WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
HELD IN THE COUNCIL ROOM OF WILMETTE VILLAGE HALL
MONDAY, JULY 12, 2004


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Written notice of said meeting was given to the Commissioners and the Wilmette Life in accordance with the Wilmette Park District Code, Section 2103, and Section 2.02 of the Open Meetings Act.

President Wolff called the meeting to order at  7:30 p.m.

PRESENT: President Henry Wolff, Commissioners Cecelia Carlson, Diana Cohen,  Jim Crowley, Richard Marcus, David Miller, Secretary/Director Terry Porter, Treasurer/Business Manager George Kush

ABSENT: Commissioner Dennis O’Malley

VISITORS: Judith Shanahan, Jill Battaglia, Superintendent Lambrecht, Golf Operations Manager Mike Matchen

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Commissioner Cohen moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 14, 2004.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE:  President Wolff acknowledged receipt of the following:

. . .  Form letter requesting that the Park District consider selling a portion of the Mallinckrodt property to the Ronald Knox Montessori School from the following individuals:

J. Matusek, 2345 Thornwood, Wilmette
Elizabeth S. Bulter, 2146 Elmwood, Wilmette
Maureen and Craig Kilmy, 1148 Seneca Road, Wilmette
Alison Truckenbrod, 2003 Birchwood Ave., Wilmette
Joe and Ann Bowar, 430 Lake Avenue, Wilmette
Molly and David Jarmusz, 883 Ash, Winnetka
Julie and Don Rocop, 1300 Westmoor, Winnetka
John Canolla and Elizabeth Williams, 231 Park Place, Evanston
Melinda Harley, Winnetka
Gieriet S. Bower, 721 McLean, Kenilworth
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Berg
Julia Ford, 1076 Elmwood, Wilmette
Adelberd Spahn
Sandra De Angelis, Kenilworth
Kathie C. Kolbie and Family, 2546 Greenwood, Wilmette
Monica & Timothy McGregor, 2045 Greenwood, Wilmette
Malone, 1941 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
Stephanie & Bryan Wilson, 972 Spruce St., Winnetka
Beth & Joel Weiss, 936 Illinois Road, Wilmette

. . . Letter dated June 26, 2004 from Charles C. Porter, 2202 Wilmette Ave. expressing concerns over the possibility of the Ronald Knox Montessori School relocating to Wilmette Ave. and requesting that the Park District sell part of the Mallinckrodt property to the school.

. . . Letter dated July 2, 2004 from Raymond and Mary Karon Dash, 1210 Wilmette Ave. supporting Ronald Knox Montessori School’s efforts to purchase two acres of the Mallinckrodt property with a copy of minutes of a 3/13/04 neighborhood meeting regarding the school’s purchase of property on Wilmette Ave. to build a new facility.

. . . Letter dated June 26, 2004 from Mary O’Reilly, 641 Romona Road stating that the Park District does not require an additional 7,000 square feet of programming space in the Mallinckrodt Building as it would make selling the condos more difficult.

. . . Letter received June 26, 2004 from Jean S. Hay, 201 Sterling Lane recommending that the Mallinckrodt Park remain in its present form.

. . . E-mail dated June 27, 2004 from David and Barbara McStowe, 127 17th Street stating they are in favor of keeping the Mallinckrodt property close to its present state with no sports related activities allowed.

. . . E-Mail dated June 26, 2004 from Jeanne Rickard recommending building an indoor ice rink and indoor soccer facilities at the Mallinckrodt property.

. . . E-Mail dated June 26, 2004 from Ranjay Gulati, 2238 Iroquois recommending that the Mallinckrodt Park be similar to Thornwood Park with tennis courts, a playground, and possibly a baseball field.

. . . E-Mail dated  June 1, 2004 from Ann Meyer recommending that an indoor aquatic facility be built in the Park District space at Mallinckrodt.

. . . E-Mail dated June 25, 2004 from June Sherman recommending that the Mallinckrodt property remain as is with just some strategically placed benches added.

. . . E-Mail dated July 2, 2004 from Sally Pfoertner, 1444 Lake Ave. suggesting that a skate park be offered at Mallinckrodt.  If that is not possible, Vattmann Park would be an alternative site.

