Meeting Minutes

September 10, 2020 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, September 10, 2020 at 7:33 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Howley lead the pledge of allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following were present:

  • Mayor, M. Howley
    Aldermen, D. Ferrero
    M. McHugh
    P. Purtill
    J. Stachnik
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, B. Aytard
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • City Treasurer, A. Vodicka
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

Aldermen Fonte and Kman were absent. There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

No one spoke during this portion of the meeting.

CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC

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

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of August 27, 2020 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Ferrero second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight aye. Alderman Zimmerman pass. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley expressed the Council’s condolences to Alderman Joe Stachnik on the passing of his Mother, Irene.

CITY CLERK

Clerk Catizone reported the last blood drive on August 30th had 43 donors and 4 deferrals. The next blood drive will be on Sunday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Clerk Catizone announced the newsletter article deadline is Friday, September 18th. This newsletter will be sent out the first week of October.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Vodicka distributed a memo regarding the City’s decision not to move forward with the voluntary payroll tax holiday.

Treasurer Vodicka distributed a memo from the finance committee with their recommendation to renew the City’s liability insurance with a 6% premium increase to the City. No objections were noted.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Waight moved to approve the bills payable for the first half of September 2020 in the amount of $491,701.92. Alderman McHugh second.
Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Kman/Finance

Alderman Kman was absent. Report submitted by Treasurer Vodicka.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

Director Lehr reported Public Works had viewed several wheel loaders and acquired quotes to replace a 1999 loader with approximately 5000 engine hours. A 2020 John Deere 524L for $134,219.21 was chosen to be the responsible bid that fits this department’s needs. This is a budgeted item and Public Works will move forward with this purchase if there are no concerns. No concerns were noted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh reported all is going well at Parkview Apartments. He is discussing plans for the November community dinner. No decision has been made at this time.

Purtill/Laws & Ordinances

No report submitted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte was absent. No report submitted.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

Alderman Ferrero confirmed with the Council that the Children’s Halloween Party will be cancelled.

Waight/Chamber Business Development

No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Alderman Ferrero moved to adjourn the meeting until the next regular or specially called meeting. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.