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Council to Vote on Coordination with Neighboring Fire Departments, Bike Plan, Changes to Police Contracts

City Council will address the following agenda items at the Feb. 6 meeting at City Hall, 303 Wesley St., Wheaton.

Wheaton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at City Hall. Following a proclamation regarding the 84th anniversary of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Council will address the following agenda items:

Consent agenda

New business

Approve bond waivers and issue raffle license for the and PTA

Award bid for aerial bucket truck chassis: Council will vote to approve the purchase of an aerial bucket truck for $88,672 for the city’s electrical department to replace the current truck that is showing “early signs of corrosion,” according to a city memo.

Adopt resolution authorizing a grant agreement with the State of Illinois Department of Commcerce and Economic Opportunity for Park Avenue reconstruction project:

  • The city has received a grant of $15,000 for the Park Avenue reconstruction project between Hale and Main streets, scheduled tentatively for the city’s 2013 road program, according to a city memo.

First reading: an ordinance amending a chapter of Wheaton City Code pertaining to “Traffic and Vehicles”

Regular agenda

Unfinished business

Ordinance amending voting procedures of the City Council and powers and duties of the Mayor

New business

Appointment to city boards/commissions:

  • Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk will appoint Cathy Coleman to the Fine and Cultural Arts Commission and Councilman John Rutledge as the city’s representative on the TIF Joint Review Board.

Resolution authorizing an agreement between the city and the Wheaton F.O.P. Labor Council #200 Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council:

  • Council will vote to approve a three-year contract for a collective bargaining agreement, which will be in effect April 30, 2014. The contract provides for: compensation increases of 1.25 percent in May 2011, 1.5 percent in May 2012 and two percent in May 2013; increased officer contribution rates for health insurance; possible deductible increases for single and family health plans; and a reduction in retirement pay.

Ordinance amending Wheaton’s comprehensive bike plan:

Ordinance amending Wheaton’s zoning map and granting a special use permit for a planned unit development (PUD) at 303, 307 and 311 Blanchard Street and 1319 Avery Avenue:

  • Airhart Construction, developers of the Blanchard Court Townhomes, have requested an amendment to a PUD, to allow construction of four townhomes at 303, 307 and 311 Blanchard Street with detached garages. The current PUD provides for attached garages, according to a city memo. City staff has no objection to the request, according to the memo. (Click to see plans for the proposed townhomes on the city's website)

Resolution supporting the establishment of the West Suburban Fire and Rescue Alliance, contingent upon by-law approval:

  • Council will vote on a resolution supporting the concept of the West Suburban Fire and Rescue Alliance and directing the city attorney to develop by-laws that would allow the to enter an intergovernmental agreement with the West Chicago, Carol Stream and Winfield fire departments to coordinate emergency response procedures in order to work more cohesively with each other.

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