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									                                     VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS
                               MUNICIPAL CENTER @ 9446 S. RAYMOND AVENUE
                                    PRESIDENT & BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                  REGULAR MEETING MINUTES #2010-02
                                       TUESDAY – JANUARY 26, 2010

I.     ROLL CALL:          by Village Clerk Jane M. Quinlan @ 7:36 p.m.

       Village President:          Dave Heilmann

       Village Trustees:           Thomas E. Phelan                                       Jerry Hurckes
                                   Thomas M. Duhig                                        Carol R. Quinlan
                                   Robert J. Streit-7:39 p.m.                             Alex G. Olejniczak

       Village Manager:                                                                   Larry R. Deetjen
       Finance Director:                                                                  Brian J. Hanigan
       Police Division Chief:                                                             Michael Murray
       Fire Chief:                                                                        George Sheets
       Director of Community Development & Growth Management:                             Jack Gallagher
       Director of Emergency Communications:                                              Kathleen Hansen
       Director of Human Resources:                                                       Dan Omiecinski
       Village Treasurer:                                                                 James McGovern
       Village Attorneys:                                                                 Paul O’Grady, April Walkup

II.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by the Groebe brothers who are Oak Lawn
       students and both involved in scouting.

III.   PUBLIC COMMENTS:

       Debbie Stoffregen, an Oak Lawn resident, has been asking Village officials for the past six years to be aware of
       opportunities to promote safe bicycling. She was proud that Oak Lawn has taken the initiative to put together a
       comprehensive plan to promote cycling. Adopting this master plan is the first step in obtaining funding
       opportunities to begin implementing the recommendations in this plan.

       Evelyne Chambers, an Oak Lawn resident, was very excited with the plan to promote bicycle safety.

       Joanne Schiavone, an Oak Lawn resident, invited all to attend the 3rd annual MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Walk on
       May 2, 2010. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Richards High School and continue through Wolfe Wildlife
       Refuge. Multiple Sclerosis affects over 400,000 people in the country. More information is on the Oak Lawn
       website under Events or you can contact Pam Munley or Joanne Schiavone.

       Ray Hodson stated that he is a bikee and felt the people who spoke before him on the proposed Bicycle Plan were
       very sincere. He discussed that lately Oak Lawn received a very nice compliment regarding being a great place to
       live because of a Theater Program. There was a diamond put in the crown of Oak Lawn because of the Theater
       Program. He felt that the adoption of a comprehensive Bicycle Plan would put another gem in the crown.

       Kathleen Sawicki at 6212 West 91st Place, discussed how the media today focuses on negativity. She wrote a
       letter to the Southtown/Star in favor of Terry O’Brien, who is the current President of the Metropolitan Water
       Reclamation District. She stated Mr. O’Brien took a personal approach to helping Ms. Sawicki regarding Melvina
       Ditch. In the letter written to the Southtown/Star she stated the paper edited her article saying she received no help
       from Oak Lawn officials. She wrote another letter to the Southtown/Star stating how supportive this current Oak
       Lawn Board was in helping with the problems at Melvina Ditch. She thanked the Board for all of their help.

IV.    APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DATED JANUARY 12, 2010

       Trustee Phelan moved, seconded by Trustee Olejniczak to approve Regular Meeting Minutes #2010-01 dated
       January 12, 2010 and authorize the Village President and Clerk to sign same.

       ROLL CALL:          TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                   TRUSTEE HURCKES-ABSTAIN
                           TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                    TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                           TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                   TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

       MOTION PASSED 5-0-1.

V.     NEW BUSINESS BY VILLAGE TRUSTEES:

       Trustee Hurckes discussed the weekend Metra service and encouraged residents to use this service. If this service
       is not used, Metra will take it away There are three trains on Saturday.

       Trustee Hurckes brought up the sign ordinance in Oak Lawn and asked to revisit this ordinance. He stated there
       were some very large signs out in our town regarding election time.

       Trustee Hurckes announced Westside Baseball will have their registration on February 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
       and on February 6th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Johnston Center at 94th and Oak Park Avenue.

       Trustee Hurckes congratulated Rita Olsen on being the new President of the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce.
       Ms. Olsen is a business owner in Oak Lawn and does a great job for Oak Lawn. He also acknowledged Brian
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      Anderson, a Chamber of Commerce member, who is retiring from numerous years of service at the Oak Lawn
      Hilton.

