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									Regular Meeting
June 28, 2004

The regular meeting of the Bradley Village Board was held Monday, June 28, 2004 at the
Bradley Municipal Hall at 6:30 p.m. President Balthazor presided. On roll call were
Trustees: Martin, Redmond, Adams, Coy, Foy and Gadbois. All were present.

A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to approve the
minutes of the regular Board meeting dated June 14, 2004 as presented. 6 Ayes. 0 nays.
Motion carried.


   1. A thank you from Don and Sharon Kufner.

President Balthazor proclaimed August 13-15, 2004 as Our Family Affair Days in the Village
of Bradley in honor of the Jones Family Reunion.

There were no petitions presented.


Kathy Tanner, 260 N. Michigan, was present to object to the skateboarding and rollerblading
in her neighborhood. It has become quite a problem. The Mayor stated they would turn that
over to the Ordinance Committee to see if they can do anything about it. Mrs. Tanner also
presented some ordinances from other villages they could look at.

Maria Fenton, 157 S. Clinton, said she is having a problem with her sons who play basketball
behind their house and a neighborhood who keeps calling the police about the ball rolling
into his yard, hitting his garage and so on. President Balthazor said he and the Chief would
look into it.


POLICE DEPARTMENT-Chief Kufner stated that on Saturday July 3, 2004 there will be an
auction at the Public Works garage from 8-10:30 a.m. This is mostly unclaimed and
abandoned property. He also stated that they have sold two used police vehicles for $4,500

PUBLIC WORKS-Supt Erickson stated that Trustee Adams had his report.

BUILDING STANDARDS/UTILITIES-Supt Cullins gave the inspection report for May
2004 as follows: Electrical 48, Plumbing 56, HVAC 27, Fire Safety 27 and Building 86.
There were 244 total inspections for 101 building permits issued with a construction value of
$2,513,771.50 and permit fees of $6,475. Trustee Gadbois asked how many permits were
issued for the grace period so far for the second homes on properties. Supt. Cullins

responded that as do today’s date there had been no permits issued other than for LaMore &
Matthews. He also stated that one of the telecommunications companies was drilling and
went through one of our sewer mains. This may have had an adverse affect on our
surcharging for that interceptor. He is checking that for fact.

TREASURER-Treasurer Slovikoski was not present but Trustee Foy gave his report. The
corporate fund had revenues of $760,814.44 and disbursements of $699,604.82. In the sewer
fund revenues were $111,956.13 with disbursements of $91,952.50. A motion was made by
Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Redmond to accept the Treasurer’s Report as
presented. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by Trustee Coy to pay all bills and
accounts by recommendation of the Finance Committee. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.


UTILITIES & EXPANSION-Trustee Martin said he would like to see a meeting with the
Mayor, engineering firm and Supt Cullins on the sewer projects that are anticipated for the
new properties that have been annexed into the Village of Bradley. President Balthazor
stated that is a good idea and they’ll be setting up a meeting to do that.

PUBLIC WORKS-Trustee Adams set a meeting of the Public Works Department for June 30
at 4 p.m. He also reported on Cardinal Drive stating that on Thursday and Friday of this
week they will be prepping for blacktop and they should be blacktopping the following week.
At the June 30th meeting they will be looking at memorials for planting trees in the parks.

ORDINANCE/BUILDING/CODE-Attorney Smietanski then presented the following:

A. Ordinance O-6-04-2, an ordinance for the Water Tower Plaza annexation directly south
   of Michael’s. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Adams
   to adopt Ordinance O-6-04-2. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.
B. Ordinance O-6-04-3, to authorize the execution of the Water Tower Plaza Annexation
   Agreement. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to
   adopt Ordinance O- 6-04-3. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.
C. Ordinance O-6-04-5, an ordinance to establish prevailing wages for Public Works in the
   Village of Bradley. This was first reading.
D. Ordinance O-6-04-6, the annual appropriations ordinance. This is also on first reading.
   The Public Hearing prior to this meeting was for this ordinance.
E. Ordinance O-6-04-7, an ordinance authorizing the sale of items of personal property by
   the Police Department. Mainly for a 1992 Suzuki Quadrunner 250 all terrain vehicle and
   miscellaneous office equipment and furniture. A motion was made by Trustee Adams
   and seconded by Trustee Coy to waive the two reading rule by a two thirds vote. 6 Ayes.
   0 Nays. Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by
   Trustee Gadbois to adopt Ordinance O- 6-04-7. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.

