Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ready...set...GO! Here are five things you need to know to start your week off with a bang!
1. Welcome Back from the Long Weekend If yesterday's weather shocked your body as much as it shocked mine, you know one thing for sure: summertime is coming to a close. Yesterday for Labor Day, sort of the unofficial end of summer, Patch published a Labor Day by the Numbers story that shows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs report, which forecasted high unemployment through 2012. 2. Meet Chicago Mosaic Artist and Teacher Chris Zonta Today The Evergreen Park Public Library will host two events today. At 6 p.m., Chicago mosaic artist and teacher Chris Zonta, along with members of the community will unveil mosaic concrete benches. Immediately after, the Evergreen Park Community High School will host an art exhibition-opening …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Mayor James Sexton and the Board of Trustees will discuss a comprehensive amendment to the zoning code among other business.
The Board of Trustees and Mayor James Sexton will hold the next village board meeting Monday. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be in Council Chambers of Village Hall. Click the document to the right to see what's on the agenda. On the Agenda: Members of the audience are invited to speak during the open public forum. The board asks speakers to limit comments to three minutes.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Ready...Set...GO! Here are five things you need to know to start your week off with a bang!
1. Village Board Meeting Today Mayor James Sexton and the Board of Trustees will hold the next Village Board Meeting. See what's on the agenda before you go. 2. Meeting Canceled, but Special Meeting Scheduled District 124 Board of Education canceled its Committee of the Whole meeting on Aug. 3, however, the board has called a special meeting on that day at 5:30 p.m. Check back with Patch on Wednesday for the agenda. 3. We want your Photos! Summer is still in full blast, Evergreen Parkers! How have you enjoyed it so far? Have an unforgettable summer trip out of this country that changed your life, or did you have a series of fun staycations? Let us know. Email Evergreen Park Patch editor Renita Young at email@example.com. 4. Farmer's …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The bare bones of last night's village board meeting.
The Village Board met this week, granted several requests and announced Phase II of the Street Paving Project among other items. Here were a few hot topics: Business Regulation Certificate Approved Shortly after the meeting was called to order, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a business regulation certificate for 3D Nails, which will be located at the intersection of 95th Street and Western Avenue. Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus dues approved Trustees approved annual dues for The Mayor’s Caucus for $694. Resident Raises Concerns about Trash Service During the open public forum a resident voiced his displeasure with the way waste management was currently being handled in the village. The resident was unhappy because he noticed …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The bare bones of last night's village board meeting.
The Village Board met this week, granted several requests and voted to restrict trucks from parking in a parking lot at 94th and Western Avenue, among other business. Here were a few hot topics: Evergreen Park is on the Green Move Trustees honored a request to begin an Electronics Recycling Collection Agreement between the Village of Evergreen Park and Vintage Tech Recyclers. Monitored by Village Streets and Parks Department head William Lorenz, the program starts immediately, said Lorenz. Residents can drop off a variety of recyclable electronic equipment to 3225 W. 93rd St., where representatives from Vintage Tech Recyclers will regularly pick up items. The program, Mayor James Sexton said, is at no cost to the village. A list of …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The bare bones of last week's village board meeting.
The Village Board met this week, granted several requests and voted to promote officer Wendi Franklin to sergeant. Here were a few hot topics: Officer Wendi Franklin Promoted to Sergeant Trustees unanimously voted to promote Evergreen Park police officer Wendi Franklin to Sergeant. After eight years of service, Franklin, the first African American woman to become a Sergeant with the Evergreen Park Police Department, replaces Sergeant Denise Mahoney, who is leaving for medical purposes. New Restaurant to Move in Village The Village board voted to approve a business regulation certificate for Zacatacos, a Mexican food restaurant with locations in Chicago and Berwyn. Mayor James Sexton said the restaurant will occupy part of the space left on…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Police Chief Saunders asks to promote officer Wendi Franklin to Sergeant, and village is asked to proclaim June 17-19 an annual Welcome Home event for Evergreen Park veterans and current servicemen.
The Board of Trustees and Mayor James Sexton will hold the next village board meeting Monday. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be in Council Chambers of Village Hall. On the Agenda: Members of the audience are invited to speak during the open public forum. The board asks speakers to limit comments to three minutes.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The bare bones of this week's Village Board meeting.
The Village Board met this week, granted several requests and discussed 'Nu Toys' for one of the village parks, among other business. Here were a few hot topics: Village Park Gets Face-lift Trustees approved a request from Public Works Department head William Lorenz to purchase new playground equipment for Duffy Park for $72, 187, which includes the playground equipment and installation. The department has contracted LaGrange-based NuToys Leisure Products. Since the products are specialty products, the village waived the bid process. "This is a budgeted item," said Sexton. According to him, the village hadn't been able to update park equipment in the last few years because of the economy, however since it has picked up, the village expects…
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Former Police Chief Norbert Smith proclaimed “loyal friend, and mentor to many.” That story and more from the village of Evergreen Park board meeting last night.
“The [mayor] is on my list because I told him no fanfare,” Trustee Norbert Smith kidded to a board room packed with Evergreen Park colleagues, friends and family at a regular meeting last night. "It's bittersweet, but it's time to move on." After five decades of service – as police chief for 16 years and village trustee for 14 years consecutively – Smith received an honorable proclamation of retirement from the board. “I'd like to thank my wife,” Smith continued, “for the sacrifice she's made and the time she's spent alone.” After receiving recognition from State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-Evergreen Park) and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), Smith was proclaimed an “intermediary, always sharing his time and resources with a sense of …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Village received a $10,000 grant to protect about 200 of its Ash Borer trees.
The Village of Evergreen Park recently received a government grant that will help preserve some of its trees from a deadly beetle. Mayor James Sexton and trustees announced last week, that the village had received a $10,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to protect trees from the emerald ash borer beetle. As part of the Illinois Urban Forest Restoration program, Evergreen Park will spend about $9,000 of village funds, The Reporter reported. Gavin Yeamin, certified village aborist who works with the village Public Works Department, said Evergreen Park has 650 ash trees and the grant will go toward removing 200 that reside on public property, and replacing 105 other types of trees. "We submitted a plan of action. We took a pretty …