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City of North Chicago City Council met November 4

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 1, 2020

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City of North Chicago City Council met Nov. 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The City Council of North Chicago met in a Regular meeting, Monday, November 04, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 1850 Lewis Avenue with Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr. presiding.

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. INVOCATION

IV. ROLL CALL

Upon roll call being taken, the following members were present:

Present: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January

Absent: None

V. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDA

5-1 Minutes of Regular Council Meeting, October 21, 2019

5-2 Minutes of Special Council Meeting – October 24, 2019

5-3 Minutes of Standing Committee Meetings, October 21, 2019

5-4 Departmental Reports – October 2019

5-5 Establishing (2) New Funds (Grants and Capital Projects) as Presented in Finance Committee Meeting, October 21, 2019

5-6 Resolution – Pastor Anthony Morgan, Sr. (Christian Valley Baptist Church)

Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve item 5-1 thru 5-6 in the Omnibus Vote Agenda as presented.

Alderman January requested moving item 5-5 from Omnibus Vote Agenda to Regular Agenda.

MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTE

VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

VII. REGULAR AGENDA

5-5 ESTABLISHING (2) NEW FUNDS (GRANTS AND CAPITAL PROJECTS) AS PRESENTED IN FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 21, 2019

Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Markham to approve (2) new funds (Grants and Capital Projects) as presented in Finance Committee Meeting, October 21, 2019.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-1 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL – REQUEST FOR COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE MAYOR TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH RADICOM TO MOVE ALL DISPATCH COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS TO VILLAGE OF MUNDELEIN, IL IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $99,917.81 AND WAIVE COMPETITIVE BIDDING

Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to authorize Mayor to Sign an agreement with RadiCom to move all dispatch components and systems to Village of Mundelein, IL in an amount not to exceed $99,917.81 and waive competitive bidding.

Alderman Evans asked when it was to occur; Police Chief said between the month of January thru March. Alderman January questioned if any glitches; Police Chief Perez explained it would be contingent upon weather prevailing.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-2 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL - REQUEST FOR COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE MAYOR TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH RADICOM FOR REPLACEMENT OF (2) REPEATERS AND AFFILIATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S RADIO SYSTEM IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $114,880.00 AND WAIVE COMPETITIVE BIDDING

Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to authorize Mayor to Sign an agreement with RadiCom for replacement of (2) repeaters and affiliated equipment for the Fire Department’s Radio System in an amount not to exceed $114,880.00 and waive competitive bidding.

Alderman January questioned if item was budgeted; Police Chief Perez acknowledged it was. Fire Chief Urban explained that it was part of the consolidation.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-3 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL OF ECONOMIC INCENTIVE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN CITY OF NORTH CHICAGO AND BREMS REALTY, LLC / EMCO CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC. (SKOKIE HIGHWAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA)

Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to approve Economic Incentive Agreement by and between City of North Chicago and Brems Realty, LLC / EMCO Chemical Distributors Inc. (Skokie Highway Redevelopment Project Area).

Alderman January asked for clarity; Economic Development Director explained that it was part of TIF property tax sharing incremental revenue with EMCO; to not exceed $1.7 mil over the life of the TIF. The first (5) years would be 70% in TIF revenue and the remaining years would be no more than 50% of taxes generated. He read some of the agreement.

The Mayor clarified it was discussed last Committee Meeting, October 21, 2019.

Alderman January had strong concerns with chemicals and impact to environment, what was to be stored at the new location, if leakage was prevented and/or potential explosions. The Mayor stated it was encapsulated.

BJ Korman, EMCO Vice President explained there was nothing opened, was a steel interior and a sprinkler system if needed. The solvents were mineral spirits comparative to nail polish acetone materials.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels Nays: January

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-4 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL FOR AWARDING A CONTRACT TO BONNELL INDUSTRIES OF DIXON, IL AS THE LOW SUCCESSFUL BIDDER ON A 2019 SOURCEWELL BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF (2) STAINLESS STEEL V-BOX SALT SPREADERS WITH PRE-WET SYSTEMS

Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to approve awarding contract to Bonnell industries of Dixon, IL as the low successful bidder on a 2019 Source-well bid for the purchase of (2) stainless steel V-Box Salt Spreaders with Pre-wet Systems.

