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Village of Northbrook Board of Trustees met June 11

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 12, 2019


Village of Northbrook Board of Trustees met June 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

1. ROLL CALL

Attendee Name

Title

Status

 Sandra Frum

Village President

Present

 Kathryn Ciesla

Trustee

Present

Bob Israel

Trustee

Present

Muriel Collison

Trustee

Present

Jason Han

Trustee

Present

Heather Ross

Trustee

Present

Johannah Hebl

Trustee

Present

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. MINUTES APPROVAL

A. Board of Trustees - Regular Meeting - May 28, 2019 7:30 PM

RESULT: ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Han, Ross, Hebl

4. RETIREMENT, PROMOTIONS AND RECOGNITION

1. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-85

A Resolution Recognizing Commander Anthony Matheny for Thirty-one Years of Service in the Police Department

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Han, Ross, Hebl

2. Promotion of Jon Garcia to Sergeant

3. Promotion of Jeff Peterson to Commander

4. Recognition of Police Officer Matt Komin

5. PUBLIC COMMENT TIME

None.

6. MANAGER'S REPORT

None

7. WARRANT LIST

A. Review and Approval of Payments to be Made

Motion to approve Class A and B Warrants for May 16, 2019 - May 31, 2019 totaling $1,298,272.97. Second. Approved by a roll call vote.

B. Review of Frontage Deposit Listed May 30, 2019

Motion to approve Frontage Deposit Refunds totaling $11,000.00 dated May 30, 2019. Second. Approved by a roll call vote.

8. PRESIDENT'S REPORT

A. Appointment to Commission

Marcia Franklin appointed to the Board of Fire and Police Commission. Trustee Israel moved, seconded by Trustee Ciesla. On voice vote, all were in favor.

Tracy Gosige from the Library spoke about the Library's "One Book One Northbrook Initiative", which will begin in July. The Library is encouraging everybody in Northbrook to come together and read Trevor Noah's Born a Crime and come together for a series of events, discussing it and its different themes.

President Frum reported that on Saturday, the Board met to discuss Board structure and priorities as the Board moves forward in the next year to two years. At the next Board Meeting, we will be starting as a Committee of the Whole to discuss some major issues, first of which happens to be cannabis, affordable housing, etc. These meetings will start at 6:00 p.m. preceding the regular Board Meeting which will begin at 7:30 p.m. The three top issues that the Board has identified are affordable housing, sustainability and communication. Last Tuesday, there was an active shooter drill at Maple School before it was being torn down. It was an amazing show of cooperation between the Village, the School Districts, the Fire Department and neighboring communities. The Capital Bill that was just passed in Springfield, House Bill 62, includes slightly over $1 million to fund four Northbrook storm water projects. They have doubled the motor fuel tax from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents per gallon and tied future increases to inflation. In 2021, we will receive an additional $600,000 per year in motor fuel tax. This money must go towards transportation items i.e., roads, bike lanes, etc.

President Frum has been hearing from the businesses that seem to have been hit hard by the assessments that have been going on. One such business received a 300% increase in their assessed valuation another one in Sky Harbor, 150% increase. This is going to make it very difficult to fill vacant properties. President Frum will be speaking with the Assessor.

Trustee Ciesla stated that one of the things she addressed at the meeting on Saturday was cell phone cases that look like guns. Many municipalities have banned these. She is asking that Village investigate banning these as well. On June 14, 2016 Trustee Ciesla asked the Village Board to raise the Pride Flag in honor of Orlando. Commissioner Collison had a suggestion, organized by Trustee Hebl that we all wear Pride colors today.

President Frum has asked Staff to purchase a Pride Flag and it will be flying as of Thursday.

