Mayor DiCianni Will Preside Over His Last Elmhurst City Council Meeting Monday

Agenda includes approval of tax levy, a report on an energy efficiency program and more.

Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni will preside over his last City Council meeting as mayor of Elmhurst at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. DiCianni was elected to the DuPage County Board in District 2 in the Nov. 6 General Election.

The meeting will begin with recognition of the York High School Boys Cross Country Team and recognition of Elmhurst police officers.

The board will then hear a presentation from Energy Impact Illinois, regarding rebates and incentives offered to help make residents' homes more energy efficient. Last month, Alderman Diane Gutenkauf hosted a gathering at her home to help spread the word about the energy efficiency program. Energy Impact Illinois is a coalition led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in partnership ComEd, Nicor and other energy providers, along with several municipalities.

The City Council will then accept public comments from members of the community, who will be 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:

  • reappointment to the Zoning and Planning Commission of Susan McCoyd
  • appointment to the Elmhurst Public Library Board of Carol Ann Grote Jacobson to complete the term vacated by John Morrissey
  • referral to the Public Works and Buildings Committee of bids for the replacement of a dual auger dump body and a forklift
  • acceptance of the low bid of $64,377 from Currie Motors of Forest Park for a Ford F450 4x4 dump truck with snow plow and salt spreader
  • acceptance of the lowest acceptable bid of $19,565 from Garaventa Lifts of Antioch for removal and replacement of the wheelchair lift at Elmhurst Historical Museum. The lift will be paid for with a state grant.
  • approval of a bid from Larry Roesch Dodge Chrysler Jeep in the amount of $18,478 and $18,278 for the purchase of two Dodge Caravans
  • approval of an agreement for federal participation of engineering services for Butterfield Road and Commonwealth Lane intersection improvements, which includes the addition of turn lanes. The project received nearly $800,000 in federal funding.
  • approval of a contract with TranSystems at a cost not to exceed $200,464 for engineering services for the Butterfield Road and Commonwealth Lane project
  • approval for a new liquor license for Tannin's Wine Bar to allow consumption of spirits on the premises
  • approval of a bid from Bradford Systems in the amount of $115,600 to replace 113 personnel storage lockers in the locker rooms at Elmhurst Police Department
  • approval of Elmhurst Masters Competition Cycling's request to hold the Elmhurst Criterium Bicycle Race around Elmhurst College July 19. The Prairie State Cycling Series is a four-day race in the Chicago area that hosts professional and amateur racers from across the country. The Elmhurst race would be on the second day of the four-day race. The race course is a 1.2-mile circuit, with each lap covered in 2 to 3 minutes, and Wilder Park will be a designated viewing area.
  • approval of a rate of $2.707 per thousand gallons for treatment of sanitary sewage delivered by Illinois American Water Co.
  • approval of an amendment to city code regarding mobile food units
  • approval of an amendment to city code regarding fees for vehicle stickers
  • approval of an agreement with Emerald Data Solutions to go to a paperless agenda system

The City Council will then hear a report on the vacation of the Walnut Street right-of-way. Superior Ambulance is requesting the vacation to expand its property.

Aldermen will then vote to approve a 2012 tax levy.

The meeting will conclude with recognition of Mayor DiCianni for his service to the city.

Brian November 19, 2012 at 06:43 PM
How about the approval of marketing funds to increase the amount of marketing dollars spend promoting Elmhurst's downtown area and downtown businesses? That would be a nice step in the right direction. Help out the local small businesses that are suffering due the city's lack of promoting themselves.
Bill Angel November 19, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Who will fill Pete's shows? Is it even possible?
Jim Court November 20, 2012 at 01:00 AM
How about more marketing for Elmhurst on a regional level in order to continue the process of gentrification that seems somewhat evident. I love every new house that I see being built. It is the best way to protect our future.
ConcernedElhmhurstTaxpayer November 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Pete's shoes, you have got to be kidding Bill angel. Let Pete disappear into the night, he was bad for elmhurst and hope he never gets involved in local politics. What an embarrarresment to the city.


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