Meeting Minutes

July 14, 2011 City Council Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Hickory Hills City Council was called to order by City Clerk D’Lorah Catizone on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Chairman pro tem

Alderman Moirano moved to appoint Alderman Scott Zimmerman, Chairman ProTem. Alderman Ferrero second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Zimmerman 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 (7:33 p.m.)
    J. Szeszycki
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • Police Lt., T. Dietz/li>
  • City Engineer, T. Lang
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher

Building Commissioner Gordon Betcher, and Chief Vodicka were absent. 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 McAvoy second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy McHugh, Moirano, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Mrs. Hildegard Utecht
8716 Willow Road

Mrs. Utecht voiced her concerns regarding a letter she received from the police department. Alderman McAvoy and Alderman DeRose will investigate this matter with her.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 23, 2011 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Moirano second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. Alderman McAvoy pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

    MAYOR

    Finding of Fact

    Chairman Pro Tem Zimmerman presented the O’Reilly Auto Store Finding of Fact. This property is located at 8715 W. 95th Street. He noted a public hearing was held on Monday, July 11, 2011. Chairman Pro Tem Zimmerman stated the Zoning Board of Appeals motioned to grant the Petitioner, O’Reilly Auto Stores, a resubdivision with variations. The variations include a 15’ rear yard variance and a 10’ side yard variance which would result in a 10’ rear yard setback and approximately 5’ east side yard setback. This motion was approved by the Zoning Board of appeals. The vote was 6 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent. At this time, Mr. Centner, Regional Manager, was available for any questions. Alderman Szeszycki asked if a sprinkler system was going to be installed. Mr. Centner stated yes there would be. He also stated they would like to complete the construction before the end of the year.

    Alderman Moirano moved to approve the Finding of Fact for O’Reilly’s Auto Store with the petitioner complying with the requests of all the reviewers. Alderman Szeszycki second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

    CITY CLERK

    Clerk Catizone reported she is in receipt of two block party requests. 1) 78th Avenue on 90th Place on Saturday, July 16th and 2) 9003 Milford Court on August 6th. Both of the times are from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. No objections were noted.

    Clerk Catizone noted everyone should have received Congressman Dan Lipinski’s summer update. If anyone needs a copy they are located in the Clerk’s Office.

    CITY TREASURER

    Treasurer Schramm presented the Treasurer’s Report dated June 30, 2011. Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2011. Alderman McAvoy second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

    CITY ATTORNEY

    No report submitted.

    CITY ENGINEER

    Mr. Lang presented Invoice # 90592 from Central Blacktop Company for work done on street resurfacing (2011 miscellaneous resurfacing, MFT 11-00000-01-GM, pay estimate #1, partial) in the amount of $182,253.26. Alderman Moirano moved to approve payment to Central Blacktop in the amount of $182,253.26. Alderman Szeszycki second. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Moirano moved to approve bills payable for the first half of July 2011 in the amount of $478,644.62. Alderman Ferrero second. Alderman McAvoy commented that part of this list is the pay outs to the three organizations (Hills Chamber (the Chamber will use these funds to publish the HH business directory), HH Seniors and Sertoma) that helped with the Street Fair Bingo Tent. This year each organization will receive $725.00 each. Aldermen DeRose, Ferrero, McAvoy, McHugh, Moirano, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

    Szeszycki/Finance

    No report submitted.

    Zimmerman/Public Safety

    No report submitted.

    Moirano/Public Works

    Alderman Moirano reported for continued diligence to resolve the inflow and infiltration issues. Public Works proposes to commence random property inspections of storm water discharged into sanitary system. Violations found during the re-inspection because of re-plumbing will be issued a ticket. Quarterly reporting of City activity would include listing tickets issued and fees collected as was proposed by the state agencies last summer.

    McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

    Alderman McHugh reported 7 new air conditioners were replaced at Parkview this month. The Community Center will be open as a cooling center if needed during upcoming warm weather. Auxiliary Police will man the Community Center if needed after 4:00 p.m.

    Stachnik/Laws & Ordinances

    Alderman Stachnik reported he has two business applications for 1) Highlander Grill located at 7831 W. 95th Street. This is a fast food restaurant and ice cream shop. 2) Maymex Properties located at 8821 W. 87th Street, Unit C. This is a property management and rehab business. No objections were noted.

    DeRose/Health & Environmental Control/Recycling

    Alderman DeRose reported the City has received a check from Land and Lakes for $7485.86 for the months of April, May, and June for recyclable materials.

    Ferrero/Community Services/Youth Advisory Board

    Alderman Ferrero expressed her appreciation for all the volunteers at this year’s Street Fair especially the Community Affairs Committee, Public Works Dept., Police Department and Aldermen Moirano, McHugh, Szeszycki and McAvoy.

    McAvoy/Chamber

    No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Alderman Moirano thanked all who worked the Street Fair especially Alderman McAvoy.

NEW BUSINESS

Several Aldermen noted they have received complaints about the fireworks on the fourth of July.

Alderman Zimmerman reminded the Council the grand re-opening of Krueger Park is on Sunday, July 18th at 1:30 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.