Park Ridge Committee of the Whole met, approved items and budget amendments
The Village of Park Ridge, Illinois Committee of the Whole met on Dec. 14.
The City Manager reported on the 400 Talcott versus City of Park Ridge lawsuit and the results of staff research on the costs of an appeal as well as verifying a fee-in-lieu of stormwater detention. Discussion followed. The council voted four to three to appeal the court's ruling.
Steve Smith of Prescient Solutions presented a 90-day check in of the IT accomplishments and a strategic plan. Discussion followed, including pros and cons of upgrading versus purchasing new software.
Under Public Safety, Chief Frank Kaminski reported on the promotions of sergeant and Deputy Chief and filling vacancies. He also reported on the grant and deadlines for the Police Community Relations Improvement Act. In addition to other public safety items, he reported that the Animal Commission has found many dogs dangerous or at-risk and provided a list to the board. The list will be posted on the Police Department's website.
Also under Public Safety, approved items for the Fire Department were a purchase order increase for Air One Equipment Inc., a contract with PST Services Inc., and the resolution for the delegate and alternate delegate to the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy board of directors. A thank you letter from the Schiller Park Fire Department was received and the board was updated on the 9/11 Memorial project.
Approvals under Public Works Action Items included purchase orders with DiMeo Brothers, MaxR, an increase for KLF Enterprises, an increase for Edwards Engineering Inc. and a contract with Groot Industries. An update on the removal of parking restriction signs and the Uptown parking situation was presented.
Items presented and approved under Finance and Budget were the FY16 budget increases to Police Grant Income, Police Material Expenditure, revenue from elevator inspections, Community Planning and Development expense, and to a purchase order for Thompson Elevator Inspection.
In the Human Resources report, the City Manager provided the second quarter update to the city's goals and objectives.
Under Procedures and Regulations, the committee considered criminal background checks for appointees to boards and commissions. The committee voted to place the ordinance on the Dec. 21 City Council agenda for first reading. The committee also approved placing amendments of the municipal code sections 13-13-1, 13-13-4, and 13-19-6 and sections 20-1-5(A), 20-1-5(H), 20-6-9(F) and 20-8-6 on the Dec. 21 agenda for first readings. The committee then continued the discussion regarding an ordinance creating a new Salon Liquor License. Six were in favor of moving the ordinance forward without changes.
There was no new business and the meeting was adjourned.
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