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Village of Richmond Board of Trustees met April 18

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 11, 2019

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Village of Richmond Board of Trustees met April 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Village President Craig Kunz called the April 18, 2019 Board Meeting to order at 7:00 PM, 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, Illinois.

Everyone in attendance rose for the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

PRESENT: Village President Craig Kunz, Trustees: Dennis Bardy, Robert Elliott, TJ Fulmer, Frank Peiler and Ramsin Wardanian. 

ABSENT: None.

OTHERS PRESENT: Police Chief Ciro Cetrangolo, Attorney David McArdle and Village Clerk Karla L. Thomas.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: None. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jean Bolash voiced concerns about parking safety and violations on W. Broadway Street. President Kunz stated that he would speak with the business owner next week.

Dot Krawcyk voiced her disappointment with how the Police Department handled the recent road rage incident. 

CONSENT AGENDA: The Board reviewed the items on the consent agenda.

a. Approval of Regular Board Minutes for April 4, 2019

b. Authorization to Expend Funds for Warrant Fiscal Year 18/19.12.02 in the amount not to exceed $200,000.00

c. Approval to waive rental fees for AA Group to use Memorial Hall every Tuesday evening for Fiscal Year 2020

d. Approval of the Village of Richmond Regular Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2020

e. Approval to waive fee for the Special Use Liquor License for Rosati’s Pizza regarding “Bistro Richmond” event to be held June 29, 2019 at Memorial Hall

Trustee Fulmer moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to approve the consent agenda, approving the Regular Board minutes for April 4, 2019 , authorization to expend funds for Warrant Fiscal Year 18/19.12.02 in the amount of $30,277.84, approving waiver of rental fees for AA Group to use Memorial Hall every Tuesday evening for Fiscal Year 2020, approving the Village of Richmond Regular Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2020 and approving waiver of the fee for the Special Use Liquor License for Rosati’s Pizza regarding “Bistro Richmond” event to be held June 29, 2019 at Memorial Hall as presented. 

ROLL CALL: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER AND WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried. (Trustee Bardy abstained on the approval of the April 4, 2019 Regular Board minutes.)

NEW BUSINESS: The Board reviewed the application for an off premise sign variance for the Mobil Gas Station located in Genoa City, WI. The applicant and owner of the Mobil Gas Station and the sign, David Laurine, disclosed that he did not own the land and has a verbal agreement with the property owner for the sign. He noted that the sign has been on the site for 30 years. Board members voiced concerns about the Village’s control within the IDOT right-of-way and other off premise signs located in the Village limits.

Trustee Fulmer moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to table the matter and allow the Community Development Committee to investigate off premise signage further. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER and PEILER.

NAYS: WARDANIAN. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

The application for a roof top sign variance for Angelo’s Fresh Food Market located at 9914 Main Street was reviewed by the Board. As the proposed sign is representative of the existing roof top sign and the other roof top sign for another business within the same plaza, the Board members had no issues with the requested variance.

Trustee Wardanian moved, seconded by Trustee Fulmer to approve the roof top sign variance for Angelo’s Fresh Food Market located at 9914 Main Street as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN.

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

The Board then reviewed the application for an electronic message sign variance for Sud ‘N Shine Car Wash located at 10919 N. Main Street.

Trustee Fulmer moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to approve the electronic message sign variance for Sud ‘N Shine Car Wash located at 10919 N. Main Street as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN.

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

Trustee Wardanian presented the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget for approval. He thanked the Department Heads for their work on their budgets. Trustee Wardanian reported that based upon revenue and expenditures the FY 2020 budget is in the black by $131.00. Trustee Wardanian thanked the Finance Committee members for their hard work, Trustee Elliott for attending the final budget meeting, and President Kunz and Clerk Thomas for participating in the budget process. Trustee Bardy reported on the priority projects budgeted for in the water/sewer budget, those being the exploratory work needed for the Rte. 12 water main, the repair/upgrade of seven lift stations, and sludge removal. Trustee Wardanian reported that $75,000.00 remains, in reserve, in the Capital Improvement Fund for emergencies.

Trustee Fulmer moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to approve the Village of Richmond Fiscal Year 2020 budget as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

The Board reviewed an Ordinance Amending Chapter 22 Solicitors of the Richmond Municipal Code. It was noted that this ordinance changes the hours for solicitors to go door-to-door, adds a fee and penalty to the chapter.

Trustee Fulmer moved, seconded by Trustee Wardanian to approve An Ordinance Amending Chapter 22 Solicitors of the Richmond Municipal Code as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

Attorney McArdle presented the easement agreement with Anderson Properties, LLC Series and explained that it requires the Village to construct a water main connection and B-box for future water service line access to the owner of the property, as well as, a reduction in the water connection fee of $2,000.00. This agreement will assist the Village in saving for the relocation of the service line for the Richmond Flea Market as a result of the water main break located under Rte. 173.

Trustee Wardanian moved, seconded by Trustee Bardy to approve the Village President’s execution of the easement agreement with Anderson Properties, LLC Series as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

The Board reviewed the documents provided by the Building Inspector regarding the proposed 12 ft. window on the west wall of Paisano’s located at 5614 Broadway Street. Several Board members were concerned about issuing a variance for the 2015 International Code Table 705 regarding fire resistance.

Trustee Wardanian moved, seconded by Trustee Bardy to table the 2015 International Code variances until the Building Inspector can attend a Board meeting. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

The Board then reviewed the documents provided by the Building Inspector regarding the proposed ramp at Seaside Prime located at 5624 Broadway Street. The approved ramp approved by the Board was to be constructed of wood and the owner would like to construct it in concrete instead.

Trustee Wardanian moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to permit the owner of Seaside Prime, 5628 Broadway, to reconstruct the entrance ramp in compliance with the submittals dated March 21, 2019, substituting concrete materials for wood extended to the sidewalk as presented. 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

The motion carried.

COMMITTEE/DEPARTMENT REPORTS: FINANCE: None.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Trustee Elliott announced future events to take place in the Village as follows: April 27th Richmond Retro Night (7-11 PM) at Memorial Hall, May 27th Memorial Day, June 8th Doyle’s Fundraiser and June 29th Bistro Richmond.

POLICE: None.

PUBLIC WORKS: None.

ENGINEERING: None.

VILLAGE CLERK: Clerk Thomas reported that the McHenry County Visitors Bureau Bike Sharing Program bikes and rack will be installed at Doyle’s Pub.

ATTORNEY: None.

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS: President Kunz announced that the owners of Richmond Brathaus have requested to close E. Broadway from 8 AM-4:30PM for their April 20, 2019 Adult Easter Egg Hunt event. The Board unanimously agreed to the closure as requested.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS: None.

CLOSED SESSION: President Kunz announced that the Board needed to go into closed session for Pending Litigation (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11)).

Trustee Wardanian moved, seconded by Trustee Peiler to go into closed session for the purposes of Pending Litigation (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11)). 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

AYES: BARDY, ELLIOTT, FULMER, PEILER and WARDANIAN. 

NAYS: NONE. 

ABSENT: NONE. 

ABSTAIN: NONE. 

Motion carried.

The Board went into Closed Session at 8:05 PM.

Roll call was then taken, present were: President Kunz, Trustees Bardy, Elliott, Fulmer, Peiler and Wardanian, Attorney McArdle and Clerk Thomas.

The Board reconvened at 8:18 PM.

ACTION RESULTING FROM CLOSED SESSION: None.

With no further business, Trustee Fulmer moved to adjourn the April 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting, seconded by Trustee Wardanian. The motion was approved by voice vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

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