Village of Manteno Village Board met July 15.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
President Timothy Nugent
Trustee Diane Dole
Trustee Wendell Phillips
Trustee Timothy Boyce
Trustee Samuel Martin
Trustee Joel Gesky
Trustee Todd Crockett
Chris LaRocque: Village Administrator
Joseph Cainkar: Village Attorney
Al Swinford: Chief of Police
Jim Hanley: Supt. Public Works
Ryan Marion: Building Official
Geoff Aggen: Village Engineer
Press Present: None
The meeting was called to order by President Timothy O. Nugent. Roll call followed the Pledge
of Allegiance, led by President Nugent.
Motion by Phillips, seconded by Dole, to waive the reading of the minutes and approve the
Regular Board Meeting minutes of July 1st, 2019 as presented by the clerk.
Motion approved: 5-0 Crockett abstained
Public Participation: None
Reports of Village Officials:
Village President’s Report: Timothy Nugent
The Mayor asked Jim Hanley to give an update on the storm damage that the Village had gone through right before our last Village Board meeting on July 1st. Mr. Hanley stated that we are almost back to normal and are back on the south route today for picking up branches, but will be back to regular brush pickup schedule by end of week. The Mayor acknowledge the help we received from the Village of Bradley and ask Mr. LaRocque to compose a letter of thanks and recognition to the Village of Bradley for letting us borrow their chipper to use to help us get through the cleanup.
The Mayor acknowledged the recent bicycle/car accident that occurred on Division Street by Section Line Rd. He emphasized the need to always be aware and the safety of our children. There is a continued need for bikers to make sure they follow the Rules of the Road, as the rules apply also to bikers as well as a cars. Motorist also need to be reminded of that also and must treat bikers the same way.
Village Administrator’s Report: Chris LaRocque
Nothing on the agenda tonight
Public Works and Utilities: Trustee Boyce
• Consideration Re: A motion to award the bid for the First Street parking lot improvements to Tenco Excavating for a cost of $278,063.25. The Village had 3 bids which were opened this morning at 10:00 am. Tenco submitted the lowest bid.
Next Public Works meeting on Tuesday 07/23/2019 at 7:00 am, Village Hall Conference Room
Parks and Recreation: Trustee Martin
Nothing on the agenda tonight.
• Cruise Night will be held on Main Street on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
• Movie in the Park – August 2nd
• Rocking on the Square – This Friday night at the Square with musical guest, the Stingrays
Next Parks and Recreation meeting Wed 07/17/2019 7:00 pm Village Board Room (6:30 at Ruder Park)
Public Safety and Health: Trustee Dole
Nothing on the agenda tonight
• New laws with cell phones are now being enforced in the State of Illinois. Drivers need to be aware that they cannot have any hand held device in their hand for any reason as it will now be a moving violation.
• Hot weathers is being forecasted for the coming week. Please check on the elderly or anyone who does not have air conditioning. The Village can open up one of our designated cooling centers for those in need.
• LifeStyle 360 on July 16th at 9:00 am, meeting at Plochmans on Boudreau Road. There will be limited parking, so carpool if you can. Must be 18 years of age and remember that you must wear long pants (no shorts, skirts or dresses), wear flats (no heels or sandals) and no jewelry.
Next meeting Wed 08/14/2019 7:00 am Village Hall Conference Room
Planning and Zoning: Trustee Crockett, absent
• Ordinance 19-10 - An Ordinance granting a Variance from Title 9, Zoning, Chapter 13,
Signs, Article 14(A)3, Maximum Area, 14(A)3, Maximum Height, 14(A)4, Number of Signs and Title 9, Zoning, Chapter 10, Article C(4), Signage, in the FB-1 Zoning District, for the property known as 222 South Locust Street, Manteno, Illinois. This request comes from Taylor Ford who is looking to install an electronic two -sided sign at their location. The Plan Commission held a public hearing on the variance requests on July 9th. None of the neighboring property owners were present and after some questioning of the Taylor Ford representatives, the Commission unanimously voted to recommend allowing the three requested variances. The sign will take the place of the current used car sign and will have an electronic programmable sign which can be used to advertise Village events.
• Resolution 19-06 - A Resolution waiving the requirement that the Sketch Development Plan and Preliminary Development Plan be presented separately in connection with the East Village Resort Development. Per the Ordinance, the developers of East Village Resort would like to present the Sketch Development Plan and the Preliminary Development Plan to the Plan Commission simultaneously as allowed by approval of this Resolution. Combining these two steps are strictly a time saving device, as the requirements for both plans remain in place and will be subject to the same review process.
