Regular Meeting, Monday, December 15, 2014

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Regular Meeting, Monday, December 15, 2014MINUTESThe City Council of North Chicago met in a Regular meeting Monday, December 15, 2014 at7:56 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 1850 Lewis Avenue with Mayor LeonRockingham, Jr., presiding.I. CALL TO ORDERII. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEIII. INVOCATIONIV. ROLL CALLUpon roll call being taken, the following members were present:Present: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryAbsent: NoneV. MINUTES5-1 The Regular Council Meeting, December 01, 2014; 7:41 p.m. was modified andpresented in typewritten form by the City Clerk, Lori L. Collins.MOTION:Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels that Regular Council Meeting,December 01, 2014; 7:41 p.m. be passed as presented.MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTEVI. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDA6-1 Department Head Reports6-1A Treasurer’s Report – November 20146-1B Water Department Report – November 20146-1C Engineer’s Monthly Report – December 2014Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to approve the Omnibus VoteAgenda as presented.MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTECITIZEN COMMENTS AND QUESTIONSAlderman Markham requested that the Civility & Decorum Ordinance; #11 was read. TheCity Clerk honored his request.

Lisa M. Krinninger – Libertyville, ILShe explained her position as an Executive Director Our House of Hope Rescue and alsovolunteered for North Chicago Animal Control for three (3) years. Her organization receivedapproximately 98% of its rescued animals from North Chicago. The seven-yearorganization had a 100% placement and 0% returns. She commended Dana of AnimalControl upon her efforts.The Mayor extended his appreciation for her volunteerism in the City of North Chicago.Wadell Brooks – North ChicagoThree minutes of comments wasn’t sufficient for the public to express their concerns. Hisorganization benefited individuals. He announced a cultural diversity seminar, Saturday,December 20, 2014; 9-12:00 p.m. the Golden Corral Restaurant. He recalled a 30,000,000 grant two years prior that was issued to a multi-million dollar contractor. Hesuggested an amount of 25,000 vs. 45,000 that was originally requested to support theDaisy’s Resource & Development Organization. He stated the Brooks would subsidize theremaining balance.David Hood - WaukeganMr. Hood clarified that 15,000 was donated to cat rescue. He strongly stressed theimportance of the youth and suggested 20,000 to be granted to the “Brooks”. He clarifiedthe necessity in supporting the community and “our own”.Ralph Peterson Jr.Mr. Peterson reported there were marches relating to police brutality throughout thecountry. This was comparative to the “Darren Hanna Case”. The State’s Attorney officewas lacking in performing their duties. He was appreciative of the North Chicago Police andFire Department who assisted him when he was involved in a car accident.Charles A. January Jr. – North ChicagoMr. January expressed his discouragement that Fat Cat Rescue wasn’t provided substantialamount of money. He suggested a 15% increase; the organization saved the city expenses.There wasn’t a response whether the City had a Strategic or Comprehensive Plan. The “Citygave away” Lewis Ave. He had strong concerns and disagreed with the learner charterschools.Betty Harris – North ChicagoA map of the City was important and an educational plan was also pertinent. Shequestioned the amount of the grant that would be issued to the City for developmentpurposes. Single family homes were needed and she echoed sentiments in taking care ofour own. A summer youth program was in the process of being organized. We need tobenefit ourselves.Alderman Allen explained that the Economic Director Ron Lanz would be providing apresentation concerning the strategic planning.VII. REGULAR AGENDA7-1 FAT CAT CONTRACT RENEWAL - 15,000Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman January to approve Fat Cat RescueAnnual Contract Renewal in the amount of 15,000.

