By Nick Petersen ● BocaJump | July 25, 2012
The Elgin City Council is expected to approve a resolution at tonight’s meeting supporting changes to the Illinois Video Gaming Act that essentially would allow it to pick and choose who can receive video gaming licenses in Elgin.
BocaJump.com will provide live coverage of the event on its website, blogging the council's proceedings from the council chambers. The committee of the whole meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., followed by the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m.
The resolution backs a proposal by the Elgin United Civic Association, composed of 16 local fraternal, veterans and not-for-profit civic organizations. It would ask state lawmakers to change the video gaming law to allow exceptions for fraternal, veterans and not-for-profit civic organizations from municipal ordinances, like Elgin’s, which otherwise prohibiting video gaming.
Under the current law, municipalities can ban video gaming or award licenses to bars, restaurants and private clubs, as well as fraternal, veterans and nonprofit organizations.
The council earlier had banned video gaming in the city, but recently asked Corporation Counsel William Cogley to research whether it could grant licenses only to the fraternal, veterans and nonprofit groups. Cogley said it appears to be an all-or-nothing proposition.
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
6 p.m. July 25, 2012 | City Council Chambers
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting - July 11, 2012
Special Presentations and Reports
A. Website Presentation (Karla Persky & Laurie Faith Gibson)
B. City Council Strategic Planning Report Update
Initiatives and Other Items
C. Amendment No. 2 to the Engineering Services Agreement with Collins Engineers, Inc. for the
2012 and 2013 Bridge Inspection Program
($68,258 two-year cost)
Ensure the city’s bridge infrastructure is safe, properly inventoried and in compliance with
federal and state regulations and guidelines.
Amend the current professional services agreement with Collins Engineers, Inc. to add
additional services in the amount of $68,258.
D. Acceptance of Water Main Improvements within the Bowes Creek Country Club Golf Course
($2,552 estimated five-year maintenance cost)
Fulfill the city’s obligation to maintain reliable infrastructure for serving businesses and
residents in the city.
Approve the acceptance of the water main improvements within the Bowes Creek Country Club
golf course for ownership and maintenance.
E. Amendment No. 3 to Agreement with Baxter and Woodman for the 2007-2013 National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System Phase II Storm Water Permit Program
Provide the engineering required to maintain compliance with the federally mandated National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System Phase II Storm Water permit program.
Approve Amendment No. 3 with Baxter and Woodman in the amount of $110,497.
F. Agreement with Slough Creek Joint Venture for the Purchase of Certified Wetland Credits for
the South Street Extension Project
Satisfy the conditions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit required in order to construct
the South Street Extension Project.
Approve the agreement with Slough Creek Joint Venture to purchase Certified Wetland Credits.
G. Remote Currency Manager and CompuSafe Service Agreements with Fifth Third Bank and
($30,000 annual operational cost)
Undertake initiatives to safeguard daily deposits at city facilities and realize immediate bank
credit of collected funds.
Approve the Fifth Third remote currency manager and Brinks CompuSafe service agreements to
better safeguard collected funds, reduce daily deposit processing time and lower related
H. Consideration of Resolution Supporting an Amendment to the Illinois Video Gaming Act to
Provide Municipalities Additional Authority to Regulate and Distinguish Between Authorized
(No Cost to the City)
Provide expression of support concerning an amendment to the Illinois Video Gaming Act to
provide municipalities additional authority to regulate and distinguish between authorized
Adoption of the proposed resolution supporting an amendment to the Illinois Video Gaming
I. Economic Incentive Agreement with Pancor Construction and Development, LLC
(No Outflow of Funds)
Entering into an economic incentive agreement to induce the construction of a 45,000-square-foot research lab, office space and warehouse facility for Amano Enzymes, Inc.
Approve the economic incentive agreement with Pancor Construction and Development, LLC
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
7 p.m. July 25, 2012 | City Council Chambers
Call to Order
Invocation - Pastor Donehoo, First Congregational Church
Pledge of Allegiance
Minutes of Previous Meeting – July 11, 2012
Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Nicole Friesema Proclamation
Recognize Persons Present
1. 12-026A Renovations at East Side Recreation Center ($1,936,000)
2. 12-037 2012 CBD Water Main Improvement Project ($899,072)
Other Business (O)
1. Consideration of Petition 19-12 Requesting a Fifth Amendment to the Annexation Agreement, and an Amendment to the Planned District Ordinance G69-09, 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 Bowes Creek; Property Located at 3600 Bowes Road, by the Bowes Creek Active Adult Master Association, Inc., as Applicant, and Toll Brothers, Inc., as Owner.
2. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with the Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Unit #54
Consent Agenda: The City Council considers all Consent Agenda items to be routine and noncontroversial and will enact them all with one motion and one roll call vote, without separate discussion unless the item to be discussed first is removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.
1. Resolution Releasing Certain Executive Session Minutes of the City Council of the City of Elgin
2. Resolution Appointing Members to Various Boards and Commissions
3. Ordinance Granting Development Plan Approval Pursuant to a PAB Planned Area Business District (Portillo's Restaurant Building on Lots 3 and 4 and Site Improvements Associated with Future Retail Building on Lot 10 in Elgin Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Subdivision) (1010, 1020 and 1030 Randall Road)
4. Ordinance Amending Title 19 of the Elgin Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended, Entitled "Zoning"
Miscellaneous Business (M)
1. Minutes of Various Boards and Commissions
a. Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Minutes for January 12 and March 8, 2012
b. Cultural Arts Commission – Next Wave Committee Minutes June 12, 2012
c. Parks and Recreation Board Minutes May 29, 2012
d. Committee of the Whole Minutes for June 27, 2012
e. City Council Minutes for June 27, 2012
2. Various Tax Reports
a. Telecommunications Tax
b. Sales Tax
c. Local Sales Tax
d. State Income Tax
e. State Use Tax
3. Disbursement Report
· Next Committee of the Whole Meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, City Council Chambers
· Next Regular Meeting of the Elgin City Council: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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 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.