Village Publishes Board Schedule for Remainder of 2007

articles Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Members of village staff have compiled a schedule of events for members of the Park Forest village board, comprehensive through the end of the current calendar year. Events on the horizon include meetings with the Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce, Monday board meetings, Youth Day, a Strategic Planning Study Community Workshop, the July 4 Parade, Main Streets Nights, an event honoring members of our Boards and Commissions, another event honoring new Park Forest residents, and an Illinois Municipal League 94th Annual Conference in October. The schedule reflects the decision of the board to scale back on some meetings, but includes three separate committees of the board and trustee liaison assignments to respective boards and commissions. Board committee chairs are held by the three trustees whose seats will be up in the next election.

All assignments are effective until the next reorganization of the board in 2009. The schedule does not reflect board and commission meetings that individual trustees will attend, but meetings and events involving the entire board.

The schedule and assignments follow:

June 13
Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce
State of the Villages Luncheon
11:30 AM
Tinley Park Holiday Inn
183rd & Harlem Avenue (Harlem Ave. Exit North off I-80)

June 16
Transportation Summit (Sponsored by Rep. Al Riley)
9 AM to Noon
Colin Powell School
2060 Matteson Avenue in Matteson

June 16 Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: Chief Tom Fleming

June 16
8th Annual Youth Day
Noon to 5 PM
Downtown Park Forest
June 18 PAAC Kick Off Ceremony
5:30 PM
Forest Trail Middle School

June 19

Strategic Planning Study Community Workshop
7 PM
Dining on the Green
June 21 SSMMA Business Meeting
SSMMA Business Office
East Hazel Crest

June 27
Main Street Nights Begins
Dowtown Park Forest
7 PM – Antique Car Show
7 PM – Brad Weston (juggler/unicycle show)
8 PM – BBI (high energy cover band spanning 1960’s through today)

July 2
No Village Board Meeting
Relaxed Summer Schedule

July 4 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
5:45 PM at Park Forest Aqua Center
Parade Steps Off at 6 PM
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4 Independence Day
Village Hall Closed

July 7
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: Chris Blue
July 9 Rules Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

July 11
Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce “Progressive” Business After Hours
Co-Sponsored by the Village’s Dept. of Economic Development & Planning
5 – 7 PM
Dining on the Green

July 11 Main Street Nights
Downtown Park Forest
7 PM – Little Nashville (high energy southern stage show for kids)
8 PM – Nancy Hays and the Sawyer Brothers Band (line, swing and waltz)
July 16 Village Board Tour of SouthCom
6 PM at SouthCom Offices
Co-located with New Matteson Fire Station on Route 30 & Olympian Way

July 16 Regular Board Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

July 18
Realtor Appreciation Event
6 to 7 PM
Dining on the Green

July 18 Main Street Nights
Downtown Park Forest
7 PM – Chicago Breakabulls (break dancing)
8 PM – Shirley King (Blues – daughter of B.B. King)

July 21
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

July 23
No Village Board Meeting
Relaxed Summer Schedule

July 25 Main Street Nights
Downtown Park Forest
7 PM – Bubble Wonders (bubble artists – yes, soapy bubbles . . . )
8 PM – New Invaders Ultimate 60’s Flashback (60’s cover band)

July 30
No Village Board Meeting
Relaxed Summer Schedule & 5th Monday of the Month

August 1
Boards & Commissions Appreciation Event
6 to 7 PM
Dining on the Green

August 1
Main Street Nights
Downtown Park Forest
7 PM – Dave Rudolf
8 PM – Jeff Stitley Orchestra (big band, disco, R&B, Motown)

August 4
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: Denyse Carreras

August 6
No Village Board Meeting
Relaxed Summer Schedule

August 8
New Resident Welcome Event
6 to 7 PM
Dining on the Green

August 8
Main Street Nights
Downtown Park Forest
7 PM – Classic and Antique Car Show
7:45 PM – The Blooze Brothers (12 piece show band with R&B and soul)
Dusk – Movie on the Big Screen (Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis & Lindsay Lohan)

