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HELD ON MAY 14, 2012

The Board of Commissioners of the Village of Palos Park, Cook County, Illinois held its regular meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012. Commissioner Oliven called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Answering to roll call was Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Oliven. Commissioner Polk and Mayor Mahoney were not in attendance. Clerk Arrigoni announced Commissioner Oliven would be Chairman Pro Tem in the Mayor’s absence this evening.

Also in attendance were Marie Arrigoni, Village Clerk; Rick Boehm, Village Manager; Tom Bayer, Village Attorney; Jacob Karaca, Assistant Village Attorney; Mike Sibrava, Public Works Director; Steve Manning, Community Development Director; Joe Miller, Police Chief; Kathi May, Deputy Clerk; Jose Rivers, Building Official; Joe Marks, Administrative Building Assistant; and Cathy Gabel, Deputy Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON APRIL 23, 2012: Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held on April 23, 2012 as presented.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Chairman Pro Tem Oliven
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioner Polk and Mayor Mahoney

PUBLIC WORKS WEEK: Chairman Pro Tem Oliven proclaimed May 20, 2012 – May 26, 2012 Public Works Week in the Village of Palos Park. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association. Appreciation was extended to the Village’s Public Works Department for their vital contributions in planning, building, managing and operating our public works systems.

NEW VILLAGE EMPLOYEES: Two new employees were introduced tonight – both working in the Building Department. Joe Marks started working for the Village in 2010 as a volunteer. In May 2011, he was hired part-time as an Administrative Assistant. On April 30th Jose E. Rivera Jr. was hired full-time as the Building Official. Jose has 23 years of experience in the building industry as a municipal building inspector, code enforcement officer and lead supervisor for a custom homebuilder. He has attained ICC certification as a Residential Building Inspector and serves on the International Association of electrical Inspectors.

PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS AND CREATE A PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE FOR THE VILLAGE OF PALOS PARK’S ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM: At 7:33 p.m. Chairman Pro Tem Oliven opened the second and last public hearing in accordance with the requirements of Public Act 96-1076 allowing municipalities to aggregate electrical loads for residential and small commercial retail customers within the corporate limits of the Village. On March 20, 2012, voters approved a referendum to operate an aggregation program as an opt-out program.

Terry Murphy, representative for Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC), addressed Council by answering questions regarding the issues about the deregulation of the electric power supply market in Illinois. Chairman Pro Tem Oliven closed the public hearing at 8:07 p.m. following questions and comments from Council and residents.

All items on the consent agenda are routine or have been brought forward at the direction of the Board of Commissioners and will be enacted with one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately.

Commissioner Reed moved, seconded by Commissioner Milovich-Walters to:

A. approve payment of invoices on the Warrant List for May 14, 2012 in the amount of $83,541.89

B. approve the Supplemental Warrant List for May 14, 2012 for manual checks, payroll and recurring wire transfers in the amount of $288,675.72

AYES: -3- Commissioners Reed, Milovich-Walters, and Chairman Pro Tem Oliven
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioner Polk and Mayor Mahoney



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STREETS/RECREATION, NICOLE MILOVICH-WALTERS: Commissioner Milovich-Walters had no formal report this evening however, she read several announcements.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT: Commissioner Reed reported the Building Department issued 14 building permits totaling $4,343.15 in fees from April 19, 2012 through May 9, 2012. The Building Department conducted 50 inspections. No Certificates of Occupancy were issued. No exaction fees were collected.

POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: In Commissioner Polk’s absence, Commissioner Reed reported the Police Department received 707 calls for service from April 23, 2012 through May 13, 2012. Palos Park Police also issued 0 parking tickets, 59 adjudication tickets, 44 traffic tickets, 0 ordinance violations, completed 30 case reports, arrested 12 adults and 4 juveniles, 3 impounds, 5 Senior Checks, 21 citizen assists and 33 community contact hours.

METROPOLITAN ALLIANCE OF POLICE SOLICITATION: Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP) will soon be starting their annual residential drive. MAP is an organization of sworn police officers and other police related employees who maintain full or part time employment with any state, county, or municipal agency. Solicitations benefit the members of MAP of which the Palos Park Police Officers belong. Chairman Pro Tem Oliven stressed Palos Park Police Officers have never solicited for donations nor will they ever.
COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCES, KENT OLIVEN: Commissioner Oliven had no formal report this evening.

MAYOR’S REPORT: In the Mayor’s absence, Chairman Pro Tem Oliven read several announcements.

PALOS PARK SENIOR CLUB: Clerk Arrigoni reported the June meeting of the Palos Park Senior Club will be the last before a summer hiatus. Seniors will meet on Monday, June 11th in the lower level of the Recreation Center. Please call Marie Arrigoni at 480-4103 for more information and to make lunch reservations. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

2012-2013 VEHICLE STICKERS: Clerk Arrigoni reported all vehicles registered to Village of Palos Park addresses must display a current Village Sticker. Applications for the 2012-2013 stickers will be mailed out the week of May 21st. All senior citizens (sixty-five years of age or older as of July 1) shall be entitled to purchase one vehicle sticker at one-half the normal fee and one antique vehicle sticker at one-half the normal fee upon presentation of proof of age and registration. Vehicle stickers must be affixed to the windshield by midnight June 30, 2012. Beginning July 1st a $50.00 penalty fee will apply to residents who have not purchased vehicle stickers.

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AGGREGATION OF ELECTRICAL LOAD AND ADOPTING AN ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE: Manager Boehm reported that prior to the implementation of an opt-out electrical aggregation program by the Village, the Village must adopt an ordinance authorizing Aggregation of Electrical Load and adopt an Electrical Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance. Following its passage, the Village is authorized to aggregate in accordance with the terms of the act residential and small commercial retail electrical loads located within the corporate limits of the Village and for that purpose may solicit bids and enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity and related services and equipment.

Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to adopt an Ordinance Authorizing Aggregation of Electrical Load and Adopting an Electric Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Chairman Pro Tem Oliven
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioner Polk and Mayor Mahoney

Maria Rogers – 12021 S. 93rd Avenue, Palos Park, IL – Mrs. Rogers encouraged residents to view the display case in the library commemorating the lives and contributions of several Palos Park residents to the Village.

Mike Gaichas – 8502 W. 121st Street, Palos Park, IL – Mr. Gaichas reported on the Illinois State Fair entertainment lineup and more importantly reminded us to take a moment on Memorial Day to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: There being no further business, Commissioner Milovich-Walters moved, seconded by Commissioner Reed, to adjourn the meeting at 8:57 p.m.

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:

AYES: -3- Commissioners Milovich-Walters, Reed, and Chairman Pro Tem Oliven
NAYS: -0-
ABSENT: -2- Commissioner Polk and Mayor Mahoney

Cathy A. Gabel
Deputy Village Clerk





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