COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS
JULY 24, 2001
IN ATTENDANCE: President Byrne called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m. The following Trustees were present: Koch, Ryg, Duros, Hebda, and Henley.
Also present were Manager Allison, Assistant Manager Kalmar, Assistant to the Manager Teich, Public Works Director Laudenslager, Finance Director Nakrin, Deputy Chief Kincaid, Corporation Counsel Citron, and Village Clerk Schwartz.
1. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CONCEPT PRESENTATION – LOT 2 KERASOTES RESUBDIVISION
Timothy Morgan presented the Holiday Inn Express site plan for Lot 2 of the Kerasotes Resubdivision. Trustee Ryg liked the concept but wanted the access to be reconfigured so as not to be so confusing. Trustee Hebda stated that there are four hotels in town already and an upscale hotel with banquet facilities is needed. Trustee Koch could not support the plan because of site constraints. If the roadway was moved, the site would be more workable. Trustee Duros agreed with Trustee Hebda. Trustee Henley supported the concept with minor changes. Assistant Manager Kalmar stated that the building mass will overpower the intersection and recommended the project be moved to another site. The petitioner will redraft the plan addressing the above issues.
2. CAR FIT MOBILE OIL CHANGE SERVICE
3. WASTE/RECYCLING SERVICE PARAMETERS
Assistant to the Manager Teich introduced Andy Quigley of SWALCO who gave a powerpoint presentation on a single hauler contract. Feedback needs to be obtained from the residents. The Board agreed on moving forward with getting a proposal.
4. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS – EXHIBIT ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS
Village Engineer Brown referred to his memo dated June 18, 2001 and will present at next Board meeting.
5. VILLAGE INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION SIGNS
6. METRA DOUBLE TRACKING ISSUES
7. OLD VILLAGE HALL – INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE PARK DISTRICT
The Intergovernmental Agreement will be drafted based on June 21, 2001 memo and map and then discussed at a later date.
8. BUTTERFIELD ROAD LANDSCAPING
Public Works Director Laudenslager reported that the power line shift on Butterfield Road is a challenge for landscaping and salt spray makes planting outside the fence difficult at EJ&E Railroad to Haul Road. Chris Visek, a resident in St. Andrews, stated his interest in what the plan is for landscaping. Manager Allison suggested using the staff consultant to design something simplistic to start with. Trustee Koch suggested buffering north of Allanson Road and beautifying the entire area. Don Kathan of Lot 61 directly across from Metro Storage asked if landscaping could be planted inside the fence and maintained by the homeowner. President Byrne suggested having the Village Landscape Architect design a plan and move forward from there.
Motion by Trustee Henley, second by Trustee Duros to adjourn Committee of the Whole.
Roll call vote:
AYES: 5 – Duros, Hebda, Henley, Koch, Ryg
NAYS: 0 – None
ABSENT: 1 – Williams
Motion declared carried.
Meeting adjourned at 10:32 p.m.
Jeanne M. Schwartz, Village Clerk Roger L. Byrne, Village President