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					Regular Meeting
October 27, 2008

CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Bradley Village Board was called to order on Monday, October 27, 2008
at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Municipal Hall. President Kent presided. On roll call were Trustees:
Martin, Adams, Coy, Foy, Gadbois and Balthazor. All trustees were present.

PRESENTATION OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Trustee Balthazor and seconded by Trustee Adams to approve the minutes of
the regular Board meeting dated October 13, 2008 as printed and presented. 4 ayes. 0 nays. 2
abstained. Motion carried. Trustees Foy and Gadbois abstained.

PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATIONS
There were no communications.

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE-President Kent recognized all the new facades in different
stages of improvement on businesses in the Village of Bradley. He also read a letter from Amanda
Lindstrom, who is presently a police officer (Badge #118) in the village of Winfield, Illinois,
regarding her participation in the DARE program when she was in grade school back around 1990-
1991. She now has gone through DARE training as a Police Officer and she wanted the village to
know how she appreciated the training she got from our DARE officers when she was in grade
school. President Kent also welcomed Bed, Bath and Beyond and Dick’s Sporting Goods. He stated
they are welcome additions to the village.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS
There were no petitions presented.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
There was no public comment.

REPORT OF VILLAGE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS
POLICE DEPARTMENT-Chief Kufner stated that the Police Department is currently doing a
citizen’s survey online. You can go to www.bradleypolice.com and take part in the survey.

TREASURER-Treasurer Slovikoski gave the report for September 2008. The revenues in
the Corporate Fund were $1,466,265 and expenses were $887,052. The large disparity was
due to the fact that real estate taxes are still coming in. In the Sewer Fund the revenues were
$223,672 and the expenses were $127,305. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and
seconded by Trustee Adams to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented. 6 ayes. 0 nays.
Motion carried.

PRESENTATION OF BILLS AND ACCOUNTS
A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Balthazor to pay all bills and
accounts by recommendation of the Finance Committee. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES

PUBLIC WORKS-Trustee Adams stated there would a meeting of the Parks Committee on
November 6, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. They will be discussing use of the baseball fields and vandalism in
the parks.



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ORDINANCE & TECHNOLOGY-The following were presented:
  A. O-10-08-1, adopting the 2008 National Electrical Code and amendments to replace the 2003
     Code currently in use. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Coy
     to adopt Ordinance O-10-08-1. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.
  B. O-10-8-5, an ordinance to combine the Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
     The intent of the ordinance is to reduce costs and to simplify the process for appeals and
     variances. Numerous municipalities have combined and in Bradley, three members of
     Zoning also serve on the Plan Commission. The ordinance includes the continuation of a
     nine-member combined board consistent with the current nine-person Plan Commission
     board. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Balthazor to adopt
     Ordinance O-10-08-5. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.
  C. O-10-08-7, an ordinance regarding Foreign Fire Insurance. The State Legislature enacted
     Statute PA 09508-08-07 on August 12, 2008 that returns the receipt and control of the foreign
     fire insurance funds to a Fire Department Insurance Board. Until enacted, the Municipal
     Comptroller/Treasurer had received the funds on behalf of the village. The legislation
     provides for the establishment of a foreign fire insurance board. The ordinance provides for
     the consistency with statute. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee
     Balthazor to waive the two readings rule by a two-thirds vote. 7 ayes. 0 nays. Motion
     carried. President Kent voted aye. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by
     Trustee Martin to adopt O-10-08-7. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.
  D. O-10-08-8, authorizing the IMLRMA Min-Max Agreement. The ordinance provides for the
     selection of the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association (IMLRMA) for
     General and Auto Liability, Workers’ Compensation including Employers Liability, Public
     Official’s Liability, municipality owned autos and equipment, Public Official Bonds,
     replacement cost on fire-fighting vehicles and other insurance coverage. The cheapest
     renewal on regular IMLRMA coverage is $351,004.64, while Min/Max 2009 renewal, if paid
     by 11/21/08 is $300,811. The renewal amount if paid after that date and before 12/12/08 is
     $306,950. Waiving the required two reading will save $6,139 if we get it in by the November
     21, 2008 date. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Adams to waive
     the two readings rule by a two-thirds vote. 7 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. President Kent
     voted aye. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to adopt
     Ordinance O-10-08-08 authorizing the IMLRMA Min-Max agreement. 6 ayes. 0 nays.
     Motion carried.
  E. O-10-08-9, special use request for 298 S. Schuyler. The Plan Commission met on Tuesday
     October 21, 2008 and approved the recommendation for the Board of Trustees to approve the
     special use request for a tobacco shop for the retail sales of tobacco products in the rear
     portion of the building. In addition to retail sales, poker machines will be placed in the
     establishment; however, no adult entertainment materials will be sold. There was one
     dissenting vote on the Plan Commission. This was first reading of O-10-08-9.
  F. O-10-08-10, special use denial 306 S. Schuyler. At this time, President Kent called on
     Chairman Ryland Gagnon for the Plan Commission report. The Plan Commission met on
     Tuesday, October 21, 2008 for two items on the agenda. The first was a special use request
     for a tavern at 306 S. Schuyler Avenue, which is presently Mickey’s Book and Novelties
     Shop located in an M-I district. Mike LaCost, applicant, was present to answer any
     questions. There were about eight people present at the meeting representing four families in
     the area that were against the special use of a tavern at that location. After swearing in,
     public comment came from Ms. Lois Walters of 284 S. Schuyler. She spoke against granting
     a special use for a tavern. She had numerous issues with Shooters, which is located on the
     other side of her property. Billy Stowe of 249 E. 6 th in Herscher spoke against granting the
     special use. She and her husband own the two properties behind the proposed tavern. Terry
     Stowe, of the same Herscher address, spoke against granting the special use. She questioned
     whether Bradley needed another tavern and asked if there were plans for an outdoor beer
     garden. If there was, an ordinance would require Mr. LaCost to put up an onsite sound