      Trustee Hurckes announced that the Oak Lawn Teen Theater production of “The Wiz” will be the second and third
      weekends of February. Tickets are available.

      Trustee Olejniczak discussed the recent e-waste event the Village sponsored and that 47,086 pounds of electronics
      were recycled. 198 used cell phones were collected for minutes for soldiers and nine barrels of gently used shoes
      were collected for Haiti. He thanked all residents who participated and Village staff who were involved in the e-
      waste event.

      Trustee Olejniczak discussed that the State of Illinois has just announced an Energy Star Appliance Rebate
      Program. The rebates are available beginning January 31, 2010. The state receives $12.4 million dollars in the
      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to improve and implement the program. This will be a point
      of sale rebate on energy start qualified appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, etc.

      Trustee Olejniczak announced a benefit for the Gulino Family. Pizza Plus in Hometown, owned by the Bernier
      family of St. Gerald, will host the benefit which will be held on Wednesday February 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00
      p.m. All proceeds will go to the Gulino family.

      Trustee Streit discussed that 100 years ago the Village of Oak Lawn was incorporated. Community leaders back
      then had a vision with plans to build roads, bridges, parks, schools, churches and homes. Five generations later
      we continue to develop plans to strengthen and enhance the community we love and chose to raise our
      families in. He thanked all who came before us in laying the foundation for us to build upon. Any plans
      submitted today, have to be submitted with a comprehensive master plan before they are considered for funding.
      The Village has been working on a comprehensive water distribution plan, a comprehensive sewer master plan and
      a comprehensive emergency operations plan, to name a few. Trustee Streit stated that recently the Metropolitan
      Water Reclamation District approved the design of two stream bank stabilization projects. These include
      Melvina Ditch and the Oak Lawn Creek. These projects will improve drainage and reduce flooding in Oak Lawn.
      These projects will be funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and have a combined cost of over
      $10 million dollars. For years, Village Manager Larry Deetjen, Village Engineer Jack Gallagher, Director of
      Public Works Steve Barrett and Sewer Crew Chief Bill Meyer have been attending monthly meetings to address
      these Watershed issues. Trustee Streit thanked the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for their support and
      approval of these projects. He stated the Village will continue to work with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
      District to complete other projects that are important to Oak Lawn. Last year we were awarded a matching Grant
      of $497,000 dollars to do design and engineering work on the bike path. That bike path will link Oak Lawn with
      the Cal Sag Trail taking us west to Lemont and east to downtown Chicago in addition to establishing bike paths
      around our community. Trustee Streit believed that we should discuss the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
      District stream bank stabilization projects and the construction of Oak Lawn’s bicycle network together.
      Building the bike paths along our waterways will enhance our quality of life and there may be some cost benefits
      by coordinating the construction projects. At the last Public Works meeting they discussed a comprehensive
      neighborhood infrastructure capital investment program. Much work still needs to be done with repaving, water
      mains, sewers and paving alleys. We are developing comprehensive master plans to address all of these issues.
      Our staff has prepared a list of projects with an estimated cost of $30 million dollars to fund these projects. It is
      our intention to use Build America Bonds with an interest rate of about 4%. Also discussed was a funding plan
      which would utilize $800,000 dollars of the $1.3 million dollars that we receive annually in motor fuel tax funds,
      $300,000 dollars from our local Water and Sewer Fund and a 3 cent per gallon local gas tax we will be voting on
      this evening. This is the first time in our Village’s history that such a comprehensive planning approach has
      been undertaken. When these projects are completed, the regular planning schedule will be in place and adhered
      to for future generations. Trustee Streit thanked the Board and staff for working so diligently on these plans. He
      also thanked residents for their dedication and commitment to this vision we call Oak Lawn.

      Trustee Phelan discussed the snow route ordinance which was talked about at the last meeting. He is against
      ticketing people when they park in the street when it snows. This ordinance has been talked about endlessly, and
      he would like to scrap the part of the ordinance that designates odd and even sides of the street parking. There will
      be instances when people cannot get their cars off the street when it snows. At a minimum, he asked that the
      Village’s Traffic Review Committee look at this issue regarding restrictions when there is 1 inch of snow. Trustee
      Phelan would like to see the depth of the snow increased from 1 inch when enforcing the snow ordinance. The
      Board agreed to refer this issue to the Traffic Review Committee.

