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Village of Westmont Village Board met May 23

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2019

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Village of Westmont Village Board met May 23.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Mayor Gunter called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

A QUORUM WAS PRESENT TO TRANSACT BUSINESS. 

THOSE PRESENT RECITED THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 

Mayor welcomed everyone to the meeting.

OPEN FORUM:

None.

Note: The items listed in these minutes are summaries only and are not meant to be a direct

REPORTS 

Mayor Gunter

Asked Police Chief Gunther to the podium so that we may swear in the new officer, Kyle Kurt.

o He was sworn in as a new officer by Mayor Gunter. 

o Officer Kurt addressed the Village Board and thanked everyone who has been supportive of his journey. 

Invited Jenny Babyar to the podium to talk about the Westmont Internship Program. This will be the second student who will be interning for Westmont and he will be working this summer. 

Gregg Pill was asked to present some information on Race to the Flag at the Red, White, & BBQ.

o Mr. Pill showed the clip from ABC7 that promoted the Westmont Event. He thanked ABC7 for their help in publicizing the event.

o All the proceeds will go back to the People's Resource Center.

The Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 27th at 10:30am. The route will start at S Cass on Naperville Rd. & 47th Street and will end at Veteran's Memorial Park on South Richmond. There will be a ceremony at Memorial Rock.

Clerk Szymski

The U.S. Olympic Luge Team is back in Westmont on June 22nd & 23rd. This is their sixth time back to conduct their Midwest search for future Luge Olympians. 

The Rotary Club runs the carnival at Red, White, & BBQ and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities.

Trustee Addington

Talked about Red, White, & BBQ, and there are 90 teams competing. On Friday afternoon there will be a steak competition. Saturday afternoon there are 36 amateur competitors. There will be bands playing, the splash pad is open, and many good food vendors to choose from. 

Clerk Szymski mentioned that carnival ride bracelets will be available for purchase. 

Jenny Babyar talked about how Dane Neal from WGN Radio will be at the BBQ. 

The next Community Development Committee meeting will be July 18th at Village 

Hall. Has been receiving complaints from Northwest Acres near Miller school regarding the sidewalk issues and that it is not level.

Trustee Guzzo

Recapped the Public Safety Committee meeting from earlier in the evening.

o Congratulated the Fire Department for being first runner up for the Dr. Heartman award. 

o The Police and Fire Department did a nice job on their annual report. They will be up on the website. 

o The next Public Safety Committee meeting will be August 15th and everyone is invited to attend. 

Invited Police Chief Gunther to the podium to talk about the fundraising efforts for IL Special Olympics. The Westmont Police Department raised $5,200. Thanked everyone who came out to support the cause. 

Talked about the Harley Raffle and that tickets are available for purchase. 

Invited Fire Chief Riley to the podium to talk about the recruitment for EMA volunteers.

o The Westmont Kid's Safety Camp will be June 19th and 20th and there are spots still available.

Trustee Barry

Thanked Mike Ramsey, Noriel Noriega, and the Public Works staff for completing the work on Cass Avenue before our special events start in Westmont.

The Westmont Rotary Club was able to give out scholarships this year for many students. Trustee Addington mentioned that there were 18 students that made it on the IL State Honor Roll. The school had the least amount of disciplinary issues this year than in previous years. 

The Economic Development Committee discussed a proposal from Mariano's to put in a gas station. 

Rezoning Quincy Avenue was discussed at the EDC meeting.

The next EDC meeting will be the first Wednesday of June.

Twin Lakes had an after hours event.

Recapped the Taiwaneese Family Fun Fest. The profit from that festival went to The Westmont Chamber for scholarships.

Trustee Liddle

The next Public Works Committee meeting will be June 20th, 4:30pm at Village Hall. 

Westmont Cruisin' Nights begins in June and will run through August. This event is every Thursday from 5pm - 9pm. There is live music and kid activities every week. 

Invited Jenny Babyar to talk about the Westmont First Arts Initiative.

o Jenny talked about bringing more art to Westmont in the form of murals or mosaics.

The next Westmont First meeting will be in June. The date is to be determined.

Recapped the River Sweep Event. 

The Storm Drain Stenciling project is coming up June 1st. Volunteers are needed. The event will be from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Please sign up on the website. 

The Environmental Improvement Committee is encouraging community members to fill out a survey regarding composting opportunities.

ITEMS TO BE REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 

No items were removed from the consent agenda.

(1) CONSENT AGENDA Omnibus Votel: 

Village Manager May addressed the Board on this agenda item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to approve the consent agenda.

(A) BOARD MEETING MINUTES 

Board to consider approving the following Village Board Meeting Minutes:

Special Meeting: Budget Meeting held May 2, 2019

Village Board meeting held May 9, 2019.

(B) MARCH 2019 FINANCIAL REPORT 

Board to consider a motion to accept the financial report submitted for the month of March 2019.

(C) FINANCE ORDINANCE # 2: Dated May 23, 2019 in the amount of $ 1,385,091.10

(D) PURCHASE ORDERS

TOTAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & FINANCE ORDINANCE #2 $5,463,966.24

Seconded by Trustee Addington and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #1 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

(2) PARKING AMENDMENT - COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Village Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Addington to consider an ordinance to amend the Village Code regarding regulation of commercial vehicle parking on residential properties.

Seconded by Trustee Barry and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #2 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

NEW BUSINESS

(3) HOTEL/MOTEL GRANT REQUEST - WESTMONT LIONS - OKTOBERFEST 

Community Development Direct Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Barry to consider a motion awarding a Hotel/Motel Grant request in the amount of $2,500 to the Westmont Lions for an Oktoberfest event.

