VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH

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

January 6, 2003
7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Maravelas at 7:35 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.
POLICE CAR BIDS Trustee Hanson reviewed the bids received at 2:00 p.m. on January 2, 2003 and entered the bids received into the record.
THOMAS NOWOTARSKI Clerk Rowe administered the Oath of Office to Antioch Police Officer Thomas Nowotarski.
GERALD KOZENSKI A motion was made by Trustee Foresta, seconded by Trustee Hanson to re-appoint Gerald Kozenski as member to the Police and Fire Commission, term expires 2006. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
HIGH SCHOOL LETTER At the previous request of Trustee Larson, Clerk Rowe researched action taken by the Village Board in June 2001. Clerk Rowe distributed copies of the letter dated June 5, 2001 from William Ahlers, Antioch High School Business Manager, regarding the schoolís request to the Village to enter into intergovernmental agreement, subject to legal counsel review, with the Antioch Township and Antioch Community High School District #117 for the purpose of acquiring land, securing grants and developing the acquired land into a park complex. The Village sent a letter dated June 22, 2001 was sent to Mr. Ahlers stating the Village Board approved entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the respective parties, subject to legal counsel review. The agreement was not drafted and no further action was taken by the Board.

Trustee Pierce asked if there would be an appropriate time to rescind the earlier motion and have the appropriate parties meet to discuss the park acquisition. Trustee Larson said if this area is going to be a high school, township, village park, the three parties should meet. Since a final agreement was never drafted or reviewed by the Village Board, Trustee Larson said there is no agreement. Claudette Skvarce, Township Board member, stated the Township rescinded their motion last month because they didnít agree with the agreements that they have seen.

A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Pierce to rescind the motion of June 18, 2001 regarding the intergovernmental agreement with the High School and Antioch Township Boards. Following discussion, there was no action taken on the motion.

Following further discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Foresta, seconded by Trustee Porch to table the discussion regarding the intergovernmental agreement and park site to the January 20, 2003 meeting. Village Administrator will notify the and set up a meeting with the appropriate boards.
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

ADMINISTRATOR Village Administrator Michael Haley reviewed the following agenda items:
∙ The letter dated November 26, 2002 from Kenneth Clark and Associates regarding the Commonwealth Edison Petition for Special Use Zoning requesting to be placed on tonights agenda. Mr. Haley received a letter today from Attorney Clark requesting the Commonwealth Edison matter be continued to the February 17, 2003 agenda.
∙ Administrator Haley stated he is working with department heads regarding the next fiscal year budget.
IL LAW ENFORCEMENT Mr. Haley reviewed the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System membership application and mutual aid agreement. Acting Police Chief Charles Fagan reviewed the proposal that is no cost to the village. Thirty-seven municipalities in Lake County are participating. Cook and Dupage County have similar programs. This task force is for emergency disasters only and establishes and Illinois Task Force.

A motion was made by Trustee Foresta, seconded by Trustee Hanson to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System intergovernmental agreement. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

CITIZENS Mayor Maravelas recognized citizens wishing to address the Board.

Jodi Gott, Pine Hill Drive resident, read her letter regarding the proposed Wal Mart recapture fees. Ms. Gott feels there has been misinformation and misrepresentation by the village board and staff.

Dee Reeves, Fox Drive resident, read her letter regarding the GLP and Neumann Homes developments. Ms. Reeves believes the GLP development will have a negative impact on property values and objects to the location and the size of the proposal.

Sandi Siegmeier, Circle Avenue resident, discussed her recent meetings that she had with individual board members.

Mary Dominiak, Silver Lake Avenue resident, read an exert from the open meetings act and the definitions of public hearings, deliberations and public comment. Ms. Dominiak hopes the Board deliberates before taking action.

Mary Turner, Wood Creek Drive resident, read her letter and stated that she feels the WalMart proposal is a good decision. She also discussed the importance of keeping tax dollars in the village.

Brenda Lytner, Bridgewood Drive resident, read her letter stating itís imperative to reject the WalMart development.

Kathy Johanson, Wood Creek Drive resident, stated that it has been known for many years that Route 173 is a major corridor and the plans are not new. She listed several business that are on Route 173.

Greg Umek, Savage Road resident, reviewed published news articles from the Mayorís campaign for election to present.

