Village of Buffalo Grove Village Board met May 6
Village of Buffalo Grove Village Board met May 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
CALL TO ORDER
President Sussman called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. Those present stood and pledged allegiance to the Flag.
Roll call indicated the following present: President Sussman; Trustees Berman, Stein, Ottenheimer, Johnson and Smith. Trustee Weidenfeld was absent.
Also present were: Dane Bragg, Village Manager; Patrick Brankin, Village Attorney; Jenny Maltas, Deputy Village Manager; Scott Anderson, Finance Director; Andrew Brown, Deputy Finance Director; Art Malinowski, Director of Human Resources; Brett Robinson, Director of Purchasing; Evan Michel, Management Analyst; Chris Stilling, Director of Community Development; Darrin Monico, Village Engineer; Mike Reynolds, Director of Public Works; Geoff Tollefson, Director of Golf Operations; Police Chief Casstevens; and Fire Chief Baker.
FIRE BATTALION CHIEF
Chief Baker reviewed the credentials of Lieutenant Ronald Two Bulls, after which he administered the Battalion Chief Oath of Office to him. Battalion Chief Two Bulls’ wife pinned his badge on his uniform. Battalion Chief Two Bulls thanked the Board and Fire Department for this recognition and pledged to do his best to fulfill these duties, as he was congratulated by the audience and the Board
Chief Baker reviewed the credentials of Firefighter/Paramedic Alfredo Caballero. Fire & Police Commission Chairman Forrest Kulwin administered the Lieutenant Oath of Office to him. Lieutenant Caballero’s father pinned his badge on his uniform as he was congratulated by the audience and the Board.
FIRE DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST
Chief Baker introduced the Fire Department’s new Management Analyst, Tyler Grace. Mr. Grace thanked everyone for the warm welcome and looks forward to working with the Village of Buffalo Grove.
FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCREDITATION
Chief Baker presented the Fire Department’s 2019 plan for their accreditation process.
AMBULANCE FEE REVIEW
Chief Baker reviewed the Fire Department’s biennial analysis of the Village’s EMS fees, details of which are contained in his memo to President Sussman of April 25, 2019. If the Board is amenable to the changes, staff will prepare an ordinance for approval at the June Village Board Meeting.
SIGN SHOP SERVIECES
Mr. Michel reviewed the program that has been developed to sell sign shop services to other units of government. Sign Shop staff identified this opportunity as part of the 2018-2023 Strategic Planning process. Public Works staff coordinated with the Office of the Village Manager to develop a scope of services, pricing sheet, ordering process, and web page.
Mr. Reynolds reviewed the sidewalk encroachment violations that continue to be a growing issue, details of which are contained in his memo to Ms. Maltas of April 24, 2019.
QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
President Sussman reviewed the parameters to be followed by speakers and asked if there were any questions from the audience on items not on tonight’s agenda; there were no such questions.
Moved by Ottenheimer, seconded by Smith, to move to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2(C)(1) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act: the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the Public Body or Legal Counsel for the Public Body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the Public Body or against Legal Counsel for the Public Body to determine its validity. Upon roll call, Trustees voted as follows:
AYES: 5 – Berman, Stein, Ottenheimer, Johnson, Smith
NAYS: 0 – None
ABSENT: 1 – Weidenfeld
Motion declared carried.
The Board moved to Executive Session from 8:20 P.M. to 8:58 P.M.
Moved by Johnson, seconded by Ottenheimer, to adjourn the meeting. Upon voice vote, the motion was unanimously declared carried. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 P.M.