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Village of Diamond Village Board met November 12

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 8, 2019

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Village of Diamond Village Board met Nov. 12.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The scheduled meeting of the Diamond Village Board was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Teresa “Terry” Kernc presiding. Upon roll call Commissioners present were Denise Brown, Jeff Kasher and Dave Warner. Mark Adair-Absent.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Brown to approve the 10/22/2019 regular meeting minutes with revision and place on file. Ayes-Brown, Kasher and Kernc; Abstain-Warner; Motion Carried.

Approval of November 12, 2019 Bill List

MOTION was made by Commissioner Brown, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to approve the November 12, 2019 bill list and place on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.

Approve October 2019 Treasurer Report

MOTION was made by Commissioner Brown, SECOND by Commissioner Kasher to approve the October 2019 Treasurer’s Report and place on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.

Public Comment

None

New Business

Approve Ordinance #2019-22; An Ordinance Granting Certain Variances from the Zoning Code (Case No. PZ-03-2019 Dames-1050 E. Crown Court)

Village Attorney John Gallo stated the variance was approved for recommendation by the Planning and Zoning board with 4 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 member absent. The petitioners were present along with their contractor. Gallo stated the variance is for a covered patio. The P & Z recommended approval subject to the contractor and home owners working with the Village Engineer to make sure proper storm water management is followed and the structure does not negatively impact neighboring property. Discussion to include pools into the coverage of properties moving forward was discussed and an amendment to the current zoning ordinance was proposed. Village Attorney John Gallo will work with Planning and Zoning Coordinator Cindy Haywood on the amendment. After deliberation, MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to approve Ordinance 2019-22; An Ordinance Granting Certain Variances from the Zoning Code (Case No. PZ-03-2019 Dames-1050 E. Crown Court). Ayes-Kasher, Brown and Warner. Abstain-Kernc. Motion Carried.

Approve Bulls-Eye Boring Inc. for boring at N. Tinman St. and IL Route 113 in the amount of $17,700.00

Village Engineer Mike Perry stated options which were in the original proposal presented were not utilized (work required less footage of casing) therefore, the invoice reflects a credited amount from the original proposed amount of $20,208.00. Commissioner Kasher added standard casing was utilized which also contributed the price reduction as well. MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to approve Bulls-Eye Boring Inc. for boring at N. Tinman St. and IL Route 113 in the amount of $17,700.00. All Ayes; Motion Carried.

Approve Ordinance 2019-21; An Ordinance Amending Chapter 52; Water of the Village of Diamond Code of Ordinances

Village Attorney John Gallo stated the amendment reflects the revisions which were previously discussed for the service line issues. Village Engineer Perry stated a revision of wordage within paragraph Section 2 (6), to remove “shall be done by” and replace with the approval of the Village. MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to approve Ordinance 2019-21; An Ordinance Amending Chapter 52; Water of the Village of Diamond Code of Ordinances with discussed revisions. All Ayes; Motion Carried.

Discuss Diamond Lagoon for sewage overflow in flood events

Mayor Kernc stated she has reached out to Stewart Spreading for pricing and to determine the capacity of the lagoon. Kernc presented the conversation with Stewart Spreading. Once a price is received, she will present to the board and it will be placed on next year’s budget.

Discuss Chamlin and Associations Engineering Services for Northside Stormwater Management Plan.

Mayor Kernc presented the fee for engineering and surveying services which is in the amount of $19,300.00. This will be passed and placed on next year’s budget.

Discuss Update of Liquor License Ordinance

Mayor Kernc stated it had come to our attention that a business is currently serving wine to patrons and inquired wanting to have a one-day event with wine tasting. Village Attorney John Gallo stated the current liquor ordinance does not allow this. Gallo stated the current liquor ordinance is from 1991 and recommends a complete overhaul to the current liquor license. Gallo will send a draft for review. This will be passed until further review.

NRG Energy Inc. Summary

Mayor Kernc presented the summary which reflects the refund village is receiving for shutting down the water plant at peak summer season and running power through generators. In return, the village was refunded $3,800.83. After discussion, decision was made to enroll also for the winter shut down to increase credit which village can receive.

Discuss Flood Damage Insurance Claim

Mayor Kernc stated she spoke with the representative from the risk management insurance company and was told the village’s deductible is $500.00. The current amount of damage is $21,068.24 and more items need to be added. Kernc stated a claim will be submitted for the damage. Kernc stated the representative informed her there is also equipment breakdown insurance which can be purchased. Kernc will investigate the cost for the premiums on that policy.

Old Business

Grundy and Will County Sheriff’s Monthly Update

Mayor Kernc presented the Will County report and there was nothing out of the ordinary.

Overton Road

Village Attorney John Gallo stated this subject was discussed at the previous meeting. Further research was completed to see what funds, if any, were used to build the road. Village Engineer Mike Perry stated he reached to Andy Washelesky who was the village engineer during the time the road was built. Perry stated Washelesky presented Perry letters which were sent out regarding the construction of the road and from his recall, were not constructed with MFT funds. In Washlelesky’s opinion, if any village funds were used for the construction, it would have been from the general fund. Gallo stated the next step is to have a public hearing to vacate the road. Gallo will work with Perry on this matter.

Approve Mark Orr’s Proposal for concrete work

Mayor Kernc stated she is still waiting for the proposal. The warmer weather is predicted next week, therefore, hoping the curb and apron work can be completed at that time. Consensus was obtained to move forward once proposal is received to complete the work as soon as possible.

Legal Counsel

No Report

Engineer Updates

No Report

Maintenance Updates

Public Works Director Austin Vining stated Wren Construction completed the work on Tinman St.

Clerk Updates

No Report

Commissioner Comments Commissioner Kasher

No Report

Commissioner Brown

No Report

Commissioner Warner

No Report

Commissioner Adair

Absent

Mayor Kernc

Kernc presented an article from Crain’s Chicago Business and her concerns for the area and the impact it would have if Exelon would close their Dresden facility.

Adjournment

MOTION was made to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 p.m. by Commissioner Warner, SECOND by Commissioner Kasher. All Ayes; Motion Carried.

https://www.villageofdiamond.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/11-12-19-2.pdf

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