Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2010 City Council Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Hickory Hills City Council was called to order by Mayor Mike Howley on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:33 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Howley led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following were present:

  • Mayor, M. Howley
  • Aldermen:
    L. DeRose
    D. Ferrero
    M. McHugh
    J. Moirano
    J. Stachnik
    J. Szeszycki
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Clerk, J. Jackson
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • Police Chief, A. Vodicka
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, G. Betcher
  • Deputy Clerk, D. Catizone

Alderman McAvoy was absent. There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Alderman Moirano moved to open the meeting to the public. Alderman Stachnik second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

No one spoke during this portion of the meeting.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

Alderman Zimmerman moved to close the meeting to the public. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman. So approved.

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of March 25, 2010 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman McHugh second. Aldermen DeRose, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. Alderman Ferrero pass. So approved.

OLD BUSINESS

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

    MAYOR

    Grant

    Mayor Howley reported the City has received a grant in the amount of $100,000.00 for landscape along Roberts Road from 95th Street to 87th Avenue.

    Mayor Howley distributed a letter complimenting the City on the new lighted street signs and welcoming sign.

    Mayor Howley noted he will attend a meeting at the Green Hills Library with the League of Women Voters on Saturday, April 10th.

    Mayor Howley thanked Attorney Cainkar for his work on the Exelon Agreement. There will be a reduction from the current price being paid by the City.

    Mayor Howley reported the City of Hickory Hills currently has a 64% return rate on the census forms. Illinois in general has a 67% return rate.

    CITY CLERK

    Clerk Jackson reported the Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, April 11th.

    Clerk Jackson noted the Baseball Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17th.

    Clerk Jackson reported she has received the Annual Report from Com Ed. If anyone would like to review this report, please contact her.

    CITY TREASURER

    Treasurer Schramm presented the Treasurer’s Report dated March 31, 2010 for approval. Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the March 31, 2010 Treasurer’s Report. Alderman Stachnik second. Treasurer Schramm noted there is a page added for Parkview Capital Fund. This is the deposit of a grant which the City received. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

    CITY ATTORNEY

    No report submitted.

    CITY ENGINEER

    Mr. Lang was absent.

    Mr. Boettcher reported a bid letting was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and the list of the bidders is as follows:

    Len Cox & Sons Excavating $258,587.00
    Alsterda Construction 299,261.00
    Dawn Companies 319,110.00
    Copenhaver Construction 321,437.00
    Airy’s Inc. 326,605.50
    Riccio Construction 353,301.00
    Cabo Construction 361,000.00
    Gerardi Sewer & Water 364,796.00
    Dominic Fiordorosa 369,690.00
    Brothers Asphalt 374,316.00
    Unique Plumbing 376,167.50
    Knowles Construction 405,810.75
    A. Lamp Concrete 428,335.00
    Steve Spiess Construction 466,793.75

    Alderman Moirano moved to award the contract to Len Cox & Sons Excavating in the amount of $258,587.00 for work to be done on the 94th Street Storm Sewer. Alderman McHugh second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve bills payable for the first half of April in the amount of $335,773.88. Alderman Moirano second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

    Szeszycki/Finance

    No report submitted.

    Zimmerman/Public Safety

    Alderman Zimmerman reported the Police Department was recently presented with a check for $125,000.00 for work to be done on the 911 Center’s technology. This was a grant from the Department of Justice.

    Moirano/Public Works

    Alderman Moirano reported Public Works has been delivering fliers to all homeowners on streets affected by the repaving program. The curb contractor will commence sawing curbs on Friday, April 9th in the northeast corner of the City and will work west this year.

    McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

    Alderman McHugh reported he has distributed letters that had the bids for the doors at Parkview to the City Council. He also noted a deposit was provided to Door Doctors to begin this project.

    DeRose/Laws & Ordinances

    Alderman DeRose is in receipt of one request for a business license. The Mark Skorusa Insurance Agency located at 7667 W. 95th Street, Suite 102. This was presented at the Council meeting in March and was tabled because he did not have a signed lease. Alderman DeRose noted Mr. Skorusa has now signed the lease and will open May 1st. No objections were noted.

    Stachnik/Health & Environmental Control/Recycling

    No report submitted.

    Ferrero/Community Services/Youth Advisory Board

    Alderman Ferrero reported the Ice Cream Social held on March 17th was very well attended.

    Alderman Ferrero reported on April 17th, 17th the Youth Board will hold a clean up day on Kean Avenue beginning at 10:00 a.m.

    McAvoy/Chamber

    Alderman McAvoy was absent. No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Senior Heath Fair

Clerk Jackson reported a Senior Health Fair will be held at the Community Center on April 15th.

93rd Street Traffic

Alderman Szeszycki inquired as to the status of the traffic signs on 93rd Street and 84th Court. Chief Vodicka noted that right now there is a two way stop sign and a four way stop sign would not help this situation.

Street Fair

Alderman McHugh asked if the Kick Off event for Saturday, June 26th is a go. The consensus of the Council was to have a band on Saturday evening before the Street Fair on Sunday.

Property Notifications

Aldermen Ferrero and Szeszycki expressed their concern about lack of any notice when a property in their Ward might have a legal issue. After some discussion, the Mayor suggested the Building Department email a list monthly to the aldermen with any happenings in their Ward.

NEW BUSINESS

Alderman McHugh has received a request from the Dirty Sock regarding their outdoor seating area. He will have them submit any updated drawings which must include some type of sound barrier for the Council to review.

ADJOURNMENT

Alderman Moirano moved to adjourn until the next scheduled or specially called meeting. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.