Board of Trustees

Colton resigns from board in Homewood

Homewood Trustee Anne Colton resigned her position with a letter to village officials Monday, April 9. In her letter to Mayor Richard Hofeld and fellow trustees, Colton said she’d signed a contract with PBS for distribution of a documentary she produced and is planning to focus more on her career. 

Homewood to hold public hearing on village budget

The Homewood board of trustees will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, to allow residents to comment on the village's 2018-19 budget.

Finance Director Dennis Bubenik will present information about the $39.5 million budget. Because the village is on a two-year budget cycle, the 2018-19 budget mostly involves fine-tuning the current plan, he said.

Homewood trustees to consider budget amendments, business incentive request

Three measures that were deferred at the previous meeting will be taken up at the Homewood board of trustees meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in village hall.

The board will consider a business incentive fund request from Vivek Pinto for financial assistance with the cost of installing a fire alarm system at 18673-18681 Dixie Highway. The request for $6,410 would cover half the cost of the system.

Homewood trustees' agenda includes requests for special use permit, stop sign installation

At the regular board meeting Tuesday Homewood trustees will witness four new employees take the oath of office and will consider a request for installation of a four-way stop at a residential intersection and a request for a day care center special use permit.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. 

Three new officers will officially join the Homewood Police Department: Nicholas Camilli, Thomas Rodeghier and Timothy Rosenberg. 

Home rule ordinances top the Homewood trustees agenda Tuesday

Trustees will consider five ordinances that, if adopted, would: 
  • Place the question before voters in the March 20 consolidated election whether to grant the village home rule authority

Two new members join Homewood Library board

Two residents stepped forward to fill vacant seats on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees. Tom Nowak and Catherine Uecker were selected from a list of candidates who applied for the two spots. They were sworn in as trustees at the Nov. 15 meeting. 

Homewood officials to discuss possible home rule limitations at Tuesday board meeting

At an informational meeting about home rule on Thursday, Village Manager Jim Marino noted that officials are aware of the concerns residents have about the potential for increased property taxes.

Home rule, if approved by voters, would give the village more power than it currently has to raise taxes and incur debt.

Homewood honors retiring officer, promotes and hires police

The Homewood village board has passed a resolution honoring police Sgt. Dave Tobin on his retirement, promoted another office and hired a third to fill the void.

Homewood trustees to consider economic development measures, mining special use permit at Tuesday meeting

The Homewood Board of Trustees will have several economic development-related measures to consider at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

It will also consider granting a special use permit to allow Hanson Materials to conduct mining, blasting and extraction of aggregate in the quarry area just south of Interstate 80/294 and east of Halsted Street.

Longtime Homewood businessman and village trustee Bob Wilson dies at 75

Bob Wilson, a former Homewood businessman and village trustee, is being remembered for his many years of service in the South Suburbs.
 
Mr. Wilson, who moved to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood 10 years ago, died June 8 from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

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