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					Regular Meeting April 25, 2005 CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Bradley Village Board was held Monday, April 25, 2005 at the Bradley Municipal Hall at 6:30 p.m. President Balthazor presided. On roll call were Trustees: Martin, Redmond, Adams, Foy and Gadbois. Trustee Coy was absent. PRESENTATION OF MINUTES A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Martin to approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting dated April 11, 2005. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATIONS 1. A request from Mr. & Mrs. Byers who reside at 724 N. Madison, stating they are moving May 4-8, 2005. They would like to use their own semi-truck for moving purposes. It was stated that the neighbors are aware of it and it will not be parked on the street overnight. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Adams to approve their request for the use of the extra-large vehicle on their street. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. President Balthazor read a proclamation declaring the month of May 2005 as Motorcycle Awareness Month as requested by A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, who have 558,000 members throughout the state. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS There were no petitions presented. PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS Tom Farrell of 436 N. Washington stated the bridge by Security Lumber on Lawn Street is clogging up again and needs brush removal. REPORT OF VILLAGE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS POLICE DEPARTMENT-Chief Kufner stated that the first Community Policing billboard has been located at Clinton and Broadway. It also has a tip line phone number on it. He said this is one of many that will be placed throughout the village. He also stated there will be an Open House of the Police Department on May 15, 2005 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. He also stated that last week was National Volunteer Week. Chief Kufner commended Rev. Hank Roso, who was also nominated by the village for a volunteer award from the Junior League of Kankakee. Police Department Secretary Angela Heitz then presented Rev. Roso a plaque from the Village of Bradley signifying his nomination and all the good works he does for the employees and residents of the village all year long. BUILDING STANDARDS-Supt. Cullins thanked President Balthazor for his four years of service and cooperation with the Building Standards Department. TREASURER-Treasurer Slovikoski gave the report for the month of March 2005. The corporate fund had revenues of $802,519 and disbursements of $779,077. Treasurer
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Slovikoski stated there were two extraordinary expenses in the corporate fund. One was the quarterly payment of $168,000 on the east-west street project and the other was the purchase of a new vehicle for the Public Works Department. In the sewer fund revenues were $145,510 with disbursements of $81,042. A motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by Trustee Martin to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. PRESENTATION OF BILLS AND ACCOUNTS A motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by Trustee Adams to pay all bills and accounts by recommendation of the Finance Committee. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES UTILITIES & EXPANSION-Trustee Martin spoke on the continuing effort to clean up the Village of Bradley and asked for the cooperation of all the residents. PUBLIC WORKS-Trustee Adams stated there would be a Parks Committee meeting on Wednesday April 27 at 4:30 p.m. The agenda includes park upgrades throughout the village. He also brought up the fact the summer help is now needed for summer maintenance. They will be hiring college students as of May 16, 2005, which is a new pay period. They will also be hiring high school students in June. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Redmond to hire a total of ten people for the summer work program. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. He briefly read what would be done with the Motor Fuel Tax Summer Street Maintenance Program. He referred that to a Resolution that will be presented later in the meeting. POLICE & FIRE-In the absence of Trustee Coy, Trustee Foy reported there was a meeting of the Police & Fire Committee on April 18. There were two requests that came from that meeting. The first was the Committee recommends approval of the purchase of new ambulance. The one to be replaced is ten years old and in need of repairs. The cost of the new ambulance is $115,109 and will come from the appropriations for the next fiscal year. The delivery will be in four to six months. It was stated that the usual way that this is done is that the full payment is made at time of delivery. There were some questions about financing. The Treasurer was directed to look into financing of this ambulance through local banking institutions. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Adams to purchase the new ambulance at a cost of $115,109. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. The second item from the committee meeting was an Auto Aid Agreement with the City of Kankakee. Chief Wilder spoke to this Auto Aid formula, which is simply the fact that if there is a call in Kankakee or Bradley, the other department will send one engine to the scene as help is needed. If no help is needed, it is simply turned back. This program saves time and money with an additional engine being there when needed. We do have the same agreement with the Village of Bourbonnais. The Auto Aid Agreement will run between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2007. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Foy to approve the Auto Aid Agreement with the City of Kankakee for this period of time. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. ORDINANCE & TECHNOLOGY-The Planning Commission was asked for their report.
