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City of Darien City Council met April 15

By Michael Abella | Jul 9, 2019

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City of Darien City Council met April 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1. CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Darien was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Weaver.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Weaver led the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

3. ROLL CALL — The Roll Call of Aldermen by Clerk Ragona was as follows:

Present: Thomas J. Belczak Joseph A. Marchese

Thomas M. Chlystek Sylvia McIvor

Joseph A. Kenny

Absent: Ted V. Schauer

Lester Vaughan

Also in Attendance: Kathleen Moesle Weaver, Mayor

JoAnne E. Ragona, City Clerk

Michael J. Coren, City Treasurer

Bryon D. Vana, City Administrator

Gregory Thomas, Police Chief

Daniel Gombac, Director of Municipal Services

4. DECLARATION OF A QUORUM — There being five aldermen present, Mayor Weaver declared a quorum.

5. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

Alderman Chlystek commented he heard Sterigenics was trying to reopen. Administrator Vana stated that was rumor and he will speak with City attorney.

6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 1, 2019 City Council Meeting

It was moved by Alderman Marchese and seconded by Alderman Belczak to approve the minutes of the City Council Meeting of April 1, 2019.

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Kenny, Marchese

Abstain: McIvor

Nays: None

Absent: Schauer, Vaughan

Results: Ayes 5, Nays 0, Absent 2

MOTION DULY CARRIED

7. RECEIVING OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alderman McIvor received communication from residents regarding trash from recycling containers blowing around due to high winds; she suggested having lids for the containers. Administrator Vana will discuss options with waste hauler.

Alderman Kenny received communication from Donna Soukup, 1600 block of 71st Street, regarding enforcement of garbage cans in front of house. Council discussion ensued; enclosure is on display at City Hall.

Alderman Chlystek stated residents have reported speeders on Nantucket Drive and 79th Street during morning/evening rush hours; he inquired if police patrols can be increased.

8. MAYOR’S REPORT

A. DARIEN ARTS COUNCIL

Nancy Urban thanked Mayor Weaver for her invaluable support. She provided an update on the Darien Arts Council accomplishments over the last ten months, which included 501c3 nonprofit status, fundraisers, charity on Amazon Smile, website in development, community partnerships and sponsorships. Ms. Urban addressed Council questions.

9. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Clerk Ragona announced City Offices will be closed on April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.

10. CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT There was no report.

11. DEPARTMENT HEAD INFORMATION/QUESTIONS

A. POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT – MARCH 2019

The March 2019 Police Department Monthly Report is available on the City website.

Chief Thomas had no additional comments; he provided an update on communication channels and that April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month.

B. MUNICIPALSERVICES–NOREPORT

12. TREASURER’S REPORT

A. WARRANT NUMBER 18-19-24

It was moved by Alderman Kenny and seconded by Alderman Belczak to approve payment of Warrant Number 18-19-24 in the amount of $606,873.96 from the enumerated funds, and $255,653.18 from payroll funds for the period ending 03/28/19 for a total to be approved of $862,527.14.

Roll Call: 

Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Kenny, Marchese, McIvor

Nays: None

Absent: Schauer, Vaughan

Results: Ayes 5, Nays 0, Absent 2 

MOTION DULY CARRIED

B. MONTHLY REPORT–MARCH2019

Treasurer Coren reviewed year-to-date sources of revenue, expenditures, and fund balances through the month of March 2019:

General Fund: Revenue $14,859,011; Expenditures $11,712,355 Current Balance $4,351,606

Water Fund: Revenue $7,912,425; Expenditures $5,739,784; Current Balance $3,203,266

Motor Fuel Tax Fund: Revenue $527,219; Expenditures $533,261; Current Balance $383,397

Water Depreciation Fund: Revenue $3,463,694 Expenditures $1,528,611; Current Balance $2,049,127

Capital Improvement Fund: Revenue $253,268; Expenditures $3,997,162; Current Balance $5,378,153

13. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Administrative/Finance Committee – Clerk Ragona announced the next meeting of the Administrative/Finance Committee is scheduled for May 6, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Hall Conference Room.

Municipal Services Committee – Chairman Marchese announced the next meeting of the Municipal Services Committee is scheduled for April 22, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers.

Police Committee – Chairman McIvor stated the minutes of the January 21, 2019 meeting were approved and submitted to the Clerk’s Office. She announced the next meeting of the Police Committee is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Police Department Training Room.

14. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS – AGENDA RELATED There were none.

15. OLD BUSINESS

There was no Old Business.

16. CONSENT AGENDA

There was no Consent Agenda.

17. NEW BUSINESS

There was no New Business

18. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

Treasurer Coren reminded Council to respond to Auditor’s questionnaire by May 15.

19. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, it was moved by Alderman McIvor and seconded by Alderman Kenny to adjourn the City Council meeting.

VIA VOICE VOTE – MOTION DULY CARRIED

The City Council meeting adjourned at 8:02 P.M.

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