June 4, 2019 7:30 pm
Group Board of Trustees
Location 300 Portwine Road Riverwoods, IL 60015
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 4, 2019- 7:30 P.M.
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• BOT May 21, 2019
• BOT Special Meeting May 24, 2019
V. DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
VI. PLAN COMMISSION REPORT
VII. TREASURER REPORT
• Gewalt Hamilton
• Village Attorney
• Village Ecologist
IX. POLICE REPORT
X. INFORMATION ITEMS & COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT
1. State legislature passed tax increases that are likely to affect Village revenues.
XI. VISITORS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
XII. ACTION ITEMS
A. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH STUDIO PARK AVENUE FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL/PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES FOR FLATWOODS HERITAGE CENTER
B. POSSIBLE SALE OF CELL ANTENNA LEASES FOR SPACE ON WATER TOWER
XIII. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
– Trustee Haber Legal/ Public Works
– Trustee Chamberlain .External Communications/Bike Path/ Environment
– Trustee Jamerson Police/Building
– Trustee Clayton NSSRA/Treasurer Liaison
– Trustee Goldstein Communications/IT/ Budget
– Trustee Hollander …………………………. Roads /Zoning/Planning and Land Use
XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSION
• Litigation, Acquisition of Property, and Personnel
– “The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.” 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(6). – Discussion of possible sale of cell antenna leases for space on water tower.
XV. NEXT REGULAR MEETING:
• June 18, 2019– 7:30 PM
Village of Riverwoods
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 4, 2019
John Norris, Mayor
Patrick Glenn, Village Engineer
Bruce Dayno, Police Chief
Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney
Rob Durning, Director of Community Services
Daphne Paras, Village Clerk
Call to Order: 7:36 PM
Approval of Minutes
Trustee Haber moved to approve the minutes from the May 21, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Chamberlain seconded the motion. Trustee Clayton had a minor change. The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote as amended
Trustee Chamberlain moved to approve the minutes from the May 24, 2019 Special Meeting. Trustee Clayton seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote with Trustee Goldstein and Trustee Haber abstaining.
Director of Community Services
Mr. Durning reported there are 366 residents registered with backflow systems and 97 are in compliance. There are 21 licensed rental homes. There are 5 pavement contractors referencing the coal tar ban.
Plan Commission Report
Mr. Huvard reported the Plan Commission will meet Thursday. The owners of 777 Saunders Road were supposed to come in for a continued Public Hearing, but they are not ready. The Plan Commission will resume their discussion on the Comprehensive Plan. They will also discuss an Ordinance to exempt municipally owned wireless telecommunications facilities from having to go through the entire Special Use process.
Trustee Clayton discussed the information requested by Trustee Haber on the ABS report.
Village Attorney Report
Mr. Huvard reported Trustee Hollander wrote to Chuck Gleason at Lake County Department of Transportation regarding adding flashing lights on two locations on Deerfield Road. Mr. Gleason sent a memo to Trustee Hollander stating they are not opposed to the pedestrian lights, but are not in favor of them. Mayor Norris spoke with a friend who stated they use these lights on 2 lane roads with traffic going 35 miles per hour or less. Trustee Haber questioned whether there is a way to count pedestrian traffic in those locations. Mr. Glenn noted they could do a video count. The bike path does not currently exist. Trustee Chamberlain does not believe taking a count now would take the future conditions into consideration. Trustee Haber noted the bike path will change the traffic. Trustee Chamberlain believes the Village should take a count after the bike path is installed. Mr. Glenn noted the price will increase by approximately 20 percent if the Village waits. Trustee Goldstein suggested asking the Village of Lincolnshire about their flashing crossing signs. Mayor Norris indicated the Village of Deerfield found vehicles were not stopping for pedestrians with only painted crosswalks. He questioned what the downside of waiting would be.
Chief Dayno presented highlights from the Police Report since the last Board of Trustees meeting. The police report is attached to the end of the minutes. Chief Dayno noted the Riverwoods Police Department is partnering with the Bannockburn and Lincolnshire Police Departments to host a Heroes Night on August 23, 2019 at North Park in Lincolnshire. This is in lieu of the National Night Out. This will also celebrate personnel, library staff, fire departments, local volunteers and members of the US military. There will be activities and entertainment. Mayor Norris reported two Riverwoods officers responded to a major accident. He wanted to give them credit.
Informational Items & Comments from the President
- State legislature passed tax increases that are likely to affect Village revenues
Mayor Norris noted the analysis by the IML is that the Village should come out ahead on sales tax but there will be a decrease in the use tax. The Motor Fuel Tax has been increased as well. Overall, the Village should come out ahead. There will be a Town Hall meeting on August 22, 2019. Mayor Norris noted the Village should receive a letter from Springfield regarding the grant.
Visitors Wishing to Address the Board
There were no visitors wishing to address the Board.
Approval of contract with Studio Park Avenue for landscape architectural/professional design services design development and construction phase services for the Flatwoods Heritage Center
Mayor Norris explained the Village can stop at any time if they choose. Trustee Chamberlain questioned whether the Village would have the same group meet with Ben. Mayor Norris explained they can change it. Trustee Chamberlain noted there is a monthly schedule, but she would recommend getting specific dates.
Trustee Chamberlain moved to approve the contract as specified in the packet. Trustee Clayton seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:
AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein (3)
NAYS: Haber (1)
Possible sale of cell antenna leases for space on water tower
Trustee Clayton suggested discussing this in executive session.
Standing Committee Reports
External Communications/Bike Path/Environment – Trustee Chamberlain sent an email to new residents. She met with two of them and has another meeting. Trustee Chamberlain will ask the next set of new residents if they would like to meet with Chief Dayno as well. Trustee Chamberlain reported the branding and education committee will meet next week. They will be looking into signage and a new brochure for realtors. Trustee Chamberlain reminded residents about the bike path wayfinding survey.
There being no further business or discussion, Trustee Haber moved to enter into Executive Session for purposes of discussing the setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.” 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(6). – Discussion of possible sale of cell antenna leases for space on water tower. Trustee Chamberlain seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:
AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, (4)
NAYS: None (0)
The meeting was adjourned into Executive Session at 8:02 pm. The next Board of Trustees meeting will take place on June 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Daphne Paras, Village Clerk
Transcribed by Jeri Cotton