Village Board to address Lansing Greenway engineering, Ridge Road beautification project—Agenda 3/2/21

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LANSING, Ill. (February 27, 2021) – The March 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 FEBRUARY 16, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
      • RESOLUTION # 1210, APPOINTING HENRY WINFIELD TO THE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM BOARD, AKA THE ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
      • RESOLUTION # 1211, REAPPOINTING BRIAN WEIS TO THE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM BOARD, AKA THE ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
      • RESOLUTION # 1212, REAPPOINTING TOM COSTER TO THE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM BOARD, AKA THE ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
      • RESOLUTION # 1213, REAPPOINTING CATHY HALLOW AS A MEMBER TO THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
    David Iwaszko became interim chairman of the Human Relations Commission after former chairman Leo Valencia was appointed as a Village Trustee in the summer of 2020. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
      • RESOLUTION # 1214, APPOINTING DAVID IWASZKO AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • REVIEW OF LANSING FLORAL RIDGE ROAD FAÇADE APPLICATION
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
      • RESOLUTION # 1215, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND THE COUNTY OF COOK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAYS AS PART OF THE INVEST IN COOK INITIATIVE PROGRAM PROVIDING FOR A GRANT AWARD OF $155,000 FOR PHASE I ENGINEERING COSTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 10-FOOT WIDE OFF-STREET MULTI-USE PATH FROM THE PENNSY GREENWAY TO THE THORN CREEK TRAIL
    Lansing trail
    A proposed Lansing multi-use path would connect the Pennsy Greenway to the Thorn Creek Trail, stretching 2.4 miles. The above rendering is not necessarily the final location of the trail, pending the first phase of the project—an engineering study. (Trail location determined from Invest in Cook 2020 program booklet, image from Google Earth)
    • APPROVE APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE RIDGE ROAD FAÇADE PROGRAM & AMOUNT OF GRANT ASSISTANCE AT $8,402.30 – LANSING FLORAL SHOP, 3420 RIDGE ROAD
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • ORDINANCE # 21-011, GRANTING A SPECIAL USE TO ALLOW FOR A “COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC READER BOARD” USE WITHIN THE B-2 COMMUNITY RETAIL SERVICE DISTRICT – STANFA TIRE & AUTO, 2420 RIDGE ROAD
    • AUTHORIZE ENGINEERING FOR THE 2021 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
    • ORDINANCE # 21-012, AMENDING ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE LANSING MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO THE VILLAGE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OFFICER
  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 FEBRUARY 16, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • RIDGE ROAD BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT – CLERK PAYNE
    • RAFFLES ACT – LOCAL LICENSING
    • OVERHEAD SEWER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
    • TRU BY HILTON PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION AMENDMENT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • IMRF AUTHORIZED AGENT CHANGE
    • TIF ADMINISTRATOR CHANGE
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
    • FOX POINTE EXHAUST HOOD BID REVIEW
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • REPLACEMENT OF PD/FD/911 SYSTEM GENERATOR
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • SPECIAL USE REQUEST TO ALLOW A CHURCH IN A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT AND A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A CHURCH WITHIN 750’ OF ANOTHER CHURCH – FREEDOM CHURCH MINISTRIES, INC., 2261 INDIANA AVENUE
    • QUIT CLAIM DEED FOR 19042 WENTWORTH AVENUE, FOR INCLUSION IN IHDA GRANT DEMOLITION PROGRAM
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  12. YOUTH CENTER & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE GRADY-PEROVICH
    • HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN REVIEW & 2021 RENEWAL – HUB
  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.


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