City.

          7.10 A Discussion on the Future Policy Issues Impacting the City of Highwood Following the Passage of HB 1438 “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

City Attorney Jablecki reviewed the new law that will take effect January 1, 2020, and how it will affect the City. The policy and decisions the City needs to decide were discussed.

      8. Executive Session (If needed)

Moved by Alderman Slavin, seconded by Alderman Hospodarsky to go into Executive Session. All

present voting aye, motion carried.

Vote:

Yes: Aldermen: Slavin, Hospodarsky, Falberg, Peterson, Levi

Absent: Alderman Fiore

Mayor Pecaro opened the Executive Session at 7:18 P.M.

9. Any Action Coming out of Executive Session will be sealed until no longer sensitive.

Moved by Alderman Slavin, seconded by Alderman Peterson to end Executive Session, and seal the minutes until no longer sensitive. All present voting aye, by voice vote, motion carried. Mayor Pecaro ended Executive Session at 7:37 P.M.

Moved by Alderman Hospodarsky, seconded by Alderman Levi to reconvene the City Council Meeting. All present voting aye, by voice vote, motion carried. May Pecaro reconvened the meeting at 7:38 P.M.

10. Adjournment Moved by Alderman Falberg, seconded by Alderman Levi to adjourn the meeting.

All present voting aye, by voice vote, motion carried. Mayor Pecaro adjourned the meeting at 7:39 P.M.

http://www.cityofhighwood.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_07162019-688

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