Agenda topics for the Elmhurst City Council on Monday will include natural gas aggregation and approval of a new preschool and a bicycle plan, among other business. The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at City Hall, 209 N. York St.
The council will first meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the acquisition of real property.
The regular meeting will begin with public forum. Members of the community are welcome 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:
- referral to the Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee a discussion on natural gas aggregation
- referral to the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee a discussion on marketing efficiency and strategy in order to more effectively promote the city and economic development efforts
- referral to the Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee a discussion about the 2013 DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference legislative action program
- approval of the property tax rebate program for the 2012 property tax year.
- approval of continued support to the "Got It in Elmhurst" marketing campaign. The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry is asking for about $10,000 to continue the program.
- approval of the Kensington School conditional use. The Development, Planning and Zoning Committee approved the request from Kensington School for a 15,000-square-foot preschool on Spring Road Jan. 17. The site is occupied by two vacant, single-ramily homes.
- approval to ammend the 2009 comprehensive plan to include a bicycle plan
- approval to dispose of technology equipment owned by the city of Elmhurst
- approval of an agreement with the Elmhurst Park District to hold Battle of the Bands on Addison Street June 22
- approval of an agreement with the Elmhurst Running Club to hold the annual 4 on the 4th 4-mile run on July 4
- approval of an ordinance outlining the garbage and refuse agreement with Allied Waste
- approval of an agreement for auditing services with Sikich LLP
- approval to purchase a computerized maintenance management system package from Lucity Inc. for $74,500
Aldermen will then hear reports and recommendations from Acting Mayor Scott Levin and City Manager Jim Grabowski.
The council will then vote on a 27th amendment to the real estate purchase contract for Pauli's Marathon station, 260 N. York. To continue review and feasibility investigation of the property, the city must extend the contingency investigation period for the property to April 3.