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City of Yorkville City Council Meeting met Dec. 10

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2020

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City of Yorkville met Dec. 10.

Here is the minutes 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 Absent

Peterson Present

Staff present: City Administrator Olson, City Clerk Pickering, Chief of Police Jensen, Deputy Chief of Police Mikolasek, Deputy Chief of Police Pfizenmaier, Public Works Director Dhuse, Community Development Director Barksdale-Noble, Finance Director Fredrickson, Parks and Recreation Director Evans, Assistant City Administrator Willrett, Attorney On, and EEI Engineer Sanderson.

Quorum

A quorum was established.

Amendments to the Agenda

None.

Presentations

None.

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 meetings of November 12, 2019 and November 26, 2019 as presented. So moved by Alderman Transier; seconded by Alderman Koch.

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 $482,776.87 (vendors); 782, 151. 25 ( wire payments); $ 311, 999.36( payroll period ending 11/ 27/ 19); for a total of$ 1, 576,927.48. So moved by Alderman Milschewski; seconded by Alderman Plocher.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0

Funkhouser-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson- aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye

Mayor’s Report

Kendall Marketplace

Mayor Purcell announced that new development will be coming to Kendall Marketplace. Two new free- standing buildings will be constructed. Verizon will be relocating from their current location to Kendall Marketplace and Smoothie King will be opening in the other new building.

Police Department

Mayor Purcell mentioned that he would like to see ifthere is any interest in looking into the feasibility of the Yorkville Police Department sharing space with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office in the Kendall County Public Safety Center.

Mayor Purcell said that he, along with Administrator Olson, and ChiefJensen sat down with Sheriff Baird, Scott Gryder, and Scott Koeppel from Kendall County and discussed the idea of sharing space. Mayor Purcell believes the shared space idea was well received. Currently, there are no specific details or proposals on the subject. If both parties want to move forward after discussions take place, the City can look at putting a proposal together.

Mayor Purcell asked the council ifthey have any comments on the topic. Some ofthe aldermen expressed that they liked the idea of exploring shared space with Kendall County. Mayor Purcell clarified that this would not replace the Yorkville Police Department with the Kendall County Sheriffs office. The City would still have its' own police department staff; this would be for the sharing of facilities and anything else that would help both entities be more efficient.

There was a concern brought up about other cities in the county being upset that they were not offered this opportunity. Mayor Purcell brought up that the City ofYorkville is located in the County seat. He also said that if this could help the county save money, those cost savings would benefit the taxpayers.

Meeting Schedule for 2020

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Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve the meeting schedule for 2020 as presented. So moved by Alderman Milschewski; seconded by Alderman Transier.

Motion unanimously approved by a viva voce vote.

Kendall County Transportation Alternatives Program (KC-TAP)

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Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to authorize staff to apply for a grant through the Kendall County' Transportation Alternatives Program. So moved by Alderman Milschewski; seconded by Alderman Frieders.

Administrator Olson explained that staff is proposing to submit for easement acquisition, engineering, and sidewalk construction to complete the gap along Fox Road from the existing sidewalk at Morgan Street west to the existing sidewalk at White Oak Estates Subdivision. It was discussed that if the city is awarded the grant, the city is not obligated to accept it. The city can still apply for the grant and decline to move forward if the council decides not to budget money for these sidewalk improvements.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0

Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye

City Liability Insurance and Workman' s Comp Insurance Renewal

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Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to authorize entering into a one year insurance agreement with American Alternative Insurance Corporation( Glatfelter) for property/casualty insurance in an amount not to exceed$ 179,984; to authorize entering into a one year insurance agreement with the Illinois Public Risk Fund for worker' s compensation insurance in an amount not to exceed$ 186,521; to authorize entering into a one year agreement with Mesirow Insurance Services in an amount not to exceed$ 19,000. So moved by Alderman Koch; seconded by Alderman Funkhouser.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0

Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Transier-aye

Ordinance 2019-85 Amending the Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Unlawful Use of Cannabis

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Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances Pertaining to Unlawful Use of Cannabis and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute. So moved by Alderman Transier; seconded by Alderman Funkhouser.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0

Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye

Metra Station Options

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Mayor Purcell asked Administrator Olson for an update on the Metra Station Options. Administrator Olson discussed the two options that staff feels should be eliminated. Staff is recommending that Option A, located in downtown Bristol and Option C, located at the southwest corner of the BNSF tracks and Route 47 be eliminated. Option A is the most expensive due to wetlands and not being in the city limits of Yorkville. Option C is in the city limits but has limited adjacent property for residential and commercial development.