LICENSE, ZONING, PLANNING & GRANTS-Trustee Gadbois said her committee met
and discussed business licensing, landlord licensing and transient vendors. All three items
are works in progress.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE-President Balthazor stated the air conditioning and roof bids
have been awarded for this building. They are also seeking bids for the fence around the
building and parking lot and the swipe card system for doors and gas pumps. The fencing
and swipe card system are on a grant through Homeland Security.

INSURANCE & FINANCE-Trustee Foy set a committee meeting for June 30 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS-President Balthazor just wanted to make some comments
regarding a massive subdivision that was in the paper for the corner of Larry Power Road and
Cardinal Drive. He stated that there have been no formal applications for the subdivision of
approximately 1,058 homes called Summerfield of Bradley. They have had conversations
but no formal applications have been received.


PLANNING COMMISSION-Chairman Ryland Gagnon gave his report on their meeting
held on June 22 for a Special Use request at 368 S. Schuyler for Woody’s Smoke Shop. The
property is currently zoned manufacturing so a special use permit is needed for anything
other than light manufacturing. Richard Woodruff addressed the Planning Commission
stating that his intention was to sell tobacco products and possibly putting in a humidor for
cigars, lighters, chips, soft drinks and newspapers. The hours would be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The
Commission inquired whether Mr. Woodruff had any intentions of putting in licensed
amusement machines. He said he did not at this time. Mr. Woodruff also stated he would
not accept any restrictions on his retail Special Use permit if he decided to change his
business to sell cell phones. He felt he should be allowed to do so if he had the Special Use
permit. A request was made to amend the Special Use request to include amusement
machines. This would require the request to be resubmitted and a new mailing and public
notice request to be completed. A motion was made by to deny Woody’s Smoke Shop Inc.
as the owner was not clear what his intentions are for the business. The motion was
approved to deny the Special Use request on a vote of 7 in favor and 1 abstention. There was
a note that Mr. Gagnon attached to his report stating that Mr. Leutloff called the Planning
Commission Chairman on June 23, 2004, the day after the Special Use hearing, stating he
was withdrawing the special use request. He believes he has another business interested in
renting his building and they will not have poker machines. Mr. Leutloff is the owner of the
building at 368 S. Schuyler and was remodeling it. A motion was made by Trustee Redmond
and seconded by Trustee Adams to concur with the Planning Commission report. 6 Ayes. 0
Nays. Motion carried.


The agenda included the Employee Assistance Program but was not discussed because it had
already been resolved.


Trustee Gadbois reported on a meeting she was in with Mall Manager John Munsch
regarding security at the mall and possibly putting a substation at the mall. Other things were
looked at such as the Visitor and Convention Bureau and also the Historical Society. This is
an ongoing conversation at the present time.

President Balthazor stated that it was intention to reappoint all Department Heads and
Trustee assignments. If there were no objections, he would entertain a motion. A motion
was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Foy to concur with President
Balthazor’s appointments. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried.

There was also a discussion about an ordinance for dogs and cats. Since we had a recent
attack of some Police Officers by some vicious dogs, the Mayor thinks its time we look into
having a vicious cat and dog ordinance. Trustee Foy was wondering if violators couldn’t be
adjudicated such as we do with our parking violations. It was explained by Attorney
Smietanski that there is no adjudication for that, they would go to regular court but it will be
looked into that we have some kind of ordinance to protect, not only Police Officers, but
children and all village residents from vicious dogs and cats.

President Balthazor also stated that there would be a strategy meeting on Saturday July 31,
2004 at 8 a.m. at Quality Inn. It would be about a two hour session.


As there was no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by
Trustee Redmond to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michael J. LaGesse, Village Clerk


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