March 20, 2018 7:30 pm


 

Status Scheduled

Group Board of Trustees

Location 300 Portwine Road Riverwoods, IL 60015

Minutes

APPROVED

In Attendance:
Eric Goldstein
Michael Haber
Rick Jamerson
John Norris, Mayor

Absent:
Cheryl Chamberlain
Kristine Ford
Henry Hollander

Also Present:
Bruce Dayno, Police Chief
Irene Gagerman, Village Clerk
Patrick Glenn, Village Engineer
Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney
Rob Durning, Director of Community Development

Call to Order:  7:32 PM

Approval of Minutes

Trustee Jamerson moved to approve the minutes from the March 6, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote.

Trustee Jamerson moved to approve the minutes from the February 6, 2018 Executive Session meeting.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report

Mayor Norris indicated that the report is included in the Board packet.

Director of Community Services

Mr. Durning noted that the plans and drawings have been submitted for the adjacent property at 250 Portwine.  The owner plans to build a small house for his visiting guests. The house at 655 Sherry Lane was demolished.  He reached out to make a connection between the new owner and a group interested in home preservation, but did not try to encourage any decisions.  Mr. Durning heard from Alan Hirsch Sr. that his son’s team won the Division III hockey championship.  They beat 162 schools to take the national championship.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Mr. Huvard reported that the Zoning Board of Appeals met on March 8, 2018. Their report is included in the packet.

Police Report

Chief Dayno presented highlights from the Police Report since the last Board of Trustees meeting.  He presented an update about a burglary on Big Oak Lane.  A witness saw a silver Cadillac in the driveway.  The officers also collected some evidence from the scene from which they obtained a fingerprint. The suspect was interviewed and a warrant was served.  The police report is attached to the end of the minutes.

Village Attorney Report

Mr. Huvard reported that, earlier this week, the Village received a detailed set of calculations from Lake County regarding the levies.  Everything appeared to be in order and reflected the abatements. The Village’s equalized assessed value went up approximately $10 million.

Informational Items & Comments from the President

Status on LDOT-Deerfield Road Planning – SIG
There was a small group meeting to discuss the Town Hall meeting.

Presentation by and Discussion with Financial Advisor at next meeting
Mayor Norris indicated that the investment advisor will be at the next meeting.

Statement of Economic Interest forms need to be filed
The Trustees should have received an email or something in the mail regarding filing the Statement of Economic Interest.

Website

The Village website should be soft launched next week.  The Village staff are checking the accuracy of the content.

July Board of Trustees Meeting

Mayor Norris indicated the July Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for July 10, 2018, which is the second Tuesday.  The second meeting in July will be on July 24, 2018.

Polling Place

Mayor Norris does not believe the polling place can be moved to Village Hall for the November election, but is discussing it with the County.

Visitors Wishing to Address the Board

Sherry Graditor suggested that the Trustees consider regulating sealants made with coal tar derivatives.  Many other municipalities have considered or have banned them.  Ms. Graditor indicated they usually start sealing in the spring. Mayor Norris stated that none of the contractors that regularly service the Village use those sealants, but feels that the Village should probably consider an Ordinance banning them.

Approval of Bills

Trustee Haber moved to approve the bills.  Trustee Jamerson seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

New Business

Request for Donation from Brushwood Center

Brushwood requested a $5,000 donation. Mayor Norris noted that the budget committee gave the request unanimous support. He also added that even with the additional anticipated donation requests, the Village would still come under budget for the year.

Trustee Haber moved to approve a $5,000 donation for the Brushwood Center.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

Resolution 18-03-03 Authorizing Membership in the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force

Chief Dayno noted that the Village has belonged to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force since 2001.  The County updated their bylaws to protect themselves against lawsuits by requiring all members to be insured. Mayor Norris noted this would be additional insurance on top of our normal insurance.

Trustee Jamerson moved to adopt the Resolution.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

Resolution 18-03-04 Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement among the Member Agencies of the Northeast Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory
Trustee Jamerson moved to adopt the Resolution.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

Ordinance 18-03-06 Approving a Zoning Variation for 2400 Forest Glen Trail for Construction of an Addition

Mr. Huvard reported that the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to recommend the granting of a variation for the property located at 2400 Forest Glen Trail. Their report is in the Board packet. The property has a detached garage and a single family home that was built prior to being annexed to the Village in 1962. The structures are legal, nonconforming structures.  They are non-conforming because of the proximity to the north property line. The petitioners want to connect the detached garage to the house. The variations would be 9’9” at the west end of the addition reducing to 16’8” at the east end of the addition.

Trustee Jamerson moved to waive the First Reading of the Ordinance.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote.

Trustee Jamerson moved for Second Reading and adoption of the Ordinance.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

Old Business

Ordinance 18-03-07 Approving the Village of Riverwoods Annual Appropriations Ordinance for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2018 and Ending December 31, 2018 – 2nd Reading

Trustee Jamerson moved for Second Reading and Adoption of the Ordinance.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES:  Goldstein, Haber, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS:  None (0)

Adjournment

There being no further business or discussion, Trustee Jamerson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Trustee Goldstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 PM.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Village Hall.

Respectfully submitted,

Irene Gagerman, Village Clerk
Transcribed by Jeri Cotton

Attachments:
Police Report

Videos

No videos at this time.

Attachments

No attachments at this time.

Tree Footer

 
Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

Learn More
Back to top