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					MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL
AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF THE VILLAGE OF PALATINE, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE PALATINE
COMMUNITY CENTER ON MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011


Mayor Schwantz called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL:
     Present:     Mayor Schwantz, Council Members Aaron Del Mar, Scott
                  Lamerand, Greg Solberg, Jack Wagner and Brad Helms
      Absent:     None
Also Present:     Village Clerk Margaret R. Duer, Village Manager Reid Ottesen,
                  Deputy Village Manager Michael Jacobs, Village Attorney Bob
                  Kenny, Assistant Village Manager Sam Trakas, Village
                  Engineer Michael Danecki, Director of Planning & Zoning Ben
                  Vyverberg, Police Chief John Koziol, Director of Public Works
                  Matt Barry, Director of IT Larry Schroth, Director of Finance
                  Paul Mehring, Director of Community Services Harry Spila,
                  Director of Human Resources Pam Jackson and Deputy Fire
                  Chief Randy Freise

A quorum was present.


PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

Mayor Jim Schwantz asked everyone to rise and join him in the Pledge to the
Flag.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING OF
MARCH 7, 2011 AND THE REGULAR VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING AND
REGULAR COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MARCH 7, 2011

Councilman Clegg, seconded by Councilman Del Mar, moved to approve the
Minutes of the Special Village Council Meeting of March 7, 2011 and the Regular
Village Council Meeting and Regular Committee of the Whole Meeting of March 7,
2011, as submitted.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Village Council & COW of March 14, 2011



MAYOR’S REPORT

AS SUBMITTED

Mayor Schwantz announced the following upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Networking @ Nite - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @Dr. Gerry Aylward & Associates
222 North Plum Grove Rd.
   • The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Gerry Aylward & Associates
      Orthodontics and Plum Grove Dental are hosting a Networking @ Nite
      event.

District 2 Residents' Meeting - 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers
   • Village of Palatine Councilman Scott Lamerand will be hosting a Residents'
                                            s
       Meeting for all residents in Palatine' 2nd District.

Friday, March 18, 2011
Dueling Piano Fundraiser - 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Hotel Indigo
   • The Palatine Jaycees are hosting their first Dueling Piano and silent
      auction fundraiser. This event will help support the work that the Palatine
      Jaycees do in our community and WINGS (Women In Need Growing
      Stronger),

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Palatine Road Construction Project Open House - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
   • The Village is planning on holding a Public Open House for the Palatine
       Road Construction Project Stop by anytime to find out information about
       the project plans for this year.

Monday, March 28, 2011
Special Village Council Meeting - 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers
  • The Village Council is holding a Special Meeting to discuss the Village'
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      economic development efforts and related issues.

Councilman Wagner, seconded by Councilman Del Mar, moved to recess to the
Committee of the Whole Meeting.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED Time: 7:04 p.m.




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RECESS TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

A.    POLICE POLICY & CODE SERVICES COMMITTEE
           BRAD HELMS, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Helms opened the Police Policy & Code Services Committee at 7:04 p.m.

1.   Consider an Ordinance Granting a Special Use to Allow a Front Porch, 726 S.
Bennett (Lohja) DISTRICT 2

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Wagner, moved to grant a Special
Use to allow a front porch at 726 S. Bennett.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED

2.    “Another Level Car Show”, Gateway Center Parking Deck, Saturday, August 6,
      2011        (Arlington Toyota/Scion) DISTRICT 2
      A.    Consider a Request For Temporary Waiver of the Sound Amplification
            Ordinance
      B.    Consider a Request to Use a Village Facility, Gateway Center Parking
            Deck

Councilman Wagner, seconded by Councilman Lamerand, moved to approve items A.
and B.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen stated that this would be the third annual Another Level
Car Show event. The petitioner is contemplating a temporary liquor license, but that
may come before the Council at a later date.

Justin Salvadalena, 2095 N. Rand Road, Palatine, stated that the dyno will not be part
of the show.

VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED

3.     Consider an Ordinance Granting a Special Use for a Unique Use to Allow for
Collateralized Loans for Watches and Jewelry at the Palatine Jewelry and Watch
Shoppe, 293 N. Northwest Hwy. (Swisher) DISTRICT 6

Councilman Wagner, seconded by Councilman Solberg, moved to grant a Special Use
for a Unique Use to allow collateralized loans for watches and jewelry at the Palatine
Jewelry and Watch Shoppe at 293 N. Northwest Highway.




