Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2018 City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES_ICON

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Hickory Hills City Council was called to order by City Clerk D’Lorah Catizone on Thursday,
May 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Clerk Catizone led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Pro Tem

Clerk Catizone announced Mayor Howley will be absent this evening due to family commitment. Alderman McHugh moved to approve Alderman Scott Zimmerman as the Mayor Pro Tem. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following were present:

  • Mayor Pro Tem, S. Zimmerman
    Aldermen, D. Ferrero
    B. Fonte
    H. Kman
    M. McHugh
    J. Szeszycki
    B. Waight
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • Police Chief, A. Vodicka
  • Chief Engineer, M. Spolar
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

Mayor Howley and Alderman Stachnik were absent. There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Alderman Ferrero moved to open the meeting to the public. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Mrs. Linda Lange
9110 S. 77th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL

Mrs. Lange inquired if the City Council was aware of a number of cases of cancer in Hickory Hills. She noted she currently has four (4) family members suffering from cancer. She wondered if something was in the water. Public Works Director Larry Boettcher assured her our drinking water is safe and the City has the water tested. A complete report is sent out in the City’s summer newsletter. This is a detailed report for residents to review. Mayor Pro Tem Zimmerman stated he had not heard of any cancer clusters in the City.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

Alderman Fonte moved to close the meeting to the public. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 26, 2018 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. Alderman Fonte and Alderman Kman pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley was absent. No report submitted.

CITY CLERK

City Clerk Catizone reported the newsletter deadline is Monday, May 14th. The newsletter will be out to residents before the Street Fair and in time for the July 1st deadline for the Public Works Water Report.

Clerk Catizone noted she is in receipt of a thank you note from MaryAnn (Crossing Guard) for the flowers the City sent to her while she was recovering from her accident.

Clerk Catizone reported the Arbor Day Tree Sale was held last Saturday and was well attended.

Clerk Catizone announced Packing for the Troops will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Community Center.

Clerk Catizone noted the Hills Chamber will sponsor a Meet & Greet at the Community Center on Tuesday, May 15th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Schramm presented the Motor Fuel Tax Fund (MFT) Documentation Review No. 37 covering receipts and disbursements of the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Funds by the City for the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. He noted this review is presented to the Mayor and City Council at the first regular meeting after receipt. Treasurer Schramm reviewed the report with the Council. He noted the City received $360,626.76 this year which is approximately $30,000.00 per month. Treasurer Schramm stated the balance is $463,182.67. This completed the review.

CITY ATTORNEY

Attorney Cainkar presented Ordinance 18-4, an ordinance amending Chapter 41, traffic, Section 41.31, automated traffic law enforcement system, of the Municipal Code of the City of Hickory Hills. Mr. Cainkar noted this is an update to the current ordinance. Alderman Waight moved to approve Ordinance 18-4, an ordinance amending Chapter 41, Section 41.31, automated traffic law enforcement system. Alderman Ferrero second. Alderman Szeszycki noted this ordinance is longer than the last one. He also polled residents who felt the City should remove the cameras. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ENGINEER

Mr. Spolar reported a bid opening was held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for the 2018 Micro-surfacing MFT (18-00000-02-GM). One bid was received and their respective bid is as follows:

A.C. Pavement Striping Co. $111,674.50

Mr. Spolar is recommending awarding contract to A. C. Pavement Striping Co. for the bid amount of $111,674.50. Alderman Ferrero moved to approve the 2018 Micro-Surfacing MFT (18-00000-02-GM) to A. C. Pavement Striping Co. in the amount of $111,674.50. Alderman Waight second. Alderman McHugh inquired do we need to receive three (3) bids. Mr. Spolar stated this bid was published and the City has met the bid requirements. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the first half of May, 2018 in the amount of $614,859.38. Alderman McHugh second. Roll Call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

No report submitted.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

No report submitted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte reported he is in receipt of the April, 2018 “At Your Door” report. He noted there were 41 stops and 3,800 pounds of recycling collected in April.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

Alderman Ferrero reported Arbor Day went very well.

Alderman Ferrero stated as of today, there are 28 crafters, 3 food vendors and 2 businesses for the Street Fair. The bands have also been hired.

Alderman Ferrero inquired if the Bingo will be done this year because it will need to be decided and placed on the flyers. A discussion ensued on options. Alderman McHugh stated all the bingo equipment is at the Community Center. Alderman Kman will reach out to the VFW and inquire if they would handle the bingo. All were concerned with the timeframe. No decision was made at this time.

Kman/Chamber Business Development

No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Alderman Szeszycki noted he has talked with Mr. Clint Sanders and he is recovering from his injuries but is not back at the Fire House.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Alderman Ferrero moved to adjourn the meeting until the next regularly scheduled or specially called meeting. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.