      Trustee Phelan discussed that last summer Trustee Hurckes suffered a terrible tragedy with the death of his
      daughter Megan. His daughter’s 11th birthday is on February 5th and on that night there will be a fundraiser for the
      Megan Hurckes Scholarship Fund. The event will take place at Arena Bowl from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The cost
      is $25.00 dollars a person. For more information you can call 708/599-7302.

VI.   VILLAGE MANAGER’S REPORT:

      A.       UPDATE ON “QUIET ZONE”

      Village Manager Deetjen gave an update on the “Quiet Zone”. He discussed that the Metra gate work was done at
      the Cook pedestrian crossing. This crossing will enable people to walk safely to the Metra station. The “Quiet
      Zone” will not allow engineers to activate their horn, unless the engineers feel there is a need regarding safety.
      Mr. Deetjen read a correspondence on the status of the Grade Inventory Control Form. Another deadline by
      Metra has been missed . Until that form is filled out, the Village cannot send to the Federal Railroad
      Administration in Washington D.C. a “Certificate of Completion” which triggers to all the railroads who use this
      track, that they are no longer to activate their horn. Our goal is to have that form complete, submitted to
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      Washington by the end of this week and then hopefully Washington will act on this quickly. The Village will
      then have a “Quiet Zone” from Central Avenue to Duffy Avenue in Hometown.

      B.      PRESENTATION OF THE VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN’S FIRST BICYCLE COMPREHENSIVE
              MASTER PLAN AND PROPOSED NETWORK (ACTION REQUESTED AFTER PRESENTATION
              REFERRAL TO NEXT PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL
              WITH OR WITHOUT CHANGES AND RETURN TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FORMAL
              ADOPTION). THE ADOPTION OF A BICYCLE MASTER PLAN IS REQUIRED BY SOME
              FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES FOR GRANT CONSIDERATION. THE BOARD OF
              TRUSTEES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS FOR SIMILAR REASONS AND JUST PLAIN
              GOOD PLANNING RATIONALE HAS ADOPTED A 1) COMPREHENSIVE RENTAL PROPERTY
              MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE 2) COMPREHENSIVE DRAFT WATER DISTRIBUTION
              AND PUMPING PLAN 3) EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
              ORDINANCE AND 4) APPROVED FUNDING AND COMMENCED PLANNING ON A
              COMPREHENSIVE SEWER MASTER PLAN.

      Village Manager Deetjen thanked all of the speakers tonight who supported the proposed Bicycle Plan. He
      introduced Mr. Steve Buchtel of the Active Transportation Alliance.

      Steve Buchtel of the Active Transportation Alliance, discussed the proposed Oak Lawn Bicycle Plan. He stated
      that bike plans and their implementation make communities competitive in the 21st Century. Mr. Buchtel gave a
      detailed power point presentation. He discussed properly placed markings on road ways for bicycles. 52nd
      Avenue in Oak Lawn would be designated as a bicycle boulevard where bicyclists would have a priority on that
      road. Curb extensions and pedestrian islands were shown. Mr. Buchtel talked about reorganizing the space on
      95th Street and looking at pavement for wasted space. The short term Bicycle Plan could happen in three years and
      the long term plan in approximately 10 years.

      President Heilmann stated that what was discussed tonight was a proposal that was put together and then
      goes to committees in the Village for further discussion. He thanked Mr. Buchtel for the presentation
      on the Bicycle Comprehensive Master Plan and Proposed Network.

