Youth center reopening, Child Abuse Prevention month, and COVID updates—Village Board agenda 4/13/21

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LANSING, Ill. (April 11, 2021) – The April 13 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 MARCH 16, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
    • PRESENTATION/SWEARING IN OF LANSING FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC ZACHARY BOLDA
    • RESOLUTION # 1222, APPOINTING GABRIEL BARAJAS TO THE BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL
    • Valerie McDaniels has been a lifelong advocate for child abuse prevention. (Photo provided)

      NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH – HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSIONER VALERIE MCDANIELS

  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
    • AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR FORD HANGAR STABILIZATION
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • RESOLUTION # 1223, APPROVING & AUTHORIZING THE AGREEMENT WITH MINER ELECTRONICS INC., RELATED TO THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW MICROWAVE RADIO SYSTEM AND SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR THE VILLAGE OF LANSING
    • RESOLUTION # 1224, APPROVING & AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE QUOTE WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF NEW PORTABLE RADIOS FOR THE LANSING POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENTS
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • ORDINANCE # 21-015, AUTHORIZING A PLAT OF DEDICATION FOR VILLAGE PROPERTY FOR USE AS A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY
  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 MARCH 16, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
    • TRU BY HILTON PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION AMENDMENT
  7. FINANCE & HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – TRUSTEE ABBASY
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE FISH
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • RECOMMENDED PURCHASE OF PARAMEDIC EQUIPMENT FROM ZOLL – CARDIAC MONITOR & AUTO PULSE UNIT
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE HARDY
    • NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) – PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT & PARTICIPATION
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN & ADA – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  12. YOUTH CENTER & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE GRADY-PEROVICH
    • YOUTH CENTER REOPENING PLAN
    • Patti Leach Youth Center
      New furniture and flooring will greet students upon their return to the Patti Leach Youth Center. Click the photo for the full story. (Photo: Noah Johnson)
  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. The April 13 meeting is being held on the second Tuesday of the month to make up for the April 6 meeting, which was not held due to Election Day.

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.