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman Allen suggested retaining half of the amount until the “Grove Avenue Situation”was resolved. Alderman Evans clarified the concern wasn’t solely one resident but theentire City.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, JanuaryNays: Fisher, RunnelsAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-2 APPOINTMENT OF TABITHA WRAY TO CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEEAlderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Markham to approve the appointment ofTabitha Wray to Citizens Advisory Committee.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-3 PETITION/ORDINANCE - ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTAlderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Evans to approve the Zoning TextAmendment with grammatical reduction of square footage requirements.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-4 PETITION/ORDINANCE – TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY SPECIAL USE PERMIT AT2323 (2301 COMMONWEALTH AVENUEAlderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the TelecommunicationsFacility Special Use Permit at 2323 (2301) Commonwealth Avenue.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-5 GREAT LAKES METRA STATION SUBLEASE AMENDMENT (SUBSEQUENT TRANSITION TOMETRA)

Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to table item 7-5 and 7-11;Daisy’s Resource & Development Center donation until the next Meeting, January 05, 2015.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, RunnelsNays: JanuaryAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-6 PETITION/ORDINANCE – SPECIAL USE PERMIT AT 1137 JACKSON STREET (HOMEDAYCARE, MAJOR)Alderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Fisher to approve the Special Use Permit at1137 Jackson Street (Home Daycare, Major).ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-7 PETITION/ORDINANCE – ZONING MAP AMENDMENT AT 1235 VICTORIA STREET(FORMER HARPER’S DAYCARE)Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Evans to approve the Special Use Permit at1235 Victoria Street (Former Harper’s Daycare).ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-8 APPOINTMENT OF ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS/PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERSAlderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to approve the Zoning Board ofAppeals/Planning Commission Members.Alderman Runnels amended motion, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to reflect a 3-yearstaggered term of the Senior Members; Antonio Jackson, Sondra Burton, (Absent), ReneeJones, (Absent), and Angelica Douglas. A 2-year term for Junior Members; PaulaCarballido, Janelle Jackson and Hal Davis.COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman January questioned when the appointment term was effective. The Mayorexplained that it was currently effective.

Alderman Markham questioned Mr. Davis’ absence. Mr. Warda explained he was in atraining session.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIEDThe Mayor acknowledged the zoning members for their services.7-9 CITY HALL/WATER PLANT PARKING LOT PROJECT – PAY APPLICATION APPROVALAlderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to approve the City Hall/WaterPlant Parking Lot Project pay application in amount of 98,767.80 as presented.COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman Markham noted it was 90% of the total cost.Alderman Evans amended motion, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to add that 98,767.80was 90% of the total amount.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-10 RESOLUTION – DCEO GRANT REBATE; 51,579.50Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to approve the DCEO Grant Rebatein the amount of 51, 579.50ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIED7-11 DAISY’S RESOURCE & DEVELOPMENT CENTER DONATIONTABLED (INCLUDED IN MOTION; ITEM 7-5)VIII. CITY BILLS8-1 REGULAR CITY BILLS – 12/15/14

MOTION:Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Mayfield to pay the bills of Council Run12/15/14 in the amount of 562,481.27 when funds become available.COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman January questioned if the funds were available. Comptroller Gloria Gibsonacknowledged there were and checks would be disbursed the following day.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Fisher, Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: NoneMOTION CARRIEDIX. MISCELLANEOUSTREE LIGHTING SUCCESSAlderman Mayfield commended the Mayor, his staff and the City of North Chicago for asuccessful tree lighting ceremony.VARIOUS ACKNOWLEDGMENTSAlderman Mayfield acknowledged; Navy Quintet, Markham Family Choir, the NCCHS Choirincluding Mr. and Mrs. Claus for attending and performing.NEW BUSINESSAlderman Mayfield announced the new business that opened in the 2nd ward; “LasagnaStop” and encouraged community support. The youth also assisted in training andmanagement of the restaurant. “Lasagna Stop” was located adjacent to the North ChicagoPost Office.GRANT ACQUIREDAlderman Mayfield explained she was informed, at the Senior Breakfast, that the City wouldbe acquiring an approximate 1,000,000 to support early child education/head start. Itwould be a fully funded daycare program for children that were 4 years old and eventuallyoffered to the 3 year olds.FIRE CHIEF’S MOTHERAlderman Mayfield announced the passing of Fire Chief Urban’s Mother the previous weekand encouraged prayers to the Urban family.HAPPY HOLIDAYSAlderman Mayfield wished everyone a happy holiday including a joyful safe New Year.RECOGNITIONThe Mayor recognized RHMG Engineering and City Attorney Chuck Smith’s Firm for hostinga small gathering for the elected officials and department heads. He echoed the sentimentsof Alderman Mayfield and extending happy holidays to the residents.X. CITIZENS COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS(PLACED IN BEGINNING OF AGENDA)