. . . Letter dated July 10, 2004 from Michaelle Bamberger, 913 Columbus suggesting that a pool for seniors only be constructed in the Park District space in the Mallinckrodt Building.

. . . E-Mail dated July 12, 2004 from Stephen and Gretchen Russell stating that everyone in Wilmette should benefit from the purchase of the Mallinckrodt property by the Park District and stating that an indoor swimming facility be constructed for use by all ages.

. . . E-Mail dated July 12, 2004 from Helen Considine, 1612 Forest Ave. supporting an indoor pool in the Mallinckrodt building.

. . . E-Mail  dated July 9, 2004 from Hugh Rider, 1720 Walnut Ave. suggesting that the garden area at Mallinckrodt be rehabilitated.

. . . Letter received July 9, 2004 from Maryann and Russell Kofoed encouraging the Park District to keep the Mallinckrodt property as a peaceful park without tennis courts, exercise equipment, playgrounds, etc.

. . . E-Mail dated July 6, 2004 from Phoebe A. Foltz, 1939 Greenwood Ave. supporting keeping the open park land at Mallinckrodt for passive use.

. . . Letter dated June 30, 2004 from Teresa A. Walsh, 324 Linden Ave. supporting a year-round swimming pool at Mallinckrodt.

. . . E-Mail dated July 8, 2004 from Andrea Anderson suggesting that Mallinckrodt remain basically a passive park with a small contained, patrolled skate park in the area next to Ridge Road, and also an indoor swimming pool in the building.  She also suggested that the Park District work with the Sisters of Christian Charity to accommodate the Ronald Knox Montessori School expansion.

. . . Letter dated July 6, 2004 from Maria Ochs, 225 9th Street stating that the Mallinckrodt property should be sold to a developer, or there should be an indoor aquatic facility on the property.

President Wolff referred all the Mallinckrodt correspondence to the Parks and Recreation Committee.

. . . Letter dated July 7, 2004 from Bill Fauntleroy requesting the use of Gillson Park for an overnight campout in October for an Adventure Guides program.

President Wolff referred the letter to the Parks and Recreation Committee.

. . . Letter dated July 3, 2004 from Donald A. Hughes, 510 Linden Ave. stating that he likes the concept of trees in the parks having identifying markers.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS:

Judith Shanahan, 938 Greenwood stated that she is in favor of basically retaining the present conditions at Mallinckrodt.  It is a very unique property and should be kept as passive as possible.  However, she would like to see the formal gardens restored.  With regard to the Park District space in the building, Ms. Shanahan recommended that the area be dedicated to art programs for both children and adults.  She noted that at one time, the building was used as a girls high school so that the art education concept would fit in well with the history of the Mallinckrodt building.  Ms. Shanahan thanked the Board for the opportunity to express her views.

President Wolff thanked Ms. Shanahan for taking the time to offer her suggestions and noted that the community has been learning a great deal about the history of Mallinckrodt during the recent negotiations and meetings.

APPROVAL OF VOUCHER LIST:

Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve the Voucher List  in the amount of $1,198,402.99, a copy of which is to be attached to and become a permanent part of the minutes of this meeting.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Financial Planning & Policy --  Committee Chair Miller introduced  the District’s Financial Advisor, Eric Anderson, Vice President of the Harris Bank Public Finance Division.  Mr. Anderson distributed a summary of the Bond and Debt Certificate financing package for the golf course clubhouse construction and course improvements. The summary listed the four instruments which were scheduled for approval by the Board at tonight’s meeting consisting of $5,610,000 in Taxable Refunding Park Bonds, $3,760,000 Refunding Park Bonds, $3,250,000 in Debt Certificates, and $1,749,935.25 in Capital Appreciation Debt Certificates.  Mr. Anderson explained how these financial instruments would be used to retire current  bond issues and the savings that would be realized from this early retirement of debt.  He noted that the restructuring of debt  would provide the funds to defray the shortfall from the insurance settlement for the golf course projects.  The proceeds from the debt certificates and from the insurance settlement will be used to finance the replacement of the golf clubhouse and the other golf course projects.  The proceeds from the refunding ordinances will be held in an escrow account to partially refund the 2001 bond issue and fully refund the 2003 outstanding bond issue.  He noted that the refunding bond issues were necessary to restructure the Park District’s existing debt in order to be able to shorten the term of the debt certificates and allow the District to access its non-referendum bonding power sooner. 