Option B is located at Eldamain Road. This location has the most significant potential for development, is in the Plano School District, and is not serviced by utilities. Option D is adjacent from the Wrigley property on the southeast ofthe corner ofthe BSNF tracks and Route 47. This location has enough space for a train station and a parking lot. There are also a lot ofadjacent development opportunities to the north. Administrator Olson mentioned that this is an extension study, and the city does not have to make a final decision at this time; they are looking for feedback.

There was a question brought up regarding the storage sites. Administrator Olson said that with option B, C, and D, the potential train storage yard would be located west towards Eldamain Road. This would be due to the noise and wanting to keep it as far away from residential properties.

Some of the council members were in favor of option B for the train yard. There were also members in support ofoption D for the station. There was a discussion about the concern ofa station being located outside of city limits. Administrator Olson mentioned there was a discussion of possibly sharing a station with Plano. This would save the city money but would be an inconvenience to the Yorkville residents.

Mayor Purcell asked what the timeline was for the council to make a recommendation on location. Administrator Olson said public comments are open on Metra's website through January 6th. Metra asked for feedback soon after January 6th. Administrator Olson noted that it would be best to have a recommendation to Metra by the end ofJanuary.

Public Works Committee Report

Chairman Plocher announced that the December 17th Public Works committee meeting would be cancelled.

Economic Development Committee Report

Ordinance 2019-86 Amending the Regulations for Mobile Vendors

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Alderman Milschewski made a motion to approve an Ordinance Amending the Regulations for Mobile Vendors and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute; seconded by Alderman Peterson.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes-7 Nays- 0

Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye, Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye

Economic Development Infographic

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Alderman Milschewski said that the Community Development department has created an infographic which helps to explain role that the private sector plays in development versus the role that local government plays in development. This item is informational.

Public Safety Committee Report

No report.

Administration Committee Report

Chairman Funkhouser announced that the December 18t Administration Committee meeting would be cancelled.

Park Board

No report.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Ordinance 2019-87 Approving the Final Plat of Resubdivision for Kendall Marketplace Unit 1

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Mayor Purcell entertained a motion to approve an Ordinance Approving the Final Plat of Resubdivision for Kendall Marketplace Unit 1. So moved by Alderman Funkhouser; seconded by Alderman Frieders.

Director Barksdale-Noble explained that the land being discussed consists of a 38- acre parcel located in Kendall Marketplace. The petitioner is requesting to subdivide this parcel into ten new commercial lots.

Motion approved by a roll call vote. Ayes- 7 Nays- 0

Transier-aye, Plocher-aye, Frieders-aye, Peterson-aye, Koch-aye, Milschewski-aye, Funkhouser-aye

City Council Report

National Suicide Prevention and Action Month Proclamation Project

Alderman Frieders reported that he would be participating in a conference call to help determine the plan for the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance task force for 2020. He is excited to see how they can improve upon what they have been working on over the last few years.

City Clerk' S Report

No report.

Community and Liaison Report

Tax Levy—School Board Meeting

Alderman Milschewski wanted to remind everyone that the Yorkville School Board would be discussing the school district' s tax levy at their upcoming board meeting that will be held on Monday, December 16"'. She encouraged residents to attend the board meeting since the school district is the largest portion of the property tax bill that residents receive.

Staff Report

No report.

Additional Business

Holidays

Mayor Purcell wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Riverfront Park—Christmas Tree

Mayor Purcell mentioned that he has received many positive comments about the new Christmas tree that was put up this year at Riverfront Park.

Citizen Comments

Dawn Ramey spoke against the rollout of 5G technology. She feels that 5G is hazardous to people' s health and also the environment as well.

Kelly Burke also spoke against the rollout of 5G technology. She feels that 5G is hazardous to our health and she mentioned that there are other communities that have banned 5G.

Executive Session

None.

Adjournment

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

Motion unanimously approved by a viva voce vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8: 22 p.m.

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