Village Board Approves Downtown Repairs, Appointments

Commission Members, Board Liaisons Appointed 

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Village Board approved several new appointments and two emergency repairs on Monday June 11.

The board unanimously approved repairs to a downtown building for a basement leak and for a replacement motor and pump at well # 4.

Trustees were also given appointments for committees including the Commission for Human Relations, the Environment Commission, and advisory groups.

The proposed budget for all corporate purposes of Park Forest for the fiscal year also passed first reading without discussion. A public hearing for the budget is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Village Hall on June 18.

Resident Joyce Hempen raised concerns regarding the number of pot holes in the streets and the absence of a grocery store in the village after the closing of Sterk’s, 138 South Orchard Drive.

Mayor John Ostenburg said the previous store’s property is owned by a private realtor and the location never reached expectation.

“A lot of money went into the store, and the sales projection was never what was expected,” Ostenburg said. “Any potential store will look at the previous sales.”

Ostenburg also proclaimed June 2007 to be Black Music Month in Park Forest. All trustees were in attendance.

The following appointments were approved by the board:

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Lee Allen as Vice Chair of the Beautification Awards Committee for the remainder of the term expiring on December 31, 2007.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Mamie L. Rogers to the Commission on Human Relations to serve the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2007.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Theresa Settles, to the Commission on Human Relations for a term expiring December 31, 2009.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Lester Hampton, Jr. to the Economic Development Advisory Group to serve the remainder of a term expiring on December 31, 2007.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Colleen Newquist, to the Economic Development Advisory Group for a term to expire on December 31, 2009.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Susan Brazzale, to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a term to expire on December 31, 2009.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Richard Whitehead, to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Group for a term to expire on December 31, 2009.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Deloris S. “Sandra” Turner, to the Senior Citizen Advisory Group for a term to expire on December 31, 2007.

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint James Saxton, to the Environment Commission for a term to expire on December 31, 2000,

MOVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint Rosemary J. Piser to the Environment Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2009.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustees Ken Kramer as Chair of Board Committee A; and Trustees Mae Brandon, Bonita Dillard and Robert McCray members effective until 2009 reorganization of the Board.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Robert McCray as Chair of Board Committee B; and Trustees Gary Kopycinski, Ken Kramer and Georgia O’Neill as members effective until 2009 reorganization of the Board.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Bonita Dillard as Chair of Board Committee C; and Trustees Mae Brandon, Gary Kopycinski and Georgia O’Neill as members effective until 2009 reorganization of the Board.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Ken Kramer as Trustee Liaison to the Beautification Awards Committee.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Gary Kopycinski as Trustee Liaison to the Commission on Human Relations.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Mae Brandon as Trustee Liaison to the Cable Communications Commission.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Georgia O’Neill as Trustee Liaison to the Economic Development Advisory Group.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Bonita Dillard as Trustee Liaison to the Park Forest Housing Authority.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Robert McCray as Trustee Liaison to the Park Forest Public Library.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Georgia O’Neill as Trustee Liaison to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Gary Kopycinski as Trustee Liaison to the Environment Commission.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Bonita Dillard as Trustee Liaison to the Plan Commission.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Robert McCray as Trustee Liaison to the Equal Employment Opportunity Review Board, the Fair Housing Review Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Mae Brandon as Trustee Liaison to the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission.

MOVED, that the Mayor appoints Trustee Ken Kramer as Trustee Liaison to the Youth Commission.