Elmhurst City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at City Hall, 209 N. York St. But before that takes place, two other city meetings are scheduled.
At 5:30 p.m., the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee will discuss the North York Street tax increment financing district with respect to the between the city of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Unit District 205 School District. Public comment will be accepted.
At 6:30 p.m., the full council will meet in closed session to discuss acquisition of real property.
The public meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. with recognition of the Elmhurst Youth Baseball All-Star Team Illinois District champions. The council will then hear a long-awaited report from the storm and sanitary subcommittees.
The council will then accept public comment. Members of the community are invited to speak for up to three minutes on any topic.
In addition to approval of minutes and accounts payable, the consent agenda will include the following items:
- Bid results for a new Toyota Prius Hybrid and a new Ford Fusion Hybrid will be referred to the Public Works Committee. The city received one bid from Elmhurst Toyota in the amount of $23,832, and one bid from Roesch Ford for $23,900.
- A request from Alderman Dannee Polomsky to explore the feasibility of employing hourly traffic control officers at various schools during drop-off and pickup times will be referred to the Public Safety Committee.
- A request from Alderman Paula Pezza that the city consider a residential incentive or cost-sharing program to alleviate some of the cost and permit fees associated with the purchase and installation of home generators will be referred to the Public Works and Buildings Committee.
- Request from the Runner's Soul to hold a 5-K run/walk in conjunction with the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day parade March 9 will be referred to the Public Affairs and Safety Committee.
- Approval of the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Tailgate Party fund-raiser to be held Sept. 13 behind the Knights of Columbus, 537 S. York St. The event will benefit Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation and Kick Off for Kids. The event will feature a 25-by-20-foot television broadcast of the Bears vs Green Bay Packers game.
- Approval of fall City Centre events: City Centre Strollers Wednesdays, Aug. 29-Sept. 26; Block to Block Party, Wednesday, Aug. 29-Sept. 26; Fall Girlfriend's Getaway, Thursday, Oct. 4; Bootiful Saturday, Saturday, Oct. 27; and the City Tree Lighting, Friday, Nov. 23.
- Approval of proposed parking changes in the North York municipal parking lot. The owner of has requested the addition of two 10-minute spaces.
- Approval of an additional $30,000 (funded with revenues from TIF 1) for the retail business grant program for fiscal year 2013
- Renewal of the AT&T data line contract
- Approval of an amendment to the for the purchase of 260 N. York St., Pauli's Marathon
- Approval of a liquor license for Hamburger Jones, 555 S. York. The ordinance before the council states that will be "taking over" the building formerly known as Good Earth Market. The liquor license request put forth previously by the owners of Good Earth Market, who were planning to re-open as Edelweiss Market with a "bier garten," will be deleted.
The council will then hear a report from the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee recommending approval of the redevelopment plan and project, the boundaries and the tax increment allocation financing for the North York Street tax increment financing district (TIF 4). These three ordinances will officially establish the North York Street TIF district. The committee also will recommend releasing the from TIF 1 and moving them into TIF 4. A final vote on TIF 4 will be in two weeks.
The council will vote to approve an , 678 N. York. The city, which will be required to fund a loan to TIF 4 in order to pay the developer, will pay out $1.25 million in two installments. It is projected it will take about 10 years for Mariano's cumulative incremental real estate taxes to equal $1.25 million.