Property tax joint resolution, Freedom Church special use and variance—Village Board agenda 3/16/21

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LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2021) – The March 16 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, LED BY CUB SCOUT PACK 526 – LEADER PAUL KOLARCZYK, COMMITTEE CHAIR MARIA CABRERA
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM VILLAGE BOARD MEETING ON MARCH 2, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
    • COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TONI PRECKWINKLE – REMARKS
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
      • RESOLUTION # 1216, A JOINT RESOLUTION DEMANDING FAIRNESS & EQUITY IN DETERMINING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES FOR THE CALCULATION OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES

    The property at the northeast corner of Roy St. and Ridge Rd. is one of many Lansing businesses facing a drastic increase in property taxes this year. The Village and other taxing bodies in Lansing have agreed to pass a resolution demanding the Cook County Assessor assess properties in a more fair and equitable way. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL
    • RESOLUTION # 1217, APPOINTING BRIAN HANIGAN AS THE VILLAGE OF LANSING ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT FUND AUTHORIZED AGENT
    • RESOLUTION # 1218, APPOINTING BRIAN HANIGAN AS THE VILLAGE OF LANSING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) ADMINISTRATOR
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
    • RESOLUTION # 1219, APPROVING & AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE BID PROPOSAL BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND TRIMARK MARLINN LLC, FOR KITCHEN EXHAUST HOODS AT FOX POINTE
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • RESOLUTION # 1220, APPROVING & AUTHORIZING THE AGREEMENTS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW GENERATOR AT THE LANSING POLICE STATION
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
      • ORDINANCE # 21-013, GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMITTING FREEDOM CHURCH MINISTRIES, INC., TO OPERATE WITHIN THE R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, 2261 INDIANA AVENUE
    Pastor Thaddeus Searcy of Freedom Church made a presentation before the Committee of the Whole on March 2 requesting a variance and special use for his church. The church has renovated much of the old Illiana building. (Photo: Josh Bootsma, 2020)
    • ORDINANCE # 21-014, GRANTING A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A PLACE OF WORSHIP TO OPERATE WITHIN 750 FEET OF ANOTHER PLACE OF WORSHIP, TO FREEDOM CHURCH MINISTRIES, INC., 2261 INDIANA AVENUE
    • RESOLUTION # 1221, AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM THE SOUTH SUBURBAN LAND BANK & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 19042 WENTWORTH AVENUE
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  12. YOUTH CENTER & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE GRADY-PEROVICH
    • AUTHORIZE ANNUAL HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE SELECT MANAGED PRESCRIPTION DRUG LIST, FOR THE PLAN YEAR 5/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
  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 MARCH 2, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
    • FIRE & POLICE COMMISSION
      • GABE BARAJAS – APPOINTMENT
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • RECOGNIZE MAYOR EIDAM FOR SELECTION TO 2021 TOP 20 GLOBAL WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE
    • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
    • FORD HANGAR STABILIZATION SCOPE & GRANT
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • POLICE & FIRE MICROWAVE RADIO SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
    • POLICE & FIRE PORTABLE RADIO REPLACEMENT
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • PLAT OF DEDICATION FOR FIRE STATION PROPERTY
  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. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION, DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES – 5 ILCS 120/2(C)(1)
  17. 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 limit in-person attendance 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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