Above / With memories of the Joe Naper Century Walk sculpture in winter, note that at this time, the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, remains closed for City Council meetings. Nonetheless, Naperville City Council will meet virtually to conduct public business at 7PM on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Council Chambers might be reopened by the end of March. As of Feb. 1, the Naperville Municipal Center is open during business hours, following local protocols in a continued effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
City Council meets at 7PM Tues., Feb. 2
Note also that Positively Naperville editors have been receiving inquiries regarding the agenda for the City Council meeting that begins streaming live and via government access cable TV at 7PM Tues., Feb. 2. The agenda is copied below with instructions on how to participate.
Folks want to know if Positively Naperville accepts letters to the editor regarding items on the City Council agenda. At this time, PN does not accept letters to the editor.
We do, however, urge residents to pay attention to agendas for City Council as well as Planning and Zoning, especially while meetings are held virtually. Listening live is a way to learn what’s on City Council’s mind without hearsay.
Watch City Council meetings on WCNC Government Access TV (Ch. 6-WOW, Ch. 10 – Comcast, Ch. 99 – AT&T) or find them steaming online at naperville.legistar.com. Or listen by telephone (audio only). Note registration to receive dial-in phone number is required by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (630) 305-5300, by 5PM on Tues., Feb. 2.
If you miss the “live’ opportunity, meetings are saved for future viewing in the City’s archive. Meetings are usually posted online within a couple hours of the end of the meeting.
We miss our seat at the back of City Council Chambers where we had observed City Council meetings “live” since 1995. When Council Chambers went dark for public meetings last spring we began watching Channel 10 or streaming on our desktop. We’re told the sound system that’s been undergoing much-needed upgrades will allow Council Chambers to reopen by the end of March. Meanwhile, watch City Council meetings on cable TV.
If you’re planning to speak, remember the up-to-3-minute rule and please prepare remarks in advance. Keep comments short and to the point. Practice speaking slowly and clearly.
Thanks to all who serve and to all who participate with reason and respect.
Perhaps also order take-out and pick up dinner before 7PM. Remember it’s 2021 Naperville Restaurant Week until Jan. 31. And, of course, we’re happy to report our city’s restaurants now are open for take-out and dining-in following local protocols. —PN
City Council Agenda / Tues., Feb 2, 2021
A. CALL TO ORDER:
B. ROLL CALL:
C. CLOSED SESSION – CANCELED
OPEN SESSION – 7PM Update after meeting: Councilman Kevin Coyne and Councilman Benny White were absent from the meeting. All other members of the Naperville City Council, including the Mayor, were present.
D. ROLL CALL:
E. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:
F. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
G. PUBLIC FORUM:
H. CONSIDERATION OF MOTION TO USE OMNIBUS METHOD FOR CONSENT AGENDA:
I. CONSENT AGENDA:
1. 21-0137 Approve the regular City Council meeting minutes of January 19, 2021
Approve the City Council meeting schedule for February, March & April 2021
Approve the award of RFP 20-390, Staffing Services, to Addison Group, Pace Systems, Sentinel Technologies and Stivers Staffing for an amount not to exceed $100,000 and for a two-year term
Approve the award of Bid 20-401, Molded Rubber and Cold Shrink Products, to Fletcher-Reinhardt Company, Power Line Supply, T&D Products, UUSCO and Wesco Distributing for an amount not to exceed $137,095.85 and for a one-year term
Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 21-058, Police Department Vehicle Replacements, to Currie Motors Commercial Center for an amount not to exceed $231,600
Approve the award of Change Order #2 to Contract 16-173, Leaf Disposal Services, to BioAg, and Contract 18-146, Leaf Disposal Services, to Tri-County Excavation and Construction, Inc., and to Steve Piper and Sons, for an amount not to exceed $2,740 and a total award of $285,236
Approve the award of Change Order #1 to Contract 20-342, Police Department Exterior ADA Upgrades, to Lite Construction, Inc. for an additional 150 days
Approve the award of Sole Source Procurement 21-075, Navistar Parts and Service, to Rush Truck Centers for an amount not to exceed $150,000, and for a one-year term
Approve the award of Change Order #1 to the contract for basic life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and voluntary life insurance, to Reliastar Life Insurance/VOYA Financial for an amount not to exceed $13,472.08 and a total award of $265,472.08
Pass the ordinance amending Chapter 3 (Administration and Enforcement) and Chapter 4 (Planned Unit Developments) of Title 6 (Zoning Regulations) related to deviations, zoning decisions by the City Council and PUD revocations – PZC 20-1-122
Pass the ordinance approving a conditional use in the B3 District for an automobile service station located at 780 and 850 E. Ogden Avenue (Jet Brite) – PZC 20-1-102
Pass the ordinance approving a variance to Section 6-16-3:7 allowing three ground signs to display off-premises signage at 1351 E. Ogden Avenue – PZC 20-1-051
J. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Conduct the public hearing for the Substantial Amendment to the City of Naperville’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan allocating $708,723 in CDBG-CV CARES Act funding to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 public health crisis (Item 1 of 2)
Approve a Substantial Amendment to the City of Naperville’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan allocating and awarding $708,723 in CDBG-CV CARES Act funding to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 public health crisis (Item 2 of 2)
K. OLD BUSINESS:
L. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:
Option A: Concur with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Petitioner and pass the ordinance granting a variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street.