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Planning Commission Chairman Ryland Gagnon stated their meeting was held on April 12, 2005. There were four items on their agenda. They reviewed two preliminary plats: Pheasant Run of Bradley and Soldier Creek South. They also considered the final plat for Willowbrook Estates. They also looked into a Special Use request for furniture sales by Factory Brand Outlet in the Area Jobs building at 195 N. Euclid. They will need approximately 33,000 square feet of space. They will build 11,000 square feet of showroom on the northeast side of Area Jobs. The parking lot will be blacktopped and suitable for the parking of 20 vehicles in front of the showroom entrance. The business will employ about eight people. There were some questions from neighbors considering parking. One of the requirements will be that Factory Brand Outlet will install a sign stating “Factory Brand Outlet Parking Only” in front of their building. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Special Use Request. A motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by Trustee Martin to approve the report and the plat conditions that were set forth at that meeting. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. Attorney Smietanski presented the following: A. Ordinance O-4-05-1, an ordinance granting a Special Use for Factory Brand Outlet at 195 N. Euclid. The special use is needed since the location is in a Manufacturing District and one of the uses in this district is a furniture store. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to waive the two reading rule by a two thirds vote. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Redmond to adopt Ordinance O- 4-05-1. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. B. Resolution R-4-05-1, a resolution for the Motor Fuel Tax summer maintenance program in the amount of $500,000. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to approve Resolution R-4-05-1. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. LICENSE, ZONING, PLANNING & GRANTS-Trustee Gadbois stated at the last meeting, they discussed the field behind Lowe’s and Wal-Mart that is littered with bags and trash. There concerns will be turned over to the Code Department. BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS-President Balthazor stated the annual maintenance agreement for HVAC units at the Public Works Building and the Annex is up. The approximate cost each year is $1,386 for four scheduled maintenance visits. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Martin to approve the expenditure for the annual maintenance. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. INSURANCE & FINANCE-Trustee Foy stated the Finance Committee met on April 19 to discuss two items. One was the consolidation of the Revolving Loans for Quality Inn. This will combine the four current loans into one loan. The one loan would total $431,978.11, which will be paid off over a ten year period. This consolidation will lower their monthly payment from $6,565 to $4,146. The Finance Committee unanimously recommended approval of the consolidation. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Martin to approve the consolidation for Quality Inn. 4 Ayes. 0 Nays. 1 Abstain. Motion carried. Trustee Gadbois abstained. The second item was the façade grant program for Donald and Debbie’s Dog House on Broadway. They are rehabbing the front of the building with new brick and windows. The
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total cost is $7600. The façade grant would be half the amount, $3800. The $3800 will be paid directly to the vendors as the work is done. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Martin to approve the $3800 grant to Donald and Debbie’s Dog House for the façade work. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. It was stated the next meeting of the Finance Committee will be May 9 at 5 p.m. to discuss revolving loan funds. REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS-Chairman Mike Smith stated their next meeting will be May 5, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes a rescheduled appeal by Don Goodrich of 275 S. Douglas on a demolition order for a garage on that property. David Neblock has also requested a 41’ variance to construct a new building at 189 N. Kinzie. CONVENTION & VISITORS-Sharon Kufner presented the Board with the new Visitor’s Guide for this year from the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also stated it was voted best guide in Illinois. They have also been certified for films so if anyone wants to film in our County can do so. They also said there was a 40% increase in sales distribution. She presented Mayor Balthazor with a tee shirt and some goodies for the new incoming Mayor. UNFINISHED BUSINESS There was no unfinished business discussed. NEW BUSINESS President Balthazor made some comments on his four years as Village President and thanked the citizens, employees, girls in the office and the Board for their help. President Balthazor then gave the Oath of Office to Clerk Michael LaGesse. Clerk LaGesse gave the Oath of Office to Trustees Martin, Adams and Foy. President Balthazor then gave the Oath of Office to new Village President Gael Kent. President Kent introduced his wife, Liana and then directed a few comments to the audience, employees and residents. President Kent presented outgoing President Balthazor with a plaque for his years of service. President Kent then presided for the remainder of the meeting. Attorney Smietanski presented three resolutions for the approval of signatories for village accounts numbered 100161 (R-4-05-2), 715484 (R-4-05-3) and 100021 (R-4-05-4) with Homestar Bank. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Adams to approve the three resolutions with one motion. 5 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. ADJOURNMENT As there was no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Adams to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m. Respectfully Submitted,

Michael J. LaGesse, Village Clerk
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