fbpx

July 21, 2020 7:30 pm


 

Status Scheduled

Group Board of Trustees

Location 300 Portiwine Road Riverwoods, IL 60015

Agenda

Electronic Attendance Authorized Pursuant to Illinois Open Meetings Act. (5 ILCS 120/7)
As Amended by Public Act 101-0640

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83670880217
Meeting ID: 836 7088 0217
Telephone 1-312-626-6799 (Chicago)
Public Attendance is Permitted But Limited to 10 Persons
Public comment may be submitted by email: info@villageofriverwoods.com

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FINAL AGENDA
300 PORTWINE RD., RIVERWOODS, IL
July 21, 2020 – 7:30 P.M.

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• BOT – July 7, 2020
IV. VILLAGE ECOLOGIST
V. TREASURER’S REPORT – Cash Report
VI. ENGINEER’S REPORT
VII. DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES REPORT
VIII. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REPORT
IX. PLAN COMMISSION REPORT
X. POLICE REPORT
XI. VILLAGE ATTORNEY’S REPORT
XII. INFORMATION ITEMS & COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT
1. Update
XIII. VISITORS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
XIV. APPROVAL OF BILLS
XV. ACTION ITEMS
New Business
A. ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING VILLAGE OF RIVERWOODS SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NO. 34 FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BENEFITTING CERTAIN PROPERTIES ON KINGSWOOD COURT
B. APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH BRUSHWOOD CENTER AT RYERSON WOODS

Old Business

C. NONE.

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION –
• Litigation, Acquisition, Property, and Personnel

5 ILCS 120, Sec. 2. (c) (1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

XIX. ESTABLISH TIME AND DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
• Board of Trustees –August 4, 2020 – 7:30 PM

Minutes

Village of Riverwoods
Board of Trustees Meeting
July 21, 2020
APPROVED

Electronic Attendance:
Cheryl Chamberlain
Michael Clayton
Eric Goldstein
Michael Haber
Henry Hollander
Rick Jamerson
John Norris, Mayor

Also Present Electronically:
Bruce Dayno, Police Chief
Patrick Glenn, Village Engineer
Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney
Daphne Paras, Village Clerk
Hal Roseth, Village Treasurer

Call to Order: 7:30 pm

Document Approval

Trustee Chamberlain moved to approve the minutes from the July 7, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Jamerson seconded the motion. There were minor changes from the Trustees. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

Treasurer’s Report

Mr. Roseth reported the Village’s financial position is pretty good. Their current yield on investments is 1.94% with a portfolio life of 1.78 years. The portfolio is 68% CDs 23% corporate, 5.4 municipal and 3% treasury. 90% of the portfolio is in highly rated, safe situations. There has not been any defaults or lack of payments on CDs. The Village is netting $180,000 annually on the portfolio.

Engineer’s Report

Mr. Glenn reached out to the owners of 2375 Riverwoods Road. He is in process of coordinating with engineers.

The lift station modernization is coming along. They are close with the Timbers lift station. The Meadow Lake lift station is next.

Chief Dayno asked if a telephone would be needed at the lift stations. Mr. Glenn explained it would make more sense to bring Comcast out once the Meadow Lake Station is ready.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Mr. Huvard reported the ZBA will hold a Zoom meeting on 7/30/2020 to discuss a variation request for a property on West Course. The applicant is requesting the driveway with a 10-foot setback rather than the required 20 feet. The parcel was previously subdivided and the applicant is preparing the second lot so it can be sold. Mr. Huvard believes it seems odd that new construction could have a hardship, but they applied for the variation. They believe there are unusual site characteristics. Notices have been sent out. The testimony at the Hearing will be taken via Zoom

Trustee Jamerson questioned whether they are building a house or if they are just in the planning stages. Mr. Glenn explained the applicant has submitted for permits but were flagged due to the Zoning variance before permits were issued.

Plan Commission Report

Mr. Huvard noted the Plan Commission may resume with Zoom meetings. Prior to the pandemic, they were discussing the definition of a family.

Police Report

Chief Dayno noted the police activity report is attached to the end of the minutes.

Village Attorney’s Report

Mr. Huvard received an email from the developer from Thornton’s with details on the work they have done along with the estimated budgets and costs. The costs are higher than the agreement anticipated. Mr. Glenn will do an analysis and we will discuss it. Mr. Huvard explained this was expected and they have done their due diligence, hired engineers, etc.

