Between executive session, regular session and Committee of the Whole, Elmhurst aldermen will have a busy night Monday.
Aldermen will discuss both the future of the Addison Avenue parking deck and the five proposals submitted for the redevelopment of Hahn Street, both meaty topics, at their committee of the whole meeting, which is expected to start at about 8 p.m. following the regular City Council meeting. The regular meeting will include approval of several flood prevention measures, and the issuance of $10 million in bonds to pay for them.
Committee of the Whole
Following are the city's links to extensive information to date about the Addison Avenue project to date:
- Addison Zoning Commission Report
- Zoning Commission Transcripts 2/28/13
- Zoning Commission Transcripts 3/14/13
- Zoning Commission Transcripts 4/11/13
- Draft 4th Letter Agreement
- Development Agreement with Addison LLC
- Letter of Withdrawal 7/15/13
- Economic Development Commission Resolution supporting Addison LLC
- Chamber of Commerce Resolution supporting Addison LLC
- Addison Deck PowerPoint
- CityCentre Endorsement Letter
Here are Addison-related stories posted on Elmhurst Patch:
- Six Stories Are Back on the Table for Addison Parking Deck
- Pedestrian Control and the Doughnut Hole
- Letter: CAC Asking Mayor, Aldermen to Take Close Look at Addison Development
- Alderman Mark Mulliner Wants to 'Slow Down,' Rethink Addison Avenue Project
- Six-story Building on Addison Gets a Big 'No' From Elmhurst Zoning Commission
- Residents' Opinions of Downtown Six-story Structure Unchanged After Public Hearing
- Developers of Addison Project Tackle Residents' Concerns at Public Hearing
- Developer of Addison Project is Granted More Time to Prepare for Hearing on Building Height
- Residents Speak of Broken Rules, Sweetheart Deals and Conspiracy at Zoning Meeting
- Hear Discussions from Closed Session Meetings on Addison Avenue Development Project
- Minutes and Tapes of Closed Sessions Regarding Addison Avenue Project Made Public
- Attorney General's Office: Aldermen Violated Open Meetings Act with Closed Talks About Addison Project
Hahn Street Development
The five developers who are vying for the Hahn Street project were given quite a bit of creative license in the requests for proposals.
Following are links to the five developers' plans:
And, articles about the five developers' presentations on Elmhurst Patch:
- On to the Scoring: Five Companies Complete Their Pitches for Hahn Street
- Both Visions Presented for Hahn Street Monday Include Rental Property
City Council Meeting
The regular City Council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a closed session to discuss pending or threatened litigation and acquisition of real property.
Aldermen will hear presentations on the Elmhurst Cycling Classic and an update on the Southwest Elmhurst wet weather facility.
Members of the public will then be invited to speak for up to three minutes on any topic.
In addition to approval of minutes and accounts payable, the consent agenda includes the following items for approval:
- Central business district parking analysis (referral to the Public Affairs and Safety Committee)
- New home stormwater infiltration policy. All new construction must provide a volume control best management practice designed by a licensed civil engineer that must be shown on the signed and sealed plan submitted at the time of building permit application. French drain, rain garden, underground infiltration pipe, rainwater harvesting system or combination of those, or other design as approved by the city engineer must be included. Downspouts shall not be connected to the storm sewer.
- Water main improvements project contract with Gerardi Sewer and Water for $373,000
- Private sector sanitary flow reduction investigation proposal from RJN Group in the amount of $170,000
- Saylor/Jackson lift station force main replacement contract with Archon Constrution in the amount of $428,000
- Saylor Avenue dry weather force main resident engineering services proposal with RJN Group for $56,000
- Storm and sanitary sewer emergency repairs on Sunnyside Avenue to be completed by John Neri Constrution for $49,000
- York and Vallette Fall Fest
- Front yard setback for 666 S. Hillside
- Variations for Lakeside Bank, York and Robert Palmer Drive
- Sale by auction of seized vehicles
- Recycling event at Vallette and Division at 2 p.m. Oct. 13
- Settlement agreement of a personal injury lawsuit, Brian Stephens vs. Glen Owens and the City of Elmhurst.
- TIF incentive agreement policy
- Sales tax incentive policy
- Approval of an engineering services agreement with Greeley and Hansen LLC to develop a water reclamation facility electrical safety program and staff training plan
- Rejection of a bid for the water reservoir HVAC improvement project. The project will be rebid.
Mayor Steve Morley and City Manager Jim Grabowski will give their reports. The meeting will conclude with the approval of an ordinance to issue nearly $10 million in general obligation bonds to finance flood mitigation projects.