Seconded by Trustee Addington and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #3

Ayes: Addington, Barry Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(4) 255 NORTH WILMETTE - PORCH VARIANCE 

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance approving a Zoning Code variance to permit the construction of a front porch which encroaches into the required front yard setback.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #4 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(5) 102 SOUTH LINCOLN - FENCE VARIANCE 

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance approving a Zoning Code variance to allow a fence which exceeds the height limitation for fences located in the side yard adjoining a street.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #5 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(6) 933 OAKWOOD DRIVE - SHED & PATIO VARIANCES 

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Addington to consider an ordinance approving the following requests for Zoning Code variances:

1. A variance to allow an accessory structure (shed) in the rear yard with a reduced separation distance from the principal structure; and, 2. A variance to allow a patio that encroaches into the required side yard setback.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #6 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(7) 301-311 EAST OGDEN - AMENDMENT TO SPECIAL USE

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Guzzo to consider an ordinance approving an amendment to an existing special use permit to allow the display of used automobiles other than Porches along Ogden Avenue.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #7 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(8) INCREASE IN AVAILABLE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT LICENSES 

Deputy Liquor Commissioner Mulhearn and Mr. Wang addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance increasing the number of available massage establishment licenses by one (1) for My Foot Spa LTD formerly Detox Foot Spa Ltd, 667 N. Cass Avenue.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #8 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(9) INCREASE IN AVAILABLE CLASS 4 LIQUOR LICENSES 

Deputy Liquor Commissioner Mulhearn and Tom Fanna addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance increasing the number of available Class 4 liquor licenses by one (1) for Oberweis Dairy D/B/A/ Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria, 19 West Ogden Avenue.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion passed.

Comments Trustee Barry asked if Woodgrain plans to put in video gaming machines sometime in the future. The Woodgrain representative said that is not part of their business plan.

VOTE ON MOTION #9 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(10) NEW LIQUOR LICENSE CLASSIFICATION FOR CRAFT BEER TASTING ROOM 

Deputy Liquor Commissioner Mulhearn & Prestige Manager Walertin addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Addington to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances to create a new liquor license classification to allow for a tasting room of craft brew beers only inside a Class 5 liquor licensed business.

Seconded by Trustee Barry and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #10 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(11) ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT - ESCROW FUNDS & ZONING VERIFICATION FEES 

Community Development Director Sylvester addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Addington to consider an ordinance amending the Zoning Code to allow the Village to collect escrow funds for zoning applications when necessary and to charge fees for official zoning verification letters.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #11 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(12) PARKING TEXT AMENDMENT 

Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance approving the following text amendments to the Westmont Code of Ordinances:

1. Amendment to Section 78-322 "Parking for a downtown B-1 business district employee parking permit holder". 2. Amendment to Section 78-349 "Time limits; monthly leases".

Seconded by Trustee Barry and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #12 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None

Absent: Barker, Nero

(13) WATER RATE ADJUSTMENT 

Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider an ordinance amending water rates.

Seconded by Trustee Guzzo and the motion failed.

VOTE ON MOTION #13 

Ayes: Addington, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: Barry 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(14) PW FACILITY BOND SERIES 2019A

 Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Guzzo to consider an ordinance authorizing the issuance of General

Obligation Bonds (Income Tax Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2019A of the Village of Westmont, DuPage County, Illinois, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $10,000,000, in one or more series, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, installation and rehabilitation of various capital related projects, including, but not limited to, certain improvements to the public works facility within the Village and paying certain costs of issuance of the Bonds, and providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #14 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(15) PW FACILITY BOND SERIES 2019B 

Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Guzzo to consider an ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds (Waterworks Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2019B of the Village of Westmont, DuPage County, Illinois, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000, in one or more series, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, installation and rehabilitation of various capital related projects, including, but not limited to, certain water system-related improvements to the public works facility within the Village and paying certain costs of issuance of the Bonds, and providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #15 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(16) BOND DISCLOSURE COMPLIANCE POLICY 

Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Liddle to consider a resolution adopting a disclosure compliance policy of the Village of Westmont, DuPage County, Illinois.

Seconded by Trustee Barry and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #16 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(17) CLERICAL AMENDMENT TO MAYOR & CLERK COMPENSATION ORDINANCE 

Finance Director Parker addressed the Board on this item.

Motion by Trustee Addington to consider an ordinance correcting a clerical error in the compensation ordinance for the Mayor and Village Clerk.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #17 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

MISCELLANEOUS:

• Mr. Forssberg talked about how the Pet Promenade and Party in the Park was canceled due to weather. It will be rescheduled to sometime in September.

(18) CLOSED SESSION: Mayor Gunter requested an executive session to discuss:

1) Threatened litigation pursuant to section (2)(C)(11) of the open meetings act.

Motion by Trustee Addington to move into executive session at 7:21 pm.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #18 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(19) RECONVENE REGULAR BOARD MEETING: 

Motion by Trustee Guzzo to move out of Executive Session and to reconvene the regular Board meeting at 7:34 pm.

Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #19 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

(20) ADJOURNMENT 

Motion by Trustee Addington to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Trustee Liddle and the motion passed.

VOTE ON MOTION #20 

Ayes: Addington, Barry, Guzzo, Liddle 

Nays: None 

Absent: Barker, Nero

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:35 P.M.

https://westmont.illinois.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_05232019-1367

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