10.17.2011 - Village of Deerfield
Board of Trustees Meeting October 17, 2011 Page 2 of 8 AYES: Benton, Farkas, Oppenheim, Seiden, Struthers (5) NAYS: None (0) TREASURER’S REPORT Finance Director, Bob Fialkowski presented highlights from the Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal year through the end of September. Mr. Fialkowski noted the sales tax for June was higher than for June of 2010, the hotel tax is up 8% year to date and building permits in September were strong. Mr. Fialkowski reported the Village closed on the bond issue today and the 2010-11 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report should be available soon. MANPOWER APPOINTMENTS Mayor Rosenthal reported Al Bromberg resigned as Chairman of the Safety Council and Bill Keefe will serve as the new Chair. Mayor Rosenthal appointed the Northwest Quadrant Task Force membership: Trustee Jester will serve as Chair, Trustee Oppenheim, Susan Suzan Hawkinson, Ray Craig, Jan Caron, Gil Antokal (alternate), Rick Julison, Mary Courtney, Mary Pergander, Dan Shapiro, Alan Garfield, Dick Coen, Larry Dondanville, Joy Fiorini; and Sy Taxman will serve on the Commission. Trustee Farkas made a motion to accept the manpower appointments. Trustee Benton seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote: AYES: Benton, Farkas, Oppenheim, Seiden, Struthers (5) NAYS: None (0) REPORT ON DEPARTMENTAL Building and Code Enforcement Supervisor, OBJECTIVES, COMMUNITY Clinton Case presented highlights from the Report DEVELOPMENT on Departmental Objectives for the Building Department. Mr. Case reported increases in building permit fees. He noted there are a number of large projects that have shown progress over the past six months including the Takeda Childcare Center, the Wastewater Reclamation Facility, the Park District Woodland Park improvement project, School District 109 Administrative Building, Rosebud, Biaggi’s, and Noodles & Company. Additionally, Walgreens is beginning a $5 million renovation and Wonder! is opening in early November. Mr. Case noted the Department has been very busy and has been involved with a number of zoning appeals and continues to work on fee updates, new ordinances and issuing permits. Trustee Struthers commended Jeff Hansen, Mr. Case and Mr. Coblentz for their hard work pursuing the removal of the unsafe structure at 679 Castlewood. Principal Planner, Jeff Ryckaert presented highlights from the Report on Departmental Objectives for the Planning Department. Mr. Ryckaert reported that activity has been steady. Current projects include the library renovations, Deerbrook Mall, outdoor seating areas, text amendments, a possible sculpture garden, the flower planter program, recognition of long-
Board of Trustees Meeting October 17, 2011 Page 3 of 8 standing businesses, banner poles, sign requests and more. He noted the Northwest Quadrant Unified Task Force will start meeting in November and staff has been preparing background materials for the Task Force members. Lastly, he reported that staff has developed a resource guide for affordable housing, which informs residents of the programs and organizations available for assistance. PUBLIC COMMENT Andrew Mawrick, 442 Kelburn Road, explained that he believes the library is excellent and serves the community well in its current condition. Mr. Mawrick noted that he has concerns regarding the renovation plans for the library and does not see enough benefits to warrant the $12 million expenditure. There were no Reports. REPORTS CONSENT AGENDA ORDINANCE O-11-38 AUTHORIZING An Ordinance authorizing the sale and disposition THE SALE AND DISPOSITION OF of surplus personal property owned by the Village SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY of Deerfield. OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD Trustee Oppenheim made a motion to accept the Consent Agenda and adopt the Ordinance. Trustee Benton seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote: AYES: Benton, Farkas, Oppenheim, Seiden, Struthers (5) NAYS: None (0) OLD BUSINESS ORDINANCE FOR A TEXT An Ordinance for a text amendment for AMENDMENT FOR PROPOSED proposed advertising signs on sports fences for ADVERTISING SIGNS ON SPORTS Deerfield High School, 1959 Waukegan Road. FENCES FOR DEERFIELD HIGH First Reading. SCHOOL, 1959 WAUKEGAN ROAD-1R Trustee Benton made a motion to remove the item from the table. Trustee Oppenheim seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Trustee Struthers stated that during the previous discussion, the Board spoke about separating the scoreboard portion of the proposed text amendment from the rest of the Ordinance. Trustee Benton believes representatives from Deerfield High School will come back for approval of the scoreboard at a later date.