Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES_ICON

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Hickory Hills City Council was called to order by Mayor Mike Howley on Thursday,
January 10, 2019 at 7:31 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, D. Ferrero
    B. Fonte
    H. Kman
    M. McHugh
    J. Stachnik
    J. Szeszycki
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

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

At this time, Mayor Howley announces the winners of the “Lights of Hickory Hills” contest. Below is a list of winners.

First Ward:
1st Place *Klimek Residence
7818 W. 98th Street

2nd Place *Barnard Residence
9308 S. 80th Court

Second Ward:
1st Place Schendl Residence
9156 S. 83rd Court

2nd Place Lepkowski Residence
9316 S. 83rd Avenue

Third Ward:
1st Place *Maola Residence
8749 Beechnut Road

2nd Place *Adam Duda & Natalia Kojs
9100 Kopping Lane

Fourth Ward:
1st Place Kubis Residence
8800 S. 83rd Avenue

2nd Place Kaishas Residence
8143 W. 89th Place

*Winners were present.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

Mr. Hector Murillo
Owner, 7-11

Mr. Pat Ostry
Lucky Lincoln Gaming Representative

Mr. Murillo and Mr. Ostry asked the Council to reconsider having video gaming in gas stations. Mayor Howley noted the Council will have a discussion on this matter at the next Committee of the Whole meeting in January.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of December 13, 2018 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

5K Run Report – Mayor Howley reported Sharon Marciano (Clerk’s Office) has completed the 5K Run report and distributed this to the Council. There were some questions regarding the Auxiliary Police charges and Treasurer Schramm will review this and get back to the Mayor.

Tollway Meeting – Mayor Howley noted he has been in contact with the Tollway and they are noise testing in our area and identifying where the noise reducing walls are to be installed along the tollway. Public Works Director Lehr was in these meetings and she stated the bridge on 87th Street and Roberts Road will be redone in 2021 or 2022.

Falcon Fuel – Mayor Howley has talked with the owner of Falcon Fuel on 87th Street and Roberts Road and they will be opening soon.

Sal’s Philly Steak Ribbon Cutting – Mayor Howley thanked the Council who attended the ribbon cutting at Sal’s Philly Steak.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Schramm presented the Treasurer’s Reports dated November 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018 for approval. Alderman McHugh moved to approve Treasurer’s Reports dated November 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Alderman McHugh questioned the Parkview account numbers and Treasurer Schramm stated he will investigate further and update the Treasurer’s Report if needed. Alderman Fonte second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the first half of January 2019 in the amount of $285,554.71. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

It was noted for the second half of December 2018 the bills payable was in the amount of $292,110.02.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

Alderman Szeszycki distributed the video gaming report and stated the video gaming revenues are up $30k ahead of the budgeted amount and will total approximately $280k.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh stated Parkview Apartments is running well.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Waight was absent. Mayor Howley presented one business certificate application for King Cash and Carry Foods located at 7709 W. 99th Street. This is a wholesaler selling fish and chicken to area restaurants. No objections were noted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

No report submitted.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

No report submitted.

Kman/Chamber Business Development

No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Alderman Szeszycki inquired as to what the City is doing now that Batt. Chief Don Huenecke has retired. In the past, he was handling fire inspections. Building Commissioner Moirano stated he was told someone is in training for this position.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting Adjourned at 8:09 p.m.