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Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes 2021

Meeting Minutes

01-27-2021 Redevelopment Commission

January 27, 2021 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Schilling called the St. John Redevelopment Commission Regular Meeting to order on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 7:06 p.m., with all members present on-site and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Members present: Bryan Blazak; Paul Panczuk, Vice President; Wayne Pondinas, Secretary; Gerald Swets; and Michael Schilling, President. A quorum was attained.

Also present: Cindy Sues, Advisory Member; Beth Hernandez, Clerk-Treasurer; and David Westland, Town Attorney.

Absent: James Sakalaris, Advisory Member.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

President:

Mr. Swets nominated Michael Schilling for President; no further nominations were had. Nomination carried unanimously.

Vice President:

Mr. Blazak nominated Paul Panczuk for Vice President; no further nominations were had. Nomination carried unanimously.

Secretary:

Mr. Swets nominated Wayne Pondinas for Secretary; no further nominations were had. Nomination carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Swets made a motion to approve the December 30, 2020, Meeting Minutes; Mr. Panczuk seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None was had.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. Consider Haas & Associates Change Order No. 1
Mr. Panczuk made a motion to approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $1,409,328.80 to allow Gough, Inc. to perform the required Geotechnical Ground Improvement and authorize the RDC President to sign; Mr. Swets seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
B. Consider Hawk Enterprises Proposal
Mr. Pondinas asked if this could be deferred. Discussion ensued regarding the projects and financial status of the TIF District.

Mr. Blazak made a motion to approve the U.S. 41 and 97th Lane Illuminated Street Name Signs Proposal in the amount of $18,393.52 with Hawk Enterprises and authorize the RDC President to sign; Mr. Panczuk seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. Schilling reported that 96th Place should be done this spring and stated that because of the improvements to the aesthetics in that area with tearing the dilapidated buildings down and new structures going up, other businesses are taking note and making improvements. He noted that the Town paid for many improvements to make Joliet Street and U.S. 41 a safer intersection by rerouting traffic to a signalized intersection. The Board requested that Mr. Boyer come before the RDC to give an update on Shops 96.

Mr. Panczuk explained the approval process from INDOT for installing a traffic signal on an INDOT roadway. He expounded on the financial investment of the Town for the roadway extensions and ground improvements. He advised that Mr. Boyer is expected to be at the February Plan Commission meeting to discuss some site plan revisions.

PAYMENT OF THE BILLS:

Mr. Swets made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $462,798.59; Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Swets made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schilling adjourned the meeting at 7:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Margaret R. Abernathy, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

02-24-2021 Redevelopment Commission

February 24, 2021 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Schilling called the St. John Redevelopment Commission Regular Meeting to order on Wednesday, Feburary 24, 2021, at 7:03 p.m., with all members present on-site and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Members present: Bryan Blazak; Paul Panczuk, Vice President; Wayne Pondinas, Secretary; Gerald Swets; and Michael Schilling, President. A quorum was attained.

Also present: Beth Hernandez, Clerk-Treasurer; and David Westland, Town Attorney.

Absent: None.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to approve the January 27, 2021, Meeting Minutes; Mr. Swets seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None was had.

NEW BUSINESS:

None was had.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. Schilling reported that Mr. Boyer was not ready to present to the RDC yet but will be at a future meeting. He further reported that the 96th Place extension to Joliet Street project is going well and should be ready for paving after all the ice melts.

PAYMENT OF THE BILLS:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $410,412.08; Mr. Swets seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Mr. Schilling adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Margaret R. Abernathy, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

03-24-2021 Redevelopment Commission

March 24, 2021 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Swets called the St. John Redevelopment Commission Regular Meeting to order on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 7:01 p.m., with all members present on-site and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Members present: Michael Aurelio: Bryan Blazak; Wayne Pondinas, Secretary; and Gerald Swets;. A quorum was attained.

Also present: Beth Hernandez, Clerk-Treasurer, and David Westland, Town Attorney.

Absent: Michael Schilling, President.

Mr. Blazak made a motion for Gerald Swets to run the meeting; Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to approve the February 24, 2021, Meeting Minutes; Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None was had.

NEW BUSINESS:

None was had.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

None was had.

PAYMENT OF THE BILLS:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $19,210.58; Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Swets adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Margaret R. Abernathy, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

04-28-2021 Redevelopment Commission

April 28, 2021 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Schilling called the St. John Redevelopment Commission Regular Meeting to order on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., with all members present on-site and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Members present: Michael Aurelio: Bryan Blazak; Wayne Pondinas, Secretary; Gerald Swets; and Michael Schilling, President.

Also present: Beth Hernandez, Clerk-Treasurer; David Westland, Town Attorney; and Cindy Sues, Advisory Member. A quorum was attained.

Absent: James Sakelaris, Advisory Member.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to approve the March 24, 2021, Meeting Minutes; Mr. Swets seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None was had.

NEW BUSINESS:

None was had.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

None was had.

PAYMENT OF THE BILLS:

Mr. Swets made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $99,430.46; Mr. Pondinas seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Pondinas made a motion to adjourn; Mr. Aurelio seconded the motion. Mr. Schilling adjourned the meeting at 7:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Margaret R. Abernathy, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

05-26-2021 Redevelopment Commission

May 26, 2021 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Schilling called the St. John Redevelopment Commission Regular Meeting to order on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 7:01 p.m. with all members present on-site and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Members present: Michael Aurelio: Bryan Blazak; Wayne Pondinas, Secretary; Gerald Swets; and Michael Schilling, President. A quorum was attained.

Also present: Beth Hernandez, Clerk-Treasurer; David Westland, Town Attorney; and Cindy Sues, Advisory Member.

Absent: James Sakelaris, Advisory Member.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Mr. Swets made a motion to approve the April 28, 2021, Meeting Minutes; Mr. Aurelio seconded the motion.

Mr. Schilling asked if they have seen a copy of the minutes. Mr. Swets stated that they were emailed on Friday and stated that he would be fine with deferring the minutes if Mr. Schilling has not had a chance to read them. Mr. Schilling said he would like to defer it.

Mr. Swets made a motion to defer the minutes; Mr. Pondinas seconded the minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None was had.

NEW BUSINESS:

None was had.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. Schilling reported that the surcharge will be removed on or about June 14 after which road construction should start for the road connection of 96th Place to Joliet Street. The lighted signs were installed at 97th Place and U.S. 41 and are up and operational.

Ms. Hernandez requested that the February 24, 2021 minutes be amended to show the bills payable in the amount of $410,412.08 due to a scrivener’s error.

Motion to amend the February minutes to reflect payment of the bills in the amount of $410,412.08; Mr. Blazak seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

PAYMENT OF THE BILLS:

Mr. Blazak made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $264,872.29; Mr. Swets seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Pondinas made a motion to adjourn; Mr. Aurelio seconded the motion. Mr. Schilling adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Margaret R. Abernathy, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

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