Village Board to vote on QuikTrip on Torrence, property reassessment updates—Agenda 2/2/21

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LANSING, Ill. (January 30, 2021) – The February 2 Lansing Village Board meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a regular Board meeting, which is directly followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Village Board meeting agenda (7:00 p.m.)

Many of the items brought before the Village Board at this meeting have been previously discussed in a Committee of the Whole meeting.

  1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM VILLAGE BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 19, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL
    • RESOLUTION # 1205, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ARLETTE FRYE
    • ORDINANCE # 21-002, TERMINATING THE SPECIAL TAX ALLOCATION FUND OF THE LANDINGS TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT AND DIRECTING DISTRIBUTION OF ALL REMAINING SURPLUS INCREMENTAL REVENUES TO THE COOK COUNTY TREASURER
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    Andrew Smith from QuikTrip made a presentation on January 19 explaining QuikTrip’s desire to bring a gas station and convenience store to the southeast corner of Torrence Ave. and 173rd St. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

    AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH

    • ORDINANCE # 21-003, GRANTING A SPECIAL USE TO ALLOW FOR A GASOLINE SERVICE STATION USE WITHIN THE B-3 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AT 17355 TORRENCE AVENUE – QUIK TRIP CORPORATION
    • AUTHORIZE ENGINEERING FOR THE DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING REPLACEMENT PROJECT
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • ORDINANCE # 21-004, APPROVING A DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON THE REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 18111 BURNHAM AVENUE
    • AUTHORIZE ENGINEERING & ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR CDBG PROGRAM YEAR 2020
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  12. YOUTH CENTER & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE GRADY-PEROVICH
  13. PUBLIC COMMENT
  14. OLD BUSINESS
  15. NEW BUSINESS
  16. ADJOURNMENT

Committee of the Whole meeting agenda (following the Board meeting)

These are new items brought to the Board for discussion. Prior to the meeting, Board members receive a Board packet that contains documents and background information relevant to the items on this agenda. They review the Board packet in order to be able to discuss the agenda items.

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF C.O.W. ON JANUARY 19, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    St. Anthony
    A large expansion project at St. Anthony was presented to the Board on January 19. St. Anthony and the Village have been working on legal language to ensure Lansing residents get priority at the new facility. (Rendering provided by Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C.)
    • IHDA STRONG COMMUNITIES PROGRAM GRANT – $175,000
    • In December, Village Administrator Dan Podgorski said Lansing was working to set up an online portal to help advocate for businesses reeling from recent property tax reassessments. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma, April 2020)

      PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RESOLUTION & UPDATE

    • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
    • TELECOMMUNICATORS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 4/30/2020 – JOHN GEORGE & KELLY KIRKMAN, RSM
    • 2020 PROPERTY TAX LEVY ABATEMENT ORDINANCES
      • G.O. BOND SERIES 2019B
      • G.O. BOND SERIES 2011
      • G.O. BOND SERIES 2014
    • COVID-19 CARES FUNDING SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
    • COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2021 PROJECT APPLICATION
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • PURCHASE OF SCBA FILL STATION
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • IDOT RESOLUTION FOR CONSTRUCTION ON STATE HIGHWAYS
    • SPECIAL USE PERMIT REQUEST FOR AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTER TO ADD TO EXISTING POLE SIGN – JORGE TRUJILLO, 17904 TORRENCE AVENUE
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  12. YOUTH CENTER & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE GRADY-PEROVICH
  13. PUBLIC COMMENT – REGARDING ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA
  14. OLD BUSINESS
  15. NEW BUSINESS
  16. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting location

Lansing Village Board meetings usually begin at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Police and Court Complex (Lansing Police Department), 2710 170th Street, Lansing.

COVID-19 safety considerations

Under Phase 4 mitigations, the Village has said it will cap in-person attendance at 20%, and has expressed the importance of in-person meetings when it comes to the Village Board. The public is welcome to attend, as long as social distancing and facial covering regulations are observed.

The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube, with the link accessible on the Village’s website 24-48 hours before the start of the meeting.

“The administration sees this format of in-person and remote meeting attendance as essential to maximizing the efficiency of this board while minimizing the level of disruption to normal operations and still providing a COVID-safe environment for those who choose to attend in person,” Village Communications Director Ken Reynolds said during the Village Board’s December 1 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Open Meetings Act

The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting.” The Village of Lansing posts agendas and minutes from public meetings in the “Documents” section of their website, and copies are usually emailed to The Lansing Journal as well.

Staying informed

Lansing Journal subscribers receive an email each morning with links to Lansing headlines, so they stay informed about items being discussed at Lansing Village Board meetings, as well as news that happens between meetings.