2017 Summary

10-09-17 Meeting (55 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Treasurer's Report    (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Report by city treasurer.
  • Permitted Uses for Single Family Residential Districts     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Vote for an ordinance approving a text amendment to the Permitted Uses for Single Family Residential Districts section of the city code to accommodate a community integrated living residence.
  • Vacant & Foreclosed Property Registration Program     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Vote to approve a new Vacant & Foreclosed Property Registration Program.
  • Tourism District Fall Planting Program     (3 minutes) HyperLink
    Vote of request for council authorization for expenditure in excess of $10,000 to hire Landscape Concepts Management ($11,401) for Tourism District landscaping, fall plantings and enhancement.
  • Commercial Truck Parking Regualtions     (28minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of city commercial truck parking regulations.
  • Liquor Code Review     (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Review and discussion of liquor code.

09-25-17 Meeting (1 hour 53 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Lake Claire Drainage Study    (17 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation of Lake Claire Drainage Study by John Briggs of Gewault Hamilton.
  • Road Pavement Assessment Report     (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation of Road Pavement Assessment Report by John Briggs of Gewault Hamilton.
  • Chicago Executive Airport     (14 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report presented by Betty Cloud.
  • Annual Police and Fire Commission Report     (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Annual Police and Fire Commission Report presented by Joe Fiorito.
  • Political Advertising in City Newsletter     (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of policies regarding political commentary advertisements in the city newsletter.
  • Rubens Bar & Grill     (8 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion and vote for a request for a special use permit to open a Sit Down Restaurant at 5 South Wolf Road, Ruben’s Bar & Grill.
  • Community Integrated Living Amendment     (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Proposed changes to the Permitted Uses in Single Family Residential District section of the city code to accommodate a community integrated living residence.
  • Vacant & Foreclosed Property Registration Program     (9 minutes) HyperLink
    Proposed ordinance establishing a Vacant and Foreclosed Property Registration Program and a resolution and agreement with Property Registrations, LLC to manage it.
  • Plaza Drive     (11 minutes) HyperLink
    Plaza Drive update and discussion.

09-11-17 Meeting (1 hour 40 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Rubens Bar & Grill    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Request for a special use permit for a sit down restaurant at 5 South Wolf Road, Rubens Bar & Grill.
  • Parking Lease Agreement with Comed for Metra Train Station     (19 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of parking lease agreement with Commonwealth Edison for commuter parking at the Prospect Heights Metra station, 55 S. Wolf Road.
  • Driveway Variance Request for 697 Glendale Drive     (25 minutes) HyperLink
    Request by Joseph Pascucci of Gene’s Towing for a driveway variance for 697 Glendale Drive in order to park a tow truck.
  • Commercial Truck Parking Discussion     (3 minutes) HyperLink
    Ongoing discussion of Prospect Heights commercial truck parking regulations.
  • Liquor Code Review     (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Review of liquor code.
  • Plaza Drive     (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of Plaza Drive.
  • Intergovernmental Agreement for Chicago Executive Airport     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of Intergovernmental Agreement for Chicago Executive Airport.

08-28-17 Meeting (54 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Chicago Executive Airport Report    (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Excecutive Airport report by Bill Kearns.
  • Comed Metra Station Parking Lease Agreement     (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of Metra Train Station parking lease agreement with Comed.

07-24-17 Meeting (50 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Chicago Excecutive Airport Report    (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report by Bill Kearns.
  • Local Government Distributed Fund Changes     (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Report of changes to the Illinois Distributed Fund, which the city receives money from every year.
  • Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas     (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding which city council members will be allowed to attend the 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
  • City Flooding     (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion about city flooding after a large rain event.
  • Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase Vote     (3 minutes) HyperLink
    Approval of new Sanitary Sewer Rate.
  • Glenview & Prospect Heights Revenue Sharing     (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Report of Glenview/Prospect Heights and Wheeling/Prospect Heights Revenue Sharing Agreements.