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   barrier around the property. He also feels the location is too close to a school and dangerous
   to children going to and from school. Nicholas Stowe, of 317 S. Dearborn, encouraged Mr.
   LaCost to put something more positive on this site because Bradley already has enough
   taverns. Nola Stowe, also of 317 S. Dearborn, mentioned problems with noise on weekends
   from tavern traffic and was also concerned about the many children in the area. Dave Lecocq
   of 430 S. Schuyler, is concerned about the traffic. He stated there are currently problems
   with motorcycle traffic and traffic noise from Shooters. The Plan Commission, under finding
   of fact, would have to show that the approval of special use is in the public interest and not
   solely for the interest of the applicant and that such use will not, under the circumstances of
   the particular case, be detrimental to the health safety and morals or general welfare of
   persons residing or working in the vicinity or injurious to property values or improvements in
   the vicinity. The Plan Commission voted eight ayes and no nays to deny the request. The
   other item on their agenda was a special use request for a tobacco shop in the rear portion of
   298 S. Schuyler. Presently in the front of the building is the Animal House pet shop. There
   was some concern over parking where there is only gravel, which would have to be paved.
   Lighting would also have to be addressed. The Plan Commission voted 7 ayes to 1 nay to
   recommend approval of the special use request for a tobacco shop at 298 S. Schuyler.
   Following the Plan Commission report, Ordinance O-10-08-10 remained on first reading.
G. R-10-08-1, a resolution concerning identity theft. New federal regulations known as “red flag
   rules,” require financial institutions and creditors to develop and implement written identity-
   theft-prevention programs. Because of the definition of “Creditor,” the village would fall
   under that since we issue services and collect money later, such as a sewer billing. A
   program must be in place by November 1, 2008. The regulations require a written program
   that includes reasonable polices and procedures that are designed to detect, prevent, and
   mitigate identify theft in connection with existing accounts and the opening of a new account.
   The program must identify and detect relevant warning signs (or “red flags”) of identity theft.
   Given the deadline for the program, a motion to waive the required two reading was
   requested. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Balthazor to
   waive the two readings rule by a two-thirds vote. 7 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. President
   Kent voted aye. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Coy to
   adopt Resolution R-10-08-1. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.
H. R-10-08-2, a resolution authorizing the execution of a release of the mortgage dated January
   26, 2006 and Recorded as Document #235213 for Abitare. Abitare has declared bankruptcy
   and has defaulted on its Revolving Loan. The Village holds the second mortgage. The
   amount owned the bank far exceeds the assets available. Even if successful, the bank will not
   be able to recover all of their money. The bank has requested that the village provide it with a
   release of lien held by the village so they can avoid the expense of filing a foreclosure action
   again the village. While the village is under no obligation to provide the release, the village
   can avoid the costs of defending the foreclosure suit. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and
   seconded by Trustee Coy to approve R-10-08-2. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.
I. R-10-08-3, a resolution authorizing the Village Administrator to sign IDOT agreements for
   the Safe Routes to Schools. IDOT has reviewed the engineering agreement for Safe Routes
   to School project for the installation of traffic signals at Schuyler Avenue and Broadway and
   two 3-way stops for $275,000. IDOT is prepared to approve the projects for state bidding but
   has the requirement that the Village Board authorize the Village Administrator to sign the
   intergovernmental agreements between IDOT and the village. Since the grant was written by
   the Village Administrator, they want her signature on it. Trustee Martin questioned if having
   these stoplights at Broadway and Schuyler, if it would back up traffic under the underpass all
   the way to Washington Avenue where there will now be a three-way stop sign, which could
   cause more confusion for southbound people turning east off of Washington. President Kent
   stated that he would ask for an intersection design study either provided by IDOT or our
   village engineer before this project proceeds so the question of the backup of traffic could be
   answered. The timing of those lights could be sufficient for that not to cause the backup and

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        relieve both congestion and Trustee Martin’s concerns. A motion was made by Trustee
        Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Foy to approve R-10-08-3. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion
        carried.

