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  1. 10-22-18 Prospect Heights City Council Meeting

  2. This webpage contains short video clips of the key items from this meeting. Instead of having to watch the video of the entire meeting, you are able to watch just the portion of the meeting that is of interest to you! Simply scan down the page, read the agenda item description and click on the video to watch it. To stop the video, just click on it again. Once you start the video you will be able to use the controls at the bottom to start, stop, fast forward, rewind, switch to full screen and change your volume as well.

 

  1. Home Rule Resolution    (4 minutes)
    Resolution establishing the position of city regarding home rule. This resolution declares that if the city were to obtain Home Rule it would not raise property taxes without going to a referendum vote by the citizens.

 

  1. Garbage Collection Contract Renewal     (58 minutes)
    Our twelve year long contract with Republic Services has come to an end and the city has put it out for bid again. The council discusses what changes if any they are willing to make to the current service level to keep the costs low. Changes such as changing the pickup days, limiting the amount of yard waste picked up, requiring stickers to be purchased for each bag of yard waste, changes to recycling, possible electronics pickup along with other topics are considered in this discussion. The three vendors bidding on the new contract are present and make comments about their services.

 

  1. Airport Report     (12 minutes)
    Chicago Executive Airport report by Director Jim Kiefer.

 

  1. Harper College Referendum Presentation     (10 minutes)
    Presentation by Harper College Communications Director Jeff Julian regarding Harper's Master Plan and their referendum which will be on November's ballot.

 

  1. Staggered Elections     (16 minutes)
    Discussion of staggerd elections for city council members and the possibility of asking residents to sign petitions so it can be put on the ballot for the April 2019 election.

 

  1. Public Works Update     (2 minutes)
    Update on current Public Works project by Public Works Superintendent Mark Roscoe. Items such as road repairs and sewer rodding are discussed.

 

  1. Building Update     (1 minutes)
    Status update on the east side fire damaged building complex by Building Director Dan Peterson.

 

  1. Vehicle Storage Special Use Permit     (31 minutes)
    Request by Village Cyclesport at 1326 North Rand Road to use the rear portion of their parking lot for vehicle storage.

 

  1. East Side Fire Victims     (8 minutes)
    Request by a Prospect Heights resident to help raise money for the Rivers Trails fire victims.

 

  1. Full Length Meeting Video    (2 hours 45 minutes in length)
    For those of you with more time on their hands, here is the entire video of this meeting! This video has built in controls that allow you to easily move around within it as well as providing for full screen viewing if desired.

 

  1. Read Full Meeting Agenda     HyperLink
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