07-10-17 Meeting (1 hour 13 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase & Lack of Information Resident Comments    (10 minutes) HyperLink
    Resident comments by Peggy Lee of 202 S Owen regarding the proposed sanitary sewer rate increase. She also comments on how the city should do a better job getting city council meetings and topics of discussion out to the residents.
  • New Public Works Superintendent     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Introduction of new Public Works Superintendent Mack Roscoe.
  • Sewer Rate Increase Discussion     (8 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of proposed sewer rate increase.
  • Commercial Truck Parking Regulation     (24 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding the current state of the city commercial truck parking regulations and possible changes.

06-26-17 Meeting (1 hour 42 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Willow Woods    (30 minutes) HyperLink
    Willow Woods engineering assessment presentation by city engineer Steve Berecz of Gewault Hamilton. Also includes comments by and discussion with several Willow Woods residents.
  • Water Committee Presentation     (10 minutes) HyperLink
    Water Committee presentation by Bob Korvas.
  • Chicago Executive Airport     (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report by Jim Keefer.
  • Building & Development Report     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Building & Development report by Building Director Dan Peterson.
  • SSA Consolidation for New Sewer Fees     (13 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding the possible consolidation of current SSA's to dovetail with the the new proposed sanitary sewer rate.

06-12-17 Meeting (1 hour 20 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • City Center    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    City Center planning presentation by Jim Tinaglia of Tinaglia & Associates.
  • Elsie's Place Cafe     (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Citizen Comments by Mariusz Kock of 1225 Stratford Road regarding Elsie's Place Cafe.
  • Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase     (11 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding proposed sanitary sewer rate increase.
  • Home Use Occupation, Zoning Variance and Commercial Vehicle Parking Ordinances     (15 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of Home Use Occupation & Zoning Variance Ordinances. Includes a discussion of parking commercial vehicles on residential property.

05-22-17 Meeting (1 hour 42 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Possible Sanitary Sewer System Sale    (38 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation by Rich Herman of American Water regarding their proposal to purchase our sanitary sewer system.
  • Chicago Executive Airport Report     (5 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report presented by Betty Cloud.

05-08-17 Meeting (1 hour 43 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Claire Lane Retention Pond    (27 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation by Prospect Heights resident William Koch of 501 Shawn Lane regarding flooding problems due to retention pond overflow.
  • Elsie's Place Cafe     (28 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation by Chuck Knoblauch regarding a proposed restaurant and gaming facility to be located at 1300 N Rand Road. Also includes comments by Mariusz Folta, a Prospect Heights resident who resides at 1225 Stratford Road. Following presentation and comments a vote is undertaken by city council.
  • Subdivision Request for 1201 N Drury Lane     (9 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation and request by Prospect Heights resident Joseph Papanicholas to consolidate two lots and build a pool house on the property.
  • Plaza Drive Potholes     (3 minutes) HyperLink
    Report on potholes on Plaza Drive by Alderman Messer.
  • Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase     (14 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding proposed sanitary sewer rate increase.

04-24-17 Meeting (52 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Sanitary Sewer Rates    (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Sanitary sewer rate discussion. Includes resident comments.
  • Chicago Executive Airport Report     (3 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report by Betty Cloud.
  • Treasurers Report     (4 minutes) HyperLink
    Treasurers report by Finance Director Stephanie Hannon.
  • Elsie's Place Cafe     (19 minutes) HyperLink
    Request for Special Use Permit for Elsie's Place Cafe, a proposed restaurant & gaming facility at 1300 North Rand.

04-12-17 Sanitary Sewer Town Hall (1 hour 44 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

04-10-17 Meeting (1 hour 47 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Liquor Code & Video Gaming Review   (26 minutes) HyperLink
    Review and discussion of city liquor code and video gaming.
  • City Revenue Sources     (28 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding city revenue sources. Includes a discussion of city sticker pricing.

03-27-17 Meeting (1 hour 2 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Chicago Executive Airport Budget    (11 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport Budget Presentation by Jim Keefer.
  • Police Department Adjudication Process     (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Report by Police Chief Stephen regarding department analysis and recommendation for the administrative adjudication process.

