Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2020 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 23, 2020 at 7:31 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Howley lead 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
    P. Purtill
    J. Stachnik
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • Acting Clerk, S. Marciano
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • City Treasurer, A. Vodicka
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

No one spoke during this portion of the meeting.

CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC


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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of January 9, 2020 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Purtill second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley presented the Finding of Fact for a resubdivision of 2 existing lots at 9642 S. 78th Court. A public meeting was held on January 20, 2020 for this petition by Mr. Kevin Lynch. Mr. Lynch is requesting a resubdivision so that both of the lots would be equal in size of 75 x 263.57 and 75 x 263.59. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved this with a vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays and 0 absent. The ZBA is requiring a topographic to be provided before building. Alderman McHugh moved to approve the Finding of Fact for resubdivision of the property located at 9642 S. 78th Court. Alderman Waight second. No questions or discussion. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Mayor Howley stated the Howl Through the Hills 5K discussion on the agenda was discussed at this evenings Committee Meeting.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Vodicka presented the Treasurer’s Report dated December 31, 2019 for approval. Alderman Kman moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated December 31, 2019. Alderman Ferrero second.
Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ATTORNEY

Attorney Cainkar presented Resolution #20-01, a resolution adopting an anti-harassment policy for elected officials. This is pursuant to Public Act 101-0221, stating each governmental unit shall adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy to prohibit and provide a mechanism for reporting and independent review of allegations of sexual harassment made against an elected official by another elected official. Alderman McHugh moved to approve Resolution #20-01, an anti-harassment policy for elected officials. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ENGINEER

Mr. Spolar presented Invoice #HH Col #3 (final) from H. Linden & Sons for work done on the Colonial Storm Sewer Project in the amount of $109,072.13. Alderman Purtill moved to approve the amount of $109,072.13 to H. Linden & Sons pay #HH Col #3, (final). Alderman Fonte second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Mr. Spolar noted the City will go out for bid shortly on the 2020 MFT project. This is also grant season so the City will be applying for grants.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Kman moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of January 2020 in the amount of $540,259.63. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Kman/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

Ms. Lehr reported the Prairie Pond storm water station’s 10HP pump has ceased working as previously discussed at the last Council meeting. Cost for the new pump is $12,600.00. Public Works is asking for a vote of approval to replace this pump. Alderman Waight moved to approve the purchase of the replacement 10HP pump at the cost of $12,600.00. Alderman Zimmerman second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman. So approved.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh noted there are several openings at Parkview Apartments.

Purtill/Laws & Ordinances

No report submitted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

No report submitted.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

No report submitted.

Waight/Chamber Business Development

Alderman Waight reported the Hickory Hills Blood Drive is this Sunday, January 26th at the Community Center. Treasurer Vodicka noted a catered lunch from the Valley will be available at the blood drive.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.