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City of Darien City Council met March 18

By Michael Abella | Jul 9, 2019

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City of Darien City Council met March 18.

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

Cub Scout Pack 36 led the Council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Present: Thomas J. Belczak Sylvia McIvor

Thomas M. Chlystek Ted V. Schauer

Joseph A. Marchese Lester Vaughan

Absent: Joseph A. Kenny

Also in Attendance: Kathleen Moesle Weaver, Mayor

Joanne E. Ragona, City Clerk

Bryon D. Vana, City Administrator

Gregory Thomas, Police Chief

Daniel Gombac, Director of Municipal Services

4. DECLARATION OF A QUORUM — There being six aldermen present, Mayor

Weaver declared a quorum.

5. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

There were none.

6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 4, 2019 City Council Meeting

It was moved by Alderman Marchese and seconded by Alderman McIvor to approve the minutes of the City Council Meeting of March 4, 2019.

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Marchese, McIvor, Schauer, Vaughan

Nays: None

Absent: Kenny

Results: Ayes 6, Nays 0, Absent 1

MOTION DULY CARRIED

7. RECEIVING OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alderman Chylstek received communication from…

…John Swidergal, 7800 block of Sawyer, regarding rear yard restoration required due to utility work.

…board member from Highpoint Circle townhomes requested additional police patrols.

Alderman Vaughan…

.commented regarding accidents that occurred at the intersection of 67 Street and Clarendon Hills Road; he inquired if funding could be allocated for additional stop signs on the North/South sides of the intersection. Director Gombac, Administrator Vana, and Chief Thomas commented on previous history, studies conducted and traffic pattern analysis. Council discussion ensued. Staff will review traffic accident reports and request proposal from KLOA.

.spoke with the Dean of Students at Hinsdale South High School regarding vaping; he inquired about City ordinance. Chief Thomas stated that legislature finalized the State statute. Alderman Belczak commented that age will increase to 21 and become effective July 1, 2019.

Alderman McIvor inquired if Police Department communication could be linked to City Facebook and Direct Connect to enhance and increase communication. Council discussion followed. Channel 6 will feature more effective ways to connect with the City; Direct Connect will inform residents of major Police incidences.

Mayor Weaver thanked the Neighbors of Darien magazine for hosting the Mayoral Debate. She stated a full taping of the debate will be on YouTube; location will be announced in Direct Connect.

8. MAYOR’S REPORT There was no report.

9. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Clerk Ragona announced early voting began March 18 and runs through March 30, 2019 at the Downers Grove Village Hall located at 801 Burlington Avenue in Downers Grove; hours are: Monday – Friday from 8:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. and Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Additional information about early voting locations is available at City Hall and in Direct Connect.

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

11. DEPARTMENT HEAD INFORMATION/QUESTIONS

A. POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT – FEBRUARY 2019

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

B. MUNICIPALSERVICES

Director Gombac encouraged residents to keep their private property picked up. Public Works keeps right-of-ways clean.

Director Gombac reviewed the property maintenance code violation process. He encouraged residents to report violations so enforcement can follow-up.

Alderman McIvor inquired about a fence program to assist residents. Director Gombac provided history on prior programs; he addressed Council questions.

12. TREASURER’S REPORT

A. WARRANT NUMBER 18-19-22

It was moved by Alderman Schauer and seconded by Alderman Belczak to approve payment of Warrant Number 18-19-22 in the amount of $461,220.50 from the enumerated funds, and $251,130.73 from payroll funds for the period ending 03/14/19 for a total to be approved of $712,351.23.

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Marchese, McIvor, Schauer,

Vaughan

Nays: None

Absent: Kenny

Results: Ayes 6, Nays 0, Absent 1

MOTION DULY CARRIED

B. MONTHLY REPORT – FEBRUARY 2019

Administrator Vana reviewed year-to-date sources of revenue, expenditures, and fund

balances through the month of February 2019:

General Fund: Revenue $13,757,123; Expenditures $10,958,160

Current Balance $4,003,912

Water Fund: Revenue $7,885,395; Expenditures $5,252,415;

Current Balance $3,663,605

Motor Fuel Tax Fund: Revenue $483,039; Expenditures $447,201; Current

Balance $425,276

Water Depreciation Fund: Revenue $3,461,192 Expenditures $1,528,646;

Current Balance $2,046,590

Capital Improvement Fund: Revenue $246,230; Expenditures $3,977,983;

Current Balance $5,390,293

13. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Administrative/Finance Committee – Chairman Schauer announced the next meeting of the Administrative/Finance Committee is scheduled for April 1, 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 March 25, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers.

Police Committee – Chairman McIvor announced the next meeting of the Police Committee is scheduled for April 15, 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

March 18, 2019

A. CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION GRANTING A WAIVER OF THE $50.00 A DAY FEE FOR THE CLASS “J” TEMPORARY LIQUOR LICENSE FOR OUR LADY OF PEACE

It was moved by Alderman Marchese and seconded by Alderman McIvor to approve the motion as presented.

18. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

Alderman Marchese. rd

.announced Our Lady of Peace 3

from 4:30 – 7:30 P.M; presale tickets are $13.00 and $15.00 at the door..congratulated Boy Scout Troop 101 on their successful Pancake Breakfast.

19. ADJOURNMENT

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

VIA VOICE VOTE – MOTION DULY CARRIED

The City Council meeting adjourned at 8:27 P.M.

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