Minutes - December 5, 2005 - Committee-of-the-Whole
Minutes of the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting of the City Council of
the CITY OF DARIEN DECEMBER 5, 2005
1. CALL TO ORDER
The Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting of the City Council of the City of
Darien was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Kathleen Moesle Weaver.
In attendance were: Aldermen Biehl, Gattuso, Marchese, McIvor,
Poteraske, and Weaver. Also in attendance were: Mayor Weaver, Clerk
Coleman, Administrator Vana, Attorney Madden, and Director Gombac.
2. PROPOSED SOUND WALL ON I-55
Administrator Vana indicated that handouts of the presentation were
placed on the dais for Council, a copy of the presentation entitled
‘Traffic Noise Study and Noise Abatement Evaluation’ is attached hereto.
He introduced Sean LaDieu of Huff & Huff, the consulting firm that
performed the sound study on both Route 53 and I-55.
Mr. LaDieu said that the study was initiated in 2003 by the Village
of Willowbrook for a section of IL Route 83 and by the City of Darien
for I-55 from IL Route 83 to Lemont Road. The study included various
goals: identify traffic noise levels, determine if those levels would
justify a traffic noise impact, and if those impacted receptors
qualified for a noise abatement evaluation. The evaluation would
determine where a noise wall or noise abatement technique would be
affective and feasible. He spoke about the noise study, which included
ten (10) receptor locations, monitoring, modeling, abatement analysis,
abatement options, and design concept with associated costs.
Administrator Vana indicated that the residents would be surveyed to
see if there was interest in a Special Service Area; Council reviewed
the survey and agreed with the format. There was discussion that the
residents would need to petition for the sound wall and that 51% would
determine if the wall would or would not be constructed.
There being no further business to come before the
Committee-of-the-Whole, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 P.M.
Kathleen Moesle Weaver, Mayor
Joanne F. Coleman, City Clerk
JFC:jr All supporting documentation and report originals of these
minutes are on file in the Office of the City Clerk under File Number