VI.   CONSENT AGENDA:           All items were voted one motion.

      A.      ORDINANCE #10-02-03: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3 OF THE OAK LAWN VILLAGE
              CODE IN REGARD TO THE IMPOSITION OF A VEHICLE FUEL TAX

      B.      RESOLUTION #10-02-04: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION
              OF SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN AND PLOWS
              COUNCIL ON AGING RELATIVE TO THE USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
              GRANT FUNDS FOR THE SHARED HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF SAID SUB
              RECIPIENT

      C.      RESOLUTION #10-02-05: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION
              OF SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN AND SOUTH
              SUBURBAN PADS (PUBLIC ACTION TO DELIVER SHELTER) RELATIVE TO THE USE OF
              COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR THE EMERGENCY SHELTER
              ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF SAID SUB-RECIPIENT

      D.      REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO HOLD AN MS WALK ON MAY 2ND, 2010 STARTING AT 9:00
              A.M. AT HAROLD L. RICHARDS HIGH SCHOOL AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE WOLFE
              WILDLIFE REFUGE

      E.      AUTHORIZATION TO CONTRACT WIGHT ENGINEERING TO PERFORM AN INTERSECTION
              IMPROVEMENT STUDY FOR CENTRAL AVENUE AT SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY

      Trustee Streit moved, seconded by Trustee Quinlan to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, deleting Items
      VII. A. and E. for discussion and authorize the attorney to prepare the necessary documents and the President and
      Clerk to sign where required.

      ROLL CALL:       TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                  TRUSTEE HURCKES-YES
                       TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                   TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                       TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                  TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

      MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

      VII. Item A:     ORDINANCE #10-02-03: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3 OF THE OAK LAWN
                       VILLAGE CODE IN REGARD TO THE IMPOSITION OF A VEHICLE FUEL TAX

      Trustee Hurckes asked for clarification on what the game plan was regarding implementing the 3 cent gas tax.

      Village Manager Deetjen discussed that at the last Public Works Committee meeting he presented a draft plan that
      would look comprehensively at the infrastructure issues that this Board has been discussing in the last 24 months.
      Our sewer lift stations that were built in the 60’s are incurring some maintenance costs and many streets still
      need repaving. The Village will be engaging in a plan regarding storm water going into sewer lines where there
      would be no trenching involved. Plans of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District were discussed and the
      possibly of accelerating some of their plans, by Oak Lawn providing some matching monies. Mr. Deetjen looked
      at how the Village could keep a modest plan as far as taxation goes. He discussed the plan of using money from
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        the state gas tax, our Water and Sewer Fund and a 3 cent gas tax and coming up with a $29 million dollar capital
        plan that would be funded through a Build America Bond which expires in 2010. That is a 35% subsidy. Our
        tax dollars are paying for tax dollars around the United States, why not Oak Lawn. This would reduce the interest
        rates for doing our infrastructure and reduce our debt service over time. He stated the gas tax was a time
        sensitive issue and probably the most reliable approach to handling the infrastructure.

        Trustee Hurckes asked if the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District projects are cost sharing.

        Mr. Deetjen stated the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has sent a survey to the Village asking if they are
        willing to consider contributing money locally for specific projects. He felt if the Village can put some money
        toward some of the projects they are talking about with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Village
        can make some great strides with these projects.

        Trustee Phelan discussed the Build American Bonds with a 35% subsidy, and any concerns about the
        liability of debt subsidy for 25 years. He loved the idea of getting a rate of approximately 2.7%, but who knows
        what may change in the next 25 years. He presumed if there is a shortfall, the money will have to come from the
        Village.

        Village Manager Deetjen stated there have been many issues with the Build America Bonds. The bonds are only
        in place for 2009 and 2010. He felt fairly comfortable with the number of gas stations the Village will continue to
        have. The source of funding for much of the infrastructure work was our Water and Sewer Fund and also the
        state’s motor fuel tax that the Village receives.

        Trustee Phelan stated that we need to buy gas in Oak Lawn to have this gas tax be successful. He asked to see the
        list of infrastructure projects and thanked the Public Works Committee for the work on this issue.

        Trustee Olejniczak discussed that this Board had to put together an aggressive plan for street resurfacing for the
        last three years. An average street lasts about 20 years and the Village did not have a progressive program. We
        still have deteriorating streets and an old infrastructure. He commended staff and the Public Works Committee for
        putting together the master plan regarding streets and infrastructure and the gas tax proceeds will only be used for
        this.

        Trustee Phelan was supportive of implementing a gas tax.

        Trustee Olejniczak stated that this issue has been in front of the Public Works Committee for over two years.

        Trustee Olejniczak moved, seconded by Trustee Quinlan to approve VII. Item A.