August 13
Rules Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

August 18
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

August 20
Regular Board Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

August 27
No Village Board Meeting
Relaxed Summer Schedule

September 3
30th Anniversary Scenic 10 & 5K Run
8 AM
Downtown Park Forest

September 3
Labor Day
Village Hall Closed

September 4
Rules Meeting (Tuesday)
8 PM Village Hall

September 8
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: Tom Mick

September 10
Regular Board Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

September 17
No Village Board Meeting – 3rd Monday of the Month
New Village Board Meeting Schedule

September 20
SSMMA Dinner Meeting
Location to Be Announced

September 24
Rules Meeting followed by Regular Board Meeting (if necessary)
8 PM Village Hall

September 29
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

October 1
Rules Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

October 6
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: Chief Bob Wilcox

October 8
Regular Board Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

October 15
No Village Board Meeting – 3rd Monday of the Month
New Village Board Meeting Schedule

October 18 – 21
Illinois Municipal Leagues 94th Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago Hotel
720 S. Michigan Avenue (312) 922-4400

October 19
IML Conference Dinner Outing
6 PM @ a Location to be Determined

October 20
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

October 22
Rules Meeting followed by Regular Board Meeting (if necessary)
8 PM Village Hall

October 25
SSMMA Business Meeting
(4th Thursday of Month due to IML Conflict)
SSMMA Business Office
East Hazel Crest

October 27
Board Strategic Planning Session w/ Paul Craig
Board Room of Village Hall
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

October 29
No Village Board Meeting
5th Monday of the Month

November 3
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: TBD

November 5
Rules Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

November 12
Veteran’s Day
Village Hall Closed

November 13
Regular Board Meeting (Tuesday)
8 PM Village Hall

November 17
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

November 19
No Village Board Meeting – 3rd Monday of the Month
New Village Board Meeting Schedule

November 22 & 23
Thanksgiving Holidays
Village Hall Closed

November 26
Rules Meeting followed by Regular Board Meeting (if necessary)
8 PM Village Hall

December 1
Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall
Staff: TBD

December 3
Rules Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

December 6
SSMMA Dinner Meeting/Holiday Party
Location to Be Announced

December 10
Regular Board Meeting
8 PM Village Hall

December 17
No Village Board Meeting

December 15
CANCELED: Saturday Morning Rules Meeting
10 AM
Board Conference Room of Village Hall

December 24
No Village Board Meeting

December 24 & 25
Winter Holidays
Village Hall Closed

Trustee Commission Liaison Appointments

Effective with June 11, 2007 Board Meeting

Ken Kramer:
Beautification Awards Committee
Youth Commission

Bonita Dillard:
Park Forest Housing Authority
Plan Commission

Mae Brandon:
Cable Communications Commission
Senior Citizen Advisory Commission

Gary Kopycinski:
Commission on Human Relations
Environment Commission

Robert McCray:
Park Forest Library
Review Boards (EEO, Fair Housing, Zoning)

Georgia O’Neill:
Economic Development Advisory Group
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Board Committee Structure

Appointments, Chairs and Assignments

Assignments Effective with June 11, 2007 Board Meeting

APPOINTMENTS (ALL EFFECTIVE UNTIL 2009 REORGANIZATION OF BOARD)

BOARD COMMITTEES

Committee A:
Trustee Ken Kramer, Chairperson
Trustee Mae Brandon
Trustee Bonita Dillard
Trustee Robert McCray

Committee B:
Trustee Robert McCray, Chairperson
Trustee Gary Kopycinski
Trustee Ken Kramer
Trustee Georgia O'Neill

Committee C:
Trustee Bonita Dillard, Chairperson
Trustee Mae Brandon
Trustee Gary Kopycinski
Trustee Georgia O'Neill