INSURANCE & FINANCE-Trustee Foy reported at their committee meeting this evening the
committee asked for an expenditure of Broadway TIF funds from the façade program for Creative
Styles at 1022 W. Broadway in the amount of $6,648.10. A motion was made by Trustee Foy and
seconded by Trustee Balthazor to approve expenditure of those funds. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion
carried.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES
PLAN COMMISSION -a motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to
accept the report previously given by Chairman Gagnon. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.

CIVIC & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS-it was announced that the theme this year for the Christmas
parade is “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow”.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
There was no unfinished business presented.

NEW BUSINESS
At the August 11, 2008 Board meeting it was reported that IDOT opened the Cardinal Drive
improvement bids on August 1, 2008, in Springfield. The low bid was $2,158,990.88. It was the
Kankakee Valley Construction Company bid. There were only two bids. The project was estimated at
$1,545,000, with $1,236,000 provided by the Federal Highway Authority (FHA) through IDOT and
$309,000 provided by the village. Since the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Transportation Improvement Project (TIP) set the amount of the federal share, the entire amount of
the difference in the estimate and the bid ($613,990.88) would have to have been paid by the village,
raising its share from $309,000 to $922,990. The dramatic increase was due to the increase in the
price of oil and the resulting increase in asphalt. As requested, the Board rejected all bids, targeting a
spring 2009 new bid letting. At the October 22, 2008 meeting of the MPO, the Village of Bradley
requested reconsideration of the funding distribution of the Cardinal Drive Project. The MPO voted
unanimously to set the funding level of the FHA at 80% of the final bid amount. If the August 1, 2008
bid amount is used as an example, the federal share would increase to $1,727,192.04 and the village
amount would be reduced to $431,798.18, a savings of $561,191.82. The new amount is still
$122,798.18 more than the previously Board approved amount. The price of oil has dropped to less
than $70 per barrel. The new bid amounts could be less. The FHA is anticipated to require an
amendment to the TIP be filed by the MPO. A motion was made by Trustee Balthazor and seconded
by Trustee Adams to approve the continued support and to seek inclusion in the January 2009 IDOT
bid date. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.

A request for border installation around the sign at Ponikvar Park in an amount not to exceed $4,000
was presented. There was some question whether the funds were available. A motion was made by
Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Balthazor to approve the expenditure if the funds are
available. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.

Applications for projects for the second phase of the Safe Routes to Schools Grant are due December
1, 2008. Phase 2 of the grant allows for a maximum of $250,000 per municipality/school. The
funding for Phase 2 is for the next two years and completes the federal appropriation for the grant.
There is no assurance that the grant will be reauthorized. The Village and Bradley School District 61
submitted seven (7) projects in the Phase 1 of the grant and the Board of Trustees authorized a letter
in support of the projects. Two projects were funded, ILSRTS9, the traffic signals at Schuyler and
Broadway 3-way and 4-Way stop signs at Michigan and North and Madison and North, and

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ILSRTS10, the ADA compliant ramp on the sidewalk at the west end of the Broadway railroad
underpass. Given the restrictions of Phase 2 of the grant, two additional projects will be submitted for
consideration this cycle. Project #8 provides for the installation of multi-use paths along Lion’s Park
from Kennedy Drive west to Croswell and north along the west side of Croswell to the Perry Farm
path entrance at the west end of Perry Street. Project #11 provides for a multi-use path from West
Broadway to East Broadway on the east side of Schuyler Avenue. Estimated cost for Project #8 is
$98,540 and $147,875 for Project # 11, for a total of $246,415. A motion to support the submission of
the application for the inclusion of these two projects in Phase 2 of the grant will provide the
authorization for the creation of the letter of support from the Board of Trustees that must accompany
the application. A motion was made by Trustee Balthazor and seconded by Trustee Coy to approve
application for Phase 2 of the Safe Routes to School project. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Trustee Balthazor and seconded by Trustee Martin to adjourn the meeting. 6
ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,



Michael J. LaGesse
Village Clerk




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