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United City of Yorkville City Council met August 13

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 9, 2019


United City of Yorkville City Council met Aug. 13.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Mayor Purcell called the meeting to order at 7: 02 p.m. and led the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

City Clerk Pickering called the roll.

Ward I Koch Present

Transier Present

Ward II Milschewski Present

Plocher Present

Ward III Funkhouser Present

Frieders Present

Ward IV Tarulis Present

Peterson Present

Staff present: City Administrator Olson, City Clerk Pickering, Chief of Police Hart, Deputy Chief of Police Mikolasek, Deputy Chiefof Police Pfizenmaier, Public Works Director Dhuse, Community Development Director Barksdale-Noble, Finance Director Fredrickson, Parks and Recreation Director Evans, Building Code Official Ratos, Facilities Manager Raasch, Purchasing Manager Parker, Attorney Orr, and EEI Engineer Sanderson.

QUORUM

A quorum was established.

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

None.

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Purcell presented retiring Chief of Police Hart with a certificate of appreciation for all his years of service to the city.

MAYOR' S REPORT

Chief of Police Appointment and Oath of Office CC 2019-44)

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the appointment of Jim Jensen as the Chief of Police. So moved by Funkhouser; Seconded by Alderman Milschewski.

Motion unanimously approved by a viva voce vote.

Jim Jensen was sworn-in as the new Chief of Police for the United City of Yorkville.

Chief of Police Employment Agreement

(CC 2019-45)

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve an employment agreement between the City and Jim Jensen and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute. So moved by Alderman Koch; seconded by Alderman Funkhouser.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 8 Nays- 0 Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS

None.

CONSENT AGENDA

None.

MINUTES FOR APPROVAL

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the minutes ofthe regular City Council meeting of July 23, 2019 as presented. So moved by Alderman Transier; seconded by Alderman Milschewski.

Motion unanimously approved by a viva voce vote.

BILLS FOR PAYMENT

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the bill list in the amount of$95. 60( vendors— FY 19); n 572, 168.97( vendors— FY 20); $ 62, 515. 08( wire payments), $ 296,230.73 ( payroll period ending 7/ 26/ 19); for a total of$931, 010.38. So moved by Alderman Funkhouser; seconded by Alderman Koch.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-8 Nays- 0 Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye

REPORTS

MAYOR' S REPORT( cont' d)

East Orange Street Water Main Improvements CC 2019-46)

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the expansion ofthe East Orange Street Water Main Improvement project to include the full width removal and replacement ofthe pavement west of Mill Street in a cost not to exceed$ 65,000. So moved by Alderman Frieders; seconded by Alderman Plocher.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0 Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye

Alderman Plocher was not present for the vote.

n Resolution 2019-21 Approving a Public Road Crossing License Agreement( Hoover Drive) CC 2019-47) Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve a Resolution Approving a Public Road Crossing License Agreement( Hoover Drive) and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute. So moved by Alderman Transier; seconded by Alderman Frieders.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 8 Nays- 0 Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye

Comments from Mayor Purcell

Run the Whispers Charity 5K Mayor Purcell asked Alderman Frieders ifhe would like to talk about the upcoming charity event being held in the Whispering Meadows subdivision. Alderman Frieders said that the 21 Annual Run the Whispers Charity 5K event would be held on Saturday, August 241 at the Whispering Meadows Community Clubhouse located at 525 Faxon Road. All proceeds from the event will benefit Suicide Prevention Services located in Batavia and Hope for the Day located in Chicago. More information is available online at: runthewhispers.com.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT

No Report.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Downtown Landscape Hill Project—Invitation to Bid EDC 2019-66)

Alderman Milschewski made a motion to authorize staff to issue an Invitation to Bid for the Downtown Landscape Hill project; seconded by Alderman Frieders.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 8 Nays- 0 Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis- aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders- aye

Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Bike Sharing Services between Kane County Division ofTransportation and the City EDC 2019-67)

Alderman Milschewski made a motion to approve a Memorandum of Understanding regarding Bike Sharing Services between Kane County Division of Transportation and the City and authorize the Mayor to execute; seconded by Alderman Tarulis.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-8 Nays-0 Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT

No report.

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORT

No report.

