May 4, 2021 7:30 pm


 

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FINAL AGENDA
May 4, 2021 – 7:30 P.M.

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• BOT April 20, 2021
IV. SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS
V. ROLL CALL
VI. DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
VII. PLAN COMMISSION REPORT
VIII. TREASURER REPORT
IX. CONSULTANTS
• Gewalt Hamilton
• Village Attorney
• Village Ecologist
X. POLICE REPORT
XI. INFORMATION ITEMS & COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT
XII. VISITORS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
XIII. APPROVAL OF BILLS
XIV. ACTION ITEMS
NEW BUSINESS
A. APPROVAL LAUTERBACH & AMEN, LLP CONTRACT MODIFICATION
B. APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE SOLID WASTE AGENCY OF LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
OLD BUSINESS
C. NONE

XV. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
– Trustee Haber……………………………….……….…………..Legal & Utilities
– Trustee Jamerson………………………………….………….………Police & Building
– 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:
• May 18, 2021 – 7:30 PM

Minutes

Village of Riverwoods

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 4, 2021

APPROVED

 

Electronic Attendance:

Cheryl Chamberlain

Michael Clayton

Eric Goldstein

Michael Haber

Henry Hollander

John Norris, Mayor (Present at Village Hall)

 

Absent was:

Rick Jamerson

 

Also Present Electronically:

Bruce Dayno, Police Chief

Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney

Russ Kraly, Director of Community Services

Daphne Paras, Village Clerk (Present at Village Hall)

 

Call to Order:  7:30 pm

 

Document Approval:

 

Trustee Haber moved to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.  Trustee Clayton seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

 

AYES:  Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

ABSTAIN:  Chamberlain (1)

 

Swearing in of Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials

 

Mayor Norris thanked Trustee Goldstein and Trustee Chamberlain for their service.  Trustee Goldstein played a key role in numerous committees in the Village including the new website and new Village Hall.  He was a great participant in many Village activities and helped get a younger generation of residents active in the Village.  Trustee Chamberlain has served the Village in both elected and volunteer positions for two decades.  She was responsible for creating the first planning budget, the leading force in the branding and communication committee and worked and supported every community event.  Mayor Norris wished Trustee Goldstein and Trustee Chamberlain success in their future endeavors.

 

Mayor Norris swore in Kris Ford to the office of Village President of the Village of Riverwoods.  Mayor-elect Ford took her oath of office.

 

Mayor Ford swore in Daphne Paras as the Village Clerk of the Village of Riverwoods.  Clerk Paras took her oath of office.

 

Clerk Paras swore in Andrew Eastmond to the office of Trustee of the Village of Riverwoods.  Trustee-elect Eastman took his oath of office.

 

Clerk Paras swore in Liliya Dikin to the office of Trustee of the Village of Riverwoods.  Trustee-elect Dikin took her oath of office.

 

Clerk Paras swore in Henry Hollander to the office of Trustee of the Village of Riverwoods.  Trustee Hollander took his oath of office.

 

Mayor Ford thanked former Trustees Chamberlain and Goldstein.  Their enthusiasm, energy and service to the Village will truly be missed.  Mayor Ford thanked former Mayor Norris for his generosity in the transition, support and friendship.  She is very optimistic for the future.

 

Electronic Attendance:

Michael Clayton

Liliya Dikin

Andrew Eastmond

Michael Haber

Henry Hollander

Kris Ford, Mayor (Present at Village Hall)

 

Absent was:

Rick Jamerson

 

Also Present Electronically:

Bruce Dayno, Police Chief

Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney

Russ Kraly, Director of Community Services

Daphne Paras, Village Clerk

 

Director of Community Services Report

 

Mr. Kraly reported the Village has received a number of building permit requests.  Construction season is starting in the Village.  Trustee Hollander asked if the year-to-date permits could be compared to 2019 as well as 2020, due to the pandemic in 2020.

 

Plan Commission Report

 

Plan Commission chairperson Laurie Breitkopf reported the Plan Commission will not meet in May.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Trustee Clayton explained the financial information is now being posted to the website.

 

Police Report

 

Chief Dayno indicated the Police Activity Report is attached to the end of the minutes.  He noted there was an eight-vehicle crash on Saturday May 1, 2021.  Six cars were involved on the roadway and two were parked in the Shoppes of Riverwoods.  Everyone is recovering well.  Trustee Clayton asked whether the traffic stops year to date was typical. Chief Dayno noted in 2020, the police officers were not issuing as many traffic tickets and there was not as much traffic during the pandemic.

 

Information Items from the President

 

There were no additional information items from the President.

 

Visitors wishing to address the Board

 

Rich Koomjian thanked Cheryl Chamberlain and John Norris for their many years of service to the Village.  Few Village residents recognize the tremendous sacrifice of reserving two Tuesday evenings each month for Village Board meetings. For the past 12 years, Ms. Chamberlain not only served the NSSRA, but also spearheaded many Village activities including the wine and cheese gatherings.  Mr. Norris has done a lot for the Village.  He exemplified a level of professionalism to the Village.

 

Approval of Bills

 

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

 

AYES:  Clayton, Dikin, Eastmond, Haber, Hollander, (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

 

New Business

 

  1. Approval of Lauterbach & Amen, LLP Contract Modification

 

Trustee Clayton explained Lauterbach & Amen came on board in 2020, when former Finance Director Bob Fialkowski retired.  It has worked very well, but now the Village Accounting Administrator is retiring.  The Village would like to bring those duties to Lauderbach & Amen, at a savings of about $40,000 per year.

 

Trustee Haber moved to approve the Lauderbach & Amen, LLP contract modification.  Trustee Hollander seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

 

AYES:  Clayton, Dikin, Eastmond, Haber, Hollander, (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

 

  1. Ordinance 21-05-08 amending the Intergovernmental Agreement establishing the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois

 

Mr. Huvard reported the Village has been a member of SWALCO for many years.  The member agencies appoint a designee to SWALCO.  John Norris is no longer the Village Mayor, but could be designated as the Alternate Director to SWALCO, as he is the former Village Mayor.

 

Trustee Haber moved to waive the First Reading of the Ordinance.  Trustee Hollander seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

 

AYES:  Clayton, Dikin, Eastmond, Haber, Hollander, (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

 

Trustee Haber moved to for Second Reading and adoption of the Ordinance.  Trustee Hollander seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

 

AYES:  Clayton, Dikin, Eastmond, Haber, Hollander, (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

 

Old Business

 

There was no Old Business.

 

Standing Committee Reports

 

Economic Development, Finance & Capital Planning – Trustee Clayton noted the audited interface between the auditors and Lauderbach & Amen should be completed on time.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business to discuss, Trustee Haber moved to adjourn the meeting.  Trustee Clayton seconded the motion.  The motion passed by the following vote:

 

AYES:  Clayton, Dikin, Eastmond, Haber, Hollander, (5)

NAYS:  None (0)

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 pm.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on May 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Daphne Paras

Village Clerk

 

Transcribed by:

Jeri Cotton

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