September 3, 2019 7:30 pm
Group Board of Trustees
Location 300 Portwine Road Riverwoods, IL 60015
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED 2019 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE VILLAGE OF RIVERWOODS
300 PORTWINE RD., RIVERWOODS, IL
September 3, 2019- 7:30 P.M.
(Continued from August 20, 2019)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
September 3, 2019- 7:30 P.M.
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• BOT August 20, 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. Recent Village related events were successes:
a. Rep. Schneider “Congress on Your Corner”
b. Heroes Night
c. Monarchs and Margaritas
2. RPC will be hosting Family Woods and Crafts on Saturday, September 7th at Woodland Restoration Area.
3. Halloween Party Saturday, October 26th. Village Clerk Daphne Paras has volunteered to run
4. Lake County sewer fee increase
XI. VISITORS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
XII. ACTION ITEMS
A. APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE VILLAGE OF RIVERWOODS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF 2019
B. AN ORDINANCE RESTATING CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 8 OF THE RIVERWOODS VILLAGE CODE TO ADOPT NEW VERSIONS OF BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, MECHANICAL, FUEL GAS, PLUMBING, FIRE PROTECTION, ELECTRIC, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODES (2nd Reading and Adoption)
XIII. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
– Trustee Haber……………………………….……….…………………………Legal & Utilities
– Trustee Chamberlain ….……………………………… . Budget & Woodland Management
– Trustee Jamerson………………………………….………….………….Police & Building
– Trustee Goldstein………….…Storm Water; Communications & Information Technology
– Trustee Hollander………..…………………..………………………………. Roads & Land Use
– Trustee Clayton…………..………Economic Development, Finance & Capital Planning
XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSION
• Litigation, Acquisition of Property, and Personnel
XV. NEXT REGULAR MEETING:
• September 17, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Village of Riverwoods
Board of Trustees Meeting
September 3, 2019
John Norris, Mayor
Bruce Dayno, Police Chief
Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney
Daphne Paras, Village Clerk
Call to Order: 7:39 pm
Approval of Minutes
Trustee Jamerson moved to approve the minutes from the August 20, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Haber seconded the motion. There was an amendment to the minutes. The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote as amended.
Plan Commission Report
Mr. Huvard explained the Plan Commission will resume the consideration of a proposal for a car wash at 777 Saunders Road.
Village Attorney’s Report
Mr. Huvard has exchanged drafts with counsel for Landmark Dividend on the land lease agreement. They also sent an amendment to Club Cor as Landmark Dividend is requesting 35 years and the agreement is for less than that. The Village received a finalized audit report.
Chief Dayno reported the police activity report is attached to the end of the minutes. He noted on August 22, they provided traffic control and security during Congressman Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” meeting. August 23, Trustee Jamerson, Trustee Goldstein, Mayor Norris, Clerk Paras and Chief Dayno represented the Village at Hero’s Night. It was a very successful event.
Information Items and Comments from the President
- Recent Village related events were successes:
- Rep. Schneider “Congress on Your Corner”
Mayor Norris noted the capacity of the Board room is 163 people and there were approximately 160 attendees. It was a very successful evening.
- Heroes Night
Mayor Norris noted the Village Clerk also attended with her family. There were a number of activities and it is nice to honor the First Responders.
- Monarchs and Margaritas
Mayor Norris noted the Village co-hosted with the RPC. There was an informative presentation on Monarch butterflies.
- RPC will be hosting Family Woods and Crafts on Saturday, September 7th at the Woodland Restoration Area.
This is the second year for this event. He encouraged residents to attend.
- Halloween Party Saturday, October 26th. Village Clerk Daphne Paras has volunteered to run.
Mayor Norris noted Ms. Borchew left a lot of information for Ms. Paras to follow.
- Lake County sewer fee increase
Mayor Norris received a notice from Lake County stating there would be an increase in the individual sewer fees. He believes it is a relatively small increase, but has asked the Village Engineer to look into the impact.
Visitors Wishing to Address the Board
There were no visitors wishing to address the Board on non-agenda items.
Ordinance 19.09.14 adopting the Village of Riverwoods Comprehensive Plan of 2019
Trustee Haber moved to waive the First Reading of the Ordinance. Trustee Chamberlain seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously on a voice vote.
Trustee Chamberlain moved to adopt the Ordinance with the additions discussed in the Public Hearing. Trustee Haber seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:
AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)
An Ordinance restating Chapter 7 of Title 8 of the Riverwoods Village Code to adopt new versions of building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing, fire protection, electric, energy conservation, accessibility, and property maintenance codes
Mayor Norris noted this will be continued to the next meeting.
Standing Committee Reports
Budget and Woodland Management – Trustee Chamberlain wrote an article for the Village Voice on electrical aggregation. The Branding and Education Committee has a revised design and prices for a sign. She will make a presentation to the Trustees.
Police and Building – Trustee Jamerson reported the Building Report is attached to the end of the minutes. He noted the year to date construction value is close to year to date last year. Most of that was for residential construction where the fees are lower. The fees are about half of what they were last year.
The Architectural Committee will meet on Friday to discuss a request for a sign for Sweet Basil Restaurant on the corner of Deerfield and Milwaukee Roads. They are requesting something different than what is in the Village Ordinance. Mayor Norris added the Village thought they would get more permit fees from Discover.
Roads and Land Use – Trustee Hollander met with the Lake County Department of Transportation. They are going through a process about installing a sound wall on the south side of Deerfield Road just west of Saunders. The Village does not have a say on this. Trustee Hollander introduced LCDOT to Steve Zimmerman, who will meet with them about the removal of trees. Trustee Hollander noted LCDOT seemingly agreed to the new standards for water retention. It appears they will size the various pipes and retentions to those standards but have not finalized things internally. Brentwood Nursing Facility has been sold. The only known changes to the structure will be internal.
Trustee Haber expressed concern about the structure of the consultant’s meetings because four Board members are frequently in attendance. He indicated new agenda items frequently come from the consultant’s meetings and the entire Board is not available to discuss. He suggested discussing this at the next Board meeting. Trustee Haber believes there could be a pre-meeting before the Board of Trustees meeting with all the Trustees in attendance.
There being no further business to discuss, Trustee Jamerson moved to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Chamberlain seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on September 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Transcribed by: Jeri Cotton