COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
DECEMBER 18, 2001
IN ATTENDANCE: President Byrne called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. The following Trustees were present: Duros, Hebda (arrived at 8:30 p.m.), Koch, Ryg, Williams. Trustee Koch was absent.
Also present were Manager Allison, Assistant Manager Kalmar, Assistant to the Manager Teich, Finance Director/Treasurer Nakrin, Police Chief Fleischhauer, Public Works Director Laudenslager, Building Commissioner Gerth, Village Engineer Brown, Corporate Counsel Citron, Attorney Geo-Karis and Deputy Clerk Pelletier.
1. FOUR SEASONS STORAGE.
Timothy Morgan of Morgan and Assoc. presented revised plans for a storage facility to be located south of the juvenile center on Milwaukee Ave. The forest preserve and county were notified of plan and neither was interested in purchase of the property. Jonathan Steel, representative for Four Seasons stated the footprint had been shortened and the building would be three stories. Retention area would be to the west and a larger green space would be to the east towards the river. Access would be right-in and right-out only. Corporate offices may locate at this site. Trustee Duros stated he was not sure if this product fit into the corridor plan. Trustee Ryg stated she could not support this use for the location. Trustee Duros stated he would like to see a shared access with the juvenile center with alignment with Woodbine Circle. Mr. Kalmar stated a special use and rezoning would be needed for this project.
2. WHITE DEER RUN-PGA TOURNAMENT.
Todd Lipshutz, White Deer Run representative stated LaSalle Bank would like to hold a PGA Tournament in 2002 at the golf course. The bank was in need of sponsorship for the event. Trustee Ryg recommended contacting the Lake County Bureau of Tourism for additional help.
3. WHITE DEER RUN LEASE AMENDMENT.
Manager Allison stated additional costs had been incurred for the construction of the golf course. (Trustee Hebda arrived) Costs included building a more expensive facility than originally planned. President Byrne stated several developers had approached the village for construction of a golf course. A land donation to the village had been negotiated.
Dan Sheppard, accountant for Plote went over numbers of monies needed to help with their expenses. Trustee Duros stated Plote was asking the village to provide a safety net for expenses over what had been budgeted. Trustee Ryg concurred. President Byrne stated he would not like to see the course go into disrepair. Manager Allison stated more information would need to be research on the history of the project. Trustee Duros requested to be present with discussions with the architect.
4. CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM.
Manager Allison stated staff had prepared the capital budget for FY2002-2003. Engineer Brown went through the list. Trustee Williams had concerns on expenses for the old village hall. Mr. Teich stated the Cable Studio and the Board of Fire & Police Commission would be staying in the building. Mr. Laudenslager stated HVAC system would need work. A study would need to be done as to potential users of the building and a fairness agreement would have to be created. Trustee Hebda inquired what work would be needed on the Deerpath coverts. Trustee Ryg inquired what work would be done on street analysis and sidewalk replacement. The 5-year plan would be brought back for further discussion.
5. NIKE-FAIRWAY DRIVE (STP) IMPROVEMENT COSTS.
Village Engineer Brown went through the budget and expenditures for improvements at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and Fairway Drive extension. Trustee Hebda stated an ad-hoc committee could be established for discussions on the shelter.
Motion by Trustee Henley, second by Trustee Hebda to adjourn the Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll call vote:
Ayes: 5-Duros, Hebda, Henley, Ryg, Williams
Absent: 1- Koch
Motion declared carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
Linda Pelletier, Deputy Village Clerk Roger L. Byrne, Village President