Meeting Minutes

August 26, 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, August 26, 2010 at 7:40 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
    T. McAvoy
    M. McHugh
    J. Moirano
    J. Stachnik (7:48 p.m.)
    J. Szeszycki
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Clerk, J. Jackson
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • Police Chief, A. Vodicka
  • City Engineer, T. Lang
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, G. Betcher
  • Deputy Clerk, D. Catizone

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 Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Vince Uzzardo
Cindy Hoff
Lions Club

Mr. Uzzardo of the Lions Club is seeking permission to run a 3.1 mile/5K race through Hickory Hills. The event was planned for October 24th, but after speaking with the Police Chief, they have decided to change the day to Saturday, October 23rd. This event is to raise funds and awareness for the Hickory Hills Lions Club. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. Some discussion on the course is still in the planning stages. No objections were noted from the Council.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of August 12, 2010 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Stachnik second. Aldermen DeRose, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. Aldermen Ferrero and Moirano pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

    MAYOR

    Res. 10-15

    Mayor Howley presented Res. 10-15, a resolution approving the submission of a project application to the Illinois Department of Transportation for funding under the Illinois Transportation (ITEP) Program. Mayor Howley noted this was needed to move forward on a grant application for work to be done on 87th Street. Alderman Moirano moved to approve Resolution 10-15. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

    Executive Session

    Mayor Howley noted the Executive Session on the agenda for this evening has been removed.

    Troops Boxing

    Mayor Howley reported that on Tuesday, September 21st there will be another boxing party at the Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

    76th Avenue

    Mayor Howley noted the response from IDOT regarding the 76th Avenue and 95th Street is positive and had some slight modifications on the turning lane. The City is now waiting for McDonald’s to respond.

    95th Street & Roberts Road

    Mayor Howley distributed a memo with pictures on the proposed kiosk on 95th & Roberts Road.

    CITY CLERK

    Clerk Jackson reported the Rotary Club is sponsoring a casino trip on October 23rd.

    Clerk Jackson noted the Blood Drive will be this Sunday, August 29th at the Community Center.

    Clerk Jackson invited the Council to the Clerk’s Meeting in October which will be hosted by her and Deputy Clerk Dee Catizone. This event will be held at Prime Time on October 7th.

    Clerk Jackson reminded the Council the Committee Meetings will begin in October.

    CITY TREASURER

    No report submitted.

    CITY ATTORNEY

    No report submitted.

    CITY ENGINEER

    Mr. Lang presented Invoice #3010103 from James D. Fiala Paving Company for work done on street resurfacing (MFT09-00060-00-RS ERP Job No. C/D-91-121-10 pay estimate # 3 partial) in the amount of $7,283.56. Alderman Moirano moved to approve Invoice #3010103 to Fiala Paving Company. Alderman McHugh second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

    Mr. Lang presented Invoice #90363 to Central Blacktop for work done on the 91st Place reconstruction (MFT 09-00059-00-FP ERP Job # C/D-91-114-10 pay estimate 1 partial) in the amount of $39,744.22. Alderman Moirano moved to approve Invoice #90363 to Central Blacktop. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman McHugh moved to approve bills payable for the second half of August in the amount of $315,324.42. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

    Szeszycki/Finance

    Alderman Szeszycki reported he will have an insurance meeting for the Casualty and Property Insurance next week.

    Zimmerman/Public Safety

    No report submitted.

    Chief Vodicka reported he has sent a memo to the sign committee regarding the speeding complaints on 84th Court.

    Moirano/Public Works

    Mr. Boettcher reported the construction on 91st Place is delayed because every load of soil that is excavated must be certified by city engineer or testing company for contaminates before it goes to the dumping area.

    Mr. Boettcher reported on sink holes in 5 locations. He noted 3 of the 5 have been investigated and the 36 inch pipe which is in each one has rusted through. Mr. Boettcher is investigating the options of repairing these problems.

    McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

    Alderman McHugh reported Parkview has started the work on the roofs and balconies. He noted there were some difficulties but they have been rectified.

    DeRose/Laws & Ordinances

    No report submitted.

    Stachnik/Health & Environmental Control/Recycling

    Alderman Stachnik reported the first quarter recycling was $2,162.58 and the second quarter is $3,628.80.

    Ferrero/Community Services/Youth Advisory Board

    Alderman Ferrero reported that the Community Affairs is getting ready for the Children’s Halloween Party on October 23rd.

    McAvoy/Chamber

    Alderman McAvoy reported he has distributed to the Council the Hills Chamber of Commerce Newsletter. He noted the Networking Breakfast will be on Wednesday, September 15th at Koko’s and the golf outing will be on Wednesday, September 22nd at Palos Golf Course. And lastly, the fall general meeting will be on October 27th, with Mayor Howley and Mayor Bennett as guest speakers.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was some discussion on the status of the recycling fund. Treasurer Schramm noted it might be awhile until the credits go back to the residents. The City is just starting to see an increase in recycling.

NEW BUSINESS

Clerk Jackson noted a deadline for the newsletter needs to be determined. Consensus of the Council was to have September 10th the deadline for newsletter articles.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.