        ROLL CALL:        TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                  TRUSTEE HURCKES-NO
                          TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                   TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                          TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                  TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

        MOTION PASSED 5-1.

        VII. Item E:      AUTHORIZATION TO CONTRACT WIGHT ENGINEERING TO PERFORM AN
                          INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT STUDY FOR CENTRAL AVENUE AT SOUTHWEST
                          HIGHWAY

        Trustee Hurckes supports the Central and Southwest Highway development, be he had questions on the cost.

        Village Manager Deetjen stated that the Village went into this mission on a 50/50 basis with the county. The
        Public Works Committee directed the administration to negotiate with Wight Engineering (which the Village
        selected) and reduced the fees. The Village and county are on a 50/50 basis regarding the engineering costs and
        also construction costs. The Village will have to negotiate the actual construction costs. The cost to the Village
        regarding the engineering firm is $40,000. The money comes from the Village’s Motor Vehicle Tax Fund.

        Trustee Hurckes moved, seconded by Trustee Olejniczak to approve VII. Item E.

        ROLL CALL:        TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                  TRUSTEE HURCKES-YES
                          TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                   TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                          TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                  TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

        MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

        Trustee Hurckes asked if the Village was obligated to bid on this.

        Village Manager Deetjen stated we do not bid professional services, but six firms were interviewed and Wight was
        selected.

VIII.   VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT:

        A.       DISB. RES. #10-02D:        Approval of semi-monthly disbursements #10-02 dated 1-26-10 in the amount
                                            of $352,551.48.
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      Trustee Hurckes moved, seconded by Trustee Duhig to approve Disbursement Resolution #10-02D dated January
      26, 2010 in the amount of $352,551.48 authorize the expenditure of funds and the Village President and Clerk to
      sign same.

      ROLL CALL:        TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                  TRUSTEE HURCKES-YES
                        TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                   TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                        TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                  TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

      MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

      B. EARLY VOTING FOR THE 2010 GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION – FEBRUARY 2, 2010

      Clerk Quinlan announced that Early Voting will continue at the Oak Lawn Village Hall through this Thursday,
      January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Since Early Voting began on January 11th, we have had 862 voters at
      the Village Hall. If you did not Early Vote, please be sure to vote in the Primary Election next Tuesday,
      February 2nd.

      C. CENSUS 2010

      Clerk Quinlan reminded residents that the 2010 Census forms will be mailed to their homes in mid-March. If you
      need help or have questions about the form, beginning March 19th there will be Questionnaire Assistance Centers
      in the area. Locations of the Assistance Centers will be announced at a later date. Clerk Quinlan stated some facts
      about the Census. When one person is not counted by the Census Bureau, at least $100 dollars a month ($1,200 a
      year) worth of resources will be lost for our community. There are $425 billion dollars worth of resources that the
      federal government distributes on an annual basis. Whatever money is lost in the official count, is lost for ten
      years. Clerk Quinlan encouraged residents to please fill out the Census form when it arrives at their home.

IX.   VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

      A.       GENERAL VILLAGE MATTERS

      President Heilmann encouraged residents who wished to donate funds for Haiti, to do so through the American
      Red Cross or other organizations who will be able to get the funds to Haiti quickly.

      President Heilmann discussed that he attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meetings last week in
      Washington D.C. Mayors were addressed by nine members of the cabinet of President Obama. The Mayors were
      then invited to the White House and addressed by President Obama and Vice President Biden, as well as Treasury
      Secretary Geithner and Dr. Larry Summers, who is the Director of the National Economic Council. The emphasis
      to the Mayors was that they need to get approved stimulus money into the hands of cities. The President stated he
      wanted to specifically address Mayors because of the issue with jobs. Goals were to look at projects that have a
      large regional impact, not just for one town. They are going to focus on making communities more livable and
      environmentally sustainable and there will be an emphasis on public transportation that links communities.
      Expansion of competition races for the top school districts was discussed. President Heilmann stated one of the
      most important issues President Obama talked about was the expansion to build on TIGER Discretionary Grants to
      put people to work and to help cities to rebuild their roads, bridges and water systems. TIGER Grants stand
      for transportation investment generating economic recovery. Last May Secretary LaHood talked about $1.5
      billion dollars in funds being available for these types of grants. The key to the transportation grants is the fact
      that they want to have projects that are ready to go and will have a regional impact. There are $57 billion dollars
      in grant applications and that was not enough. President Heilmann discussed that he talked with Chicago’s Mayor
      Daley and U.S. Senator Durbin about what he can do to help Oak Lawn. They are trying to loosen up the
      TIGER Grant monies. President Heilmann stated Oak Lawn has systems and projects that are regional. He asked
      residents to write their legislators on trying to get stimulus funds directly to our town. President Heilmann stated
      that Senator Durbin told him there was going to be a second stimulus. Secretary Geithner discussed they are
      trying to come up with ways local banks can lend money more easily to small businesses. President Heilmann
      stated that he did get a chance to talk to a number of other Illinois Mayors on what they were doing with their
      budget. He stated Mayor Daley had a full team of full time employees in Washington that might be able to help
      Oak Lawn out in terms of Emergency Operation Grants. President Heilmann hoped to continue to give positive
      reports.

