City poised to replace pavers in front of, behind City Hall
By Ted Schnell • BocaJump | Feb. 8, 2012
If you’ve visited City Hall at all lately, you might have noticed some of the blocks of pavement tipping slightly this way or that as you stroll through the plaza in front of or behind the building.
That wobble is not a good thing — in fact, city officials say it’s been brought on by the effect of the freeze and thaw cycles over about 10 winters on the support structure beneath the pavers. Cosentino said the new system is expected to last longer than 10 years.
The Elgin City Council will be asked tonight to award a $23,975 bid to LPS Pavement Company for the repairs. BocaJump will be on hand to live-blog council action on this and other agenda items tonight.
Below the box is a summary of the Elgin City Council agenda’s for tonight’s meetings.
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL, COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 | City Council Chambers
► Call to Order
► Roll Call
► Minutes of Previous Meeting – January 25, 2012
► Special Presentations and Reports - None.
► Initiatives and Other Items
A. Consideration of Program Year 2012-2013 Community Development Block Grant – Work Session (No Cost to the City)
OBJECTIVE: Select and determine the budget allocation for projects to potentially receive funding from the 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan of the Community Development Block Grant program.
RECOMMENDATION: Select ten projects for tentative funding with a budget allocation totaling $695,000.
B. Consideration of 2011 Property Tax Abatement (No Cost to the City)
OBJECTIVE: Provide information to adopt the annual ordinances abating taxes for the property tax levy
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the chief financial officer to prepare and adjust the amount of the abatement and resulting tax levy to realize the property tax dollar amount consistent with the adopted 2012 budget.
C. Consideration of Purchase of Service Agreement with the Downtown Neighborhood Association ($135,000)
OBJECTIVE: Contract with the Downtown Neighborhood Association to provide economic development services, including assistance to small businesses, with the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of services of agreement for economic development services with the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin.
D. Consideration of Acceptance of Public Improvements within Providence Unit 3D Subdivision ($10,591 estimated five-year maintenance cost)
OBJECTIVE: Fulfill the city’s obligation to maintain reliable infrastructure for serving businesses and residents.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the acceptance of the public improvements for ownership and maintenance in Providence Unit 3D Subdivision.
E. Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement with the Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District for Automatic Aid (No Cost to the City)
OBJECTIVE: Provide and receive automatic aid with Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District in an effort to improve response times.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the East Dundee and Countryside Fire Protection District for the provision of automatic aid.
F. Consideration of Golf Cart Lease Agreement with EZGO Textron ($52,516)
OBJECTIVE: Provide quality golf carts to the customers at the Highlands of Elgin
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the lease agreement with EZGO Textron in the amount of $52,516.
G. Consideration of Proposed Agreement with THKFL, Inc. for Downtown Business Loan Interest Subsidy Program to Create Imago Studios at 216 Prairie Street ($37,489 over five years)
OBJECTIVE: To utilize the city’s economic development programs to enhance economic vitality and viability in the downtown.
RECOMMENDATION: To enter into a five-year agreement with THKFL, Inc. for Downtown Business Loan Interest Subsidy Program at the cost of $37,489.
H. NSP Homes Marketing Update
► Announcements from Council
► Announcements from Staff
► Executive Session
I. Discussion of Minutes of Meetings Lawfully Closed Under This Act - Exempt Under Section 120/2(c)21) of the Open Meetings Act
J. Selection of a Person to Fill a Vacant Office, Including a Vacancy in a Public Office, When the Public Body is Given Power to Appoint Under Law or Ordinance, or the Discipline, Performance or Removal of the Occupant of a Public Office, When the Public Body is Given Power to Remove the Occupant Under Law or Ordinance - Exempt Under Section 120/2(c) (3) of the Open Meetings Act
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 | City Council Chambers
► Call to Order
► Invocation/Moment of Silence — The Rev. Jon Pierre Badie, Second Baptist Church
► Pledge of Allegiance
► Roll Call
► Minutes of Previous Meeting – January 25, 2012
► Recognize Persons Present
1. 12-005 LPS Pavement Company for Repairs to the City Hall Pavers ($23,975)
► Other Business
1. Resolution Approving Cultural Arts Commission Grant Recipients 2. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Economic Incentive Agreement with A&R Logistics Inc. (164-166 E. Chicago Street)
►Consent Agenda The City Council considers Consent Agenda items to be routine and noncontroversial, and will enact them with one motion and one roll call vote without separate discussion unless the item first is removed from the consent agenda for separate consideration immediately afterward.
1. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Wills, Burke, Kelsey Associates, Ltd. for Program Management Services for the 2012 Street Maintenance Program
2. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Services Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for Maintenance of the Emergency Communications Systems
3. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Purchase of Service Agreement with Sterling Symmetry Unlimited, Inc. for Group Fitness Instruction and Classes
4. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Purchase of Service Agreement with Kathryn Bruno for Group Fitness Instruction and Classes
5. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Purchase of Service Agreement with Danae Molitor for Group Fitness Instruction and Classes
6. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Purchase of Service Agreement with Sarah Koeckritz for Group Fitness Instruction and Classes
7. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Stern Consulting, LLC for Customer Relationship Management Consulting Services in Connection with the 311 Call Center Project (Phase 4)
8. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Real Estate Sale Contract (315-319 Illinois Avenue)
9. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Employment Separation Agreement with Debra L. Barr
10. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Employment Separation Agreement with David L. Lawry
11. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Employment Separation Agreement with Robert M. Beeter
12. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Hospitality and Gaming Solutions for Conducting a Market Demand Study Regarding a Multi-Purpose Facility and Entertainment Complex
13. Ordinance Providing for a Senior Citizen Property Tax Program for the 2010 Tax Year
14. Ordinance Providing for a Refund to Senior Citizens of Mobile Home Local Services Taxes
15. Ordinance Amending Section 11.40.093 of the Elgin Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended, Entitled “Sound Amplification Devices,” and Section 11.40.095 of the Elgin Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended, Entitled “Vehicle Seizure and Impoundment”
16. Ordinance Granting a Conditional Use to Permit the Establishment of a Preschool Center in the PCF Planned Community Facility District (195 Nesler Road)
► Miscellaneous Business
1. Minutes for Various Boards and Commissions
a. Emergency Telephone System Board December 15, 2011
b. Fire Pension Fund January, March, April, July, November, 2011
c. Planning and Development November 21, 2011
d. Committee of the Whole Minutes for January 11, 2012
e. City Council Minutes for January 11, 2012
Next Committee of the Whole meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, City Council Chambers
Next regular Elgin City Council meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, City Council Chambers
The city of Elgin is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who require certain accommodations to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions regarding the accessibility of the meeting or the facilities, are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at1-847-931-6076 or TT/TDD1-847-931-5616 promptly to allow the City of Elgin to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.