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Village Board Meeting
May 9, 2019
6:00 p.m.
1.
Call to Order
2.
Roll Call
3.
Pledge of Allegiance
4.
Open Forum
Public Comment is subject to the public comment rules and procedures adopted by the Village.
5.
Oath of Office
Village Clerk Virginia Szymski to administer the oath of office to Village Trustees:
  • Trustee Marie Guzzo
  • Trustee Linda Liddle
  • Trustee Steve Nero
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Discussion Only
6.
Roll Call Of The New Village Board
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Discussion Only
7.
Reports
a.
Board Reports
  • Mayor 
  • Clerk
  • Trustees
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Discussion Only
8.
Items to Be Removed From Consent Agenda
9.
Consent Agenda (Omnibus Vote)
a.
Village Board Minutes
i.
Board Meeting Minutes
Board to consider approving the minutes of the Village Board meeting held April 25, 2019.  
Background of Subject Matter
Required parliamentary procedure
Type
Motion
b.
Finance Ordinance
i.
Finance Ordinance #1
Total to be announced at the meeting.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Motion
c.
Proclamation - Police Week 2019
Board to consider a proclamation to declare May 11-18, 2019 as National Police Week and May 15, 2019 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in the Village of Westmont.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Proclamation
d.
Proclamation - Public Works Week
Board to consider a proclamation declaring May 19-25, 2019 as National Public Works Week.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Proclamation
e.
Proclamation - EMS Week
Board to consider a proclamation to declare May 19-25, 2019 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the Village of Westmont.
Background of Subject Matter
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Type
Proclamation
10.
Unfinished Business
a.
Amendment to Allow Chairlifts in Limited Circumstances
Board to consider an ordinance to amend the municipal code and section 1009.4 of the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) to allow chairlifts on shared stairwells in multi-family common areas.  
Background of Subject Matter
If approved, chairlifts that would reduce the width of a shared stairway would be permitted.
Additional Background
Ms. Augustine lives in a second floor condominium at 1237 Williamsport. She wishes to install a chairlift on the shared stairway. Code prohibits such a chairlift as it would diminish the width of the stairs, raising emergency exiting concerns.
Recommendation
Village Board should weigh request to allow such chairlifts against staff concerns regarding diminished ability to exit a second floor during an emergency.
Type
Ordinance
b.
4 W Burlington - Vape Shop
Board to consider an ordinance approving a B-1 Business District Development Permit for a proposed Vape Shop at 4 West Burlington Avenue.  
Background of Subject Matter
Zoning Ordinance Section 7.02(F)(1) requires any new use or occupancy in the B-1 district to obtain a Development Permit. This proposal is for a Vape Shop at 4 West Burlington.
Type
Ordinance
11.
New Business
a.
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget
Board to consider a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget.
Background of Subject Matter
The preliminary budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 was prepared by staff and presented and discussed with the Village Board and the public at the May 2nd Budget Workshop.
Type
Resolution
Budgeted
Other
b.
301-319 W. Ogden/530 N. Park-Medical Office Building Redevelopment
Board to consider an ordinance approving the following requests to allow a medical-office building redevelopment at the corner of 301-319 West Ogden Avenue and 530 North Park Street:
  1. Zoning Map Amendment to rezone 530 N Park Street from R-3 Residential District to B-2 General Business District
  2. Variance to allow parking in the required front yard setback
  3. Plat of Consolidation
  4. Site and Landscape Plan
  5. Waiver to allow non-conforming parking stall dimensions

Background of Subject Matter
This proposal requires Board approval to rezone the property at 530 N. Park from R-3 Single-Family to B-2 General Business District; a Plat of Consolidation; a Site and Landscape Plan; and a variance from Ordinance 4.05(E) for parking in a required yard.
Additional Background
Board approval is also required for waiver of the parking stall dimensional standards. Staff recommends approval of this waiver based on Planning and Zoning Commission discussions.
Recommendation
At its April 10, 2019 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend approval of all 4 zoning items required for this proposal.
Type
Ordinance
Budgeted
N/A
c.
1 West Quincy: Re-approvals for Holladay Properties
Board to consider an ordinance re-approving the following approvals for Holladay Properties, LLC related to the zoning and development of a mixed-use building located generally at the southwest corner of South Cass Avenue and West Quincy Street:
  1. Comprehensive Plan amendment request to redesignate approximately .22 acres from Parks/Open Space to Downtown Mixed Use.
  2. Zoning Code variance request to increase the maximum allowed FAR in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  3. Zoning Code variance request to increase the maximum allowed height in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  4. Zoning Code variance request to allow for construction of a mixed-use development within a required front yard in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  5. Zoning Code variance request to allow for construction of a mixed-use development within a required side yard adjoining a street in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  6. Zoning Code variance request to allow for construction of a mixed-use development within a required side yard in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  7. Zoning Code variance request to allow for construction of a mixed-use development within a required rear yard setback in the B-1 Limited Business District.
  8. Zoning Code variance request to reduce the total required number of parking spaces for both the multiple-family residential and commercial components in a mixed-use development.
  9. Preliminary Plat of Subdivision request to consolidate lots, to include a portion of a public alley to be vacated.
  10. Site and Landscaping Plan.
  11. Development Agreement.
  12. Vacation of a portion of the public alley located immediately south of 1 W. Quincy Street.

Background of Subject Matter
Each of these requests were unanimously approved by the Village Board on 8/2/2018. Each of these requests required the developer to close on the purchase of the properties comprising the development by 4/1/19 or the ordinances would automatically void.
Additional Background
The developer has not closed on the properties yet, although the closings are imminent. Since each of the ordinances have become void, re-approval by the Village Board is required.
Recommendation
Approve
Type
Ordinance
d.
Ernst & Young TIF Consulting Agreement
Board to consider an ordinance approving a Master Agreement and Statement of Work with Ernst & Young LLP regarding TIF Consulting and Economic Development Consulting Services.  
Background of Subject Matter
The Village’s TIF consultant, Jennifer Tammen of Ehlers & Associates, now works for E&Y, and Ehlers & Associates no longer performs TIF consulting work. The Village would like to continue to use Ms. Tammen & E&Y for specified TIF consulting services.
Additional Background
E&Y has revised their standard rates so as to be competitive with other municipal TIF consultants
Recommendation
Approve
Type
Ordinance
e.
Parking Amendment - Commercial Vehicles
Board to consider an ordinance to amend the Village Code regarding regulation of commercial vehicle parking on residential properties.  
Background of Subject Matter
New language for Commercial Vehicle (D plate) parking in Residential districts is proposed to clean up conflicting regulations.
Type
Ordinance
Budgeted
N/A
12.
Miscellaneous
13.
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.
14.
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.