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City Council: Agenda for Monday, Sept. 19

Downtown SSA request is back on the table.

City Council meets for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at . 

Consent agenda:

Approval of minutes from the Sept. 6 City Council meeting

Approval of a special event permit for street closures for the Orchard Church’s UPC 5K: The race will be Saturday, Oct. 22 (Oct. 15 is alternate date) to promote the Giant Killers, Orchard Church's youth group. The entire event will last from around 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the church, 205 Parkway Drive and along Parkway, Washington Street, Cadillac Drive, Webster Avenue, the Prairie Path, Howard Street, Forest Street, Santa Rosa Place, Prairie Avenue and Scott Street.

An Ordinance amending the Wheaton Liquor Ordinance of the City Code to allow an increase in a Class B liquor license for Smashburger, 1 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton: The license permits the sale of beer and wine only. Although Wheaton's liquor code prohibits liquor sales at "fast food" restaurants, the city's liquor commission found that Smashburger does not fit the criteria of a fast food restaurant, but is comparable to , which also has a Class B liquor license.

Receive report and pass ordinance granting height and setback variations for a new sign at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 West Street: has requested permission to construct a sign that would be eight feet tall and set three feet back from the sidewalk along West Street. City requirements allow for signs standing seven feet tall, and set back 15 feet. However, the church requested a variation because of its U-shaped building and limited space. 

Receive report and pass ordinance allowing a backyard setback variation at 314 Indiana Street: A property owner is requesting a yard setback variation to expand their 10-foot deck in a 26-foot yard.

Regular agenda:

An ordinance proposing the establishment of a Special Service Area #7 and providing for a public hearing: in downtown Wheaton with a tax rate of $.45 per $100 of assessed value. Because the lowered rate would provide less money to the DWA, they are suggesting the City provide SSA funds that are captured as TIF funds. If approved, a public hearing would take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

An ordinance amending the city’s law enforcement, adding a section regarding qualifications, training and education: The ordinance adds a section regarding qualifications, training and education for auxiliary officers to the City Code. 

Bid Award Recommendation: Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillator Unit: Staff recommends a $23,874.60 bid award for the purchase of a cardiac monitor/defibrillator unit to replace the current equipment, which is eight years old. 

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