Flossmoor Village Board

Village denies liquor license for Flossmoor BP gas station

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday denied a request for the Flossmoor BP gas station to obtain a different liquor license so that it could pursue video gambling machines. The BP gas station at 3950 Vollmer Road has a license to sell packaged beer and wine, but owner Gayatri Patel requested a license to sell beer and wine that would be consumable on the premises; this type of liquor license is required for a business to apply for a video gambling license. 
 

Flossmoor Village Board to vote on new trustee appointment

The open seat on the Flossmoor Village Board left by former trustee Phil Minga’s resignation earlier this year could be filled as soon as Monday. Mayor Paul Braun said he will be ready to make his recommendation on a candidate for the position during Monday’s village board meeting.
 

Flossmoor recognizes Juneteenth holiday

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday passed a proclamation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth, a holiday which celebrates the end of slavery for African Americans. The holiday recognizes the date Union General Gordon Granger issued a general order to free remaining slaves in Texas in 1865, which was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the Civil War ended. 
 

Flossmoor trustees swearing-in May 13, fourth seat declared open

The newly elected members of the Flossmoor Village Board will be sworn in during a 7:30 p.m. meeting on Monday, May 13, at village hall. Applications are being accepted for the one remaining open board seat.

Flossmoor Village Board race unsettled as write-in votes counted

The race for Flossmoor trustee might not be settled for nearly three more weeks. Unofficial results reveal first-time candidate Gyata Kimmons pulled in at least 10 percent more votes than his challengers on the ballot, with 1,464 votes. However, the official election results, including vote counts for write-in candidates David Bruni and Michelle Nelson, have not been announced.
 

Village board vacancy likely as Flossmoor trustee puts house on market

Longtime Flossmoor Village Trustee Philip Minga is expected to step down from the village board in the coming months. Minga’s residence on Hawthorne Lane, just south of downtown Flossmoor, was recently listed on the real estate market.

Minga also recently retired from his position as captain with the Flossmoor Fire Department. 

 

Hear from candidates for Flossmoor trustee, HFHS board

The Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters has announced it will host two candidate forums featuring those running for positions on the Flossmoor Village Board and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233.

 

Flossmoor Village Board approves estimated 2018 tax levy

The Flossmoor Village Board voted to support a 1.95 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy and heard numbers showing a positive trend in the village’s property values.

 

If the board gives final approval Dec. 3, the levy increase would mean the owner of a $200,000 home pays about $13 more in property taxes, and the owner of a $300,000 home pays about $21 more. 

Flossmoor board grants independent status to Green Committee

  A February 2017 photo of the Flossmoor 
  Green Committee
(Provided photo)
 

After six years of continued success on local environmental projects, Flossmoor’s Green Committee has been promoted.

Flossmoor nixes license request for proposed restaurant with gambling plans

A split village board Monday rejected the latest proposal for a restaurant/bar in Flossmoor that would include video gambling machines.

Trustees were divided, with three voting in favor of a liquor license for Lucky Dog, a chain of restaurants, bars, convenience stores, coin-operated laundries and truck stops throughout the Midwest. Three other trustees were against the proposal and Mayor Paul Braun broke the deadlock by voting against the liquor license.

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