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City of Geneva City Council met November 18

By Michael Abella | Jan 16, 2020

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City of Geneva City Council met Nov. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER

The November 18, 2019 meeting of the Geneva City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall by Mayor Kevin Burns.

Aldermen present: Michael Clements, Becky Hruby, Gabriel Kaven, Craig Maladra, Jeanne McGowan, Richard Mark, Robert Swanson.

Aldermen attending by teleconference: Mike Bruno Aldermen absent: Tara Burghart, Dean Kilburg

Also attending: City Atty. Ron Sandack, City Administrator Stephanie Dawkins, Assistant City Administrator Benjamin McCready, PublicWorksDirectorRich Babica, Economic Development Director

Bob Van Gyseghem,

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Led by Joseph Maldonado

PUBLIC HEARINGS, SPECIAL ITEMS AND PRESENTATIONS 

a. Jank Music Scholarship Announcement

St. Charles East High School student

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

None

OMNIBUS AGENDA

All Items listed on the Omnibus Agenda are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a council member or citizen so requests in which event the item will be removed from the Omnibus (Consent) Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve the Omnibus Agenda as presented.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

Approve Regular City Council Meeting Minutes from November 4, 2019.

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE REPORTS

a. Tax Reports

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

None

OTHER ITEMS AND CORRESPONDENCE

a. Consider Acceptance of 2019 Strategic Planning Workshop Report

Moved by Ald. McGowan, seconded by Ald. Clements to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous voice vote with two absent. MOTION CARRIED.

b. Consider Approval of Insane Candy Cane 5K Race December 8, 2019 Including a Request for Street Closures and City Services

Moved by Ald. Hruby, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve the Omnibus Agenda as presented.

Administrator Dawkins gave an over of the request, and answered a question from Ald. Clements regarding concerns raised by a church in the area of the race. Additional police measures will be put in place to permit drivers to pass through the race area to reach and park at the church for Sunday morning services, and the organizers of the event will pay for police costs that result. There being no further questions the matter was put to a vote.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

MUNICIPAL BILLS FOR PAYMENT

BILLS PRESENTED FOR PAYMENT 11/18/2019

GENERAL FUND $ 269,526.16

CULTURAL ARTS FUND 191.00

TOURISM FUND 3,126.50

RESTRICTED POLICE FINES 912.38

TRI‐COM FUND 115,627.83

MENTAL HEALTH FUND 150.00

SSA # 1 726.82

SSA # 11 6,400.00

GENERAL CAPITAL PROJECTS 10,096.80

INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PROJ 169,205.08

TIF # 3 2,264.93

CAPITAL EQUIPMENT 47,639.13

PRAIRIE GREEN 650.00

ELECTRIC 2,405,224.51

WATER/WASTEWATER 242,123.82

CEMETERY 2,000.00

COMMUTER PARKING 714.67

GROUP DENTAL 8,875.60

UTILITY REFUNDS 10.10

TOTAL FUNDS $ 3,285,465.33

Moved by Ald. Bruno, seconded by Ald. Clements that the bills be approved, and payments prepared.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ITEMS OF BUSINESS

a. Approve Ordinance No. 2019-24 Amending Title 9 (Municipal Utilities), Chapter 1 (General Provisions), Section 2 (Billing Procedures) of the Geneva City Code of Ordinances.

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

b. Approve Resolution No. 2019-98 Authorizing Declaration of Surplus Property for Fire Dept. Vehicle and Miscellaneous Equipment

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

c. Consider Approval of Certificate of Acceptance for Delnor Family Residency Clinic at 298 Randall Road.

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

d. Approve Resolution No. 2019-97 Restating Declaration of Surplus and Authorizing Sale of Real Property (Lewis Road).

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

e. Approve Ordinance No. 2019-25 Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Geneva, A Municipal Corporation, Kane County, Illinois (1N384 Peck Road).

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

f. Approve Ordinance No. 2019-26 Authorizing the Disposal of Personal Property Owned by the City of Geneva, IL (1N384 Peck Road).

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

g. Approve Ordinance No. 2019-27 Amending Title 1 (Administrative), Chapter 9 (Municipal Taxes) of the Geneva City Code of Ordinances Pertaining to the Imposition of a Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax.

Moved by Ald. Swanson, seconded by Ald. Marks to approve motion as presented. Approved by unanimous roll call vote with two absent. (Omnibus Agenda). MOTION CARRIED

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES, PETITIONS, RESOLUTIONS, AND BID AWARDS

a. Consider Ordinance No. 2019-23 Amending Titled 4, Chapter 2, Section 4-2-13 (License

Fees and Number of Licenses) Adding one Class B-3 Liquor License (Restaurant with Cocktail Lounge) for Graham’s 318 at 318 S. 3rd Street, Geneva, IL.

Moved by Ald. Marks, seconded by Ald. Swanson to approve the ordinance as presented. Administrator Dawkins gave an overview of the measure, adding that the police department had reviewed and approved the application and gave its approval. The owners of Grahams answered a question from Ald. McGowan regarding the types of liquor that would be served and during what hours. The owners, Robert and Beckie Untiedt, responded that only beer and wine would be served and would be available during the lunch and dinner hours and for special events. There being no further questions, the matter was put to a vote.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

b. Consider Ordinance No. 2019-28 Amending the Fabyan Crossing Planned Unit Development and Granting Final Planned Unit Development Plan Approval for a 4,256 Square Foot Drive-Through Restaurant and Associated Site Improvements on Lot 1. Moved by Ald. Marks, seconded by Ald. Clements to approve the ordinance as amended. Administrator Dawkins gave an overview of the measure, noting that the council had previously approved the application on May 19, 2019 with three conditions of approval. Oberwise satisfied two of the conditions, but was unable to secure access for a secondary power supply from the Fabyan Crossings owner and is now requesting a waiver to this requirement. Dawkins noted that the Zoning and Planning Commission has approved the amendment. There being no questions or comments, the measure was put to a vote.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

NEW BUSINESS /PUBLIC COMMENT

Jean Pierce of the League of Women Voters and Mo Iqbal of the Kane county board expressed their concerns that the City was not fully prepared for the 2020 census and urged that measures be taken to ensure as full counting as possible. Mayor Burns reported that the SPAC was working to prepare for the census, and Assistant Administrator McCready confirmed that the SPAC was fully engaged in the effort. Burns noted that McCready was working with the SPAC outreach committee and its individual members to engage and circulate information, including the use of social media, about the Census in an effort to ensure a robust and responsible count when the time comes.

ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION ON PENDING LITIGATION

Moved by Ald. Marks, seconded by Ald. McGowan to adjourn to closed session. Carried by unanimous voice vote with two absent.

NOTE: (The council adjourned to closed session at 7:39 PM and returned to open session At 7:57 PM.)

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

Moved by Ald. Marks, seconded by Ald. Kaven to return to open session.

Roll Call:

AYES: 8 (Ald. Bruno, Clements, Hruby, Kaven, Maladra, Marks, McGowan, Swanson)

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 2 (Burghart, Kilburg) MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, moved by Ald. Marks to adjourn the Geneva City Council meeting. Carried by unanimous voice vote with two absent.

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 PM.

https://www.geneva.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_11182019-1535

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