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Village Board Meeting
April 9, 2020
Electronic Attendance Only - 6:00 p.m.
Note: This meeting will be held remotely.  The meeting will be streaming live on the Village's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/VillageofWestmont  Members of the community can participate in the meeting by submitting comments / questions by filling out the online public comment form by visiting https://westmont.illinois.gov/meetinginfo or by calling (630) 981-6195.  If you are calling in a comment please do so 2 hours prior to the meeting time.  If there are questions on how to submit a form please email clerk@westmont.il.gov


1.
Call to Order
2.
Roll Call
3.
Pledge of Allegiance
4.
Open Forum
Citizens can submit public comments by filling out an online form or by phone call.
  • Online Public Comment Form can be found by visiting https://WESTMONT.ILLINOIS.GOV/MEETINGINFO.  A link to the form will be found here.  
  • By phone: Call 630-981-6195 and leave your full name, address, and comment.  Comments made by phone must be submitted 2 hours prior to the Village Board Meeting.  
  • If there are any questions on how to make public comments, email clerk@westmont.il.gov
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Discussion Only
5.
Reports
a.
Board Reports
  • Mayor
  • Clerk
  • Trustees
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Discussion Only
6.
Items to Be Removed From Consent Agenda
7.
Consent Agenda (Omnibus Vote)
a.
Village Board Minutes
i.
Board Meeting Minutes
Board to consider approving the minutes of the Village Board meeting held March 26, 2020.  
Background of Subject Matter
Required Parliamentary Procedure.
Type
Motion
b.
Finance Ordinance
i.
Finance Ordinance #22
Total to be announced at the meeting.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Motion
c.
National Volunteer Week Proclamation
Board to consider a proclamation declaring April 19-25, 2020 as National Volunteer Week.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Proclamation
d.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Proclamation
Board to consider a proclamation to declare April 12-18, 2020 as National Telecommunicators Week.
Background of Subject Matter
*
Type
Proclamation
e.
National Library Week Proclamation
Board to consider a proclamation to declare April 19-25, 2020 as National Library Week.
Background of Subject Matter
*
Type
Proclamation
8.
Unfinished Business
9.
New Business
a.
Windy City Cannabis, 11 East Ogden
Board to consider an ordinance approving the following requests from Windy City Cannabis for 11 East Ogden Avenue:  
  1. Special use to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensary; and
  2. Site plan and landscaping plan
Background of Subject Matter
The applicant seeks approval of a Special Use permit in order to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensing organization at 11 East Ogden.
Recommendation
The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval with numerous special conditions which are incorporated into the special use ordinance.
Type
Ordinance
b.
Metro Services Paramedic Contract
Board to consider an ordinance approving a contract for paramedic services between Metro Paramedic Services, Inc. and the Village of Westmont.
Background of Subject Matter
This is a new contract for service and has been reviewed and approved by the Village Attorney.
Recommendation
The Public Safety Committee recommends approval.
Type
Ordinance
Budgeted
Yes
Documents:
  1. Metro Contract.pdf
c.
Extension of Employment Agreement
Board to consider an ordinance authorizing an extension of the Employment Agreement with the Police Chief with minor amendments. 
Background of Subject Matter
The current employment agreement expires on 4/30/20. The extension does not alter the current salary or other benefits to the Police Chief, and all substantial provisions of the existing agreement will remain in place.
Recommendation
Approve
Type
Ordinance
d.
Declaration of Village Property as Surplus
Board to consider an ordinance declaring certain Village owned vehicles and equipment as surplus property to be sold at Obenauf Auctions.
Background of Subject Matter
The property identified in the attachment has outlived its useful life. They are outdated, non-functioning, replaced, or otherwise not economically maintainable. Upon being declared surplus and sold, will be removed from the Village's property inventory.
Additional Background
Five (5) fleet vehicles and two (2) equipment pieces will be disposed of by auction through Obenauf Auction Services on behalf of DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC).
Recommendation
Staff recommends approval of this declaration of listed vehicles and equipment as surplus and the method of disposition.
Type
Ordinance
e.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) & Emergency Responders
Board to consider a resolution excluding emergency responders from certain provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Background of Subject Matter
The FFCRA requires employers to provide paid leave for certain COVID-19 situations while allowing the exclusion of emergency responders from portions of the Act, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
Additional Background
Because of the critical services provided to the community by the Village's sworn law enforcement personnel and firefighter/paramedics, we cannot safely function without the full operational capacity of these vital staff members.
Recommendation
Staff recommends approval of the resolution to exclude emergency responders from reasons #4 and #5 of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and from the entirety of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
Type
Resolution
10.
Miscellaneous
11.
Executive Session
This Board may adjourn to closed session to discuss matters so permitted and may act upon such matters upon returning to open session.
12.
Adjourn

Note: Any person who has a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting should contact the ADA Compliance Officer, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday,Village of Westmont, Illinois, 60559; or telephone (630) 981-6210 voice, within a reasonable time before the meeting.