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Kelly Swisher, 293 N. Northwest Highway, confirmed Councilman Helms’ clarification
that loans would be restricted to jewelry and watches.

In response to Councilman Helms, Swisherlisted security measures and procedure of
collateralized loans. Swisher has a DVR system in addition to other security measures.
The customer’s license would be scanned and he and the item would be photographed.
All terms are explained on the ticket according to state law. The customer has 30 days
to reclaim the item. After 30 days the loan is renewed for another 30 days. After 61
days, if the person does not extend the loan, the item becomes the property of the
business and can be sold.

In response to Councilman Wagner, Swisher stated that the shop does not notify the
customer that the loan term is concluding. Swisher stated that he does not know if his
software will produce due dates and contact information.

In response to Councilman Del Mar, Swisher stated that he will be charging 19.7%
interest. Swisher claimed that jewelers are doing buy-backs in Palatine, by state
definition, that practice is pawn shop.

Mr. Swisher explained the need for pawn shops.

In response to Councilman Clegg, Swisher stated that his LED programmable sign
would list collateral loans; otherwise he would not change the front of his business.

In response to Councilman Clegg, Swisher stated that the Village ordinance of 1961
sets an age limit of 21, the state law age limit is 18 for persons pawning items. Swisher
favors the state law as guideline for collateral loan business; the gold buyers’ license
does not specify any age limit. Swisher stated he cannot discriminate based on age.
He expects 50 transactions per month.

In response to Councilman Lamerand, Swisher stated that at the Arlington Heights
shop, 70% of the business is jewelry and 30% is loans.

Councilman Helms noted that Home Rule grants Palatine the authority to be more
restrictive than state law.

Councilman Wagner requested a legal opinion regarding age requirement.

Councilman Wagner noted little difference between a bank offering collateralized loans
and a jewelry store making collateralized loans on a smaller scale. Swisher stated that
every transaction must be reported to the police by noon the next day. The State of
Illinois audits the Arlington Heights shop every 18 months. Swisher stated that he
works with the local police.




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In response to Councilman Solberg, Swisher stated that he will loan up to 50% of the
item’s value, then charge the 19.7% interest. A service fee is charged to renew the
loan. A pawn ticket becomes title to the item. Redemption rate is 72%. Swisher does
not do appraisals. He would advertise in yellow pages and internet with or without
storefront signage, but he would like to appeal to the drive-by traffic.

In response to Councilman Del Mar, Swisher stated he does not do consignment.
Councilman Del Mar recused himself from the vote.

In response to Councilman Lamerand, Planning & Zoning Director Ben Vyverberg
stated that the Village does not regulate messages on the reader signs. But one ZBA
condition prohibits signage for collateral loans.

Planning & Zoning Director Ben Vyverberg stated that electronic signs cannot flash or
scroll. Swisher stated this is the first he has heard about those sign restrictions.

Councilman Wagner stated that he should be able to have a sign in the window that
states collateralized loans.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen noted condition 5 of the proposed Ordinance prohibits
exterior signs for collateralized loans.

In response to Councilman Helms, Swisher indicated that his average customers in
Arlington Heights are middle-aged women, many needing funds for veterinary bills and
small business loans.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen stated that if there is a favorable vote, the attorney
requests that the Council level action be postponed to consult state and federal law.

Councilman Helms stated he is not ready to vote until all issues are answered.

Councilman Wagner, seconded by Councilman Lamerand, offered a substitute motion
to continue this item to March 21.

VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED (Councilman Del Mar abstained.)

4.    As submitted

Councilman Helms, seconded by Councilman Solberg, moved to untable the Hot Shots
Saloon item. (This item was tabled at the February 22, 2011 meeting).
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED

Councilman Helms, seconded by Councilman Clegg, moved to continue this item to
April 11.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED




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Councilman Lamerand noted that the previous petitioner mentioned the practice of buy-
back in jewelry stores in Palatine, and directed staff to investigate local practices.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen noted that additional parameters for We Buy Gold
businesses will be considered by the Plan Commission in April, and be reported to the
Council.

Chairman Helms closed the Police Policy & Code Services Committee at 8:00 p.m.

B.    COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
          JACK WAGNER, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Wagner opened the Community & Economic Development Committee at 8:00
p.m.