XI. ADJOURNMENTThere being no further business to come before the Council; a motion was made byAlderman Mayfield seconded by Alderman Markham that the meeting stand adjourned.MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTEThe Council Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.ATTEST:Lori L. CollinsCity Clerk

Regular Meeting, Monday, December 01, 2014MINUTESThe City Council of North Chicago met in a Regular meeting Monday, December 01, 2014 at 7:41 p.m. inthe City Council Chambers at 1850 Lewis Avenue with Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr., presiding.I. CALL TO ORDERII. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEIII. INVOCATIONIV. ROLL CALLUpon roll call being taken, the following members were present:Present: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryAbsent: FisherThe Mayor requested to move Omnibus Vote Agenda items; 4-1 and 4-2 to Regular Agenda.Alderman January moved, seconded by Alderman Markham to move Omnibus Vote Agenda items; 4-1and 4-2 to Regular Agenda; 7-10 and 7-11.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIEDV. MINUTES5-1 The Regular Council Meeting, November 17, 2014; 7:00 p.m. was modified and presented intypewritten form by the City Clerk, Lori L. Collins.MOTION:Alderman Allen moved, seconded by Alderman Evans that Regular Council Meeting, November 17, 2014;7:49 p.m. be passed as presented.MOTION CARRIED BY VOICE VOTEAlderman Fisher was absent.VI. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDAVII. REGULAR AGENDA7-1 PURCHASE OF NCFD AMBULANCE (REPLACING 2002 MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT)

Alderman Mayfield moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to approve the purchase of the NorthChicago Fire Department Ambulance (replacing 2002 Mobile Intensive Care Unit).COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman Markham questioned if the Mobile Intensive Care Unit was in the Fire Department budget andits amount. Fire Chief Dell Urban explained the amount of 140,000 was designated by the City and 10,000 was approved by the Foreign Tax Fund; reduced to 7,551; totaling 147,551.Alderman Mayfield amended motion, seconded by Alderman Runnels to reflect the city budgeted amountof 140,000 and 7,551 from the Foreign Tax Fund.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIED7-2 TAX ABATEMENT ORDINANCE – 2005A GO BOND Series; 209,000Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Tax Abatement Ordinance for the2005A GO Bond Series in the amount of 209,000.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIED7-3 TAX ABATEMENT ORDINANCE – 2005B GO BOND Series; 301,500Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Tax Abatement Ordinance for the2005A GO Bond Series in the amount of 301,500.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIED7-4 TAX LEVY ASSESSMENT ORDINANCE; 7,067,544.22Alderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Allen to approve the Tax Levy Assessment Ordinancein the amount of 7,067,544.22.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIED

7-5 RESOLUTION APPROVING ENERGY GRANT AND AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO EXECUTEDOCUMENTSAlderman Runnels moved, seconded by Alderman Markham to approve the Resolution approving EnergyGrant in amount of 47,803 and authorizing the Mayor to execute documents.COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:Alderman Markham questioned if it was pertaining to the retrofitting. The Mayor explained it was for thepurpose for internal labor that was completed. Alderman Markham suggested adding the amount of 47,803.Alderman Runnels amended motion, seconded by Alderman Markham to include the grant amount of 47,803.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, Runnels, JanuaryNays: NoneAbsent: FisherMOTION CARRIED7-6 APPOINTMENT OF ED WILMES AS PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTORAlderman Evans moved, seconded by Alderman Runnels to approve the appointment of Ed Wilmes asPublic Works Director.ROLL CALL:Ayes: Mayfield, Evans, Allen, Markham, RunnelsNays: JanuaryAbsent: Fishe