Paul Green, Trevor Road resident, asked for a moment of silence for the recently passed State Representative Timothy Osmond and his family. A moment of silence was held for Timothy Osmond and the Osmond family.

George Close, Lakewood Drive resident, said that it seems to him that the Board is jumping on the GLP proposal and the Board should solicit other developments.

Bob Burman, Pine Hill Drive resident, stated that he feels the public perception of the Board is that they are not listening to public comment. Mr. Burman said that he believes the village board should ask citizens for more input before making decisions.

Both Trustee Pierce and Trustee Larson said the board is listening to citizen comments. Trustee Pierce said that if it appears that he is not listening or interacting with public comment, itís because he is taking notes. He tries to follow up with other board members and staff to research and answer the citizens concerns. Trustee Larson said because they donít always agree with the public comments does not mean they are not listening to them. She said she is truly listening and looking at all the information and both sides before making her decisions.

MORATORIUM Trustee Pierce said the committee meeting regarding the moratorium has been rescheduled to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 14, 2003.
AUTHORIZE PAYMENT A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Foresta to authorize payment of accounts payable as prepared by the Village Treasurer. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
MANUAL CHECKS A motion was made by Trustee Caulfield, seconded by Trustee Porch to approve the manual checks written to date for the general, payroll, water and sewer, Dolly Spiering Fund, Motor Fuel Tax Fund and the Police Pension Fund as presented by the Village Treasurer. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 5; Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
PASS: 1; Pierce
THE MOTION CARRIED.
POLICE CAR BIDS A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Pierce to accept the bids received on January 2, 2003 for the purchase or lease of one to five police cars. 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 Hanson, seconded by Trustee Pierce to award the bid received on January 2, 2003 for the purchase or lease of three new police cars to the low bidder Lyons and Ryan Ford in the amount of $20,965.78 per vehicle. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

CHARLES FAGAN A motion was made by Trustee Hanson, seconded by Trustee Caulfield to establish appointed Acting Police Chief Fagan being hired at a base salary of $65,000 year. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor and Board of Trustees recessed the board meeting at 9:30 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 9:40 p.m.

ATTORNEY Village Attorney Don Anderson read aloud the following ordinances:

First Reading: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY AMENDING THE LAND USE DESIGNATION ON PLATE 7 THEREOF FOR APPROXIMATELY 14 ACRES OF PROPERTY, LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 173 AND DEEP LAKE ROAD FILE NO. PZB02-07-A. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration with the typographical changes as discussed.

First Reading: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE EXECUTION OF AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN E.C.B. ANTIOCH, L.L.C., WAL-MART STORES EAST, L.P., AND THE VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH FILE NO. PZB02-07. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration.

First Reading: AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING PROPERTY LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION ILLINOIS ROUTE 173 AND DEEP LAKE ROAD TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; FILE NO. PZB02-07. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration.

First Reading: AN ORDINANCE ZONING THE NEWLY ANNEXED PROPERTY LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE ILLINOIS ROUTE 173 AND DEEP LAKE ROAD AND ADJACENT PROPERTY WITHIN THE VILLAGE LIMITS. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration with verbiage and typographical changes as discussed.

First Reading: ORDINANCE APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR A SPECIAL USE FOR PHASE ONE OF THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT FOR RETAIL SHOPPING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 173 AND DEEP LAKE ROAD; PZB 02-07. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration with typographical changes as discussed.

First Reading: ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE EXECUTION OF A RECAPTURE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ECB ANTIOCH L.L.C. AND THE VILLAGE OF ANTIOCH. This item will be placed on the January 20, 2003 village board agenda for consideration with verbiage changes as discussed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Trustee Foresta, seconded by Trustee Caulfield, for the Mayor and Board of Trustees to go into executive session at 11:23 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 Foresta, seconded by Trustee Pierce for the Mayor and Board of Trustees to return from executive session to the open meeting at 11:40 p.m. with no action to be taken. On roll call, the vote was:
YES: 6; Pierce, Larson, Caulfield, Foresta, Porch and Hanson.
NO: 0.
THE MOTION CARRIED.
ADJOURN A motion was made by Trustee Larson, seconded by Trustee Foresta to adjourn the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees at 11:41 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,

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Candi L. Rowe, Clerk
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