COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS
MARCH 18, 2003
IN ATTENDANCE: 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 Citron and Assistant to the Village Manager Teich.
1. WEST NILE VIRUS & CLARK MOSQUITO 2003 PROGRAM PRESENTATION.
A representative from Clark Mosquito gave the Committee an overview of the program and spelled out specific things residents could do to lessen the likelihood of having their backyards become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
2. MILWAUKEE AVENUE MEDIAN LANDSCAPING.
Manager Allison noted to the Committee that the Village of Libertyville has agreed to share in the costs of the new median on Milwaukee, near POD I. We will ask Libertyville to supply the water to the median and we will maintain it.
3. RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL GENERATORS-VILLAGE STANDARDS.
Building Commissioner Gerth presented to the Commission several aspects of our current zoning and building codes as they relate to the placement of temporary electrical generators. The Committee asked questions about the size of these generators and the noise that they produce. Motion by Trustee Koch, second by Trustee Williams to have Mr. Gerth proceed with developing standards and proposing changes to the related ordinances. Roll call vote:
AYES: 5-Duros, Hebda, Koch, Williams, Cashman
Motion declared carried.
4. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 13-NUISANCES, AS IT RELATES TO EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND THE USE OF RECREATIONAL STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT UPON RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTY.
Building Commissioner Gerth has been looking into this issue for some time and believes that the Village should add language within Chapter 13 that address exterior lighting and the use of recreational structures in residentially-zoned districts. The Committee agreed and directed Mr. Gerth to take this matter before the Planning and Zoning Commission.
5. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE VILLAGE'S ZONING ORDINANCE ARTICLE 4-GENERAL REGULATIONS, AS IT RELATES TO THE TYPE, LOCATION, AND USE OF RECREATIONAL STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT UPON RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTY.
See Item 4.
Motion by Trustee Hebda, seconded by Trustee Duros to adjourn the Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll call vote:
AYES: 5-Hebda, Duros, Koch, Williams, Cashman
NAYS: 0- None
ABSENT: 1- Henley
Motion declared carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.
Evan Teich Roger L. Byrne
Assistant to the Village Manager Village President