Village of Flossmoor

International organization names Flossmoor recipient of diversity award

The Village of Flossmoor's commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized on an international level. Flossmoor is receiving the 2018 Community Diversity and Inclusion Program Excellence Award from the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA). This year’s award is being given to just three municipalities out of the organization’s 11,000 worldwide members. 

Flossmoor residents, guests enjoy a day of community spirit at Flossmoor Fest

The annual Flossmoor Fest gave the community a chance to come together for some family fun, and a chance for inanimate dogs to help out living dogs with serious health problems. 

Although the forecast said otherwise, Mayor Paul Braun predicted the weather would hold for the crowds at Flossmoor Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Score one for the mayor.

The day was cool, breezy, overcast and fall-like, but the rains in the forecast did not materialize.

Flossmoor Police get ComEd grant for safety speed signs

The Flossmoor Police Department has received one of 21 ComEd grants awarded through its Powering Safe Communities program.
 
The ComEd awards were given for projects that improve the efficiency and delivery of public safety programs, increase community resiliency and address unmet safety needs. Applications to ComEd were reviewed by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
 

Flossmoor recognized for excellent financial reporting 40 years straight

Four straight decades of precise and transparent financial reporting in Flossmoor have not gone unnoticed, and they have saved residents thousands in tax dollars, officials say. 
 
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the village a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for its fiscal year 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Flossmoor has now received the award 40 years in a row.
 

New events and activities for all on tap at Sept. 8 Flossmoor Fest

New activities — from a photo booth to the Jesse White Tumblers to an auction of the downtown dogs — have been added to this year’s Flossmoor Fest. The annual street festival returns Sept. 8 with a full day of activities for all ages. Flossmoor Fest will take over the village’s downtown area and Flossmoor Park between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Flossmoor seeking applicants for police department eligibility list

The Flossmoor Police Department is accepting applications from men and women interested in a career in law enforcement.

New Dunkin’ Donuts location slated along Vollmer near Meijer

Flossmoor plans to sell a piece of land along Vollmer Road to a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner. Village Manager Bridget Wachtel Monday proposed the terms of the sale of the property at 3608 Vollmer Road, on the northwest corner of Central Park Avenue, between Meijer and Governors Highway.

New communications manager will oversee marketing in District 161, village of Flossmoor

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have named a communications manager who will oversee marketing efforts and public information at both governmental units.

Flossmoor trustees ask CDE to revise incentive request

The Flossmoor Village Board asked the owners of Center for Dental Excellence to revise their proposal for economic incentives from the village.

Flossmoor trustees OK language for pickup truck parking referendum

Flossmoor trustees have approved language for the advisory referendum on whether to change the village's long-standing truck parking ban ordinance.

Voters on Nov. 6 will consider whether the truck parking prohibition, which is part of the village’s zoning ordinance, should remain in place. Flossmoor’s zoning law specifies that personal pickup trucks “may only be parked in an enclosed garage.”

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