Option B: Concur with staff and deny the variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street.
Concur with staff’s recommendation and deny petitioner’s requests for: (1) rezoning the subject property from I District to OCI District; (2) a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision; (3) a conditional use for a PUD and Preliminary PUD Plat; (4) conditional uses for retail, restaurants, residential, and two hotels; and (5) various deviations, for CityGate West
(PZC 20-1-022) Update after meeting: Concurred for now with staff’s recommendation and held off approval. Item for proposed CityGate West project will be revisited in two meetings on March 2, 2021.
Concur with the petitioner and pass the ordinance for: (1) rezoning the subject property from I District to OCI District, (2) a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision; (3) a conditional use for a PUD and Preliminary PUD Plat; (4) conditional uses for retail, restaurants, residential, and two hotels; and (5) various deviations, for CityGate West (PZC 20-1-022)
M. AWARD OF BIDS AND OTHER ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE:
N. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
O. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
Approve a request from Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204 to initiate consideration of an amendment to Section 7-3-5 (Dedication of Park Lands and School Sites or For Payments in Lieu Of) of the Naperville Municipal Code applicable to SD204 Land Cash donations Update after meeting: Approved
P. NEW BUSINESS:
Planning and Zoning Commission / 7PM Wed., Feb. 3
The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting begins at 7PM Wed., Feb. 3. The following cases will be heard during the meeting:
- PZC #20-1-086 , Naper Commons – continued from Dec. 16, 2020 PZC meeting https://owncloud.naperville.il.us/index.php/s/PLR8bJLxbele2fv Not quite ready for approval yet; tabled for now. Watch it here in City’s archive.
- PZC #21-1-007, 6 N. Columbia https://owncloud.naperville.il.us/index.php/s/Tj1W3yulNzbtxDX / Approved
- PZC #20-1-052, Islamic Center of Naperville – continued from Jan. 20, 2021 PZC meeting https://owncloud.naperville.il.us/index.php/s/Tj1W3yulNzbtxDX / At midnight, Commission Chairman Bruce Hanson asked for commissioner agreement to continue to public hearing on Feb. 17, 2021.
- Click here for complete agenda. Public comment instructions are included.
Thanks, as always, for paying attention for what’s happening during public meetings in the City of Naperville. Listening and watching elected officials address local issues without hearsay is more important than ever.
Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners / Update, Jan. 30
NPD Board of Commissioners Meeting from Jan. 28, 2021, is now featured online at go.boarddocs.com/il/naperville/Board.nsf/Public#
At the request of readers, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners meeting from Thurs., Jan. 28, 2021, is posted. Click here to find meeting agenda and documents. Thanks for paying attention.
Note: At every meeting, “The Board will receive public comment regarding non-agenda topics in person or via email before the scheduled start time of the meeting, directed to Executive Director Ray McGury at email@example.com or voice mail (630) 848-3500 to be read aloud or played, up to three minutes per speaker. Comments regarding an agenda topic will be allowed upon consideration of the item prior to board discussion, by this same procedure.”
The Naperville Park District board agenda also approved two resolutions:
3.1 Approve Resolution 21-01 Regarding HB 3653 (Criminal Justice Reform Bill) Disapproving of the Legislative Process and Recommending Governor Pritzker’s Veto / Approved.