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Committee of the Whole Minutes

NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Mayor Berman called the meeting to order.

In attendance: Mayor Dale Berman, Trustee Laura Curtis, Trustee Mike Lowery, Trustee Chris Faber, Trustee Mark Carroll, Trustee Mark Gaffino, Village Clerk Lori Murray. Not in attendance: Trustee Mark Guethle

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Steve Bosco, Finance Director Bill Hannah, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Village Attorney Kevin Drendel, Public Works Superintendent Mike Glock, Water Superintendent Paul Young, Police Chief Dave Summer.


1. Discussion of 2017 Annual Village Meeting Schedules – The Board was in agreement
with the 2017 Meeting Schedule. To be placed on the Consent Agenda for the next Board meeting.

2. Discussion of Mobile Food Vendors – At the October 17th Committee of the Whole
meeting, the committee discussed stationary and mobile food vendors. Board was in favor of the mobile food vendors and thought the language created by Staff was too restrictive. Toth said that changes were then made. Staff decided to leave in the 2-hour provision. Kane County Department of Health stated that anything that remains in place for more than 2 hours is considered stationery. A solicitor’s permit information would be required. Would need to change some of the information in the Solicitor’s Permit such as whether the 60-day limitation would apply for mobile food vendors. Hours of operation right now are 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Language is on page 2 of the staff report.

Trustee Faber asked why Staff struck out the rules about where they could park and the hours. Toth said that was based on the fact that the Board felt the regulations were overly restrictive. Mobile food vendors would need to follow the rules of the road and would be able to operate from 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Saturday. Toth said he was considering breakfast hours. Trustee Carroll was concerned with removing Item G. If ice cream trucks are to be considered under Mobile Food Vendors, will want some restriction on them stopping in the neighborhood. Carroll suggested requiring a stop sign on the truck or require flashing hazards. Toth said that Staff could keep Item G in the ordinance. Ice Cream trucks to fall under the solicitor’s ordinance. Toth asked if the Board thought the noise from the ice cream trucks is considered a disturbance. Board said no. They will fall in the same category as any other mobile food vendor. The Board was in agreement with what was proposed by staff.

3. Capital Project Review - discussion of an update on long term capital projects. Will
give the COW an entire overview of the projects upcoming in the future.

The Annual Road program for 2017 will include Acorn, Magnolia, Cherrytree, Deerpath, Seavey a Mitchell and will come entirely from the Capital Projects Fund.

Phase 3 of Smoketree Lane – final phase will be paid out of the accumulated TIF fund reserves. Anticipated to begin in the spring.

The Airport/Ice Cream/Alder reconstruction will be let by the State early next year in Jan or Feb. The $665,000 is the net cost to the village. It is a $2.8 million project being funded and coordinated by the State. The Village’s share will be paid for with MFT Revenues.

The Sidewalk replacement for 2017 on the west side will come from the Capital Projects fund.
Storm Improvements to Wingfoot will be at a cost of $26,000. Basin detention improvements at $74,000 and Wells 8 & 9 and the new 750,000 gallon water tower is estimated at $6.15 million. Staff is looking at funding most if not all of that with a future alternate revenue bond. Street light pole and LED replacement in the Highlands, Timber Oaks and Willow Lakes subdivisions. Annual watermain replacement will focus on Cherrytree.

Bosco noted that in terms of the sidewalk replacement – always have had money in the program and will put money in each year to cover this each year.

There is money in the budget for Wingfoot this year to add additional storm sewer inlets and regrade overland flow routes so that water flows on the overland flow routes properly to the detention basin.

Staff is looking at a gap in dedicated revenues and what it will cost.

Hannah said that the Board has done a good job over the past three years transferring $775,000 of one-time revenues from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund via budget amendment in the spring each year. It has helped supplement some of the funding the Village has needed for projects for this year and future years.

Motion made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Carroll to adjourn to executive session. All in favor. Motion approved.

(return from Executive Session)

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Lowery and seconded by Trustee Carroll. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk


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