Mr. Anderson also noted that after an excellent meeting with Moody’s Investor Service, the District’s debt certificates were rated as Aa3, on parity with the District’s general obligation bond rating, which is an excellent rating for a park district  He stated that Moody’s reasons for this rating were that the District’s redevelopment related growth is expected to continue, that the District is in a favorable location as a north shore suburb of Chicago, that healthy financial operations are expected to continue supported by healthy reserves, and that a moderate debt burden with demonstrated voter support (evidenced by passage of the referendums for the pool and the purchase of the Mallinckrodt property) is expected to remain manageable. 

President Wolff thanked Mr. Anderson for his excellent  presentation and for his work on a very creative financial package for the golf course projects.
Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve Ordinance 2004-O-5, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUE   OF  $5,610,000  TAXABLE GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING PARK BONDS, SERIES 2004A, OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson moved to approve Ordinance 2004-O-6, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUE   OF $3,760,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING PARK BONDS, SERIES 2004B, OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve Ordinance 2004-O-7, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR AN INSTALLMENT PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COST OF PURCHASING REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR BOTH, IN AND FOR THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUE OF $3,250,000 DEBT CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004C OF SAID PARK DISTRICT EVIDENCING THE RIGHTS TO PAYMENT UNDER SUCH AGREEMENT, PRESCRIBING THE DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT AND CERTIFICATES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE SECURITY FOR AND MEANS OF PAYMENT UNDER THE AGREEMENT OF THE CERTIFICATES

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve Ordinance 2004-O-8,  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR AN INSTALLMENT PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE COST OF PURCHASING REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR BOTH, IN AND FOR THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUE OF $1,749,935.25 CAPITAL APPRECIATION DEBT CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004D OF SAID PARK DISTRICT EVIDENCING THE RIGHTS TO PAYMENT UNDER SUCH AGREEMENT, PRESCRIBING THE DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT AND CERTIFICATES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE SECURITY FOR AND MEANS OF PAYMENT UNDER THE AGREEMENT OF THE CERTIFICATES

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

Golf Operations – Committee Chair Crowley reported that rounds of golf at this point are up 758 rounds from the same time last year.  He stated that this a very positive figure.  He further reported that this year’s Pro Am Tournament had been cancelled due to rain and the Al McClean Junior Tournament went very well.

Commissioner Crowley moved and Commissioner Marcus seconded a motion to approve the bid of Midwest Irrigation, East Dubuque, Illinois in the amount of $841,150.00 to provide installation of a pump station and irrigation system for the Wilmette Golf Club.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried.

Commissioner Crowley moved and Commissioner Cohen seconded a motion to approve the bid of Koelper Brothers Golf Course Remodelers, Wheeling, IL in the amount of $119,270.00 for earth moving services for the golf course remodeling project including 18 green, 18 fairway, practice green, and teaching area.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried

Commissioner Crowley asked Superintendent Lambrecht to report on the status of the golf course clubhouse replacement.

Superintendent Lambrecht reported that that design work is continuing and he has been meeting with Williams Associates Architects and various consultants two to three times per week.  At this point, the design development work has been completed and he is reviewing those plans and the cut sheets for the various electrical components, plumbing fixtures, exterior finish materials and HVAC equipment. He stated that Gewalt Hamilton was able to design the parking lot in such a way that most of the stairs have been eliminated and money can be saved by breaking up the old parking lot and building on top of it.  He also noted that the grill room design will consist of heavy timber  trusses with a wood ceiling, wood wainscoting and other heavy timber construction along with a fireplace and a wall of glass which should give the room and the building a very high quality look.  Superintendent Lambrecht further reported that at this point, the project is running a week or so behind schedule.  He expects to be out to bid the last week of July and it may be necessary to have a special Board meeting in late August to approve bids so that construction can be under way soon after Labor Day.  