The next Planning Commission: Tues 08/13/2019 6:00 pm Village Board room Planning &Zoning Tues 07/23/2019 7:00 am at the Village Hall Conference Room Finance: Trustee Gesky
• Payment of bills $194,350.22 includes TIF #1- $20,174.29 and TIF #3 $0
• Bills authorized between Board cycle: $0
• Resolution 19-04 - A Resolution approving a Tax Increment Façade Renovation
Construction Agreement in connection with Tax Increment Financing Area #1 - Jonathan Schultz - 41-49 West Second Street. Mr. Schultz presented the changes he is planning for the south and west facades of his building which is highly visible from the Square on Second. The board agreed these improvements qualify for the TIF facade program. Mr. Schultz will be reimbursed for 50% of his expenses up to $15,000.
• Resolution 19-05 - A Resolution approving an agreement with MC Squared Energy Services, an Illinois Limited Liability Company. As discussed at the finance meeting, our current aggregation broker NIMEC is offering to continue the program for two additional years. Although they cannot offer rates lower than ComEd, they are willing to match their pricing and rebate the Village $15000 each year of the program. Residents will pay the same rate as if they are being supplied from ComEd, but the supply charge will continue to come from MC Squared, the actual supplier of the electricity.
• Consideration RE: A motion to award the bid for the demolition of 154 North Walnut Street to EC of Kankakee County Inc. for a price not to exceed $21,900.00. Three bids were received for the demolition and EC of Kankakee County was the low bidder. This demolition of the existing apartment building will complete the Square on Second area. After the demolition, the Board will determine how the area should be improved to integrate the area into the Square.
The next Finance meeting will be held Wednesday 08/14/2019, 2019 at 7:00 am at the Village Hall Conference Room.
General Government: Trustee Phillips
Nothing on the agenda tonight
Mayor Nugent read the items to be included on the Consent Agenda which will exclude Ordinance 19-10, which will be voted on separately. The consent agenda is as follows: Old Business: (A)
New Business: (B)
1. Resolution 19-04 - A Resolution approving a Tax Increment Façade Renovation
Construction Agreement in connection with Tax Increment Financing Area #1 - Jonathan
Schultz - 41-49 West Second Street.
2. Resolution 19-05 - A Resolution approving an agreement with MC Squared Energy Services, an Illinois Limited Liability Company.
Resolution 19-06 - A Resolution waiving the requirement that the Sketch Development Plan and Preliminary Development Plan be presented separately in connection with the East Village Resort Development.
Awarding of Bids/Contracts and Authorization to Purchase (C)
1. Consideration RE: A motion to award the bid for the demolition of 154 North Walnut Street to EC of Kankakee County Inc. for a price not to exceed $21,900.00.
2. Consideration Re: A motion to award the bid for the First Street parking lot improvements to Tenco Excavating for a cost of $278,063.25.
Financial Reports: (D)
1. Payment of bills $194,350.22 includes TIF #1- $20,174.29 and TIF #3 $0
Motion by Martin seconded by Boyce to approve a single roll call vote on the question of passage of agenda items to exclude Ordinance 19-10 which will be voted on separately. Motion Approved 6-0
Motion by Boyce seconded by Gesky to approve by an omnibus vote those ordinances, resolutions, motions and orders contained on the consent agenda excluding Ordinance 19-10. Motion Approved 6-0
Motion by Martin, seconded by Dole to approve Ordinance 19-10 - An Ordinance granting a Variance from Title 9, Zoning, Chapter 13, Signs, Article 14(A) 3, Maximum Area, 14(A) 3, Maximum Height, 14(A) 4, Number of Signs and Title 9, Zoning, Chapter 10, Article C (4), Signage, in the FB-1 Zoning District, for the property known as 222 South Locust Street, Manteno, Illinois.
Motion Approved 5-0 Boyce abstained
Trustee Boyce: Great job with clean up Jimmy! Your good relationship with other Villages benefits our community when help is needed
Trustee Martin: People don’t understand that when something like the storm and the damage it causes happens, the regular Village work does not stop. We had 70% of our department picking up branches.
Trustee Dole: Cruise night and Full Moon Jam this Tuesday on Second Street 7:00 pm Trustee Crockett: No Comment
Trustee Gesky: No Comment
Trustee Phillips: Jimmy will get it done
Mayor Nugent: There will be a short dedication of the fountain on Second this Saturday at 6:15 pm. There was a generous donation for the fountain given by HomeStar Bank.
Motion by Boyce to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 pm, seconded by Dole
Motion approved 6 Ayes 0 Nays