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City of Darien City Council met November 4

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 15, 2020

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City of Darien City Council met Nov. 4.

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 Marchese.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Marchese 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                 Ted V. Schauer

              Thomas M. Chlystek              Mary Coyle Sullivan

             Eric K. Gustafson                    Lester Vaughan

             Joseph A. Kenny

Absent: None

Also in Attendance: Joseph Marchese, Mayor

             JoAnne E. Ragona, City Clerk

             Michael J. Coren, City Treasurer

             Bryon D. Vana, City Administrator

             Gregory Thomas, Police Chief

             Gregory Thomas, Police Chief

             City Council Meeting November 4, 2019

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

5. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

Jessica Rader, resident of Reflections at Hidden Lakes, voiced concerns about speeding vehicles between 3 – 7 P.M.; the need for speed bumps or stop signs in the subdivision. She stated Homeowners Association recommended concerns be brought to Council; Ms. Radar presented petitions for the record. Alderman Kenny commented on prior history. Administrator Vana reviewed formal procedure for requesting a traffic study.

6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 21, 2019

It was moved by Alderwoman Sullivan and seconded by Alderman Kenny to approve the minutes of the City Council Meeting of October 21, 2019.

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek Gustafson, Kenny, Sullivan, Vaughan

Abstain: Schauer

Nays: None

Absent: None

Results: Ayes 7, Nays 0, Absent 0 

MOTION DULY CARRIED

7. RECEIVING OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alderman Kenny received communication from Betty Wilson, 7200 block of Whittier Drive, regarding inclusion of Downers Grove South activities in Direct Connect. Mayor Marchese stated information will be included upon receipt.

8. MAYOR’S REPORT

A. DUPAGE MAYORS AND MANAGERS PRESENTATION

Mayor Marchese introduced Steve Chirico, Mayor of Naperville & President of DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC), Frank Trilla, Willowbrook Village President & future conference President, and Suzette Quintell, DMMC Executive Director.

Village President Trilla and Mayor Chirico provided background history of DMMC and stated membership benefits gained by their communities; they addressed Council questions.

Mayor Marchese stated Council will consider reestablishing membership with DMMC at the November 18 City Council Meeting.

B. COMED ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM – AMY BOBEL,

OUTREACH COORDINATOR AND PHIL HALLIBURTON

Phil Halliburton, ComEd External Affairs Manager, presented information regarding: Reliability Performance Year End Report, system improvement plans, community outreach, reporting fraud/scammers, special hardship programs, bill and payment options, energy efficiency programs, benefits to customers, solar programs and social media. He distributed “Responder Training for Utility Emergencies” brochure and addressed Council questions.

9. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Clerk Ragona..provided a brief history of the Darien Identification Vehicle Sticker Program, read the list of non-profit organizations that were offered the opportunity to participate and reviewed applicable provisions. Darien Lions Club was the only organization that expressed an interest in the 2020 Vehicle Sticker Lottery and therefore was announced lottery winner..announced a Meet and Greet with Mayor Marchese will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 P.M in the City Hall Upstairs Conference Room.

10. CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

There was no report.

11. DEPARTMENT HEAD INFORMATION/QUESTIONS

A. POLICE DEPARTMENT – NO REPORT

B. MUNICIPAL SERVICES – NO REPORT

12. TREASURER’S REPORT

A. WARRANT NUMBER – 19-20-14

It was moved by Alderman Kenny and seconded by Alderman Belczak to approve payment of Warrant Number 19-20-14 in the amount of $568,006.61 from the enumerated funds, and $263,368.10 from payroll funds for the period ending 10/24/19 for a total to be approved of $831,374.71.

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Gustafson, Kenny, Schauer, Sullivan, Vaughan

Nays: None

Absent: None

Results: Ayes 7, Nays 0, Absent 0 

MOTION DULY CARRIED

13. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Administrative/Finance Committee – Chairwoman Sullivan announced the next Administrative/Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Hall Conference Room.

Municipal Services Committee – Chairman Belczak stated the minutes of the October 28, 2019 meeting were approved and submitted to the Clerk’s Office. He announced the next meeting of the Municipal Services Committee is scheduled for November 25, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers.

Police Committee – Chairman Kenny announced the next meeting of the Police Committee is scheduled for November 18, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Police Department Training Room.

Police Pension Board – Liaison Coren announced the next quarterly meeting of the Police Pension Board is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Police Department Training Room; quarterly performance as of 9/30/19 will be reviewed.

Mayor Marchese announced the Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 P.M regarding the public hearing and zoning of recreational cannabis.

14. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS – AGENDA RELATED

There were none.

15. OLD BUSINESS

There was no Old Business.

16. CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Alderman Kenny and seconded by Alderman Schauer to approve by Omnibus Vote the following items on the Consent Agenda:

A. RESOLUTION NO. R-99-19 A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO AN ENGINEERING AGREEMENT WITH CHRISTOPHER B. BURKE ENGINEERING, LTD. FOR THE 2020 STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $32,826.00

B. RESOLUTION NO. R-100-19 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN ENGINEERING AGREEMENT WITH CHRISTOPHER B. BURKE ENGINEERING, LTD. FOR PAVEMENT CORINGS FOR THE PROPOSED 2020 STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $11,500.00

C. RESOLUTION NO. R-101-19 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR TIPPING AND TRANSFER FEES FROM WILLCO GREEN, LLC AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICES FOR CERTAIN GENERATED WASTE FROM VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FOR A PERIOD OF MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

D. RESOLUTION NO. R-102-19 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR THE 2020 STREET SWEEPING SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF DARIEN AND ILLINOIS CENTRAL SWEEPING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $41,553.00

E. RESOLUTION NO. R-103-19 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH SHREVE SERVICES, INC., FOR TOPSOIL FOR VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICES FOR THE 2020 TOPSOIL PURCHASE FOR A PERIOD OF MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

F. RESOLUTION NO. R-104-19 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO EXTEND A CONTRACT WITH ORANGE CRUSH, LLC FOR BITUMINOUS PRODUCTS AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICING AS REQUIRED FOR VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FOR A PERIOD OF MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

G. RESOLUTION NO. R-105-19 A RESOLUTION APPROVING TO EXTEND A CONTRACT WITH CORE AND MAIN LP FOR PRESSURE PIPE, AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICING, AS REQUIRED FOR VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FOR A PERIOD OF MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

H. RESOLUTION NO. R-106-19 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR THE 2020 LANDSCAPE FERTILIZATION PROGRAM BETWEEN THE CITY OF DARIEN AND ETERNALLY GREEN LAWN CARE, INC. FOR SIX (6) VARIOUS FERTILIZER APPLICATIONS AND (3) THREE APPLICATIONS FOR PLANTING BEDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,827.50

I. ORDINANCE NO. O-27-19 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECITON 3-3-7-11(C)

J. ORDINANCE NO. O-28-19 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3, CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3-3-7 “CLASSIFICATION OF LICENSES AND FEES”, BY ADDING NEW SECTION 3-3-17-17, “CLASS Q LICENSES”, RENUMBERING SECTION 3-3-17 TO 3-3-7-18, AND AMENDING SECTION 23 OF THE DARIEN CITY CODE

K. ORDINANCE NO. O-29-19 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF DARIEN

L. RESOLUTION NO. R-107-19 A RESOLUTION APPROVING TO EXTEND A CONTRACT WITH ZIEBELL WATER SERVICE PRODUCTS, INC. FOR SMITH AND BLAIR STAINLESS STEEL WATER MAIN REPAIR CLAMPS STYLE 226 WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE WATER SYSTEM AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICING, AS REQUIRED FOR VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FOR A PERIOD MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

M. RESOLUTION NO. R-108-19 A RESOLUTION APPROVING TO EXTEND A CONTRACT WITH ZIEBELL WATER SERVICE PRODUCTS, INC. FOR SMITH AND BLAIR STAINLESS STEEL WATER MAIN REPAIR CLAMPS STYLE 238 WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS AT THE PROPOSED UNIT PRICES IN VARIOUS SIZES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE WATER SYSTEM FOR A PERIOD MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

Roll Call: Ayes: Belczak, Chlystek, Gustafson, Kenny, Schauer, Sullivan, Vaughan

Nays: None

Absent: None

Results: Ayes 7, Nays 0, Absent 0 MOTION DULY CARRIED

17. NEW BUSINESS

There was no New Business.

18. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – GENERAL

Alderman Kenny commented that he and his wife attended and enjoyed “Fiddler on the Roof” performance at Hinsdale South High School.

Mayor Marchese..attended the Kingswood Academy Gala at Bobak’s Signature Events and Conference Center..announced the 50th Anniversary Gala invitation has been sent to community organizations for distribution and has been posted on the City’s website. The event will be held on December 13, 2019 at Carriage Greens Country Club. Tickets are $40 per person; purchase deadline is December 4..informed residents that due to recent snowstorm a special branch pickup has begun. He thanked Public Works for their hard work.

Alderman Gustafson confirmed branch pickup will continue throughout the week until completed.

Alderwoman Sullivan announced a special Direct Connect was issued regarding the branch pickup on November 4.

19. ADJOURNMENT

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

VIA VOICE VOTE – MOTION DULY CARRIED

The City Council meeting adjourned at 8:38 P.M.

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