MINUTES - REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 11, 1999
CALL TO ORDER - The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Mayor Paul W. Meier with the Pledge of Allegiance and a silent prayer.
ROLL CALL - Present were Messrs. Ralph Laird , Joe Price, Joe Maloney, and Mrs. Robin Huller. Mr. Frank Sommerkamp and Harold Ries was not in attendance.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Approved as submitted
Motion: Mr. Maloney ??Second: Mr. Laird
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Approved as submitted.
Motion: Mr. Price ??Second: Mr. Maloney
CITIZENS AND GUESTS
Mr. Celarek introduced Steve Berry, Manager of the Crestview Hills Mall, and resident Jim Rogers.
CITY ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mr. Celarek reported on the following:
A. Economic Development
Mr. Celarek reported that staff denied the amended stage I site plan for the Grand Court Lifestyles. Tom Bridenstein, speaking on behalf of Grand Court Lifestyles, withdrew the amended site plan and has requested that the original stage I plan, which was approved at the December, 1998 council meeting, be the one on record. Stage II plans shall be discussed at the May, 1999 council meeting. Mr. Laird inquired where the curb cut for this facility would be. Access was granted off the private drive known as Day Care Drive.
B. Economic Development
The Community Forum on city development issues will be held on March 23rd at Thomas More College in Seiler Commons beginning at 7PM. Current and future developments in the SC zone (which includes Crestview Hills Mall), PO zone and RP-1 zone (which includes the Thomas More Research Centre) will be discussed. Open space issues, sign regulations and other issues will also be discussed. Residents are strongly encouraged to attend.
A. Economic Development
Mr. Celarek said that a text amendment was submitted today at the request of Mayor Meier which would clarify the issue of drive-ins and drive-thrus. For the purpose of zoning in the SC zone, they are considered to be the same but the code must be amended to reflect such. The application was submitted today to meet the deadline for agenda submittals for the KC/MP/ZC meeting on April 1st. The text amendment will update, but not change, the current zoning code. Mr. Celarek reviewed the portions of the code that will be updated.
Mr. Price noted that the Economic Development Committee met on March 9th and recommended the proposed text amendment be submitted to City Council. The motion was made by Mr. Price to adopt the revised text amendment which clarifies the zoning in the shopping center zone for restaurants. Motion was seconded by Mrs. Huller. Mayor Meier stated that if approved, the amendment would have first reading before city council on April 8th, with second reading on May 13th. It is the duty of council to act upon evidence collected by KC/MP/ZC on April 1st. Residents are strongly urged to attend this meeting to support the text amendment before the committee.
Public Works - At the next meeting a list of projects will be made for the upcoming fiscal year.
Finance- Mr. Laird suggested each committee submit their requests for projects and their budgets before the April council meeting.
Police Authority - Mr. Laird noted that a new officer has been requested under the COPS grant program. Mrs. Huller stated that the officer interviews are under review by the Long Range Police and Safety Committee. The next meeting for that committee will be March 31st at 10:30 AM in which the results of the business surveys will be discussed as well.
Communications - Mrs. Huller said that a meeting would be held Monday, March 29th at 9:30 AM. The City website and newsletter are under review currently.
After general conversation, motion to adjourn made by Mr. Laird, seconded by Mr. Maloney at 8:01 PM.