1.    Consider a Motion Authorizing Execution of a License Agreement for the
Property Located at 1775 N. Rand Road (D&D Wolff, Ltd.) DISTRICT 4

Councilman Clegg, seconded by Councilman Solberg, moved to authorize the Village
Manager to execute a license agreement with D&D Wolff, Ltd, to expire on March 31,
2012, subject to the review and approval of the Village Attorney.

In response to Councilman Del Mar, Village Manager Reid Ottesen stated that the
petitioner is paying just over $2 per square foot while the average rent is $8-12 per foot.
Maintenance would cost the Village $30,000-$50.000 per year. The lease can
terminate with 120 days notice.

Councilman Lamerand noted that this property is currently being marketed for a large
user.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen defended the use, noting the savings to the Village of
utilities and maintenance. Sales tax is not individually tracked.

David Wolff, Elk Grove Village, one of the owners, confirmed that the food vendors and
other vendors are to complete their own sales tax forms. Wolff stated that business is
down and the property tax is an unknown and they can’t afford more than $120,000 in
taxes. There is too much uncertainty about the new tax assessment.

              Ayes: Mayor Schwantz, Council Members Lamerand, Clegg,
Upon Roll Call:
                     Solberg, Wagner and Helms
               Nays: Councilman Del Mar
MOTION CARRIED




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2.   Approve a Motion Approving the Official 2011 Palatine Zoning Map             ALL
DISTRICTS

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to approve the official
2011 Palatine Zoning Map.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED

3.    As submitted

Councilman Wagner reported that after contacting Cook County Board President
Preckwinkle, she has agreed to come before the Village Council on a Monday evening
to discuss County taxes paid by Palatine residents and benefits received.

Chairman Wagner closed the Community & Economic Development Committee at 8:15
p.m.

C.    INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
           AARON B. DEL MAR, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Del Mar opened the Infrastructure & Environment Committee at 8:15 p.m.

No report.

Chairman Del Mar closed the Infrastructure & Environment Committee at 8:16 p.m.

D.    ADMINISTRATION, TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITTEE
           GREG SOLBERG, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Solberg opened the Administration Technology & Community Health
Committee at 8:16 p.m.

No report.

Chairman Solberg closed the Administration Technology & Community Health
Committee at 8:16 p.m.

E.    FIRE POLICY & COMMUNITY INFORMATION COMMITTEE
            JIM CLEGG, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Clegg opened the Fire Policy & Community Information Committee at 8:16
p.m.

1.    As submitted

Councilman Clegg commended the organizers of the successful St. Patricks’ Day event
last weekend.




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Chairman Clegg closed the Fire Policy & Community Information Committee at 8:17
p.m.

F.    BUSINESS FINANCE & BUDGET COMMITTEE
           SCOTT LAMERAND, CHAIRMAN

Chairman Lamerand opened the Business Finance & Budget Committee at 8:17 p.m.

No report.

Chairman Lamerand closed the Business Finance & Budget Committee at 8:17 p.m.

Councilman Wagner, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to reconvene the Village
Council Meeting. VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED Time: 8:17 p.m.



              RECONVENE THE VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING



CONSENT AGENDA

The following are Consent Agenda items, (indicated by *) and were enacted by
one motion and omnibus vote. Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman
Helms, moved to approve item #1 through #7, with waiver of first reading.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(1) ORDINANCE #0-28-11 GRANTING A SPECIAL USE TO ALLOW A FRONT
PORCH, 726 S. BENNETT (LOHJA) DISTRICT 2

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to pass an
Ordinance Granting a Special Use to Allow a Front Porch, 726 S. Bennett, with
waiver of first reading.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED




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*(2) WAIVE THE SOUND AMPLIFICATION ORDINANCE, “ANOTHER LEVEL CAR
SHOW”, GATEWAY CENTER PARKING DECK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
(ARLINGTON TOYOTA/SCION) DISTRICT 2

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to Waive the
Sound Amplification Ordinance for the annual Arlington Toyota/Scion Car Show,
“Another Level Car Show”, Gateway Center Parking Deck, Saturday, August 6,
2011.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(3) REQUEST THE USE OF A VILLAGE FACILITY, GATEWAY CENTER
PARKING DECK, “ANOTHER LEVEL CAR SHOW”, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
(ARLINGTON TOYOTA/SCION) DISTRICT 2

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to grant the Use
of a Village Facility, Gateway Center Parking Deck, “Another Level Car Show”,
Saturday, August 6, 2011.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(4) AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THE
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1775 N. RAND ROAD (D&D WOLFF, LTD.) DISTRICT 4

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to Authorize the
Village Manager to execute a License Agreement with D&D Wolff, Ltd., to expire
on March 31, 2012, for the Property Located at 1775 N. Rand Road.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(5)   APPROVE THE OFFICIAL 2011 PALATINE ZONING MAP ALL DISTRICTS

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to Approve the
Official 2011 Palatine Zoning Map.




