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11/06/1989November 6, 1989 The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Deerfield was called to order by the Clerk in the Council Chamber of the Village Hall on Monday, November 6, 1989 at 8:00 P.M. The Clerk called the roll and announced that the following were Present: James L. Marovitz Cynthia J. Marty Harriet B. Rosenthal Edwin B. Seidman Vernon E. Swanson J. Robert York Absent: Bernard Forrest, Mayor and that a quorum was present and in attendance. Also present was Village Manager Robert Franz and Attorney James Stucko. Trustee Rosenthal moved, seconded by Trustee York, that Cynthia J. Marty be named Mayor Pro Tem. Motion carried unanimously. Trustee Seidman moved, seconded by Trustee Rosenthal that the minutes of the previous meeting be approved. Motion carried unanimously. PUBLIC HEARING Finance Director George Valentine appeared 1989 TAX LEVY before the Board to review the 1989 Tax Levy. There is an increase of 11.74% in total levies for the Village and Library excluding the debt service. The increases for the Village were a result of a $90,000 increase in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund mandated by the State and an increase in Scavenger services of $60,000. The Library has levied a 12.8% increase, its first increase in two years. David Mueller, a Deerfield resident, questioned the increases and expressed his concern over the Library levy. The Board informed him the Library was a separate entity and the Village had no control over its budget. Trustee Seidman moved, seconded by Trustee Rosenthal , that the Public Hearing be adjourned. Motion carried unanimously. (as amended 11/20/89) FENCE MODIFICATION Petitioner sought to establish a 5 foot 690 BRIERHILL decorative wrought iron fence in their required frontyard. Maximum height permitted is 3 feet. The Board of Zoning Appeals recommended denial of the requested modification. Trustee Swanson moved, seconded by Trustee York, that the recommendation of the Board of Zoning Appeals to deny the fence modification, 690 Brierhill Road (Richard and Nora Lewis) be accepted. Motion carried by the following vote: AYES: Marovitz, Marty, Rosenthal, Seidman, Swanson, York (6) NAYS: None (0) AMENDED SIGNAGE PLAN The Plan Commission recommends approval of DEERBROOK SHOPPING the signage request as submitted by CENTER petitioner with the exception of proposed sign no. 2 which is not to be installed until the present Big Boy sign is removed. Trustee Marovitz moved, seconded by Trustee Rosenthal that the recommendation of the Plan Commission regarding request of the Deerbrook Mall to amend their signage plan be accepted and the Attorney directed to prepare the necessary ordinance. Motion carried unanimously. DEERFIELD CEMETERY Mrs. Marian A. Meyer, a former Deerfield resident, came before the Board to advise that she wished to make a contribution to the Village to fix up the Deerfield Cemetery. The funds will be used by the Deerfield Cemetery Association to improve and beautify the cemetery grounds. The Board expressed Deerfield's appreciation of Mrs. Meyer's generous gift of $10,000. LAKE COOK OFFICE Petitioners wish to amend the Final CENTER - PEDESTRIAN Development Plan to include an enclosed BRIDGE pedestrian.bridge connecting the two easternmost buildings. The Plan Commission recommends acceptance of the plan as being in substantial conformance to the previously approved Final Development Plan. Trustee Seidman moved, seconded by Trustee Rosenthal, that the recommendation of the Plan Commission on the request of Lake Cook Office Center for a finding of substantial conformance - construction of Phase I and Phase 2 pedestrian bridge be accepted. Motion carried unanimously., EASTERN TERMINUS Request for annexation, rezoning and OF SUMMIT AVENUE subdivision of the property located at the eastern terminus of Summit Avenue was withdrawn.by petitioner. A report on the public hearing was filed by the Plan Commission and acknowledged by the Board. PROPOSED TRAFFIC STUDY LAKE COOK ROAD traffic study of Lake Trustee Rosenthal.moved, seconded by Trustee Swanson, to remove from table authorization to participate in a proposed Cook Road. Motion carried unanimously. The proposed agreement reflected discussions the Village had with the Cook County Highway Department. The suggested breakdown of fees for the three municipalities was Deerfield 45 %, Northbrook 35% and Highland Park 20 %. Northbrook and Highland Park have not confirmed their willingness to pay a larger amount than originally proposed. Trustee Rosenthal suggested that in the alternate design study section of the agreement, Deerfield strongly emphasize extending the Edens Spur to the west as far as possible. Trustee Rosenthal moved, seconded by Trustee Seidman that the proposed agreement be approved in principle. Motion carried unanimously. LIQUOR LICENSE - J. L. Statland, attorney for Groupers, GROUPERS, INC. Inc., discussed petitioner's concern over the timing of their liquor license. He stated the license is needed to satisfy the contingency provision of the real estate purchase and the lending bank before closing. The Board advised Mr. Statland to notify the bank that it is the policy of Deerfield to issue a liquor license only when a facility is ready to open. i'i´┐Żus-Lee IorK moved, sec;ondeu by Trustee Marovitz, that the Attorney prepare an Ordinance increasing the number of Class E liauor licenses. Motion carried unanimouslv. POLICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLES Miles Chevrolet for a Motion,carried by the Trustee Seidman moved, seconded by Trustee York, that the Police Department be author- ized to purchase nine police vehicles from total cost of $121,077.30 without trade. following vote: -2- i J AYES: Marovitz, Marty, Rosenthal, Seidman, Swanson, York (6) NAYS: None (0) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS Trustee Seidman moved, seconded by Trustee TO ANIMAL CONTROL York, that the proposed amendments to the ORDINANCE Municipal Code re Animal Control be accepted and the Attorney directed to prepare the necessary Ordinance.. Motion carried unanimously. DISCUSSION Trustee Seidman inquired if the two new police officers were in training. Police Chief Brandt noted they were previously trained and certified by the State and were now learning the policy procedures of Deerfield. Trustee Marovitz commented on the construction equipment taking up space in the commuter parking lot. He was advised the contractors are working on the 4 entrances. The project should be completed shortly and the spaces will be available for permit parking. The pedestrian walkway will not be completed until the end of the year. There being no further business, upon motion of Trustee Marovitz, seconded by Trustee Swanson, the meeting adjourned at 9:35 P.M. Go"Village Clerk APPROVED: -3-