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January 12, 2012 Town Council Minutes

Mr. Forbes called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Michael Forbes, President; Mark Barenie, Vice- President; Gregory Volk, Member; Ken Gembala, Member; Larry Bustamante, Member; David Austgen, Attorney; Steve Kil, Town Manager; and Sherry Sury, Clerk-Treasurer. Also in attendance were Fred Frego, Police Chief; and Fred Willman, Fire Chief. Absent was Chip Sobek, Parks Superintendent.

Election of Officers

Mr. Gembala nominated Michael Forbes as President of the Town Council for 2012. Seconded by Mr. Volk. Mr. Gembala motioned to close nominations. Nomination unanimously passed.

Mr. Forbes nominated Mark Barenie as Vice-President of the Town Council for 2012. Seconded by Mr. Gembala. Mr. Gembala motioned to close nominations. Nomination unanimously passed.

Presentation: St. John Police Department ‐ Outstanding Traffic Safety Award ‐ Chief Frego recognized Officer Steve Rudzinski who is the coordinator for the Lake County Traffic Partnership and has received three grants. He stated that through his efforts sixteen departments have participated.

New Business

2012 St. John Fire Department Roster - Mr. Volk motioned to approve the roster as submitted by the Fire Chief. Seconded by Mr. Bustamante. Motion passed with a vote of 4 ayes and 1 abstention by Mr. Gembala (because his name is on the list of 40 names).

Ordinance #1551, an ordinance amending 2012 Salary Ordinance ‐ Mr. Forbes stated that there was a typographical error when the ordinance was approved at the last meeting. The amendment is for the Animal Control Officer, correcting his rate of pay. Mr. Gembala motioned to approve Ordinance #1551 on first reading. Seconded by Mr. Barenie. Motion unanimously passed.

Mr. Barenie motioned to adopt Ordinance #1551. Seconded by Mr. Bustamante. Motion unanimously passed.

Reports & Correspondence

Town Council ‐ None

Clerk-Treasurer ‐ None

Staff ‐ None

Public Comment

Mr. Adrian Bugariu, 11747 West 90th Avenue ‐ stated that he received the negatives, 11 of them were completely blank, not one of the pictures developed by Walgreens were given back to him. Mr. Forbes stated that all of his property has been returned to him. Mr. Bugariu also stated that he wants all the evidence from last year returned to him. Mr. Forbes stated that this was handled through Lake County and if he has any questions to contact them.

Adjournment ‐ Mr. Gembala motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Mr. Volk. Motion unanimously passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 P.M.


/s/ Sherry P. Sury Clerk-Treasurer