Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2021 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, April 22, 2021 at 7:34 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
    B. Fonte
    H. Kman
    M. McHugh
    P. Purtill
    J. Stachnik
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, B. Attard
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • City Treasurer, A. Vodicka
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

No one spoke during this portion of the meeting.

CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC

Alderman Stachnik moved to close the meeting to the public. Alderman Ferrero second.

Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

Alderman Stachnik moved to approve the minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 8, 2021 as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, McHugh, Kman, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley presented the following 2021 Appointment List for approval.

2021 APPOINTMENTS

City Attorney & City Prosecutor Vincent Cainkar
City Engineer Michael Spolar (Robinson Eng. Ltd.)
Chief of Police Charles Hobart Jr.
Building Commissioner John Moirano
Director of Public Works Sue Lehr
City Collector D’Lorah Catizone
PT Ordinance Officer Jim Lizzio
ESDA Director Christopher Knights
Elevator Inspector Dave Rotermund (Thompson Elevator)
Plumbing Inspector David Tavares
Electrical Inspector William Fritz
Fire Inspector Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Dees (Roberts Park)
Building Inspectors Ed Mack
Leo Miller
Sprinkler Inspector James Groark
HVAC Inspector James Manuzak

Zoning Board of Appeals (7 Year Term)
Tom Seminara 06/13/19 – 04/30/28

Board of Fire & Police (3 Year Term)
Ken Fonte 06/12/03 – 04/30/24

Human Rights Commission (3 Year Term)
D’Lorah Catizone 05/01/12 – 04/30/24

Auxiliary Police Officers (1 Year Term)
Valentine Zilinskas
Arthur Ventura
John Hovey
Steve Makropoulos
Brian Trapp
John Bracha
Edvinas Gaidomavicius
Kim McKinney
Michael Mallon
Brian Mendygral
Bogdan Landowski

Police Pension Board (2 year Term)
Mary McDonald 01/01/00 – 04/30/23
Open 04/30/23

Hearing Officer (1 Year Term)
Arthur Wrobel 05/01/14 – 04/30/22

Community Affairs Commission (3 Year Term)
Joann Jerantowski 02/25/99 – 04/30/24
Mary Boettcher 03/27/97 – 04/30/24

Alderman McHugh moved to approve the 2021 Appointment List. Alderman Purtill second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Res. 21-04 – Mayor Howley introduced Resolution 21-04, a resolution requesting permission to close a state highway for the purpose of the Hickory Baseball/Softball Association Parade on Saturday, May 8th. Alderman Kman second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

Treasurer Vodicka presented the Treasurer’s Report dated March 31, 2021 for approval. Alderman McHugh moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated March 31, 2021. Alderman Kman second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

No report submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Kman moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of April 2021 in the amount of $501,471.33. Alderman McHugh second. Roll call: Aldermen Ferrero, Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Kman/Finance

No report submitted.

Stachnik/Public Safety

Chief Hobart announced the upcoming retirement of Diane Foxx, Secretary in the Hickory Hills Police Department. She will be leaving in June.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh reported all is running smoothly at Parkview Apartments. Currently, there are 3 vacancies at Parkview.

Purtill/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Purtill reported he is in receipt of two (2) business license applications. 1) Advance Medical Dispatch to be located at 7667 W. 95th Street. 2) Able Garage Door to be located at 8705 W. 95th Street. This will be a showroom only for this company. No objections were noted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

Alderman Fonte reported for the month of March, 2021 the City (WM At Your Door) recycled 3,099 pounds of e-recycling with 32 stops.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

Alderman Ferrero reported the Community Affairs Committee met and have chosen the winners of the Arbor Day Coloring Contest. Winners will be notified by the Committee.

Alderman Ferrero noted the Arbor Day Food Drive is Saturday, May 1st and plans are in place.

Waight/Chamber Business Development

Alderman Waight was absent. No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Alderman McHugh suggested possibly holding a fall event in the City now that the Street Fair has been cancelled. Mayor Howley stated this can be discussed further.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.