Flossmoor Village Board

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.

No eggceptions ― Flossmoor turns down backyard poultry request

Chickens will not be crossing the road into Flossmoor anytime soon. In a unanimous vote, village board members Monday turned down a request to allow backyard chickens in Flossmoor. Officially, the board reaffirmed a ban on barnyard animals by voting to not change the village’s municipal code.

Flossmoor honors 40-year public works employee

Mark J. Snyder, a mechanic in Flossmoor’s public works department for the last 40 years, was honored by the village board last week.

Snyder, who is retiring, received a resolution in his honor at the June 19 board meeting.

Branding report suggests how to best market Flossmoor

Flossmoor is “a welcoming, open-minded and safe community for families of all descriptions," according to a new branding recommendation from consultant Maria Grillo presented to the Flossmoor village board June 19.

Braun starts third mayoral term as village board takes office

Winners of this spring’s municipal election were sworn in at the June 5 Flossmoor village board meeting. Brian Driscoll, Flossmoor’s newest village trustee, took the oath of office along with three incumbent board members — Mayor Paul Braun and Trustees Diane Williams and Philip Minga. Joni Bradley Scott, the new village clerk, was also sworn in.

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