Village of Johnsburg President and Board of Trustees met June 6
Village of Johnsburg President and Board of Trustees met June 6.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
President Hettermann called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Trustee Kevin McEvoy
Trustee Mary Lou Hutchinson
Trustee Tom Curry
Trustee Greg Klemstein
Trustee Kyle Frost (absent)
Trustee Josh Hagen
Village Attorney Michael Smoron
Village Engineer Tim Hartnett
Special Project Coordinator Rick Quinn
Chief Keith VonAllmen
Len Keil of 4211 Jay Street stated that he noted that the taxes collected by the McHenry Township Fire
Protection District are greater than those he pays to the Village. He questioned how the board is
established for the District. President Hettermann explained that the trustees for the McHenry Township
Fire Protection District are appointed by the McHenry County Law and Government Committee, they are
not elected. Trustee McEvoy explained that a group of individuals attempted to get the positions elected a
couple of years ago but it was difficult because of the number of signatures required to place the question
on the ballot. President Hettermann stated that the McHenry Township Fire Protection District’s Board
of Trustees could place the matter on the ballot but they have not done so. Alternatively more than 4000
signatures are required to place the question on the ballot for the voters to decide. President Hettermann
explained that he supported the appointment of a couple of Johnsburg residents for open board positions
recently but they were not chosen.
Mr. Keil referenced a fire in McHenry recently that completely destroyed a house. He questioned if there
is anything in the code that requires a smoke alarm to be in the attic area with a remote alarm. Mr.
Hartnett agreed to check the code for residential applications and get back to him.
Omnibus Agenda -Trustee McEvoy moved to approve the Omnibus Agenda. Trustee Hutchinson
seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye on the roll. Motion carried.
Move to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017, Meeting of the President and Board of
Move to approve Ordinance 17-18-03 Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates for the Village of
General Fund $281,247.80
Waterworks & Sewage Fund 5,449.98
Debt Service/SSA Fund 330.00
Total All Funds $287,027.78
President's Report –President Hettermann discussed a request from the owners of Northern
Light Care to replace the railing on the front stoop with material consistent with the railings installed as
part of the Johnsburg Road/Roundabout project. He explained that the Northerns were in the middle of
acquiring the building when the County negotiated the terms of right of way acquisitions and did not have
an opportunity to address their concerns regarding the railing. He further explained that the County is
agreeable to giving up that portion of the right of way on which the front stoop sits for the building and
they have no objection to the installation of the railing. The cost is $9,348.63 of which we are proposing
to pay for half. President Hettermann requested feedback from the board. Trustee Hutchinson stated that
the property is very visibly located in the downtown area and the request is appropriate given the railings
installed on neighboring properties as part of the road improvement project. The Board agreed to pay for
half of the cost of the railing of which the property owners would be responsible for the other half and the
cost of installation.
Variance Request 2323 Fairview - David Ahrens was in attendance to request a variance to
Chapter 24.02F (1) (e) of the Johnsburg Municipal Code to permit two driveways off of one road frontage
for his property. President Hettermann explained that the neighboring property has two driveways and he
feels it is appropriate to grant the request given the space limitations experienced on waterfront property.
Mr. Ahrens added that he does plan to put an addition on the home as well. Ms. Peters encouraged him to
look at the maximum allowable lot coverage for his property before proceeding to insure that the does not
limit himself with regards to the proposed future addition. Trustee Curry moved to approve the variance
as requested. Trustee Klemstein seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye on the roll. Motion
General Obligation Bonds - Robert Vail of Bernardi Securities was attendance regarding the
financing of the Church Street Road Improvement Project. He reviewed trends in interest rates, the
Village’s current debt and statutory debt limits and current estimated interest rates. The estimated debt
service was discussed and Mr. Vail pointed out that the Village’s excellent AA+ bond rating keeps the
cost of financing at an attractive interest rate. Mr. Vail reviewed the timeline of meetings and actions
needed in preparation to go to market with the Bonds.
Trustee McEvoy moved to accept Authorization of Engagement letters from Bernardi Securities
and Ice Miller, LLP for Bond Underwriter and Bond/Disclosure Counsel services related to issuance of
General Obligation Bonds. Trustee Hagen seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye on the
roll. Motion carried.
Trustee Hagen moved to approve Ordinance 17-18-04 Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation
Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), in one or more series, of the Village of Johnsburg, McHenry County,
Illinois, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,055,000 for the purpose of financing the costs
of certain capital projects within the Village and paying for costs related thereto. Trustee McEvoy
seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye. Motion carried.
Ringwood Road Resurfacing -Mr. Hartnett explained that the project was approved by the
Council of Mayors in 2014. He added this is a multi-jurisdictional project which enabled the project to
receive funding and the Village of Ringwood is the lead agency on the project. Mr. Hartnett further
explained the intergovernmental agreement commits all parties to the project. Each agency is responsible
for their fair share of the projection which is receiving 80% funding. The Village’s share is estimated to
Trustee McEvoy moved to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village of Ringwood,
City of McHenry, McHenry Township Road District and the Village of Johnsburg relative to Ringwood
Road. Trustee Klemstein seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye. Motion carried.
Trustee McEvoy moved to approve Short Form Agreement with HR Green for engineering related
services for the Ringwood Road resurfacing improvements. Trustee Hagen seconded the motion. All
Trustees present voted aye on the roll. Motion carried.
Recess for Closed Session – Trustee Curry moved to go into Executive Session. Trustee
Hagen seconded the motion. Motion carried at 8:01 p.m.
Return to Regular Session – Trustee Curry moved to return to regular session. Trustee
Klemstein seconded the motion. All Trustees present voted aye on the roll. Motion carried at 9:19 p.m.
Adjournment – Trustee McEvoy moved to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Hagen seconded the
motion. All Trustees present voted aye. Motion carried at 9:19 p.m.