Centennial Operations --  Committee Chair Cohen reported that the Committee met on June 14th.  At that time, a letter from Jill Aybar, which had been hand delivered to the committee members at their home the previous weekend, was reviewed and discussed.  In the letter, Ms. Aybar stated her grievance that her daughter and another girl were not allowed to perform their solos in the ice show due to missing the tech rehearsal.  After discussion and review of two letters from parents supporting the skating director’s position on the matter, the Committee agreed that they were in support of staff’s decision with regard to not allowing the girls to do their solos because their absences from the tech rehearsal had not been sanctioned.

Commissioner Cohen further reported that Tennis Manager Ray Bachmann reported on registrations for tennis camps and lessons which are on a par with last year, the parent/child tournament scheduled for June 26th, the Wilmette adult tournament, which has 18 divisions, and is scheduled for July, and on outdoor court maintenance and court reservations which began May 24th.  Mr. Bachmann also noted that he is working on a “summer membership” program which would allow summer members to book outdoor courts eight days in advance and that staff is also working on Commissioner Miller’s suggestion to develop ways to book season times for groups on a fee basis.    At the meeting, Ice/Pool Manager Terry Juliar reported on summer skating programs, humidity problems at the ice rink, and attendance at the pool.

Commissioner Cohen concluded her report by explaining that staff provided the Committee with preliminary revenue/expense projections for a third sheet of ice at Centennial.  Commissioner O’Malley stated at the committee meeting that the figures support the position that a new sheet of ice can support itself and positively contribute to the facility if cost of construction can be secured from outside sources.  He stated that he will continue to meet with Director Porter on potential donors for a new ice facility.


MALLINCKRODT PROPERTY

Commissioner Marcus reported that on June 28th, the Parks and Recreation Committee conducted a public hearing with regard to development of the open land at Mallinckrodt.  The Committee also heard input on what to do with the Park District space in the building.  There were a number of letters and e-mails which were also reviewed by the Committee.  He noted that there will be a second public hearing on July 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers.  He encouraged all interested parties to attend the hearing and provide recommendations and suggestions for use of the  property, what to do with the walls surrounding the property, and how to use the Park District space in the building.  He stated that after completion of the public hearings, the Parks and Recreation Committee will report to the Board regarding their findings and will make recommendations.

Commissioner Cohen commented that from what she had observed at the hearing, most of the recommendations were in favor of passive use of the property.

Commissioner Marcus stated that it has been a long, and sometimes arduous, process which brings the Park District to the point of being  prepared to approve two agreements which will authorize conveyance of the Mallinckrodt Building to the Village and the subsequent sale of the building to a developer for the adaptive re-use of the building to condominiums for seniors.   He noted that during the entire process, the Park District consistently emphasized its four major objectives, which were compatibility with the park land, compatibility with the existing neighborhood, purchase price, and community access to portions of the building.  He added that the Village focused primarily on the historic preservation of the structure and affordable housing which was outside of the purview of the Park District.  On January 28, 2003, the Village Board adopted Ordinance 2003-O-2, requesting the conveyance of the Mallinckrodt campus, consisting of the Mallinckrodt building plus some adjoining land, from the Wilmette Park District to the Village of Wilmette.  This conveyance would permit the Village to negotiate an agreement with a developer to enable the adaptive reuse of the Mallinckrodt building.  Since that time, working committees of the Village and the Park District collaborated to evaluate and select a developer and a development model for Mallinckrodt.

Commissioner Marcus noted that the redevelopment agreement between the Village and Mallinckrodt Residences LLC accomplishes the goals of both the Park District and the Village.  The agreement provides a number of benefits and important conditions.  He listed the key elements of the agreement, which include:

The Park District will be paid $3.5 million for the conveyance of the Mallinckrodt building and a portion of the property immediately east of the building where the current surface parking is located.

The total amount of real estate conveyed, including the building, will be slightly less than three acres.

Due to the Park District financing of a portion of the acquisition of the property with taxable debt certificates, the transaction must be completed by the end of 2004.  This will allow the Park District to take appropriate steps to retire the taxable debt service applicable to this property.

The Park District will retain a 7,200 square foot space on the ground floor of the south wing of the building to be used for Park District purposes.  The developer will provide the Park District with a $300,000 donation which can be used to defray the cost of build-out and finishing of the Park District space.

The developer will also  make a donation in the amount of $1,000 to the Park District for each condominium sold.

The developer will pay its proportionate share of engineering fees to the Park District with a limit of $50,000.

