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City Council Expected to Name an Interim Mayor on Monday

Selection of interim mayor is last on the agenda, after approval of consent agenda, tax levy and vacation of property.

Elmhurst City Council members will vote on consultant contracts, a bicycle race and vehicle purchases—not to mention name an interim mayor—during their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at City Hall, 209 N. York St.

This will be the council's first meeting without Mayor Pete DiCianni, who will begin his new role as DuPage County Board member for District 2. He will be sworn in, along with 17 other County Board members and other elected officials, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the county administration building, 421 N. County Farm Road.

The Elmhurst City Council meeting will be preceded by a Public Works and Buildings Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss refuse and recycling requests for proposals, and a closed session at 7:15 p.m. to discuss acquisition/disposition of real property.

The regular meeting will begin with public comment. Members of the public are welcome to speak for up to three minutes on any topic.

In addition to approval of meeting minutes and accounts payable, the following items are up for approval on the consent agenda:

  • A proclamation designating December National Drunk and Drug Driving Prevention Month
  • St. Charles Road engineering services from TranSystems Corp. at a cost not to exceed $37,100. The work will be done between Route 83 and Spring Road and will include milling and 3-inch overlay, and replacing deteriorated curb, gutter and sidewalks.
  • Four Chevrolet Caprice Police Interceptors from Miles Chevrolet in Decatur for $106,700
  • Purchase of 20 laptop computers for $10,000, a docking cart for $2,500 and upgrades to the city's wireless network for $5,000 so aldermen can go to a paperless agenda system
  • Renewal of real estate consultant Charles Van Slyke's three-year contract with a cap of 900 hours at $100 per hour
  • Renewal of administrative services consultant Ken Bartels' three-year contract with a cap of 550 hours at $90 per hour
  • Retirement fund service credit for employee Gary Smith, who has been the city's wastewater manager since Oct. 2010 but previously was out of state
  • Re-subdivision and variation for 349 and 343 W. Montrose Ave.
  • Sale by auction of city vehicles
  • Purchase of replacement vehicles for the Public Works Department
  • Agreement with Elmhurst Masters Cycling to hold a criterium bicycle race around Elmhurst College July 19
  • Levy and assessment of taxes for special service areas 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15
  • Ordinances abating the 2012 tax levy for the payment of bonds
  • Approval of the 26th amendment to the agreement to purchase Pauli's Marathon, 260 N. York St.
  • Purchase of replacement storage lockers for the police department from Bradford Systems Corp. at a cost of $115,600
  • Approval of an ordinance that will provide for another liquor license so Tannin's can sell spirits in addition to beer and wine
  • Sewerage treatment from Illinois American Water Co. The city of Elmhurst will treat sewerage delivered by Illinois American Water Co. to the north Elmhurst pumping station at a rate of $2.707 per 1,000 gallons.
  • Construction engineering services from Transystems Corp. for adding turn lanes at Butterfield Road and Commonwealth Lane at a cost not to exceed $200,500
  • Bid award for the replacement of the vertical wheelchair platform lift at Elmhurst Historical Museum to Garaventa Life Illinois, Antioch, in an amount not to exceed $19,565
  • Agreement with Flexible Benefit Service Corp. to administer the city's flexible spending accounts in order to maintain healthcare privacy for employees
  • Local agency agreement for federal participation between the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Butterfield Road and Commonwealth Lane improvements

The City Council will then hear updates and reports from elected officials, which will be followed by a vote approving a tax levy of $16.48 million for 2012-13.

Aldermen will then vote to approve vacating about 15,000 square feet of the Walnut Street right of way as requested by Superior Ambulance Co. and John Sakash Co. for $5,130.

Finally, an interim mayor will be selected.

Jim Court December 03, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Those candidates that are running for office should not be included since it would give the appearance of incumbency. Names should be drawn and whoever is picked should act as acting Mayor. No politics, favoritism, or cronyism. Fair enough.
Darlene Heslop December 04, 2012 at 03:54 AM
while that sounds like a terrific idea...unfortunately...the statutes of the city do not provide for the "pull a name out of a hat" method of picking a mayor pro tem...but...at least in the end...scott levin was elected by his peers to be the place holder until the april election...and so far...he is not running for mayor... .

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