VILLAGE OF WORTH
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
HELD May 3, 2005
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
FAREWELL TO TRUSTEE PRENDERGAST
SWEARING IN CEREMONT
SECOND ROLL CALL
2005 - 2006 Committee Assignments
Police & Fire
Building & Zoning
Financing & Licensing
ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSENT AGENDA
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
President Guzdziol called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Roll call indicated that the following trustees were present: Georgia Prendergast, Randy Keller, Mary Rhein, Kevin Werner, Sally Hartz. and Barb Adamski. Also in attendance at the meeting were Attorney Mathias Delort, Village Clerk Bonnie Price, Public Works Superintendent Wayne Demonbreun, Chief Gary Swiercz, Building Commissioner Bruce Zartler and Chief Pat O’Connor.
Pledge of Allegiance.
President Guzdziol presented Trustee Prendergast with a farewell gift.
Trustee Prendergast thanked Ed and the board for making her feel welcome here. Trustee Prendergast thanked the residents of the Village for allowing her the honor to serve as trustee.
President Guzdziol introduced retired Judge Aukstik who swore in Trustee Alcala, Trustee Werner, Trustee Adamski, Clerk Price and President Guzdziol.
Roll call indicated that the following trustees were present: Becky Alcala, Randy Keller, Mary Rhein, Kevin Werner, Sally Hartz. and Barb Adamski. Also in attendance at the meeting were Attorney Mathias Delort, Village Clerk Bonnie Price, Public Works Superintendent Wayne Demonbreun, Chief Gary Swiercz, Building Commissioner Bruce Zartler and Chief Pat O’Connor.
President Guzdziol stated that this board is working for the common good of the village of Worth.
Ted Wozek asked about the flea market. President Guzdziol stated that the flea market is a Worth Park District function. Ted also stated that Bec Var funeral parlor is closed.
Jack Boehm questioned what type of tax break the Schroeders are interested in. Attorney Delort explained the 6b class tax incentive.
President Guzdziol assigned his committee assignments as follows:
Police & Fire – Alcala /Rhein
Public Works – Keller/Adamski
Golf Course – Rhein/Keller
Building & Zoning – Hartz/Werner
Finance & Licensing – Werner/Hartz
Economic Development – Adamski/Alcala
President Guzdziol stated that on the consent agenda is to approve the appointments as follows.
Attorney Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor
Prosecutor Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor
Police Chief/Public Safety Director Patrick O’Connor
Public Works Wayne Demonbreun
Village Collector Bonnie Price
Village Treasurer Joe Murray
Village Engineer Robinson Engineering
Code Enforcement Officer Sue Murawski
Building Commissioner Bruce Zartler
Building Inspectors Gene Meyers, Dan Prychitko & Mike Marrera
Plumbing Inspector Charles Ciolino and Walter Mitchell
Electrical Inspector Duane Seitz
HVAC Inspector Charles Everett
Beautification Committee Ted Wozek, Dee Woods, Jamie Muersch term expires on 4/30/09
Fair Housing Review Board Jack Boehm (term expires on 4/30/08)
Police & Fire Commission Frank Bonham (term expires 4/30/08)
Real Estate Development Brent Woods (term expires on 04/30/10)
Senior Citizen Commission Peggy Kovaka, Lorraine Edwards, Jack Boehm & Larry Bromley term expires on 4/30/08
Police Pension Steve Sponza (term expires 4/30/06)
Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
President Guzdziol read a proclamation for Safe Drinking Water.
Clerk Price stated that for the record Becky Solava has changed her name to Becky Alcala.
Clerk Price stated that on the consent agenda is the approval to accept the bid from ABJS in the amount of $7,656.00 for cleaning services in the village hall and the police department. The bids were as follows: Quality Maid, Worth - $25,840.00, Dust Busters, Worth - $12,360.00, Jani King, Schaumburg - $11,820.00, ABJS, Bolingbrook - $7,656.00.
Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
Trustee Alcala stated that the Life Safety Commission is having a meeting on May 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m., at the Village Hall.
Trustee Keller stated that on the consent agenda is to approve the utility agreement with the Tri-State Tollway and to authorize President Guzdziol to sign the agreement. Trustee Hartz asked if any of our residents houses our in jeopardy with the widening of the tollway. Trustee Keller stated no houses are in jeopardy. Trustee Werner asked if we have any infra structure that needs to be moved. Trustee Keller stated possibly a water main. Trustee Keller stated that we will be reimbursed for our expenses. Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda
Trustee Rhein stated that she is looking forward to her new committee assignment. Trustee Rhein stated that it is a dream of hers to make the golf course work.
Trustee Hartz stated that on the consent agenda is to direct the Attorney to amend the garage ordinance for Christopher Rybacz regarding the garage variance, located at 10936 S. Depot Street. Trustee Werner asked if this is a variance or a new ordinance. Trustee Hartz stated that it is a variance. Attorney Delort stated that it would need an amendment to the ordinance.
Attorney Delort stated that you couldn’t get a variance from the building code. Commissioner Zartler stated that the height is typically 16 feet in most Villages. President Guzdziol stated that the contour of the roof of the house with the garage. Trustee Adamski stated that this is in an historic house. Trustee Rhein stated that she does not want to change the ordinance for the Village. Attorney Delort stated that the ordinance could state that in the historical area you can have a garage that is 18 feet high. The board agreed to direct the attorney to amend the ordinance to have a garage 18 feet high in the historical section. Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
Trustee Hartz states that she would like to direct the attorney to amend the ordinance for pools to be 5 feet from the lot line instead of 8 feet. The surrounding towns are from 3 – 5 feet. Commissioner Zartler has no objection to this change. Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
Trustee Werner stated that on the consent agenda is the approval for the bill list in the amount of $118,129.00. Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
Trustee Adamski announced that Worth Days will be having a car wash on May 21, 2005, and the Beautification Commission will have planting day on May 21, 2005.
Attorney Delort stated that on the consent agenda is to approve Ordinance #05-14 amending the hotel tax. Without any objection. This will remain on the consent agenda.
Attorney Delort stated that there is a memo in your packets regarding pending litigation. If any trustee would like to discuss this in executive they may ask for an executive session, otherwise we will consider that we can proceed as we recommend.
Trustee Rhein moved seconded by Trustee Adamski to establish the consent agenda. A voice vote followed. Motion carried.
May 3, 2005
Trustee Adamski moved seconded by Trustee Hartz to approve the consent agenda as adopted. A roll call vote followed. Ayes: Trustee Keller, Hartz, Rhein, Alcala, Adamski and Werner. Ayes: (6). Nays: (0). Absent: (0) Motion carried.
Trustee Rhein moved seconded by Trustee Alcala to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 8:15 p.m. A voice vote followed. Motion carried.
Bonnie M. Price, CMC