Meeting Minutes

February 28, 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, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 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
    J. Szeszycki
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, J. Cainkar
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

Aldermen Kman, McHugh and Stachnik were absent. There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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

Ms. Beth Medeiros
9112 S. 88th Avenue

Ms. Medeiros voiced her concerns regarding an increase in accidents on 88th Avenue near 91st Place. She noted there has been several accidents since July. Ms. Medeiros felt the street light at 91st Street is the problem and there is a blind spot. Mayor Howley stated the Council will discuss this matter.

CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC


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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of February 14, 2019 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. Alderman Waight pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley presented the Street Fair Liquor License for approval. Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the Street Fair Liquor License. Alderman Fonte second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY CLERK

Clerk Catizone is in receipt of a request for signs from the Hills Chamber of Commerce. This is for their business expo which is Saturday, March 23rd. They are seeking permission to place signs at 95th Street and Kean Avenue, 95th Street and 88th Avenue. No objections were noted.

Clerk Catizone announced the deadline for newsletter articles is Friday, March 8th.

CITY TREASURER

No report submitted.

CITY ATTORNEY

Attorney Joe Cainkar presented the following storm sewer easement agreements for Parcel #03A, Benton Aurbourne, LLC, Parcel #03-09 and 06A, Parcel #2A, Parcel #01A, Parcel #2, Parcel #03B and Parcel #010 for approval. These agreements are for the Colonial Apartment sewer project. Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the following storm sewer easement agreements for Parcel #03A, #03-09, #06A, #02A, #01A, #2, #03B and Parcel #010. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Attorney Joe Cainkar presented Resolution #19-03, a resolution authorizing the sale of surplus public real estate located at 8800 W. 87th Street, Hickory Hills. Alderman Fonte moved to approve Resolution #19-03. Alderman Szeszycki second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of February 2019 in the amount of $207,921.36. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

Alderman Szeszycki distributed the video gaming revenue report for the month of January 2019.

Stachnik/Public Safety

Alderman Stachnik was absent. No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh was absent. No report submitted.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Waight reported he is in receipt of two business certificate applications. 1) Mobile Nail & Spa located at 8841 W. 87th Street. 2) BMA Martial Arts School located at 8711 W. 95th Street. No objections were noted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

No report submitted.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

No report submitted.

Kman/Chamber Business Development

Alderman Kman was absent. No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Alderman Ferrero inquired as to when the budget meetings will be scheduled. Treasurer Schramm stated these will be held in April. Further dates will be announced at the March Council Meetings.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting Adjourned at 7:51 p.m.