COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS
AUGUST 6, 2002
IN ATTENDANCE: President Pro-tem Henley called the meeting to order at 7:50 p.m. The following Trustees were present: Duros, Henley, Koch, Ryg and Williams.
Also present were Village Manager Allison, Assistant Village Manager Kalmar, Finance Director Nakrin, Deputy Chief Kincaid, Building Commissioner Gerth, Public Works Director Laudenslager, Village Engineer Brown, Village Attorney Geo-Karis & Corporation Counsel Citron.
Motion by Trustee Henley, second by Trustee Ryg to hold this item over to the next meeting. The rest of the Board members present voiced their approval.
a. Ball Field Layout/ Concession Design. Staff brought back to the Board the question of the design of the four ball fields in the shape of a pinwheel. It was desired to make sure Board members were aware of what was now in the plan. Trustee Duros asked the question, What are we trying to accomplish with these fields? After a discussion Trustee Duros made the following recommendations:
Motion by Trustee Duros, second by Trustee Williams for approval. Roll call vote:
Ayes: 5- Williams, Henley, Koch, Ryg, Duros
Motion declared carried.
b. Northeast Corner Basin/ Navy Status.
Staff gave an update on the Navy's work to remove the missile magazines and the possibility to change the locations of the detention ponds.
c. Street Naming/Signage.
Manager Allison informed the Committee of the Whole that a group from the high school had gotten together to discuss possible names for the road that connects to Fairway; Curtis, Avenger and Wolverine. Trustee Ryg noted that some designation should remain of the history of the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.
Members of the design team and management of the Vernon Hills National Bank came before the Committee to show their concept of both a temporary bank facility with a drive thru to be located at the eastern end of the parking lot at Vernon Plaza shopping Center at Aspen Drive and Route 60 and the permanent facility to be located upon either the Clavey Site or the Lederman parcel. The design of the permanent structure was depicted as Prairie style. Temporary structure: Trustee Williams commented on the status of the parking and the location of the existing dumpsters behind the center. The petitioner responded that they would need to review. Trustee Duros asked about the status of the development of the Clavey Site and that the bank would be relying on someone else to be the lead on the establishment of the infrastructure. Assistant Manager Kalmar stated that it might be 18-24 months before the permanent bank was completed. Trustee Koch asked if there were any vacancies at the center and the petitioner responded no. Koch also voiced concerns over parking. Trustee Ryg asked whether there was room to bypass around the drive-thru.
Assistant Manager Kalmar gave a status of what procedures this project would have to follow. He noted that temporary buildings/structures are not permitted in the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance will need to have a text amendment to add temporary structures as a special use and there will also need to be a special use for the drive-thru. There will be a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission and then this issue will return to the Village Board. Assistant Manager Kalmar presented a list of information and discussion items that should be addressed and the Committee concurred:
The meeting adjourned at 9:29 p.m.
Evan Teich, Asst. to the Village Manager Roger L. Byrne, Village President