City of Dekalb Committee of the Whole met April 8
City of Dekalb Committee of the Whole met April 8.
Here is the minutes provided by the committee:
A. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Mayor Smith called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
City Clerk Lynn Fazekas called the roll, and the following members of the City Council were present: Alderman Bill Finucane, Alderman Joyce Stupegia, Alderman Pat Fagan, Alderman Kate Noreiko, Alderman Tony Faivre, and Mayor Jerry Smith. Alderman Mike Verbic was absent. Alderman David Jacobson arrived at 5:14 p.m.
Also present were: City Manager Bill Nicklas, Police Chief Gene Lowery, Police Commander Jason Leverton, and Fire Chief Jeff McMaster.
B. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Alderman Noreiko moved to approve the Agenda. Alderman Fagan seconded.
Motion carried by a 6-0-2 roll call vote. Aye: Stupegia, Fagan, Noreiko, Faivre, Finucane, Smith. Nay: none. Absent: Jacobson, Verbic.
C. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There was none.
1. Proclamation: National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 14-20, 2019.
Mayor Smith read the proclamation and presented it to Police Chief Lowery.
2. Recognition of City of DeKalb Telecommunicators.
Police Chief Lowery introduced the latest hires – Brittany Mellinger and Hayden Perkins. Police Chief Lowery then awarded commendations to Telecommunicators as follows:
Professionalism under Pressure: Geoffrey Wells.
Act of Kindness: Kaitlin Armstrong, Adrienne Oziah.
Burglary Response: Sean Woyna, Alyssa Jennings, Garrett Williams.
Fire Response: Jennifer Barnett, Kaitlin Armstrong, Hillary Engler, Keller Kurth.
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons Response: Hillary Engler, Kelli Wilkins, Keller Kurth, Brittany Hedin.
Shots Fired Response: Heidi Clark, Jessica Green, Elizabeth Basham, Garrett Williams.
Lifesaving Awards: Hillary Engler, Heidi Clark.
Statewide Supervisor of the Year: Telecommunications Coordinator Latoya Marz.
3. DeKalb Police Department 2018 Annual Report.
Police Chief Lowery presented the report via a slideshow. Topics covered included service demands, proactive policing strategies, ongoing challenges, and department initiatives.
E. EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO 5 ILCS (120/2)
No Executive Session was held during this meeting.
Alderman Noreiko moved to adjourn at 5:39 p.m. Alderman Jacobson seconded.
Motion carried on majority voice vote. Mayor Smith declared adjournment at 5:39 p.m.