Village of Flossmoor

Bond restructuring is positive sign amid Flossmoor's fiscal challenges

Flossmoor’s stellar financial rating was reaffirmed this week as the village refinanced bonds at a considerably lower interest rate, with a savings of $85,000.

Still, village officials warned that Flossmoor is entering a precarious fiscal period and said residents may be asked to approve an increase in the local sales tax rate as early as next spring.

Flossmoor trustees approve 5-year strategic plan

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved a Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 at its meeting Oct. 2,  confident the plan will produce many benefits for the community.
 
Work on the five-part plan began earlier this year with the assistance from Forrest Consulting of Annapolis, Md.
 

Flossmoor looks for needed revenue boost as part of strategic plan

As a multi-year budget deficit continues, Flossmoor officials are looking for ways to increase municipal revenues without overburdening village residents with more taxes.

Flossmoor names new member to area’s mass transit district

Flossmoor has appointed the newest board member for the South Suburban Mass Transit District, a local governmental agency that owns parking lots along Metra’s Electric Line.

Richard Bumstead was unanimously appointed at the Sept. 18 village board meeting. Bumstead, a Flossmoor resident, is currently chair of the village’s Public Art Commission, which maintains the community’s sculpture garden.

Final seal approved to prevent leaks at Flossmoor reservoir

As a reservoir rehab project nears its finish, Flossmoor officials Monday took one final step to prevent future leaks in the 3 million gallon water storage tank.

DeLorean is on hand for dedication of new Flossmoor downtown clocks

Believe it or not, Flossmoor’s downtown clocks had their own “Back to the Future” moment more than 35 years ago. Mayor Paul Braun said the timepieces in Flossmoor’s clock tower were rendered inoperable during a 1981 thunderstorm.

MWRD’s massive stones, flood project mean dry homes near H-F

This summer, drivers along Governors Highway have seen stacks of stone at the staging area for the $4.1 million Cherry Creek flood control project, which the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) expects to complete this fall. The stones are being used to rebuild Cherry Creek as it meanders north from Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Flossmoor marks 39 years of recognition for excellence in financial reporting

It’s become something of an annual event for Flossmoor officials, but one that’s still extremely important to them.

For the 39th straight year, the village has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Financial Officers Association (CFOA).

On Monday, Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui presented the organization’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) to Mayor Paul Braun and the village board.

New games, movie added to Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 9

Flossmoor Fest returns Sept. 9 with a full day of activities for all ages. New to this year’s village festival are a video game truck and a beer/cocktail tent close to the main stage. A movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be shown at dusk. 

Flossmoor eyes increased safety measures at downtown traffic circle

Following a downtown traffic accident last week, Flossmoor announced increased safety measures at the Sterling Avenue traffic circle between the north entrance to the Metra station and the post office.

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