The Village received a second revision on the audited statements from Miller Cooper.

Information Items and Comments from the President

1. Request from Dora Guo
The Trustees received an email from Ms. Dora Guo, a Stevenson High School graduate, requesting support for a student-made petition. The petition calls upon Stevenson Administration to host a virtual town hall to discuss antiblackness that has been witnessed at the school, share the school’s ongoing anti-racist reforms, and offer a space for Black students, families, and Stevenson High School affiliates to make demands for positive change.

The Trustees discussed:
-The described incidents
-The possibility of sending a letter to the superintendent or principal as a Village
-The Instagram link with comments from students
The Mayor will look closer at the attachments and if appropriate, will draft something and run it by the Trustees.

2. Appointment of Betty Dlouhy to the Zoning Board of Appeals
Michael Ford, Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, proposed the nomination of Betty
Dlouhy to fill the final vacancy on the ZBA. Chairman Ford spoke with Ms. Dlouhy and talked her into accepting the nomination. Mayor Norris recommended Ms. Dlouhy participate but not vote at the next meeting.

Visitors wishing to address the Board

There were no visitors wishing to address the Board.

Approval of Bills

Trustee Chamberlain moved to approve the bills. Trustee Jamerson seconded the motion. The Trustees questioned some duplicate bills. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

New Business

Ordinance 20-07-12 Establishing Village of Riverwoods Special Service Area 34 for Road Improvements Benefitting Certain Properties on Kingswood Court

Mr. Huvard indicated a Public Hearing was held on June 16, 2020 to adopt an SSA for nine homes on Kingswood Court. The Ordinance authorizes a possible bond issue of $200,000 to rehabilitate the street and an optional maintenance levy that is fixed initially at no higher than $9,000 annually ($1,000 per house) with a CPI-type escalation clause.

The Village Clerk has received 7 out of 9 petitions signed by owners of record and has not received any objections. The requirement of 51% or more of the owners to be in favor of the proposal has been satisfied. Mr. Huvard noted the Ordinance has not changed since the proposing Ordinance. The interest rate should be between 2.2% and 2.5%. Mr. Glenn will put together a schedule. Trustee Jamerson expressed concern because there is a different number of PIN numbers; 15-25-402-024 is missing on the first set of numbers.

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

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

Trustee Chamberlain moved for Second Reading and adoption of the Ordinance with the modification for inclusion of property 15-25-402-024 with a benefit factor of 1. Trustee Jamerson seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Mayor Norris noted this was approved at the last Board of Trustees meeting, subject to approval of the Memorandum of Understanding. Representatives from Brushwood have asked for the lowering of the insurance from $5 million to $4 million as that is what they have in place. Mayor Norris believes that is a reasonable request.

Trustee Clayton moved to approve and execute the Memorandum of Understanding. Trustee Jamerson seconded the motion.

Trustee Clayton amended the motion to include the lowering of insurance to $4 million. Trustee Jamerson accepted the amendment. Trustee Haber indicated that it was his belief that the Memorandum of Understanding was a disguised contribution to Brushwood that circumvented the Riverwoods policy on contributions. The amended motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Jamerson, Norris (4)
NAYS: Goldstein, Haber, Hollander (3)

Old Business

There was no Old Business.

Good of the Order

Trustee Hollander is not sure how many people know about the event with Brushwood on August 8, 2020. Mayor Norris noted this will be sent out in an eblast and other things.

Executive Session

Mr. Huvard reminded the Trustees that the Village is required to keep an audio or video recording of Executive Session meetings.

Trustee Jamerson moved to go into Executive Session subject to 5ILCS120, Section 2(c)(1) regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of a public body or legal representation of a public body including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of a public body or legal representation of a public body. Trustee Chamberlain seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

The meeting adjourned to Executive Session at 8:15 pm.

Call to order 8:47 pm

Electronic Attendance:
Cheryl Chamberlain
Michael Clayton
Eric Goldstein
Michael Haber
Henry Hollander
Rick Jamerson
John Norris, Mayor

Also Present Electronically:
Bruce Huvard, Village Attorney
Daphne Paras, Village Clerk

Adjournment

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

AYES: Chamberlain, Clayton, Goldstein, Haber, Hollander, Jamerson (6)
NAYS: None (0)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 pm.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on August 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Daphne Paras
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