The Village will receive reimbursement for attorneys expenses with a limit of $50,000.

The developer will construct a maximum of 86 condominium units. A minimum of 12 of the units will be affordable with an initial purchase price of $159,900 for one bedroom/den units and $199,900 for two bedroom units    Priority for the affordable housing will be provided to Wilmette residents and relatives of Wilmette  residents

The development plan is not dependent on  Federal or State subsidies. 
The redevelopment agreement will provide deed restrictions that require that the affordable units be sold and resold at a formula price that will insure continued availability at less than market rate.  The agreement also requires that the condominium association or their property manager manage the sale of the affordable units, with the Village having oversight of the process.
The developer will be responsible for the construction of numerous ancillary improvements on the property, including underground parking for the condominium residents, new and improved drainage, new and improved water mains, and other work.
The developer will be required to perform work on the north, east and south facades in accordance with requirements of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, to convey a conservation easement for those facades at the end of construction in order to ensure their continued historic preservation and to allow the Village to have the property designated as a local landmark after construction and sale of the units.

The developer will be required to obtain a special use permit and comply with the Village’s other ordinances (such as appearance review and site plan review), as well as drainage and detention requirements imposed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).

The developer will be required to provide the Village and the Park District with appropriate insurance, including liability and environmental insurance.

The developer will be subject to a number of requirements that collectively will provide assurance that the project will be completed in a reasonable period of time, including providing financial statements and corporate guarantees and an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $650,000, being required to show financing commitments prior to closing that are acceptable to the Village and being required to pre-sell at least half of the units before construction can begin.

The developer will make parts of the building and fixtures that it does not intend to reuse available to the Wilmette Historical Society if the Society wants them as artifacts for its collection.

Commissioner Marcus stated that both the Park District and the Village’s negotiating teams feel that the proposed agreement accomplishes all of the goals set by both the Park District and the Village, and is consistent with the public message that has been  conveyed to the community since the beginning of the process.

Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Miller seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2004-R-3, A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE OF WILMETTE FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY FROM THE PARK DISTRICT TO THE VILLAGE.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller,  and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley. Motion carried
Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Cohen seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2004-R-7, A RESOLUTION OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS APPROVING THE PROVISIONS OF A REAL ESTATE SALE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF WILMETTE AND MALLINCKRODT RESIDENCES L.L.C. AS THE SAME PERTAIN TO THE PARK DISTRICT, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE SET FORTH THEREIN.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller, and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley.  Motion carried.

President Wolff congratulated Commissioners Marcus and Miller along with Director Porter and Park District Counsel Charlene Holtz on an excellent agreement, which resulted from many months of hard work and negotiations.  He thanked them for their special efforts to arrive at this point.  He also thanked staff members George Kush, Bill Lambrecht, Tom Grisamore, and Shelagh Donoghue for their contributions.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

Director Porter reported that it is the middle of the camp season and everything has gone very well so far. There have been extremely favorable comments about the Broadway Musical at the Wallace Bowl.  With respect to the cancellation of the fireworks display on July 3rd, Director Porter stated that there will be a fireworks display in conjunction with a Village Community Picnic on September 18th.  This weekend was chosen because it was felt that it would not be fair to use Gillson Park on the Labor Day weekend and the following weekend falls on September 11th. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Commissioner Carlson moved and Commissioner Cohen seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2004-R-4, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INTERVENTION IN A PENDING ASSESSMENT APPEAL (KATHERINE CHEIFITZ).

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller, and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Carlson moved and Commissioner Cohen seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2004-R-5, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INTERVENTION IN A PENDING ASSESSMENT APPEAL (SBC).

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller, and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Carlson moved and Commissioner Cohen seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2004-R-6, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INTERVENTION IN A PENDING ASSESSMENT APPEAL (HARRIS BANK).

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller, and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Cohen moved to approve a contribution to the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission in the amount of $300.00.

The motion died for lack of a second.

Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to approve a contribution to the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission in the amount of $250.00.

By a roll call vote, voting Yes -- Commissioners Carlson, Cohen, Crowley, Marcus, Miller, and Wolff; voting No -- None.   Absent – Commissioner O’Malley.  Motion carried.

There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Minutes approved on August 9, 2004