President Frum asked the Village Manager to have Staff prepare a Resolution banning cell phone cases that look like guns in the Village of Northbrook.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Bob Israel, Trustee

SECONDER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Han, Ross, Hebl

9. CONSENT AGENDA

RESULT: ADOPTED [6 TO 0]

MOVER: Bob Israel, Trustee

SECONDER: Muriel Collison, Trustee

AYES: Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Han, Ross, Hebl

A. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-86

A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase and Installation of a Variable Frequency Drive for Low Lift Pump #9 from Gasvoda & Associates Inc. of Calumet City, Illinois

B. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-87

A Resolution Authorizing An Agreement for Board Room Renovations with F.H Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, LLC

C. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-88

A Resolution Approving Contributions to Community Programs and Non-Profit Organizations

D. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-89

A Resolution Approving a Partial Settlement Agreement and Release in RTA et al. v. City of Kankakee Litigation with the City of Kankakee and MTS Consulting, LLC

E. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-39

An Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of a 2019 John Deere 544L Front End Loader from West Side Tractor Sales of Wauconda, Illinois

F. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-40

An Ordinance Amending Village of Northbrook Ordinance No. 04-60, regarding the Authorized List of Uses on the First Floor of 1363 Shermer Road

G. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-41

An Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of a Ford F-350 with Utility Body from Currie Motors of Frankfort, Illinois and Auto Truck Group of Bartlett, Illinois

H. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-42

Amend Annual Fee Ordinance to Decrease the Number of Class B and F Liquor Licenses – Pantheon Wine Shoppe

COMMITTEE REPORTS 10. PLANNING/ZONING

Trustee Ciesla moved, seconded by Trustee Israel, to move the order of the agenda, moving item 10 H to the A position. On voice vote, all were in favor.

A. Review of ZBA Recommendations: Major Variation Request - 4275 Lindenwood

Tom Poupard reported that in February, the Board reviewed a Preliminary Application involving a homeowner who wished to build an addition onto the rear of his home. This was a non-conforming lot so; as a result, it needed a variation for lot coverage. It also required a conventional variation involving the rear setback. This was referred to the Zoning Board of Appeals which held a Public Hearing on April 22, 2019. The ZBA recommended denial of the application. They were worried that the rear setback variation would set a precedent. The property is Zoned R4 it is part of Salceda North Subdivision. The properties that abut this to the rear are much larger than this one. He noted the Board should now review the facts and the recommendations of the ZBA and take final action.

Gary Moriello stated that this application is so unique that the Board may not see one like this again, if they are concerned about setting a precedent.

Trustee Ciesla moved, seconded by Trustee Israel to have a resolution prepared denying the request. On a roll call vote Trustees Ciesla, Israel, Ross and Hebl voted yes, Trustees Collison and Han voted no.

B. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-43

An Ordinance Amending the Comprehensive Plan of the Village of Northbrook Regarding the Northbrook Court Shopping Mall Property

President Frum asked the Village Attorney to answer the following question: Are all the business terms regarding the financial incentives, as well as all the Village conditions which must be met before the issuance of the TIF and sales tax notes that were in the term sheet, fully incorporated into the version of the redevelopment agreement that is currently in the agenda packet for consideration?

The Village Attorney replied in the affirmative. The Village Attorney stated that in the Redevelopment Agreement, there is a provision in Section 13 regarding property tax appeals. The Village Staff had asked to review the Redevelopment Agreement to ensure that no provision of would jeopardize the tax exempt status of the TIF notes. Our Bond Counsel has opined that Section 13, a bar on the developer pursuing property tax appeals for the redevelopment area, must be removed to maintain the tax exempt status of the notes.

President Frum asked staff to explain the current landscaping for the proposed project.

Michaela Kohlstedt stated that the existing site is just south of Ring Road. There is a gabion system, which consists of rocks enclosed in a steel mesh to assist with the grade change that occurs. The proposed plan includes the landscaping on the north side of Ring Road, where the applicant shifted the building further north and included the design of a berm, south of the building. Ring Road would not be changed in its location or width. What is being proposed is a lane modification in a portion of Ring Road around the redevelopment area. The lane modification doesn't change the pavement width-but, it reduces the number of lanes to one lane in each direction, plus for a dual turn lane and bicycle lane. The RDA includes a provision for $45,000 in landscape allowance for the three most affected properties where their rear yards about the redevelopment area.

