MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE, ILLINOIS HELD ON
JANUARY 11, 2001
2 I. CALL TO ORDER
4 Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
6 II. ROLL CALL
8 Upon Roll Call by Clerk Nystrom the following were:
10 PRESENT: Trustees Hundman, Cunningham, Murphy, Byrne, Szerlag, Frank, and
11 Mayor Murphy.
12 ABSENT: None
13 STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Perry, Mr. Bahan, Mr. Black, Ms. Hulseberg, Chief Korous, Mr.
14 Khan, and Attorney Good
16 III. INVOCATION
17 IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
19 The Kqukudal Tribe of Indian Princess’ led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Murphy
20 recognized the members of the Kqukudal Tribe and thanked them for their participation
21 in the meeting.
23 V. SPECIAL AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITION
25 Mayor Murphy recognized Chief Korous for the purpose of presenting two Citizen
26 Recognition Wards. The first award was presented to Jason Hausknecht and read as
27 follows: On October 10th Mr. Hausknecht while listening to a police radio scanner,
28 responded to a Woodridge Police Department dispatch regarding a hit and run accident at
29 the Mac Donald’s Restaurant located on 75th Street and Janes Avenue. During the course
30 of the radio dispatch it gave a vehicle description, and the license plate number of the
31 offending vehicle. A short time later Mr. Hausknecht observed the offending vehicle
32 pulling into the driveway of a single family home. The driver exited the vehicle only to
33 run into the house. Mr. Hausknecht telephoned the Woodridge Police and related his
34 observations to the dispatcher. He remained at the scene until the arrival of the
35 Woodridge Police Officers at which time he related what he observed and pointed out the
36 home into which the offender had run. The offender was later arrested for driving under
37 the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked driver’s license
38 and possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Hausknecht observations and subsequent
39 actions resulted in the apprehension of an intoxicated hit and run driver and recovery of a
40 controlled substance. He was instrumental in the removal of another dangerous driver
41 from our community’s roadways and for his actions we would like to present him with
42 our Citizens Award.
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3 The second award was presented to Steven Liskowski and read as follows: On or about
4 June 8th Steven Liskowski witnessed a traffic accident in which the driver of the striking
5 vehicle did not stop at the scene. Mr. Liskowski proceeded after the offending vehicle
6 and subsequently drove around the vehicle, forcing it to pull over, and detained the
7 offender until the arrival of Woodridge Police Officers. Mr. Liskowski’s actions
8 prevented a hit and run driver from evading apprehension. For his efforts and willingness
9 to get involved, his assistance to the Woodridge Police Department, and his contribution
10 to the community as a whole we would like to present him with this Citizens Award.
12 Mayor Murphy congratulated Mr. Hausknecht and Mr. Liskowski on behalf of the Board,
13 Clerk and residents for their actions and willingness to get involved.
15 Mayor Murphy recognized Chief Korous for the purpose of recognizing Mary Norris on
16 her 5th anniversary of service to the Village. Mayor Murphy presented Ms. Norris with a
17 gift of appreciation from the Village and expressed appreciation for her years of service
18 on behalf of the Board and residents. Mayor Murphy also recognized Michael Norris for
19 his participation in Students in Government Day here in the Village.
21 VI. QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
23 Mayor Murphy recognized Mr. Robert Vavra, 6824 Woodridge Drive. He congratulated
24 the Public Works Department in their efforts to assist new residents in repairing a water
25 main break. He complemented Public Service employees in their efforts during extreme
26 weather conditions over a weekend, demonstrating tremendous professionalism and
27 impressing new Woodridge residents.
29 Mr. Vavra requested information regarding AT&T Broadband Service. Trustee Murphy
30 indicated that with little notice AT&T changed service. Trustee Murphy indicated that as
31 of December 15th Broadband service was available to most sections of the Village.
33 VII. OMNIBUS VOTE
35 MOTION by Trustee Cunningham, seconded by Trustee Frank to approve items A and B,
36 which included proposed RESOLUTION NO. R01-2001, AUTHORIZING THE
37 MAYOR AND VILLAGE CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR
38 CONSULTANT SERVICES BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE AND
39 BRW, INC., - MISCELLANEOUS BIKEWAY CONNECTIONS (HOBSON ROAD,
40 71st AND 83RD STREETS), and a Request to purchase seven (7) police pursuit vehicles
41 through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative, and acceptance of items C through E,
42 which included, Accounts Payable Register dated 01/11/01, Manual Check Register dated
43 12/31/00 and Minutes of Specially Called Board Meeting dated 12//02/00, and Regular
44 Board Meeting dated 12/14/00.
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3 ROLL CALL
4 AYES: Trustees Byrne, Murphy, Szerlag, Cunningham, Frank and Hundman
5 NAYES: None
6 MOTION APPROVED
8 VIII. PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE –
11 IX. MAYOR’S REPORT
13 Mayor Murphy expressed appreciation and complements to the Public Services
14 Department on its excellent performance in maintaining the streets of Woodridge during
15 extreme weather conditions during the month of December.
17 Mayor Murphy recognized Mr. John Lockerby, Management Analyst for his selection as
18 one of two recipients of IRMAs Public Risk Management Scholarship Award Program.
19 This will allow him to become more knowledgeable in this important area at no expense
20 to the Village and will benefit our community as well.
22 Mayor Murphy congratulated Janice Jakelja for her selection to serve on IRMA
23 Operations Committee and also for becoming President of the Woodridge Kiwanis.
25 X. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – None
26 XI. ACTIVE AGENDA – None
27 XII. UNFINISHED AND NEW BUSINESS – None
28 XIII. ADJOURNMENT
30 MOTION BY Trustee Cunningham, seconded by Trustee Frank to adjourn the Regular
31 Board Meeting.
33 VOICE VOTE
34 MOTION APPROVED
36 The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Trustees was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
38 Respectfully Submitted
41 Eileene Nystrom
42 Village Clerk
44 APPROVED: _________________________
46 DATE: _________________________