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City of Wheaton City Council met July 15

By Michael Abella | Aug 19, 2019

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City of Wheaton City Council met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the council

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

The regular Wheaton City Council Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Philip J. Suess.

Upon roll call, the following were:

Physically Present: Mayor Suess

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

City Staff Present: Michael G. Dzugan, City Manager

John M. Duguay, Assistant City Manager

James Knippen, City Attorney

James P. Kozik, Director of Planning and Economic Development

Paul G. Redman, Director of Engineering

Vincent Laoang, Director of Public Works

Sharon Barrett-Hagen, City Clerk

2. Presentations

Mayor Suess read and presented a proclamation which celebrated high school innovators to Wheaton Warrenville South High School students Ashton Baldwin, Gene Hertlein, Samual Schlegel, Thomas Gaita and Nikita Colling in recognition of their innovation “TempaBand.”

Mayor Suess read and presented a proclamation to Councilman Todd Scalzo honoring his service on the City Council for the past ten years. Councilman Scalzo thanked his colleagues on the Council and City staff and said it has been a privilege and honor to serve the City he loves.

3. Citizens to Be Heard

Ms. Elizabeth Bredfeldt, 1410 Daly Road, presented photographs to the Council of the numerous potholes on Daly Road, as well as a petition signed by Daly Road residents. She stated it is difficult for her, as well as other children on the street, to ride their bikes safely because of the potholes. She asked the City to fill in the potholes to make Daly Road safer.

Mr. Daniel Porter, 625 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, stated his hobby is running sound for outdoor activities and stated he would be interested in providing that service at the various activities held in Wheaton.

Mr. Bob Cherry, 27 Venetian Way Circle, expressed his concern about the State legislature’s approval of recreational marijuana and encouraged the City to ban the sale of this product.

Mr. Dave Diersen, 915 Cove Court, urged the City to be the first municipality to ban the sale of recreational marijuana.

4. Consent Agenda

Councilman Barbier moved and Councilman Scalzo seconded that the following action be taken on the Consent Agenda items:

1. Approve the July 1, 2019 minutes of the regular Wheaton City Council as submitted.

2. Approve Bond Waiver and Authorize Issuance of Raffle License to Friends of the Band.

3. Adopt Resolution R-2019-58, A Resolution Authorizing the Disposal of Certain Surplus Property.

Roll Call Vote on Consent Agenda:

Ayes: Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

5. Cares Foundation Annual Light the Torch 5K

Councilwoman Fitch moved and Councilwoman Bray-Parker seconded that Outdoor Special Event Liquor Licenses be authorized to the Wheaton Park District - FT Cares Foundation Annual Light the Torch 5K.

City Manager Dzugan stated the Liquor Control Commission unanimously recommended approval of an outdoor special event liquor license to the Wheaton Park District for this event at their meeting on July 11, 2019.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

6. Pass Ordinance No. O-2019-31, An Ordinance Amending the Wheaton Liquor Control Ordinance, Chapter 6, Article III of the City Code – Increase in Class A (Restaurants) Liquor Licenses/Honey-Jam II LLC d/b/a Butterfields/351 Rice Lake Square

Councilwoman Bray-Parker moved and Councilman Barbier seconded that Ordinance No. O-2019-31, An Ordinance Amending the Wheaton Liquor Control Ordinance, Chapter 6, Article III of the City Code – Increase in Class A (Restaurants) Liquor Licenses/Honey-Jam II LLC d/b/a Butterfields/351 Rice Lake Square, be passed.

City Manager Dzugan stated at their July 11, 2019 meeting, the Liquor Control Commission unanimously recommended approval of a Class A liquor license to Honey-Jam II LLC d/b/a Butterfields.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

7. Adopt Resolution R-2019-59, A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Streetlight Fixtures from Graybar Electric Company Inc. through the Joint Purchasing Program with U.S. Communities for a Total Amount of $87,191.00

Councilman Zaruba moved and Councilman Scalzo seconded that Resolution R-2019-59, A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Streetlight Fixtures from Graybar Electric Company Inc. through the Joint Purchasing Program with U.S. Communities for a Total Amount of $87,191.00, be adopted.

City Manager Dzugan advised the resolution would authorize the purchase of 65 cyclone LED streetlight fixtures from Graybar Electric Company for the total amount of $87,191

In response to Councilman Barbier, City Manager Dzugan stated the budget for capital projects limits the City from purchasing more fixtures at this time.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

8. Adopt Resolution R-2019-60, A Resolution Terminating a Grant of Landscape Easement and Agreement for Grant of Landscape Easement (Main Street Professional Center/R-05-02)

Councilwoman Fitch moved and Councilman Barbier seconded that Resolution R-2019-60, A Resolution Terminating a Grant of Landscape Easement and Agreement for Grant of Landscape Easement (Main Street Professional Center/R-05-02), be adopted.

City Manager Dzugan stated the landscape maintenance agreement related to landscaping along the south side of Roosevelt Road between Main Street and Naperville Road started in 2002 as part of a beautification effort, but has not been maintained by the City for many years. He advised the proposed resolution would terminate the agreement and allow the property owners to landscape the area as they see fit.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

9. Adopt Resolution R-2019-61, A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Water Division Materials from Multiple Vendors for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $149,438.18

Councilman Scalzo moved and Councilman Zaruba seconded that Resolution R-2019-61, A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Water Division Materials from Multiple Vendors for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $149,438.18, be adopted.

City Manager Dzugan advised the City received multiple bids in each of the equipment categories and selected the low bidder in each category.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

10. Adopt Resolution R-2019-62, A Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of Funds for the Undergrounding of Utility Lines

Councilman Scalzo moved and Councilwoman Bray-Parker seconded that Resolution R-2019-62, A Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of Funds for the Undergrounding of Utility Lines, be adopted.

City Manager Dzugan stated the Assistant City Manager is seeking approval to include the undergrounding by ComEd of certain electrical lines located on the east side of Hale Street north of Wesley Street as part of the Phase 2 Streetscape work. He confirmed TIF 2 has sufficient funds to cover the $110,945 cost for this work.

In response to Councilwoman Fitch, Assistant City Manager Duguay confirmed that this work will be completed within the Phase 2 construction schedule.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

11. Council Comment

Councilwoman Fitch thanked Councilman Scalzo for his many years of service to the City and wished the best for him and his family.

Councilman Zaruba wished Councilman Scalzo and his family the best.

Councilman Barbier thanked Councilman Scalzo for his service and for setting an example for others that contributing to the City can be done.

Councilwoman Bray-Parker wished Councilman Scalzo the best of luck and thanked him for his service for the past ten years.

Mayor Suess thanked Councilman Scalzo for his service for the past ten years and wished him and his family well.

Mayor Suess thanked the Wheaton Park District for wonderful fireworks show and thanked everyone who participated in the 4th of July parade.

12. Approval of Warrant

Councilman Scalzo moved and Councilwoman Fitch seconded that Warrant No. 756 in the amount of $2,564,279.94, be approved.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

13. Adjournment

Councilwoman Fitch moved and Councilman Barbier seconded that the regular Wheaton City Council Meeting be adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Councilwoman Fitch

Mayor Suess

Councilman Scalzo

Councilman Zaruba

Councilman Barbier

Councilwoman Bray-Parker

Nays: None

Absent: Councilman Rutledge

Motion Carried Unanimously

https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_07152019-1211

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