PARK BOARD

Resolution 2019-22 Authorizing the Application for an OSLAD Grant for the Development of Beecher Park 

(CC 2019-48)

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve an Application for an OSLAD Grant for the Development of Beecher Park and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute. So moved by Alderman Frieders; seconded by Alderman Peterson.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-8 Nays-0 Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye

Riverfront Park East Boat Launch 

(CC 2019-49)

Approval to Install the East Riverfront Boat Launch n Approval of Professional Design Engineering Services Agreement with EEI

Ordinance 2019-41 Ordinance Authorizing a Third Amendment to the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Commencing on May 1, 2019 and Ending on April 30, 2020 Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the installation ofthe Riverfront Park East Boat Launch, to approve the Professional Design Engineering Services Agreement with EEI and to approve an Ordinance Authorizing the Third Amendment to the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Commencing on May 1, 2019 and Ending on April 30, 2020 and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute. So moved by Alderman Frieders; seconded by Alderman Koch.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-8 Nays- 0 Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

No report.

CITY COUNCIL REPORT

Sale of 111 W. Madison Street( Old Jail)

ADM 2018-88 and EDC 2019-69)

Mayor Purcell asked City Administrator Olson to give an update on the status of the sale of the Old Jail property. Administrator Olson explained that the existing parking lots on Madison Street are a third on the private property and two thirds on the right-of-way. Staff looked at two options regarding the parking lots. The first option is to relocate all the parking within the right-of-way which would not increase any parking spots. Another option would be to switch to parallel parking which would decrease spaces. The first proposal would be to allow the purchaser to use the two regular parking spaces and the one ADA space for private parking. The city could then lease the city' s portion of the right-of-way that extends into those parking spaces. The second option involves extending parking spaces to the east ofthe existing parking spaces. If the council would like to extend parking to the east, the city would then lease those spaces to the purchaser.

Administrator Olson said that during negotiations one change that came up was regarding the front end TIF incentives. The developer is requesting reimbursement of 100% oftheir property taxes during construction. Instead of a variable reimbursement that is dependent on how quickly the building is completed, it is being proposed to reimburse 100% of their property taxes during the first five years starting on the day that the agreement is approved. City Attorney Orr clarified that this will not change the dollar amount being reimbursed; it just specifies when the city is obligated to distribute the funds. Administrator Olson stated that there will be four upfront payouts as well as fifteen years of incremental payouts. The four upfront payouts have not changed. Upon completion ofthe roof the purchaser will receive$ 30,000; upon completion of the asbestos and lead removal, the purchaser will receive$ 50,000; upon completion ofthe residential portion ofthe building, the purchaser will receive$ 17,500; and upon completion ofthe commercial portion ofthe building, the purchaser will receive$ 17,500.

Administrator Olson hopes that he will hear back from the developer by the end ofthe week on the proposed changes. He reiterated that the property is currently not generating any property taxes. The intent is to get a viable for-profit developer in this location that will generate property taxes.

CITY CLERK'S REPORT

No report.

COMMUNITY& LIAISON REPORT

No report.

STAFF REPORT

Galena/ Kennedy/ Mill Roadway Improvements EEI Engineer Sanderson said that the Kendall County Highway Committee met earlier in the day and discussed the possible addition of a stoplight at the Galena and Kennedy intersection with the possibility of a roundabout at Kennedy and Mill. Kendall County Engineer Klaas will be reaching out to the city to set up a meeting to discuss road improvements.

Mill Road Resurfacing Administrator Olson mentioned that the bids for the Mill Road resurfacing project were opened on Friday, August 9ffi. The engineer' s estimate for the project was$ 120,000. The lowest bid that was submitted came in at$ 140,797.50 from Geneva Construction.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

None.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to go into executive session for litigation, when an action against, affecting, or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent and for the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal ofspecific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee ofthe public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. So moved by Alderman Transier; seconded by Alderman Peterson.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-6 Nays- 1 Present- 1 Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Tarulis-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-nay, Frieders-present, Peterson-aye

The City Council entered executive session at 7:54 p.m.

The City Council returned to regular session at 8: 47 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to adjourn the City Council meeting. So moved by Alderman Milschewski; seconded by Alderman Koch.

Motion unanimously approved by a viva voce vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

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