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City of North Chicago City Council met December 16

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 18, 2020

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City of North Chicago City Council met Dec. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

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

Absent: January

Coach Troy Franklin of the soccer team appreciated Alderman Allen and Fire Chief Urban for their support. Alderman Allen read both 2018 & 2019 Championship plaques that were presented to the 7th and 8th Grade teams.

V. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDA

5-1 Minutes of Regular Council Meeting, December 02, 2019

5-2 Water Department Report – November 2019

5-3 Treasurer’s Report – November 2019

5-4 Monthly Budget Report – November 2019

5-5 Fire Department Report – November 2019

Alderman Markham asked for the Budget Report be moved to the Regular Agenda.

Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Evans to move item 5-4 from Omnibus Vote Agenda to Regular Agenda and approve the remaining Omnibus Vote Agenda.

MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTE

Alderman January was absent.

VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Wadell Brooks Sr.

Mr. Brooks stated 5th Ward Meetings were held in different locations; emphasized the importance of the 2020 Census (there is approximately $1,900 lost per person not counter) and announced that State Representative, Rita Mayfield mentioned free scholarships provided for teaching; also $16,000,000 signed by the Governor for community development.

Chuck Smith Circuit Court Judge and Community Friend

Mr. Smith congratulated Mayor Rockingham for being elected and installed as IML President and the first African American to hold the position.

Betty Harris

Ms. Harris congratulated the Mayor for his position as IML President; our children are gifted and intelligent; appreciated the support from Alderman Allen with the children and anything could be accomplished.

VII. REGULAR AGENDA

5-4 MONTHLY BUDGET REPORT – NOVEMBER 2019

Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Monthly Budget Report for November 2019.

Alderman Markham questioned the overage of 259% (PW- Street Division) for travel and training; Interim Comptroller Daniela Partipilo explained there may have been more training with inflated fees/costs. He questioned publication costs; Mrs. Partipilo explained various publications in the newspaper for bids and notifications.

Alderman Markham further questioned account numbers; 4110 maintenance vehicles, 4120 maintenance equipment, 4150 maintenance grounds, 4310 travel and training page 8 for PW Street Division. Mrs. Partipilo explained; 4310 there were some deferred maintenance for the trucks including a snow plow, 4120 equipment items in excess of $2,000 needed repair and the bills were just being processed.

Alderman Markham questioned repairs by using Enterprise; Mrs. Partipilo explained there was a cost savings not paid entirely. The process gives a service history. She said Public Works was receiving safety training.

Alderman Markham asked if the 911 funds would be overseen by the City once service is transferred to Mundelein. Mrs. Partipilo explained that the funds remain in our coffers until transfer is complete.

ROLL CALL:

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

Nays: None

Absent: January

MOTION CARRIED

The Mayor announced the absence of Alderman January and she wished a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

7-1 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY AT 1412 LINCON ST. FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES

Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Resolution Authorizing Acquisition of Certain Real Property at 1412 Lincoln St. for Public Purposes by City of North Chicago.

ROLL CALL:

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

Nays: None

Absent: January

MOTION CARRIED

7-2 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL – AWARD 2019 CDBG FAST TRACK DEMOLITION PROJECT TO C FORCE CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000

Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve Award of 2019 CDBG Fast Track Demolition Project to C Force Construction in the amount of $150,000.

ROLL CALL:

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

Nays: None

Absent: January

MOTION CARRIED

7-3 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL – ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT SUPPLEMENT WITH CIORBA, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES REQUIRED FOR THE COMPLETION OF PHASE I ENGINEERING FOR THE MCCLORY MULTI-USE PATH PROPOSED FOR THE WEST SIDE OF SHERIDAN ROAD, EAST OF THE METRA TRACKS, FROM THE GREAT LAKES METRA STATION, TO MLK, JR. DRIVE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $78,804 WITH $63,000 BEING PAID BY CMAQ; NET COST TO THE CITY IS $15,804

Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Mayor’s authorization to sign Amendment #1, which modifies an existing Federal Participation Agreement, as well as Supplement #1 to an existing Phase * Agreement presented by Ciorba Inc. to provide professional engineering services required for completing Phase I Engineering required for the design of the McClory Multi-us Path proposed for Sheridan Road, east of the Metra Railroad tracks.

ROLL CALL:

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

Nays: None

Absent: January

MOTION CARRIED

7-4 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL – AUTHORIZATION FOR CITY ATTORNEYS TO FINALIZE AND MAYOR TO SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH ABBVIE FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to approve authorization for City Attorneys to finalize and Mayor to sign a Grant Agreement with AbbVie for the Public Safety Technology.

Chief of Staff, Deb Waszak explained the grant agreement with AbbVie for the Public Safety Technology. The City was receiving a $400,000 grant agreement with AbbVie for public safety technology purposes. The system was Shot Spotter and it detects where gun shots were fired.

The Mayor expressed his appreciation with AbbVie.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Markham, Runnels 

Nays: None

Absent: Allen, January

MOTION CARRIED

7-5 CONSIDERATION/APPROVAL OF CITY BILLS

General Corporate Fund $ 231,885.30

Library $ 54.90

Motor Fuel Tax $ 17,508.21

Water Operations $ 44,048.75

Community Development - CDBG $ 8,561.70

Dental and Vision $ 1,014.89

Retiree's Insurance Premium $ 203.93

TIF II Downtown/Industrial $ 9,440.00

Skokie Highway TIF III $ 3,225.00

Grant Place Operating Fund $ 8,775.46

TOTAL $ 324,718.14

MOTION:

Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to pay the bills of Council Run 12/16/19 in the amount of $324,718.14 when funds become available.

Alderman Markham questioned pg. 6; Census grant funding amount. Interim

Comptroller, Daniela Partipilo explained the (2) grant amounts of $71,000 and $15,000.

ROLL CALL:

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

Nays: None

Absent: January

MOTION CARRIED

VIII. MISCELLANEOUS

VARIOUS

Alderman Markham thanked Mayor, residents and department heads for attending the 5th Ward Meeting. He acknowledged the Dickey Ave. and Sherman Ave. road improvements and wished everyone “Happy Holidays.”

2020 CENSUS

Alderman Mayfield reminded everyone of the 2020 Census approaching soon and emphasized the importance of people to participate.

Chief of Staff, Deb Waszak added the option of texting 847-499-2021; the cost of $1,800 per person lost if not counted and announced the Census Job Fair; 4:00 p.m. January 18, 2019.

Alderman Allen returned at 6:57 p.m.

VARIOUS

Alderman Evans announced the 3rd Ward annual Christmas Party Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and the North Chicago Shield’s Township Meeting Tuesday, December 17, 2019; 6:30 p.m. He encouraged all to attend.

The Mayor emphasized the importance of the 2020 Census; April initiated the 1st count; North Chicago was an undercounted community; large African American and Latino population; didn’t feel safe providing the information and calculated loss of $1,800 per person for 10 years.

In closing, he wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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

Alderman January was absent.

The Council Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

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