Maximilian Caballero, 220 Linden Road in Northbrook, stated that he is representing his neighbors. He was very tempted to let the developers know what they could do with the $45,000 that they are offering for landscaping. He will not be accepting any money from the developer for landscaping. He feels the Board and the Plan Commission are not listening to the people in this neighborhood. What happened to due process? Don't you represent us? Is this not your legal obligation?

Julie Rosner here on behalf of the Northbrook Working Families Coalition. She believes that this project should not go forward without affordable housing included in it. It is over 300 units and it should have affordable housing included. The developer offering $750,000 instead of affordable housing units, is not appropriate. Please don't approve this plan without affordable units included.

Jim Becket, 232 Linden Road stated he is not one of the homes which will be receiving money for landscaping, but he is concerned about the view he'll have from his deck. He is suggesting that the Board consider using the money offered by the developer to put the landscaping on Northbrook Court property so that they maintain it and the property owners won't have to give up some of their backyards.

Trustee Collison commented that she does hear what the residents are saying regarding landscaping and the setback. She is disappointed that there isn't a better solution. While she supports the project, she will not be in favor of the developer coming back for anything additional or any type of changes.

Trustee Ross stated that she agrees with her fellow Trustees as far as the redevelopment of Northbrook Court but her disappointment stems from the lack of affordable housing. She agrees with Trustee Collison and will not be in favor of any changes coming back from the developer.

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Sandra Frum, Kathryn Ciesla

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

C. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-44

An Ordinance Amending the Northbrook Zoning Code (1988) Regarding the C-4 Regional

Shopping District

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

D. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-45

An Ordinance Approving a Redevelopment and Economic Incentive Agreement and Authorizing the Issuance of TIF and Sales Tax Incentive Notes (Northbrook Court Shopping Center – 1315-1825 Lake Cook Road) (Plan Commission Docket No. PCD-18-16)

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

E. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-46

An Ordinance Approving the Northbrook Court Subject Property Site Plan and Operating Conditions (Northbrook Court Shopping Center – 1315-1825 Lake Cook Road) (Plan Commission Docket No. PCD-18-16)

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

F. RESOLUTION NO. 2019-90

A Resolution Approving a Tentative Plat of Subdivision (Northbrook Court Shopping Center – Docket No. PCD-18-16)

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

G. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-47

An Ordinance Approving Special Permits for Multiple Family Dwelling Units and a Building Height in Excess of 55 Feet in the C-4 District and a Variation from the Minimum Required Rear Setback Requirement (Northbrook Court Shopping Center – 1315-1825 Lake Cook Road) (Plan Commission Docket No. PCD-18-16)

RESULT: ADOPTED [5 TO 2]

MOVER: Kathryn Ciesla, Trustee

SECONDER: Bob Israel, Trustee

AYES: Frum, Ciesla, Israel, Collison, Hebl

NAYS: Han, Ross

H. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-48

An Ordinance Approving a Special Permit for Multiple Principal Structures on a Single Zoning Lot and a Preliminary Development Plan (Northbrook Court Shopping Center – 1315-1825 Lake Cook Road) (Plan Commission Docket No. PCD-18-16)

I. PRELIMINARY REVIEW - ZONING & DEVELOPMENT

APPLICATIONS

11. PUBLIC SAFETY

None.

12. ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE

None.

13. PUBLIC WORKS

None.

14. COMMUNICATIONS AND LEGISLATION

None.

15. COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

None.

16. REMARKS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Trustee Collison asked if Staff could look into the local adjudication and expanding it, now that we have this system, into some other areas. President Frum responded that she would talk to the Village Manager. The Board wished President Frum and the Village Manager a Happy Birthday!

17. ADJOURN

Trustee Ciesla moved, seconded by Trustee Collison to adjourn at 8:38 p.m. On voice vote, all were in favor

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