Council President Mr. D’Ambrosio opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.



Members of Council in attendance were Mr. Licht, Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins, Mr. Evers, Ms. DePledge, Mr. Hoefle, Ms. Vaughn and Council President Mr. D’Ambrosio. Also attending was Council Clerk Mrs. Cendroski.

Those attending from the Administration were Mayor Morley, Law Director Klammer, Finance Director Slocum, Service Director Rubertino, City Engineer Gwydir, Police Chief Reik and Fire Chief Whittington.


06-10-(01): Amendment: Municipal Income Tax Chapter: Section 183.0501, Section 183.0502 and Section 183.1302

Mr. D’Ambrosio: At the last meeting we mentioned we were going to put an income tax increase on the ballot for November, 2014. This legislation amends our current ordinance because right now our ordinance is at 2%. This changes the amount to 2.75%. This is just an amendment and will not become valid unless the income tax proposal passes in November. If it does not pass the amount stays at 2%. We have to do this to show intent to the Board of Elections.

There were no questions or comments.


06-10-(02): Resolution to Submit: Amendment: Income Tax Rate

Mr. D’Ambrosio: This is a resolution to submit – we submit this proposal to amend the tax rate to the Board of Elections. I would suggest to Council that because this is a ballot issue it is something we should put on three readings – which is what we would normally do for ballot issues.


There were no questions or comments.


LEGISLATION PENDING: (Placed on First Reading 05/27/2014)

05-27-(06): Resolution to Submit: 0.5-Mill Fire Levy Renewal

Mr. D’Ambrosio: We put this legislation on First Reading at the last Council meeting on May 27th. This is for the 0.5-Mill Fire Levy Renewal. I would suggest this be placed on second reading this evening.


There were no questions or comments.







Contract: T.C. Construction Co., Inc.: 2014 Concrete Road Rehabilitation Program: $198,800.00

Mr. D’Ambrosio: This is a contract for T.C. Construction Co., Inc. for the 2014 concrete road rehabilitation program. As many of you know our streets are in pretty bad shape. The Service Department, in my opinion, has been doing a great job patching what they can but there are too many areas they can’t get to. So, the Mayor and our Service Director marked out some areas and we went out for bid with the lowest bid being T.C. Construction, Inc. I know Mr. Gwydir could comment on them but they are a fantastic company and have worked in this City for many years. They work in a lot of Lake County cities. They were the lowest bid and if there are no questions I would ask Ms. Vaughn to make a motion to add this to the evening’s agenda as Legislation No. 06-10-(03).

There were no objections or comments.

06-10-(01): Amendment: Municipal Income Tax Chapter: Section 183.0501, Section 183.0502 and Section 183.1302, con’t

Mr. D’Ambrosio: To clarify this legislation will not go on First Reading but will have to be adopted as an emergency measure so we can read the ballot legislation three times. But, the rate will not go into effect unless the issue passes in November. Are there any questions?

Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins: I do not understand it. You will have to clarify Legislation 06-10-(01). I don’t understand why we are voting on this one and putting the other one on three readings.

Mr. D’Ambrosio: Legislation 06-10-(01) shows intent – what we are going to do. We have to change our ordinance from 2% to 2.75% so the Board of Election sees our intent – that we want to put an increase of .75% on the ballot. It will not be in effect.

Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins: It is an ordinance of intent?

Mr. D’Ambrosio: Yes, it is like the Resolution of Necessity like we did for the 0.5-mill Fire Renewal Levy. Does that make sense?

Mrs. Quinn-Hopkins: Yes.

There were no further questions or comments.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m.



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