Alderman January questioned exact amounts; Alderman Markham stated the amount of $23,995 each. Public Works Director, Ed Wilmes explained the amount budgeted were for (2) stainless steel V-Box Spreaders yet needed (3).

Alderman Markham requested the items. Mr. Wilmes explained that current spreaders were over (20) years old and it distributed salt in the winter.

Alderman Allen suggested a possible surplus sale; Mr. Wilmes would research it further.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-5 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE REQUESTING TRANSFER OF PROPERTY FROM THE FOSS PARK DISTRICT TO CITY OF NORTH CHICAGO PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROPERTY TRANSFER ACT

Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Markham to approve the Ordinance Requesting Transfer of Property from the Foss Park District to City of North Chicago Pursuant to the Local Government Property Transfer Act.

Alderman January asked if Mr. Barrera could explain the property transfer and the address. Mr. Barrera stated the address of 421 10th St. of Foss Park District was exchanging property to the City.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-6 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL AWARDING CONTRACT TO CAMPANELLA & SONS, INC. OF WADSWORTH, IL FOR WORK ASSOCIATED WITH SPOT REPAIRS REQUIRED TO CITY’S SEWER TRANSMISSION MAIN AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE 14TH STREET CORRIDOR BETWEEN JACKSON ST. AND SHERIDAN RD., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $545728.00. CAMPANELLA’S BID WAS THE LOWEST BID AMONG (3) BIDS RECEIVED, FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC NOTICE PROVIDED FOR THE PROJECT

Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Fisher to approve awarding contract to Campanella & Sons Inc., of Wadsworth, IL for work associated with Spot Repairs required to City’s Sewer Transmission Main at several locations along the 14th Street Corridor between Jackson St. and Sheridan Rd., in an amount not to exceed $545,728.00. Campanella’s bid was the lowest among (3) bids received, following the Public Notice provided for the project.

Alderman Markham questioned the funds distribution of $381,281.00 from Public Works. Mr. Wilmes explained the remaining would be used from the Sewer Enterprise budget.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, January Nays: None

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED

7-7 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL OF CITY BILLS

General Corporate Fund $ 214,565.06

Library $ 5,418.45

Motor Fuel Tax $ 44,044.89

Water Operations $ 292,347.99

TIF 2005A Debt Service $ 920,100.00

TIF Grant PL Debt Service 2007C $ 684,113.50

TIF 2007A Debt Service $ 261,100.00

TIF 2007B Debt Service $ 102,530.00

Dental and Vision $ 1,628.12

Retiree's Insurance Prem $ 1,836.67

TIF II Downtown/Industrial $ 250.00

TIF II Sheridan Crossing $ 1,250.00

Skokie Highway TIF III $ 1,250.00

Grant Place Operating Fund $ 625.23

TOTAL $ 2,531,059.91

MOTION:

Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to pay the bills of Council Run 11/04/19 in the amount of $2,531,059.91 when funds become available.

Alderman January questioned sufficient funds and when it would be dispensed. Interim Comptroller, Daniela Partipilo acknowledged there were and disbursed at the end of week. The amount of $1,139,536.09 in the Water Fund and next quarterly transfer amount of $650,000 would be in January.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels Nays: January

Absent: None

MOTION CARRIED VIII. MISCELLANEOUS

ROUNDABOUT

The Mayor explained Audrey Nixon Boulevard on 14th St., was the 1st roundabout in the City of North Chicago and it was opened. The information was provided on the City’s website.

Alderman Allen appreciated the Mayor and Staff for information prior to roundabout being open.

IX. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council; a motion was made by Alderman Runnels, seconded by Alderman Mayfield that the meeting stand adjourned.

MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTE

The Council Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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