03-13-17 Meeting (2 hours 55 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Building & Development Report    (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Building & Development status report presented by Building Director Dan Peterson. Topics Include Bridge Church and Thorntons building updates.
  • Elsie's Place Cafe     (18 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation by Elsie's Place Cafe regarding a new proposed restaurant/gaming faciliy at 1300 N. Rand Road.
  • Building and Property Maintenance Regulations     (19 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion regarding proposed changes to the Prospect Heights building and property maintenance regulations.
  • Police Pension Fund     (46 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of the police pension fund.
  • 2017-18 Budget Discussion     (1 hour 3 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of 2017-18 city budget.
  • Thornton's Gas Station Revised Agreement    (10 minutes) HyperLink
    Discussion of revised agreement with Thorntons regarding new gas station at Rand and Thomas.

02-27-17 Meeting (36 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • City Center Discussion    (6 minutes) HyperLink
    Report by the Strategic Directions Committee regarding a possible City Center for Prospect Heights.
  • Chicago Executive Airport Report     (9 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive Airport report by Bill Kearns.
  • Holiday Market     (7 minutes) HyperLink
    Report by city clerk Wendy Morgan-Adams regarding holiday market.

02-13-17 Meeting (1 hour 43 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Presentation   (38 minutes) HyperLink
    GIS presentation by Greg Newton of Gewault Hamilton Associates for a new system with a starting cost estimated to be about $50,000. A Geographic Information System is a computerized database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis and display of spatial (IE: locationally defined) data.
  • Sanitary Sewer System Rate Study Discussion    (40 minutes) HyperLink
    Continuing discussion of sanitary sewer rate study, which was originally presented at December 12, 2016 meeting.
  • Drainage Issues     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Approval of engineering study by Gewault Hamilton for drainage ditch improvements.

01-23-17 Meeting (58 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Airport Report    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Chicago Executive airport report presented by Betty Cloud.
  • Police Department Security System     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Proposed three year service contract with Xtivity for police department security system.
  • Budget Amendment     (17 minutes) HyperLink
    Budget Amendment Discussion
    Topics Include:
       Drainage Improvements
       Police Department
       Tree Program
       Strategic Directions Committee Recomendations
  • City Attorney Needs to be Present at Workshop Meetings.     (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Motion to reverse a decision by Mayor Helmer, originally discussed at June 27, 2106 meeting, in which he decided that the city attorney would no longer be present at City Council Workshop Meetings. This comes after there was a significant amount of confusion involving some legal issues at the January 9, 2017 meeting because the attorney was not present.

01-21-17 Special Meeting (1 hour 8 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Thornton's Request for Tax Subsidy to Pay for Extra Construction Costs    (1 hour 8 minutes) HyperLink
    Special City Council Meeting to consider a request by Thornton's Inc. for a sales tax subsidy in the amount of approximately $300k to pay for storm water detention and soil disposal costs associated with their proposed new location at Rand Road and Thomas Street.

01-09-17 Meeting (2 hours 39 minutes)   HyperLink   HyperLink

  • Police Pension Fund Presentation    (49 minutes) HyperLink
    Police pension fund presentation by fund Board Member Sal Palazzolo.
  • Police Telecommunications System Presentation    (16 minutes) HyperLink
    Presentation of police telecommunications system by Chief Al Steffen.
  • Treasurer's Report    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Treasurer's report presented by Finance Director Hannon.
  • Health and Sanitation Inspections Report    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    Report of health and sanitation inspection activities presented by Building Director Peterson.
  • Police Security System Service Contract    (20 minutes) HyperLink
    Recommendation and discussion of a proposed three year service contract for the existing police wireless surveillance system with Xtivity Solutions, LLC. in the amount ot $18,500 per year.
  • Old Willow Road Resurfacing    (2 minutes) HyperLink
    Staff recommendation and request to participate with Mount Prospect in the joint resurfacing of Old Willow Road, from Mura Lane to River Road.
  • Milwaukee Ave Tourism District Landscaping and Discussion Regarding City Attorney    (17 minutes) HyperLink
    Requested approval of award of a contract with Landscape Concepts for up to three one year terms in the amount of $4,071. Also, a discussion of a separate bid for landscaping services for other city property including city hall as well as a discussion about the difficulties surrounding no longer having the city attorney present at workshop meetings.
  • 2016-17 Budget Amendment    (12 minutes) HyperLink
    First Reading and discussion of 2016-17 budget amendment.


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