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					Regular Meeting
May 8, 2006

CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Bradley Village Board was held Monday, May 8, 2006 at the
Bradley Municipal Hall at 6:30 p.m. President Kent presided. On roll call were Trustees:
Martin, Redmond, Adams, Coy, Foy and Gadbois.

PRESENTATION OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Coy to approve the minutes
of the regular Board meeting dated April 24, 2006 as printed. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion
carried.

PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATIONS

    1. A request from Donna Howell, 436 N. Wabash, for permission to plant a tree in the
       grassy area between the sidewalk and street, referred to as the terrace area. She is
       interested in planting a white dogwood, flowering cherry or a maple tree. A motion
       was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to approve the
       planting of the tree. 6 Ayes. 0 Nays. Motion carried. The stipulation was included
       that the types of trees she is requesting are included in an ordinance that is under
       consideration by the village.
    2. The Clerk read a memo from the Illinois Department of Transportation stating there
       will be an Open House/Public Hearing for the I57/Route 50 reconstruction for the
       I57 interchange at Route 50 and for the removal and replacement of four structures
       in Bradley. That meeting will take place May 25, 2006 at the Bradley Bourbonnais
       Chamber of Commerce building from 4-7 p.m.
    3. The Clerk also read a note that vending and business registration renewals will be
       mailed this week. All vending stickers and annual licenses expire on May 31, 2006.

President Kent varied from the agenda by asking Frank Johnson, Superintendent of
Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency plant, KRMA, for an explanation of the construction
process that is going on at the plant and what they are doing about the odor problem. Supt.
Johnson stated that it’s a $5.4 million construction project, with 85% geared toward upgrades
for odor control. The project is about 98% complete and should be finished by mid-August.
There were several comments by both Trustees and the public. One of the comments that
they thought some type of vanilla extract should be sprayed at peak times when the odor is
the worst to mask the odor. Supt. Johnson said he would look into this.

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE- President Kent recognized Christmas in April, the
employees of the village who helped on the house and also Labors Union #751 who supplied
eight volunteers to help on the house. He also recognized the Fire Up for Reading Program,
which was a combined effort between Bradley East students and the Bradley Fire
Department. There were 570 students involved who read 8,073 books. The students will be
given breakfast with the Fire Department. President Kent also read a letter from Delores
McLaughlin who wanted to thank the Police Department for their handling of a carjacking
which she was involved in.



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PROCLAMATIONS-President Kent proclaimed May as Foster Care Month in the Village
of Bradley. He also proclaimed National Police Week as May 14-21, 2006 with May 15
recognized as Police Officer Memorial Day in the Village of Bradley. President Kent stated
a ceremony for Police Officers’ Memorial Day will take place on May 20 at 10 a.m. at the
new County Sheriff’s Department on Justice Way.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS
There were no petitions presented.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
Lori Smietanski again spoke on the smoking ban. She said, after all she has presented to the
Board, that she thinks it is time to move forward with an ordinance.

REPORT OF VILLAGE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS
PUBLIC WORKS-Supt. Travis stated that Trustee Adams has the information for the 50/50
Curb and Sidewalk Replacement program under his committee.

BUILDING STANDARDS & UTILITIES- Supt. Cullins again thanked Mike Smith and
Local 751 for providing eight workers for the Christmas in April house sponsored by the
Village of Bradley.

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

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES

UTILITIES & EXPANSION-Trustee Martin stated that one of the pumps in the lift station
that provides service for east of Schuyler had to be taken out and rebuilt. The pump is now
back in action. The rock blasting for the Soldier Creek Interceptor is now about 50%
complete and should be finished by the end of May.

PUBLIC WORKS- A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Coy to
proceed with the Summer Recreation Program with funding the same as last year. 6 ayes. 0
nays. Motion carried. Trustee Adams reminded motorists to slow down around the parks
since school will be out soon and children will be out playing in the nice weather. He also
reminded residents they should not blow grass out into the street when mowing since there is
an ordinance prohibiting this and Code Enforcement will be issuing tickets. A motion was
made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee Redmond to approve the 50/50 Curb and
Sidewalk Replacement Program with the same funding as last year. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion
carried.

POLICE & FIRE-Trustee Coy had no report. President Kent noted the Trustees had the
Fire Chief’s Association Supplemental Report in their packets. He also stated he would like
a meeting set up with the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District to see if there was anything
they could put in place.



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ORDINANCE & TECHNOLOGY- Planning Commission Chairman Ryland Gagnon
reported there were five agenda items for their May 2, 2006 meeting. He addressed the first
four at this time with the fifth during his regular report. The first item was the Kennedy
Homes Phase II Final Plat request. It was unanimously approved with terms required in our
Village Engineer’s Letter of Recommendation. The Fire Department’s approval of hydrant
locations and the detention ponds will be dedicated to the Village of Bradley. The park land
fees amounted to $107,940.00. HomeStar Bank was on the agenda for zoning upon
annexation request was on the agenda but there was no representation so that was tabled until
the June 6th meeting. A Special Use request from Lonnie Kolwelter for carpet and tile
showroom and warehouse at 327 South Schuyler was unanimously approved. This property
is located in and M-I zoning and requires a Special Use Permit and Findings of Facts. Mr.
Kolwelter is working with Building Standards to bring the building and bathroom up to ADA
standards. He will have ample parking with some of the parking in the back of the building.
This area is not blacktopped at this time but he will work with Building Standards to
accomplish that and install proper lighting. The fourth item was unanimously approved for
the Preliminary and Final Plats for Taylor Dodge. The approval was based on the buildings
drawings from a previous meeting.

