Meeting Minutes

August 25, 2022 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, August 25, 2022, 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
    H. Kman
    M. McHugh (7:36 p.m.)
    P. Purtill
    J. Stachnik
    B. Waight
    S. Zimmerman
  • City Treasurer, A. Vodicka
  • City Clerk, D. Catizone
  • City Attorney, M. Cainkar
  • City Engineer, M. Spolar
  • Public Works Director, S. Lehr
  • Police Chief, C. Hobart
  • Building Commissioner, J. Moirano

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

Mr. John Szeszycki
9300 S. 86th Court

Mr. Szeszycki was present to thank the Police Department for assisting with a lost child that happen to wander into his house.

Mr. Vernon Gil
8451 Flamingo Terrace

Mr. Gill voiced his concern regarding his Mom’s issues with the golf course and damages to her car. Mayor Howley will further investigate this issue.

CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC

Alderman Stachnik moved to close the meeting to the public. Alderman Zimmerman second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, 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 11, 2022, as printed subject to deletions or corrections. Alderman Purtill second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS

MAYOR

Mayor Howley reminded the Council to be sure to attend the Street Fair this weekend.

CITY CLERK

No report submitted.

CITY TREASURER

No report submitted.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report submitted.

CITY ENGINEER

Mr. Spolar presented Invoice #HH-87th-1, pay estimate one from H. Linden & Sons in the amount of $423,560.92. This is the work done on the 87th Street Water System Improvements. Alderman Zimmerman moved to approve Invoice #HH-87th-1 in the amount of $423,560.92 to H. Linden & Sons. Alderman Stachnik Second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS PAYABLE

Alderman Kman moved to approve the bills payable for the second half of August 2022 in the amount of $313,699.76. Alderman Waight second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Kman/Finance

Alderman Kman reported he has met with the employee health insurance committee and reviewed the upcoming medical coverage options. The recommended carrier of choice is Blue Cross Blue Shield. The new policy will incur approximately 2.24% increase to the City. He noted a 7%-8% increase was anticipated. No objections were noted by the insurance committee. Alderman McHugh moved to approve the employee medical insurance renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Alderman Fonte second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Stachnik/Public Safety

No report submitted.

Zimmerman/Public Works

No report submitted.

McHugh/Bldg./Facilities

Alderman McHugh stated the Building Department has reviewed bids for new windows at City Hall. Alderman McHugh moved to approve the bid from Auburn Windows in the amount of $143,000.00. Alderman Purtill second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Purtill/Laws & Ordinances

Alderman Purtill presented two business license applications
for approval. 1) Global Beauty located at 9200 S. Roberts Road. This is a beauty salon. 2) Kipta State Farm Insurance will be moving to 8330 W. 95th Steet, Ste.3. No objections were noted.

Fonte/Health & Environmental Control

No report submitted.

Ferrero/Community Affairs/Youth Advisory

No report submitted.

Waight/Chamber Business Development

No report submitted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Alderman Waight moved to adjourn into executive session to discuss possible acquisition of property. Alderman Fonte second. Roll call: Aldermen Fonte, Kman, McHugh, Purtill, Stachnik, Waight, Zimmerman aye. So approved.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 p.m.