Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES_ICON

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Hickory Hills City Council was called to order by Clerk D’Lorah Catizone on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Clerk Catizone led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clerk Catizone stated Mayor Howley will be absent this evening. Alderman Ferrero moved to appoint Alderman Zimmerman as Mayor Pro Tem. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following were present:

  • Aldermen, D. Ferrero
    B. Fonte
    M. McHugh
    J. Szeszycki
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Treasurer, D. Catizone
  • City Treasurer, D. Schramm
  • City Attorney, V. Cainkar
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • Police Chief, A. Vodicka
  • Public Works Director, L. Boettcher
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

Aldermen McAvoy and Stachnik 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 Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

No one spoke during this portion of the meeting.

CLOSE TO PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 11, 2015 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, McHugh, Szeszycki aye. Aldermen Fonte, Waight, Zimmerman pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Pro Tem Zimmerman presented Resolution 15-6, a resolution for construction on State Highways within the City of Hickory Hills for the period of two years, 2015-2016. Alderman McHugh moved to approve Resolution 15-6. Alderman Szeszycki second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY CLERK

Clerk Catizone is proud to announce the Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility will be at City Hall on Tuesday, August 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The following services will be provided: Driver’s License Renewal, State ID Cards, Duplicate Licenses, Corrected Licenses, Vehicle renewal sticker for license plates.

Clerk Catizone also reported this evening the City will be signing an intergovernmental agreement with MWRD to begin a Rain Barrel Program. This program will begin when the agreement is completed. More information will be on our website.

CITY TREASURER

No report submitted.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

Mr. Spolar is seeking direction for the 87th Avenue (north of 91st Street) drainage improvement project that was discussed at the last Council meeting. After some discussion, Alderman Szeszycki moved to authorize the City Engineer to move forward and prepare for a bid opening on the 87th Avenue drainage improvement project with an approximate cost of $50,000.00. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Szeszycki moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of June 2015 in the amount of $206,871.58. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Szeszycki, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Szeszycki/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

Alderman Stachnik was absent.
Chief Vodicka stated he has distributed two informational memos to the Council this evening.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

No report submitted.

Waight/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Waight is in receipt of one business certificate request for Anarchypro, LLC. This is a wrestling training facility located at 9831 S. 78th Avenue, Unit E. No objections were noted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte reported that Alderman McAvoy is looking for volunteers for the bingo tent, and he has $9,000.00 worth of prizes to give away.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

Alderman Ferrero reported there are 87 crafters and 22 food vendors as of today. She noted everything is ready for Sunday’s Street Fair.

McAvoy/Chamber Business Development

Alderman McAvoy was absent. No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Alderman Szeszycki questioned when the bids will be opened for the 85th Court drainage project. Mike Spolar explained the contractors asked for more time, so the bids will be opened on July 1st at 10:00 a.m. and contract awarded at the July 9th Council meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.