Attorney Smietanski presented the following:
    A. Ordinance O-5-06-1, an ordinance for a special use for Lonnie Kolwelter at 327 S.
       Schuyler for a carpet and tile showroom and warehouse. A motion was made by
       Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Redmond to waive the two readings rule by a
       two-thirds vote. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Foy
       and seconded by Trustee Gadbois to adopt Ordinance O-5-06-1. 6 ayes. 0 nays.
       Motion carried.
    B. Ordinance O-5-06-2, an ordinance adopting an amended Kankakee River Valley
       Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement. A public hearing has been held. The
       village aspect of this is the Route 50/St George Road area. A motion was made by
       Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Coy to waive the two readings rule by a
       two thirds vote. 5 ayes. 1 nay. Motion carried. Trustee Foy voted nay. A motion
       was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Adams to adopt Ordinance
       O-5-06-2. 5 ayes. 1 nay. Motion carried. Trustee Foy voted nay.
    C. Ordinance O-5-06-3, an ordinance adopting an amended Enterprise Zone and the
       Boundaries thereof. A motion was made by Trustee Adams and seconded by Trustee
       Martin to waive the two readings rule by a two thirds vote. 5 ayes. 1 nay. Motion
       carried. Trustee Foy voted nay. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and
       seconded by Trustee Adams to adopt Ordinance O-5-06-3. 5 ayes. 1 nay. Motion
       carried. Trustee Foy voted nay.

Trustee Redmond stated there would be a meeting of the Ordinance Committee on May 10 at
4:30 p.m. to review the fire sprinkler ordinance as pertains to the requirement for square
footage.

LICENSE, ZONING, PLANNING & GRANTS-Trustee Gadbois stated there would be a
meeting of her committee on June 1, 2006 at 5 p.m. They will be discussing and reviewing
the business licenses that registered as of May 31 st.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE-President Kent stated bids had been received for the roof
repairs over the Police Department. There was only one responsible bidder when bids were
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opened on May 4th. The bid from Langlois Roofing was for $24,230.00. A motion was
made by Trustee Foy and seconded by Trustee Martin to accept the bid of $24,230.00. It was
stipulated the work would begin the second full week of June after the Firemen’s Fish Fry
and should be completed by the first of July.

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS-President Kent stated the tri-village planning
meeting will be held on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Quality Inn. This is basically so the villages
of Bradley and Bourbonnais and the City of Kankakee are together on the future of the area.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

PLANNING COMMISSION-Chairman Gagnon reported on the fifth item from their May
2nd meeting which was to deny, with one abstention, a request for Special Use by General
Development Corporation to use the Area Jobs building at 199 N. Euclid for a mini storage
container warehousing. The applicant that made the request was not at the meeting to answer
questions. They also had some concerns about the safety of the building and some other
businesses in the building with outside storage containers in it and so denied the request. A
motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by Trustee Adams to concur with the
Planning Commission on the final plat for Kennedy Homes Phase II. 6 ayes. 0 nays.
Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Coy to
concur with the Planning Commission on the preliminary and final plats for Taylor Dodge. 6
ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Redmond and seconded by
Trustee Gadbois to approve the remainder of the Planning Commission report. 6 ayes. 0
nays. Motion carried.

POLICE & FIRE COMMISSION-Outgoing Chairman Ralph Sims stated that at the last
meeting on May 2, Jackie Hernandez was elected Chairman and John Arrington was elected
Secretary.

CIVIC & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE-Said they are working with the
Village Engineer about the speaker system with the lighting on Broadway for improvements
relative to the Christmas parade.

POLICY & PROCEDURE-Trustee Adams stated there will be a committee meeting on
May 17 at 5 p.m. to go over the final draft of the employee handbook.

BRADLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY-Trustee Martin reported on the open house that was
held. There were about 30 people in attendance. He also commended the President of the
Historical Society, Deputy Chief Coy, with a fine job.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Trustee Coy stated that he was going to bring up at the next meeting that he wants to draft an
ordinance for the smoking ban. This would be a request for the Ordinance Committee to
start drafting an ordinance to ban smoking in all restaurants in the Village of Bradley.

President Kent brought up the intergovernmental agreement with the Animal Control
Department. He stated there will be a counter offer to the County. They County had
suggested $20,000 per year. Our counter offer will be for $12,000 per year based on past
performance. There will also be two stipulations with one being a monthly reporting clause
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and a first right of refusal for overtime by our Animal Control Officer. It was also brought
up that either party could break the contract at any time.

President Kent also stated that the grant for the Bradley 315 Fest was submitted by the May
1st deadline. The grant will be for 2007 since the money had to be expended by July 1, 2006
and this would not give us enough time to put any together in 27 days. He also reported on
what types of in-kind service the village would provide including treasurer, liability
insurance and dram shop from the proceeds from the event and also in kind services from our
Police and Public Works departments.

NEW BUSINESS
President Kent wanted to check on the Roberts Rules of Order to see if, when voting on
motions, the person who makes the motion and the person who seconds should vote 1 st and
2nd instead of going in order of the roll call. This will be looked into further.

Trustee Adams stated there is some odor coming from the Route 50 Bunge plant. The mayor
will check to see if there is some way they could use spray like the vanilla extract also.

A motion was made by Trustee Gadbois and seconded by Trustee Martin to go into Closed
Session according to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1) to discuss personnel, compensation and
employment. 6 ayes. 0 nays. Motion carried. The Board entered into Closed Session at
7:53 p.m.

The Board returned from Closed Session at 8:46 p.m.

There was some discussion about realtor’s signs in the ordinance and where they can place
signs when they are selling property.

ADJOURNMENT
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 8:49 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,



Michael J. LaGesse
Village Clerk




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