By Ted Schnell • BocaJump
A day after flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder heralded a tornado warning amid heavy rains over Elgin, the City Council will be asked to approve spending $252,527 to add six new weather warning siren systems on the city’s Far-West Side.
Yes – the agenda was set last week, long before storms raked the city on Tuesday evening.
It is Step One in a three-year plan to install 15 of the units in the areas to the west and southwest, where the city has extended its reach by annexation westward in recent years.
City staff is recommending the City Council authorize the purchase, installation and project services for six weather warning siren systems from Motorola Solutions Inc. In general the city is looking to locate one in the Highland Woods subdivision. Other installations will be dispersed throughout the area bounded by Route 20, Bowes Road, Randall Road and Nesler Road.
The move will add to Elgin’s network of 15 sirens scattered throughout Elgin.
BocaJump will be on hand to provide live, online coverage of the City Council meeting. Following is the council’s agendas of its 6 p.m. committee of the whole meeting and for its regular meeting at 7 p.m.
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Committee of the Whole meeting: 6 p.m. June 22
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
► Call to Order
► Roll Call
► Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting - JunObjective: e 8, 2011
► Items also on Council Agenda
A. Consideration of Pipeline Encroachment Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad for the Lord Street Sewer Separation Project ($16,300)
Objective: To construct a section of the new storm sewer in Phase I Lord Street Sewer Separation project within the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way in order to discharge storm water runoff to the Fox River.
Recommendation: To approve the Union Pacific Railroad Pipeline Encroachment Agreement and payment of the associated License Fee in the amount of $16,300.
► Special Presentations and Reports
B. Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Presentation
► Initiatives and Other Items
C. Consideration of Amendments to Chapter 11 of the Elgin Municipal Code Regarding Downtown Parking Regulations ($12,400)
Objective: To make downtown parking simpler and more convenient for downtown business employees, visitors and patrons
Recommendation: To approve several downtown parking changes.
D. Consideration of Revisions to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (No Cost to the City)
Objective: Revise activities and allocations for activities within the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Recommendation: Adopt the revisions and allocations to the activities of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.
E. Consideration of Change Order No. 1 and Final Payment with Robert E. Hummel Construction Company for Detention Basin Retrofit at Holmes Road and McLean Boulevard ($7,756)
Objective: Provide additional funding and authorize a final payment to the contractor utilized to retrofit the detention basin due to unforeseen conditions
F. Consideration of Agreements with Realty World Fox Valley Inc. and Vintage Home Realty for Realtor Services for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program ($37,875)
Objective: Select licensed realtors to list, market and sell four properties renovated by the city of Elgin
Recommendation: Authorize staff to enter into listing agreements with Realty World Fox Valley, Inc and Vintage Home Realty in the amount of $37,875.
G. Consideration of Amendments to the 2010 Budget Consistent with the Illinois Municipal Budget Act (No Cost to the City)
Objective: Provide budget amendments to reflect actual financial activity undertaken within the 2010 Budget
Recommendation: Adopt the proposed amendments to the 2010 Budget.
H. Consideration of Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the Purchase, Installation and Service of Six Additional Weather Warning Siren Systems ($252,527)
Objective: To better service the far west and southwest areas of Elgin with weather warning sirens
Recommendation: Authorize the purchase, installation and project services for six additional weather warning siren systems from Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $252,527.
I. Consideration of Proposed Amendments to City Council Rules of Procedure (No Cost to the City)
Objective: Review city council rules of procedure as required by city ordinance
Recommendation: Adopt amendment to city council rule regarding persons wishing to address the city council at city council meetings.
► Announcements from Council
► Announcements from Staff
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meeting 7 p.m. June 22
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
► Call to Order
► Invocation - Pastor Mark Ahrens from the New Covenant Fellowship Church
► Pledge of Allegiance
► Roll Call
► Minutes of Previous Meeting – June 8, 2011
► Recognize Persons Present
13th Annual Citizenship Recognition Program
1. 11-035 Lords Park Museum Masonry Repair ($27,000)
► Other Business
1. Public Hearing Regarding a Second Amendment to the Annexation Agreement, and an Amendment to the Planned District Ordinance No. G40-05, to Permit Accessory Structures Attached to the Principal Building of Certain Properties to Encroach into the Required Rear Yard Setback, for the Residential Subdivision known as Edgewater; Property, 2700 Bowes Road, by the City of Elgin, as Applicant, and Pulte Home Corporation, as Owner (Petition 10-11)
2. Consideration of Petition 10-11 Requesting a Second Amendment to the Annexation Agreement and an Amendment to the Planned District Ordinance No. G40-05, to Permit Accessory Structures Attached to the Principal Building of Certain Properties to Encroach into the Required Rear Yard Setback, for the Residential Subdivision known as Edgewater; Property, 2700 Bowes Road, by the City of Elgin, as Applicant, and Pulte Home Corporation, as Owner
3. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Longitudinal Pipeline Encroachment Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company (Lord Street Sewer Separation Project)
4. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a First Amendment to Purchase of Service Agreement with Elgin Community Network
► Consent Agenda: The council considers consent agenda items routine and noncontroversial. The consent agenda will be enacted by one motion and one roll call vote with no separate discussion unless the item is first removed from the Consent Agenda considered separately
1. Resolution Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates on Public Works Contracts
2. Resolution Approving the City of Elgin Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Grant Program
3. Resolution (Supplemental) for Maintenance of Streets and Highways by Municipality Under the Illinois Highway Code (2007 Motor Fuel Tax)
4. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with Mesirow Insurance Services, Inc. for Insurance Broker and Consulting Services for Risk Management Programs
5. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with TischlerBise for a Cost-of-Service Analysis To Establish User Fees
6. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with the Islamic Mission and Mosque, Inc. for Purchase of Burial Spaces at Bluff City Cemetery
7. Resolution Appointing Members to Various Boards and Commissions
8. Resolution Appointing Kimberly A. Dewis as City Clerk of the City of Elgin, Illinois
9. Resolution Reappointing Colleen Lavery as City Treasurer of the City of Elgin, Illinois
10. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Annexation Agreement (Second Baptist Church of Elgin-1300 Summit Street)
11. Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Elgin (1300 Summit Street)
12. Ordinance Classifying Newly Annexed Territory in the PCF Planned Community Facility District and Granting an Amendment to PCF Ordinance No. G78-04 (1280 and 1300 Summit St.)
13. Resolution Approving Site Plan for Second Baptist Church of Elgin
14. Ordinance Amending Certain Parking Restrictions Within the City of Elgin
15. Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.20 of the Elgin Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended, Entitled “Residency Requirements for City Officers”
► Miscellaneous Business
1. Cultural Arts Commission Minutes – May 9, 2011
2. Heritage Design Review Subcommittee Minutes – April 26, 2011 and May 10, 2011
3. Committee of the Whole Minutes – May 25, 2011
4. City Council Minutes – May 25, 2011
5. Disbursement Report
Next Committee of the Whole meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the City Council Chambers
Next regular Elgin City Council meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 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 in order 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 at (847) 931-6076 or TT/TDD (847) 931-5616 promptly to allow the City of Elgin to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.