Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2014 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, June 26, 2014, at 7:34 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, B. Fonte
    D. Ferrero
    M. McHugh
    J. Stachnik
    J. Szeszycki
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Attorney, G. Perlman
  • City Engineer, T. Lang
  • Police Chief, A. Vodicka
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

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

OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

Ms. Alina Mirzynski
9020 S. Roberts Road

Ms. Mirzynski was very vocal in expressing her concern with the parking lot of her building located at 9020 S. Roberts Road. She noted when there is a heavy rain her lot floods and causes damage. She also mentioned that Roberts Road is never cleaned of debris after an accident.

Ms. Mirzynski has called Cook County several times to clean this street. She feels she is getting no response from the City or the Public Works Department. Mayor Howley explained the City Engineer and the Public Works Director will investigate this matter and see if the reason for the problem is the construction of the building or something else.

Aaron’s Furniture
9600 S. Roberts Road

Representatives from Aaron’s Furniture were present to invite the Council to their grand opening on Saturday, June 28th at 11:30 a.m. Mayor Howley welcomed them to the City of Hickory Hills.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 12, 2014 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Ferrero second. Correction: Page 2, last paragraph, change the sentence regarding “lengthy discussion” which took place after the motion was made. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley invited everyone to enjoy the Street Fair this Sunday.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

No report submitted.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of June, 2014 in the amount of $279,273.25. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

Alderman Stachnik presented a memo from Chief Vodicka outlining the promotions. He is requesting approval to fill one Lieutenant vacancy and one Sergeant vacancy along with one entry level Police Officer vacancy created by the retirement of Lt. Thomas Dietz on June 20, 2014. Chief Vodicka noted this recommendation will result in some budgetary savings as well. After some discussion, Alderman McHugh moved to approve the recommendation as follows: Sgt. Jason Bray to Lieutenant, Officer Mark Benaitis to Sergeant and one new recruit. Alderman Stachnik second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Alderman Stachnik noted he did not receive a call from the resident regarding her parking lot as she stated earlier this evening.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

No report submitted.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

No report submitted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte reported the City has received the last
recycling check from Waste Management in the amount of $694.11 for the month of May, 2014.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

Alderman Ferrero reported there are 80 crafters and
20 food vendors for this year’s Street Fair.

McAvoy/Chamber Business Development

No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Clerk Catizone reported she had met with Mike Morley of
Waste Management to review moving forward with notifying residents of the new weekly recycling to start September 1, 2014. A post card will be sent out from Waste Management to all residents in August.

Alderman McHugh stated all is ready for the Street Fair Beer Tent on Sunday. He also distributed parking passes to the Council.

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, McHugh, Stachnik, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.