Meeting Minutes

July 25, 2013 City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES_ICON

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 25, 2013, at 7:32 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Clerk Catizone stated Mayor Howley will not be present at this evenings meeting. Alderman McAvoy moved to appoint Alderman Stachnik as Mayor Pro-Tem. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll Call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro-Tem Stachnik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following were present:

  • Aldermen, D. Ferrero
    B. Fonte
    T. McAvoy
    M. McHugh (7:45PM)
    J. Stachnik
    J. Szeszycki
    B. Waight
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Attorney, M. Cainkar
  • City Engineer, T. Lang
  • Police Cheif, A. Vodicka
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

Mayor Howley and Alderman Zimmerman were absent. There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

Ms. Carol Costello
Ms. Mary Fontana

The above are representing the Hickory Top Condo Association next door to Camelot Banquets. They are requesting the City to review the drainage issue at Camelot and have the drainage flow to the west side of the building onto 86th Court. They presented pictures to the Council to review what the water does to their parking lot. They also noted the Camelot should have a construction fence around the building while they are rebuilding.

Ms. Fontana is also concerned with the empty lot on 95th Street where the McDonald’s was located. There is quite a bit of overgrowth of weeds.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of July 11, 2013 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley was absent. Mayor Pro-Tem Stachnik presented a request from St. Patricia for a temporary liquor license at an Alumni Reunion on August 24, 2013. Alderman McHugh moved to approve the liquor license with fees waived for August 24, 2013. Alderman McAvoy second. Roll Call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Schramm requested that Family Medical Leave be placed on the next meeting’s agenda.

CITY ATTORNEY

Attorney Cainkar presented Ordinance #13-9, an ordinance levying taxes for General Corporate and other purposes for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2013 and ending April 30, 2014 for the City of Hickory Hills, Cook County. Alderman McHugh moved to approve Ordinance #13-9. Alderman Waight second. Roll Call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of July, 2013 in the amount of $196,688.93. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted. Chief Vodicka distributed a memo with an update on the 84th Court incident.

Zimmerman/PublicWorks

Alderman Zimmerman was absent. No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

No report submitted.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Waight presented one business certificate application for Redhouse Performance, Inc. located at 9911 S. 78th Avenue. This is a distributor for fitting, hose and hose ends on performance autos. No objections were noted.

Fonte/ Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte reported the rebate check from Waste Management for the month of June, 2013 was $579.09.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

No report submitted.

McAvoy/Chamber Business Development

Alderman McAvoy reported he had attended a dinner at the Mosque in Bridgeview. He noted he saw many residents and it was a very well attended evening.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Alderman Szeszycki inquired how the arrangement with the Park District mechanic was progressing. Mr. Boettcher noted no problems at this time.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Alderman Ferrero moved to adjourn the meeting until the next scheduled or specially called meeting. Alderman Waight second. Roll Call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McAvoy, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight aye. So approved.

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.