      President Heilmann wished Brian Anderson from the Oak Lawn Hilton, the best in his retirement.

      President Heilmann stated the 1967 blizzard started on this date.

X.    EXECUTIVE SESSION #2010-01: FOR THE PURPOSE OF 1) REVIEWING FOR APPROVAL OF
      MINUTES OF CLOSED MEETINGS #09-12, OCTOBER 27, 2009; #09-13, NOVEMBER 24, 2009; #09-14,
      DECEMBER 15, 2009 2) DISCUSSING PENDING LITIGATION 3) DISCUSSING PROBABLE OR
      IMMINENT LITIGATION 4) DISCUSSING THE DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE OR DISMISSAL OF
      SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES AND LEGAL COUNSEL OF THE VILLAGE INCLUDING HEARING
      TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE VILLAGE OR AGAINST
      LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE VILLAGE TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY AND TO DISCUSS THE
      ESTABLISHMENT OF RESERVES OR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS AS PROVIDED IN THE LOCAL
      GOVERNMENTAL AND GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES TORT IMMUNITY ACT, IF OTHERWISE, THE
      DISPOSITION OF A CLAIM OR POTENTIAL CLAIM MIGHT BE PREJUDICED, OR THE REVIEW OR
      DISCUSSION OF CLAIMS, LOSS OR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, RECORDS, DATA ADVICE
      OR COMMUNICATIONS FROM OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INSURER OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR
      ANY INTERGOVERNMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OR SELF INSURANCE POOL OF
      WHICH THE PUBLIC BODY IS A MEMBER.
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       Trustee Hurckes moved, seconded by Trustee Olejniczak to move into Executive Session #10-01 @ 9:12 p.m. for
       the purpose of 1) reviewing for approval of minutes of closed meetings #09-12, October 27, 2009; #09-13,
       November 24, 2009; #09-14, December 15, 2009 2) discussing pending litigation 3) discussing probable or
       imminent litigation 4) discussing the discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees and legal
       counsel of the Village including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the Village or
       against legal counsel for the Village to determine its validity and to discuss the establishment of reserves or
       settlement of claims as provided in the local governmental and governmental employees Tort Immunity Act, if
       otherwise, the disposition of a claim or potential claim might be prejudiced, or the review or discussion of claims,
       loss or risk management information, records, data advice or communications from or with respect to any insurer
       of the public body or any intergovernmental risk management association or self insurance pool of which the
       public body is a member.

       ROLL CALL:        TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                   TRUSTEE HURCKES-YES
                         TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                    TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                         TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                   TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

       MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

       Trustee Phelan moved, seconded by Trustee Quinlan to adjourn Executive Session @ 9:53 p.m.

       ROLL CALL:        TRUSTEE PHELAN-YES                   TRUSTEE HURCKES-YES
                         TRUSTEE DUHIG-YES                    TRUSTEE QUINLAN-YES
                         TRUSTEE STREIT-YES                   TRUSTEE OLEJNICZAK-YES

       MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

XI.    ADJOURNMENT:

       Trustee Hurckes moved, seconded by Trustee Olejniczak to adjourn @ 9:53 p.m.

       VOICE VOTE. ALL VOTED AYE. MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.




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Village President                                               Village Clerk

								
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