Village of Sugar Grove Village Board met July 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
President Michels opened the meeting at 6:00 PM and asked that Trustee Konen lead the Pledge. The roll was then called.
Present: President Michels, Trustee Lendi, Trustee Herron, Trustee Montalto, Trustee Walter, Trustee Konen and Trustee Koch
Administrator Eichelberger, Clerk Galbreath, Chief of Police Rollins, Public Works Director Speciale, Community Development Director Magdziarz, Attorney Julien, and Senior Management Analyst Murphy.
APPOINTMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS
President Michels called for comments and hearing none this portion of the agenda was closed.
a. Approval: Minutes of the June 4, 7, and 18, 2019 Meetings
b. Approval: Vouchers
c. Resolution: Authorizing an IGA with the Illinois Tollway
d. Resolution: Approving an Amended IGA for Administrative Hearings with the Village of Montgomery
e. Resolution: Approving the 2019 Pavement Marking Program
f. Resolution: Review and Release of Closed Session Minutes
g. Resolution: Approving a Change Order for the 2019 MFT Project
Trustee Herron moved to Approve the Consent Agenda tabling item f. Trustee Montalto seconded the motion. President Michels then called for a roll call vote.
Resolution Adopting a Policy Resolving to Adhere to the Illinois Open Meetings Act
Trustee Montalto moved to adopt a Resolution Adopting a Policy Resolving to Adhere to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Trustee Herron seconded the motion. President Michels then called for a roll call vote.
Resolution Approving the Purchase of Two Portable Electronic Message Sign
Trustee Koch moved to adopt a Resolution Approving the Purchase of Two Portable Electronic Message Sign. Trustee Montalto seconded the motion. Trustee Montalto asked how what the lead time was for purchase and how long it would run on solar. It was answered 3 – 5 weeks 12 hours on solar and 12 on the deep cycle batteries as well. called for a roll call vote.
Direcor Speciale stated that the Gord Rd study is going as intented EEI is working on the Lad Uses. Trustee Montaot and President Michels thanked Public Works for their attention to p[ot holes.
The Board commented on the Chamber Golf outing’s success.
PLEASE NOTE: These minutes are not a word-for-word transcription of the statements made at the meeting, nor intended to be a comprehensive review of all discussions. They are intended to make an official record of the actions taken by the Village Board, and to include some description of discussion items. They may not reference some of the individual attendee’s comments, nor the complete comments if referenced.
President Michels stated that the new Metro West director was introduced to the at the recent Metro West BBQ. He then asked that staff make a list of all the groups that the Village belongs to wo and who does what.
Trustee Koch gave an update on possible upcoming Chamber and Historical Society events. President Michels stated he is requesting a special meeting be held on June 7 at 8 a.m. to adopted a resolution regarding Metra, all board members concurred.
Mr. Wolf stated that he would like to ask the Board to consider that what they can and what they cannot achieve. They cannot make the Village perfect, nor is Sugar Grove ever going to be able to bring in something like Wrigley Field. Even if this Board turns down Crown, some other town will take it and it probably will not turn out as nice as Sugar Grove could do it. Elburn won’t care, it will be to far south – out of site, out of mind. Elburn is excited about the interchange and the economic development it could bring to them. Crown it is not going away. One way or another they are coming. He stated he respect people for sticking to their word, but caution them to think about what they want Sugar Grove to do. He urged them to get the best deal for Sugar Grove. He urged the Board to use their professional staff, use the tolls they have. Use TIF as a tool. Don’t be worrying about other entities. If the focus is for another entity, that that is the Board that “you” should be sitting on. The Village Board represents the village of Sugar Grove. He told story of when he was on the School Board and was asked to back to teachers’ union, but he held to what he sworn to do in his elected capacity, represent the School District. Know your place and honor who you represent.
An Audience member asked what was going on with Crown. Administrator Eichelberger stated that there have been some back and forth conversations with staff and that the Board members will be meeting later this month (individually) with Crown officials.
Trustee Montalto moved to adjourn to Closed Session to discuss ongoing litigation taking no action and to adjourn therefrom. Trustee Herron seconded the motion. President Michels then called for a roll call vote.
Motion adjourn at 6:40 p.m.