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City Council: Meeting Recap, Aug. 1

The City Council approves agenda items in regular meeting Monday, Aug. 1.

The Wheaton City Council approved the following items in its meeting Monday:

Consent Agenda:

  • An ordinance amending the Official Motor Vehicle and Traffic Schedules, prohibiting turns on southbound Woodlawn Street at Jewell Road from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • A Special Event Permit to St. Michael’s Church for the St. Michael’s Youth Bazaar Sunday, Aug. 28. 
  • An ordinance amending “Wheaton Liquor Ordinance,” of the City Code to award Studio 209, 109 Front Street, a Class R liquor license, allowing them to serve a maximum of three drinks to patrons over a course of three hours.
  • A resolution authorizing the Execution of a Certain Construction, Use, and Indemnification Agreement at 912 Aurora Way
  • A resolution authorizing the Execution of a Certain Construction, Use, and Indemnification Agreement at 115 Christina Circle.
  • A resolution authorizing the disposal of a 2001 Buick LeSabre and a 2000 Dodge Durango that belong to the Wheaton Police Department as a result of repeat DUI or other felony driving offenses. 

Regular Agenda:

  • A resolution approving the final plat of re-subdivision of St. John Lutheran Church at the intersection of Seminary Avenue and Cross Street. The church requested to withdraw their application for a final plat re-subdivision, according to City Manager Don Rose.
  • An ordinance amending special use permits for planned unit developments at the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads. Rose said the permits relate the the Butterfield Road improvement project in which both the Danada East and Danada West shopping centers have lost property through land acquisition by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The signs for PNC Bank, IHOP and Kentucky Fried Chicken will all be moved as a result of these changes in land. 
  • Mayor Michael Gresk reappointed Chris Ellerman, Thomas Hudock and Elsa Miller to the City of Wheaton Housing Commission.
  • Council received the planning and zoning board report regarding the planned unit development for Church of the Resurrection, 935 Union Avenue. The Church of the Resurrection requested a Planned Unit Development to redevelop the former Alcoa Flexible Packaging plant on West Union Avenue as a church with a 990-seat sanctuary, Rose said Monday. The city's planning and zoning board recommended approval of the request with six conditions for approval regarding parking, landscaping and sidewalks. The board recommended a hedge along the north and south sides of Union Avenue and the south side of Lincoln Avenue. The church would also be required to build public sidewalks along the north side of Union Avenue to Lyon Avenue. Councilman Phil Suess said he was concerned about parking on the west end of Lincoln Avenue, as there would be no restrictions in place. He said that if cars are parked along both sides of Lincoln, emergency vehicles would not be able to pass. He proposed an amendment to the staff recommendations limiting parking to one side of the street. Councilman Tom Mouhelis and Peter Bianchini of Church of the Resurrection said he would also be supported of limited parking on one side of Lincoln Avenue. 
  • Council had its first reading of the proposed . Rose said the proposed rates are based on Medicare reimbursements to the city. He added that the proposed non-resident rates are based on an average of comparable communities. Council will vote on these rates at the next City Council regular meeting.
  • Council approved an annual contract for trenchless reconstruction of city sewers with Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. 

The City Council meets again for a planning session at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley Avenue.

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