COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS
JUNE 19, 2001
IN ATTENDANCE: President Byrne called the meeting to order at 7:55 p.m. The following Trustees were present: Koch, Ryg, Williams, Duros, Hebda, and Henley.
Also present were Manager Allison, Assistant Manager Kalmar, Building Commissioner Gerth, Public Works Director Laudenslager, Chief Fleischhauer, Finance Director Nakrin, Corporation Counsel Citron, Attorney Geo-Karis and Village Clerk Schwartz.
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by Trustee Ryg, second by Trustee Koch to approve the 6/05/01Committee of the Whole Minutes. Roll call vote:
AYES: 6 – Koch, Ryg, Williams, Duros, Hebda, Henley
NAYS: 0 – None
Motion declared carried.
2. PRAIRIE MATERIALS – NOISE ABATEMENT SOUND WALL – CONCEPT PLAN
Jake Jacobs presented a concept plan of a 20’ sound wall for his cement plant located on Butterfield Road. Assistant Manager Kalmar gave an overview of the project. It will screen the entire property but not the plant. It has not been formally submitted for technical review. A site plan with preliminary elevations was presented. Trustee Koch recommended going ahead with the project as soon as possible. Trustee Ryg asked if minimal landscaping could be done in the right-of-way. Assistant Manager Kalmar stated that would have to be approved by the county. Trustee Duros thanked the petitioner for improving the neighborhood.
3. SBC/AMERITECH CENTRAL SWITCHING FACILITY, 611 LAKEVIEW PKWY.
Building Addition – Final Site and Landscaping/Request for Variance from the Village’s Building Code
David Tichy of Teng & Associates was present for questions. President Byrne asked when DSL would be available to the Village. Mr. Tichy reported the new facility would serve residential and business needs with a future provision for DSL. Staff reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval subject to certain conditions as outlined below. Motion by Trustee Henley, second by Trustee Ryg to direct staff to prepare the necessary ordinance granting approval of amendment to the special use permit and final site and landscaping plan approval to allow expansion of the existing telephone switching building and to relocate their parking lot, subject to the following conditions:
4. TGF LANDSCAPING SERVICES – PARKING AT ERNIE’S – CONCEPT PLAN.
Assistant Manager Kalmar reported that the petitioner is requesting a relocation of his business to Ernie’s Shell Station located on Milwaukee Ave. The Annexation Agreement stipulates this use would require a special use permit and the annexation agreement and ordinance approving the site plan would have to be amended. Staff stated their concerns about the compatibility of this use with the existing one. Trustee Williams stated this was not the right location for this business. The petitioner, Mr. Flader, responded that only 3 trucks would be visible, it is centrally located to their customers, it provides a secure area for materials, and a building for maintenance of trucks. Trustee Ryg commented that Ernie’s did a good job of screening his business and this would be a compatible use. Trustee Koch stated his concerns about changing the annexation agreement since Ernie’s was grandfathered in. Mr. Flader stated the 3 vehicles would just be added to Ernie’s fleet of vehicles and the materials would be behind Ernie’s fenced yard. Trustee Hebda asked that we assist the petitioner where possible. Trustee Duros stated this was a mixed use and not in the corridor plan. The majority of the Board did not like the plan.
5. WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICES REVIEW.
Public Works Director Laudenslager reviewed the Village Waste Hauling Program presented to the Board. Staff recommended franchising to a single source to consolidate. Trustee Ryg suggested explaining the process to the residents and recommended moving ahead. The Board agreed.
Motion by Trustee Henley, second by Trustee Hebda to adjourn the Committee of the Whole meeting and go to Closed Session for personnel, potential litigation and land acquisition. Roll call vote:
AYES: 6 – Williams, Duros, Hebda, Henley, Koch, Ryg
NAYS: 0 – None
Motion declared carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Jeanne M. Schwartz, Village Clerk Roger L. Byrne, Village President