By Nick Petersen ● BocaJump | August 8, 2012
A construction update on Elgin’s ambitious Riverside Drive Promenade project that began earlier this summer will be presented during the city council’s Committee of the Whole meeting tonight.
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.
IHC Construction Co. of Elgin is the contractor for the $10.5 million project along the east bank of the Fox River in downtown Elgin. When completed in June 2013, there will be a landscaped pedestrian walkway, a bike path, two-way traffic with on-street parallel parking, and three overlook plazas along the river.
IHC is in the process of installing a cofferdam -- a watertight structure made of sheet piling that encloses an area under water that will be pumped dry to enable construction work to be carried out. Demolition work has started at the north end of Riverside near the Chicago Street bridge. The state of Illinois contributed $9 million of the project’s cost.
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
Committee of the Whole meeting
6 p.m. August 8, 2012
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting -- July 25, 2012
Special Presentations and Reports
A. Central Business District Streetscape Update
B. Riverside Promenade Update
Initiatives and Other Items
C. Consideration of Amendment No. 3 with Engineering Enterprises, Inc. to the Grant Writer
Services Agreement (No Cost to the City)
Objective: Provide grant writer services program to apply for grants from various agencies for
projects that will benefit the city.
D. Consideration of Amendment to Chapter 11 of the Elgin Municipal Code: Vehicles and Traffic
(No Cost to the City)
Objective: Codify two successful parking trial regulations.
E. Consideration of Agreement with SmithGroup JJR for Consulting Services for Improvements at
Jack E. Cook Park ($60,000)
Objective: Complete phase 1 improvements to Jack E. Cook Regional Park.
Announcements from Council
Announcements from Staff
ELGIN CITY COUNCIL
7 p.m. August 8, 2012
Call to Order
Invocation/Moment of Silence: Sheppard Deese of Fox Valley Christian Action
Pledge of Allegiance
Minutes of Previous Meeting – July 25, 2012
Recognize Persons Present
Bids – None.
Other Business (O)
1. Consideration of Petition 25-12 Amending Ordinance Number G26-01; Property Located
at 2700 - 2880 Galvin Drive and 2755 – 2794 Spectrum Drive; by Interstate Partners LLC,
as Applicant and Owner
2. Consideration of Petition 26-12 Amending Ordinance Numbers G88-98, and G9-00;
Property Located at 2200–2420 Galvin Drive, 2400–2580 Northwest Parkway, 2360–
2530 Vantage Drive, and 2482–2589 Technology Drive; by Interstate Partners LLC, as
Applicant and Owner
3. Resolution Authorizing Execution of Third Amendment Agreement with Baxter and
Woodman, Inc. (2007-2013 National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Phase II
Storm Water Permit Compliance Project)
4. Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.06 of the Elgin Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended,
Entitled "Alcoholic Liquor Dealers"
**Consent Agenda (C)
**All matters listed under Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and non-controversial
by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion and one roll call vote. There will be no
separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired by a Council member or citizen, that
item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately immediately
after approval of the Consent Agenda. Citizens desiring discussion on any item listed under the
Consent Agenda should contact a Council member prior to the meeting and request that the
item be removed for discussion.
1. Resolution Authorizing Execution of Amendment Agreement No. 2 with Collins
Engineers, Inc. (2012-2013 Bridge Inspection Program)
2. Resolution Accepting for Ownership and Maintenance the Water Main, Fire Hydrant and
Valve Vault Improvements for Bowes Creek Country Club Golf Course
3. Resolution Authorizing Execution of Wetland Credit Agreement with Slough Creek Joint
Venture for the Purchase of Certified Wetland Credits for the South Street Extension
4. Resolution in Support of an Amendment to the Illinois Video Gaming Act
5. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Economic Incentive Agreement with Pancor
Construction & Development, LLC (2150 Madeline Lane)
6. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Fifth Amendment to Bowes Creek Annexation
Agreement with Toll IL, L.P. and Lo Land Assets, L.P. (Bowes Creek Country Club - 3600
7. Ordinance Amending the PSFR2 Planned Single Family Residence District Ordinance No.
G69-09 (Bowes Creek Country Club - 237 Villa Lots) (3600 Bowes Road)
8. Ordinance Providing for Various Editorial and Technical Amendments to the Elgin
Municipal Code, 1976, as Amended
Miscellaneous Business (M)
1. Minutes of Various Boards and Commissions
a. Emergency Telephone System Board June 21, 2012
b. Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board April 10, 2012
c. Heritage Commission Design Review Subcommittee April 24, and May 8, 2012
d. Committee of the Whole Minutes for July 11, 2012
e. City Council Minutes for July 11, 2012
Next Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in the City
Next regular meeting of the Elgin City Council at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in the
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.