Village of Flossmoor

Crosswalks will be removed from traffic island in downtown Flossmoor

Traffic patterns for cars and trucks in downtown Flossmoor will not change following approval of a plan designed to make crossing Sterling Avenue a safer experience.
 
However, pedestrians will be asked to alter their trek across Sterling at the traffic island just west of the Metra station.
 

Village, schools add crossing guard in downtown Flossmoor

With the addition of a crossing guard at school dismissal time, Flossmoor officials are continuing to target traffic problems in the village’s downtown area.

In a Thursday media advisory, Village Manager Bridget Wachtel said the village and Flossmoor School Distrcit 161 have agreed to add a crossing guard at the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road at the end of the school day.

Next Flossmoor budget closes gap with help from projected sales tax revenue

Buoyed by an anticipated half-million dollars in additional tax revenue, the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Village of Flossmoor was passed unanimously by the board of trustees April 16.
 

Green goals in Flossmoor selected from regional initiative

Flossmoor has signed onto a Chicago-area initiative that encourages green practices to make local communities — and the entire metropolitan — more environmentally sustainable. The village board also honored Brian Zakem for his role in developing green initiatives. 

Longer parking hours approved for downtown Flossmoor

Four-hour parking is coming to downtown Flossmoor. Village board members have approved an increase in parking time for 52 spaces on Sterling Avenue and Central Drive. Currently, two hours of parking is allowed at those spaces.

As costs rise, Flossmoor OKs slight increase in water rate

Water rates in Flossmoor are going up again, although the latest increase is less than 1 percent.

Village board members Monday approved a 12-cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water, a step that is being taken to offset small rate hikes from Chicago and Harvey. The new costs translate into a 9-cent increase in the water rate and 3-cent jump in the sewer rate.

Braun suggests referendum on Flossmoor truck parking issue

Flossmoor residents may get a chance to vote on whether pickup trucks can be legally parked on residential driveways.

At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Paul Braun proposed that the issue of pickup truck parking be placed on an advisory referendum that would go before voters in this November’s election. Board members must give the green light to the referendum proposal but agreed Monday to further discuss the truck parking issue at a future meeting.

Petition in hand, Flossmoor residents want truck ban on chopping block

A group of Flossmoor residents determined to overturn the village’s longtime pickup truck ordinance will bring their argument — and a petition — to the village board meeting on Monday.
 
Flossmoor resident Luke Lambert started the petition on Facebook, not expecting it to get much traction. Quickly, however, he saw like-minded residents signing on, saying they too think the ordinance is outdated and exclusionary.
 

Local history: The origins of Flossmoor

While the state celebrates its bicentennial, the Chronicle is expanding local history offerings with a series written by Scott Mehaffey on the origins and history of Flossmoor. This first installment looks back to roots of the village.

Flossmoor Fire Department looking for two new full-time captains

As its department faces increased calls and market pressures, the Flossmoor Fire Department is reorganizing its staffing structure. The department is eliminating three shift commander posts, currently held by contracted personnel, and replacing them with two full-time captain positions.
 

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