VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, REGULAR MEETING
Municipal Building: 874 Main Street, Antioch, Illinois

November 18, 2002
 
CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Maravelas at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building: 874 Main Street, Antioch, IL.
ROLL CALL Roll call indicated the following Trustees were present: Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson. Also present were Mayor Maravelas, Attorney Anderson and Clerk Rowe.
MINUTES A motion was made by Trustee Pierce, seconded by Trustee Porch to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2002 meeting as presented with the following notation: Trustee Hanson would like the time the meeting ended included in the section titled Reconvene on page 4250. Clerk Rowe will check to see if the time was noted and will make the correction to the minutes if possible. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Porch to approve the minutes from the September 12, 2002 meeting as presented. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

TEEN COURT JUDGE On behalf of the Village of Antioch and the Antioch Police Department, Clerk Rowe presented Michael Gantar, Teen Court Judge with a plaque of thanking Mr. Gantar for his years of participation in the Antioch Teen Court program. Clerk Rowe also presented Mr. Gantar with a gift certificate from the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Gantar thanked the Board and the Antioch Police Department and said that he was very honored and pleased that he has been able to give back to the community.
L/C PARTNERS Mr. Jeff Sharp of Lake County Partners discussed the Business Retention Expansion (BRE) program. Lake County Partners BRE program identifies businesses at risk, encourages businesses to stay in the community and offers resources to the business community. Mr. Sharp also briefly discussed the business recruiting program that markets Lake County, IL internationally.
SAFE CROSSING Mr. Alan Knutsen discussed the progress of the Safe Crossing Railroad program. Following his presentation, Mayor Maravelas encouraged Mr. Knutsen to continue with his work on the program.
JENNIFER KNOUREK Clerk Rowe read aloud the letter of resignation from Park Board member Jennifer Knourek. A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Porch to accept Jennifer Knourek's resignation with regret. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
JAMES WEBER A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Caulfield to appoint James Weber to the Park Board, replacing Jennifer Knourek. Mr. Weber's term expires 2007. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
MARGARET COLE A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Foresta to appoint Margaret Cole to the Planning and Zoning Board, replacing Frank Johnson Jr. Ms. Cole's term expires 2004. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
RICH KUFALK Mayor Maravelas read aloud the letter he received thanking Mr. Kufalk for his prompt and courteous service and addressing the concerns of the resident who wrote the letter.
PUBLIC HEARING A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Larson to authorizing publishing for the Tax Levy Ordinance public hearing being held at 7:00 p.m. on December 16, 2002. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
HOLIDAY PARADE Clerk Rowe asked the Mayor and Board of Trustees to contact her if they will be participating in the 2002 Holiday Parade.
ANTIOCH YOUTH BASEBALL Mr. Steve Gebauer, President of the Antioch Youth Baseball discussed the lack of room and ball fields in Antioch for the youth programs. Mr. Gebauer said there are currently over 650 players, aged 5 to 15 in the Antioch Little League Program and play 450 games per season with 6 ball fields and no practice fields. Antioch Little League anticipates a 75% - 100% growth over the next four to five years. They will need an additional 6 fields within two years. Since the program and facilities is at capacity, they are turning away children and will have turn more children away in the future. He said, because they have to turn away so many children, a burden is placed on the neighboring communities and the programs they offer. Mr. Gebauer thanked the Mayor and Board of Trustees for the signs placed at the entrances of the village recognizing the state champions. Trustee Larson said that as Chairman of the Park Board committee, she is committed to make it a priority, she sees and understands the need. Mr. Gebauer will be attending the Park Board meeting Wednesday night.
SAM LOMBARDO Mr. Sam Lomardo, Tiffany Road resident, presented a petition to the Village requesting improvements to Lake Street starting at Tiffany Road. Administrator Haley will meet with staff engineer Jim Keim to discuss what improvements can be made with the 2003-04 budget.
SANDI SIEGMEIER Sandi Siegmeier, Circle Drive resident, asked the village board to be diligent and consider to include property and business owners in the corridor study.
GOLDEN ACRES A motion was made by Trustee Pierce, seconded by Trustee Larson to authorize the Village Clerk to sign and seal the Plat of Golden Acres, minor re-subdivision of the 5.5 acre parcel located in unincorporated territory within 1 miles of the village limits. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
ROUTE 173 SIGN Michael Haley, village administrator, updated the Board regarding the status of the sign located on Route 173. Mr. Haley said that at the direction of the Mayor, he has contacted the owner of the sign and the sign company to set up a meeting with the village attorney to determine if the sign is in compliance with our sign ordinance. Mr. Haley will update the Board as the situation progresses.
2003 CHAMBER EVENTS Trustee Porch reviewed the Antioch Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2003 Calendar of Events.

A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Foresta to approve the Antioch Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2003 Calendar of Events as presented. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta and Hanson.
NO: 0.
PASS: 1; Porch.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

Following a brief discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Hanson to authorize the Chamber of Commerce to close Orchard Street and use Skidmore Drive for the Arts and Crafts Faires being held on June 14 and 15 and September 6 and 7, 2003. Signage will be placed to direct traffic. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta and Hanson.
NO: 0.
PASS: 1; Porch.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

BANK ONE A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $150,000 to Bank One for the 1998B Bond Principal (Sewer and Water Bond). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $56,550 to Bank One for the 1998B Bond Interest (Sewer and Water Bond). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $75,000 to Bank One for the 1998A Bond Principal (Police and Fire Station). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $51,656.25 to Bank One for the 1998A Bond Interest (Police and Fire Station). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $125,000 to Bank One for the 1991 Bond Principal (Orchard Street Extension). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $18,000 to Bank One for the 1991 Bond Interest (Orchard Street Extension). On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

ENVIRO-CARE INC. A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Forest to authorize payment of $16,360 to Enviro-Care Inc. for the treatment plant maintenance. On roll call, the vote was:

YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.