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Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(6) RESOLUTION #R-14-11 REDUCING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT SECURITY
FROM $7,898.40 TO $6,100, KLEINER SUBDIVISION AT PALATINE ROAD AND
GROH COURT (LYNNDA KLEINER) DISTRICT 1

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to adopt a
Resolution Reducing Public Improvement Security from $7,898.40 to $6,100,
Kleiner Subdivision at Palatine Road and Groh Court.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

*(7) RESOLUTION #R-15-11 REDUCING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT LETTER OF
CREDIT FROM $20,658 TO $6,568.50, KF WALTER HOMES SUBDIVISION, 954 &
968 W. KENILWORTH AVENUE (KF WALTER HOMES) DISTRICT 2

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to adopt a
Resolution Reducing Public Improvement Letter of Credit from $20,658 to
$6,568.50, KF Walter Homes Subdivision, 954 & 968 W. Kenilworth Avenue.

Upon Roll Call:   Ayes: Council Members Del Mar, Lamerand, Clegg, Solberg
                        Wagner and Helms
                  Nays: None
MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

ADMINISTRATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH – GREG SOLBERG,
CHAIRMAN

No report.

BUSINESS FINANCE & BUDGET – SCOTT LAMERAND, CHAIRMAN

No report.




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COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – JACK WAGNER, CHAIRMAN

No report.

FIRE POLICY & COMMUNITY INFORMATION – JIM CLEGG, CHAIRMAN

No report.

INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT – AARON DEL MAR, CHAIRMAN

No report.

POLICE POLICY & CODE SERVICES – BRAD HELMS, CHAIRMAN

PROPOSED ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE FOR A UNIQUE USE TO
ALLOW FOR COLLATERALIZED LOANS FOR WATCHES AND JEWELRY AT THE
PALATINE JEWELRY AND WATCH SHOPPE, 293 N. NORTHWEST HWY.
(SWISHER) DISTRICT 6

Councilman Helms reported that this item is continued to March 21.

REPORTS OF VILLAGE OFFICERS

REPORT OF VILLAGE MANAGER –VILLAGE MANAGER REID OTTESEN

No report.

REPORT OF THE VILLAGE CLERK – MARGARET R. DUER, VILLAGE CLERK

REPORT ON EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FOR THE                         APRIL 5, 2011
CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

Clerk Duer reported:

Grace period for late registration and voting will take place at the Rolling
Meadows Court House and at the Cook County Clerk’s office 69 West Washington
Street, Chicago Wednesday, March 9th through Tuesday, March 29th.
Early Voting opened today, Monday, March 14th, at Village Hall and continues
through March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 5th.
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available in the Clerk’s office at Village Hall
and are downloadable from CookCountyClerk.com




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Seats up for election include
                    Village Council Members, District 2, 3, 5
                    Palatine Park District/Salt Creek Park District
                    Palatine Library District
                    School Districts 15, 211, and Harper #512


REPORT OF THE VILLAGE ATTORNEY – BOB KENNY

No report.

CLOSED SESSION AS REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY;
HIRING, FIRING AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND PENDING AND
POTENTIAL LITIGATION

No Closed Session requested.

RECOGNITION OF AUDIENCE

Warren Kostka, 108 N. Forrest, asked that Palatine officials make better use of the
Northwest Municipal Conference. He expressed concern for needed services in
the northeast area of Palatine, particularly after the termination of PACE bus
service.

Nick Grasso, 940 S. Cedar Street, asked about unfunded mandates and his earlier
request for a list of unfunded mandates.

Councilman Lamerand stated that the data should be available in April.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilman Lamerand, seconded by Councilman Helms, moved to adjourn the
Regular Village Council Meeting. Time: 8:24 p.m.
VOICE VOTE: MOTION CARRIED.




                                       ___________________________________
                                       Margaret R. Duer, Village Clerk

APPROVED:_____________________




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