NO: 0.

THE MOTION CARRIED.

Trustee Caulfield said this invoice is actually $960.00 over cost originally authorized by the Village Board, however, once work began there were additional items needed. This overage is included in the above mentioned payment.

IML RISK MANAGEMENT A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $162,017 to IML Risk Management for the year 2003 coverage. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
SMITH ENGINEERING A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of $10,687.12 to Smith Engineering for the Clublands/Neumann Homes subdivision review. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

Administrator Haley said this amount is paid from the escrow account.

AUTHORIZE PAYMENT A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of the remaining accounts payable as prepared by the village treasurer with the exception of check number 35203 that was listed by mistake. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
PASS: 1; Pierce.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
MANUAL CHECKS A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Pierce for the manual checks written to date for the General, Payroll, Water and Sewer, Depot Parking, MFT, Police Pension fund and the Dolly Spiering accounts. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

Trustee Caulfield said the corrected Smith Engineering payments and the Thelen Sand and Gravel checks that were not approved at our previous meeting, are listed on the above manual check register.

OCTOBER STATEMENTS A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to approve the October financial statements as presented. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
R02-11-18 Following review and discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Pierce to approve Resolution R02-11-18, entitled, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH TO ADOPT AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING A MOBILE TEAM IN-SERVICE TRAINING UNIT. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
PD EMPLOYEES The letters from Police Chief Charles Watkins were reviewed. A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Porch to remove Officer Timothy Lynch, Officer Norman Johnson and Dispatcher Victoria Netzel from probationary status and place the on full time status. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
POLICE VEHICLES A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Larson to authorize the advertisement for bids to purchase or lease up to three police cars. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
RANDOM DRUG SEARCH Trustee Hanson read aloud a letter, from a Lindenhurst resident, that was received at village hall concerning the random drug searches at the Antioch High School. Trustee Larson said that she and Trustee Porch attended the recent Township Board meeting and that she intends to attend the December 5 Township Board special meeting. She encouraged those interested, should attend this meeting. Trustee Porch also said this item is expected to be discussed at the School Board meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Those interested should attend the School Board meeting. Mayor Maravelas instructed Don Anderson, village attorney to attend the School Board meeting.

Since a comment was made to her when she attended a previous School Board meeting, Trustee Larson asked Don Anderson, village attorney, to clarify if a quorum Village Board members attend meetings of other Boards, would that be a violation of the Open Meetings Act. Attorney Anderson said that in his opinion, it is not a violation of the Open Meetings Act because they are there as individuals who also happen to be members of Board. So, the applicable notice is the School Board's.

RAFFLE LICENSE A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Hanson to issue a raffle license to the Antioch Junior Woman's Club for the raffle being held on March 1, 2003; Comedy Night, waiving fee. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 1; Foresta.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
ATTORNEY Village Attorney Don Anderson read aloud the following Ordinances:

First reading: Ordinance approving PZB02-14: Proposed Special Use within existing B-3, R-3 and R-2 Zoning Districts for use as a Public Utility and Reporting Station for ComEd Emergency and Maintenance Crews.

A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Porch to waive the second reading and approve Ordinance approving PZB02-14: Proposed Special Use within existing B-3, R-3 and R-2 Zoning Districts for use as a Public Utility and Reporting Station for ComEd Emergency and Maintenance Crews.

ComED DISCUSSION Ken Clark, attorney for the ComEd objected to the discussion of the merit of the petition because the Village Board previously approved the Planning and Zoning Board's favorable recommendation. Attorney Anderson stated discussion of the contents of the ordinance is fair and appropriate since the motion is to waive the second reading and approve the ordinance.

Mayor Maravelas asked the Board to review the packets he distributed to them and prepared by Trustee Scott Pierce. Both Trustee Pierce and Mayor Maravelas indicated they are not in favor of approving this ordinance.

Following further discussion, on roll call, the vote was:
YES: 3; Larson, Foresta and Porch.
NO: 4; Pierce, Caulfield, Hanson and Mayor Maravelas.
THE MOTION FAILED.

Attorney Anderson said the motion was to waive a second reading and approve the ordinance. That motion failed. Unless there is another motion in connection with this reading, there will be a second reading next time.

WAIVE SECOND READING A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Porch to waive the second reading of the Ordinance approving PZB02-14: Proposed Special Use within existing B-3, R-3 and R-2 Zoning Districts for use as a Public Utility and Reporting Station for ComEd Emergency and Maintenance Crews. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 1; Pierce.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Hanson for the Mayor and Board of Trustees to go into executive session at 10:10 p.m. to discuss pending litigation. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
RETURN A motion was made by Trustee Pierce, seconded by Trustee Caulfield for the Mayor and Board of Trustees to return from executive session at 10:45 p.m. with action to be taken. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION TO TABLE A motion was made by Trustee Porch, seconded by Trustee Pierce to table to the December 2, 2002 Special Meeting the Ordinance approving PZB02-14: Proposed Special Use within existing B-3, R-3 and R-2 Zoning Districts for use as a Public Utility and Reporting Station for ComEd Emergency and Maintenance Crews. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
ATTORNEY Attorney Anderson read aloud the following ordinance:

First reading: Ordinance establishing fee and rules for use of Antioch Skate/Bike Park. This item will be placed on the December 2, 2002 Village Board agenda for consideration with references to fees removed.

ADJOURN A motion was made by Trustee Pierce, seconded by Trustee Hanson to adjourn the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees at 11:00 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,

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Candi L. Rowe, Clerk

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