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Village of South Chicago Heights Board of Trustees met December 2

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 13, 2020

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Village of South Chicago Heights Board of Trustees met Dec. 2.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Regular meeting was held on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Village Hall, 3317 Chicago Road, South Chicago Heights, Illinois. Mayor Terry Matthews called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance followed. Mayor Matthews requested the Village Clerk, Catherine Linan, to call the roll. The following were present:

Terry Matthews Village President

Catherine Linan Village Clerk

Matt Welch Attorney

Sally Marrufo Trustee

Eric Stanton Trustee

Tracy Bosco Trustee

Eugene Fazzini Trustee

John Ross Trustee

Mark Martin Public Works

Chad Vlietstra Fire Chief

Bill Joyce Police Chief

Nick Goncher Building Director

John Dolasinski Treasurer

Nora Martinez-Gomez Village Administrator

Tim Wehrle Deputy Police Chief

Trustee Terry Fiorenzo was absent, and Deputy Police Chief Tim Wehrle arrived late.

APPROVAL OF PUBLIC HEARING MEETING MINUTES: Trustee Bosco motioned to approve the Appropriation Public Hearing meeting minutes of November 18, 2019, seconded by Trustee Marrufo. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES: Trustee Marrufo motioned to approve the Regular Board of Trustee meeting minutes of November 18, 2019, seconded by Trustee Stanton. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES: Trustee Stanton motioned to approve the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes of November 18, 2019, seconded by Trustee Fazzini. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Mr. Jim Leech of the 200 blk of 26th Street announced to the Board on Thursday, December 12th the Beautification Committee would be judging homes for the 27th Annual Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest and that the winners would receive their awards at the December 16th Village Board meeting.

APPOINTMENTS - FULL TIME OFFICERS JOHN DARGE AND ALEXANDER EISEN: Mayor Matthews asked Chief Joyce to explain. Chief Joyce explained that with Home Rule, the Village was able to create a lateral list of qualified part time officers eligible for promotion to full-time and that John Darge and Alexander were the top 2. Chief Joyce summarized the work experience of officer John Darge and officer Alexander Eisen and that they both would be a great addition to the department.

APPROVAL OF MANUAL CHECK LIST: Trustee Marrufo motioned to approve the manual check list of November 30, 2019, seconded by Trustee Bosco. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST: Trustee Marrufo motioned to approve the bill list of December 2, 2019, seconded by Trustee Bosco. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

TRUSTEEICOMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Marrufo stated that the Breakfast with Santa will be held on December 7th at 9:30 a.m. for South Chicago Heights residents and their children 11 & under. Children will have breakfast, receive a gift and have a special visit from Santa Claus. Trustee Marrufo stated that our annual tree lighting was on Friday November 22nd and thanked Mayor Matthews and the Village Board, Directors and staff for their help at this event and stated that the event was well attended.

Treasurer Dolasinski stated that the 2020 Operating Budget has been posted on the Village's website.

Fire Chief Vlietstra summarized an incident at 3140 Chicago Road regarding a tree down on vehicle and thanked both Police and Public Works Directors for their assistance with this call.

Police Chief Joyce stated that Guns & Hoses Christmas shopping spree with children will be held on December 8th at the Steger Police Department. Chief Joyce stated that there were 748 calls for police service in the month of November.

NEW BUSINESS: ORDINANCE 2019-ORD-14: AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AMENDING ARTICLE XX OF CHAPTER18 OF THE SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE FOR A CRIME-FREE HOUSING PROGRAM: Mayor Matthews presented the ordinance. Trustee Ross motioned to approve the ordinance, seconded by Trustee Marrufo. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

RESOLUTION 2019-R-17: A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS. COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AGREEMENT QUOTE BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND CHEM CHECK INC.: Mayor Matthews presented the resolution and explained that the 4th building was added and that asbestos was found and that it needs to be removed prior to demolition. Trustee Stanton motioned to approve the resolution, seconded by Trustee Ross. There being no further discussion, the roll call vote being: 

Ayes: Eugene Fazzini, Eric Stanton, Sally Marrufo, Tracy Bosco, & John Ross. 

Nays: None. 

Abstain: None. 

Absent: Terry Fiorenzo. 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

MAYOR: None.

ADJOURNMENT: With nothing further to discuss, Trustee Bosco motioned to adjourn the Regular Board of Trustee meeting, seconded by Trustee Stanton. On a voice vote, all ayes, no nays; the motion so ordered. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

https://www.southchicagoheights.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_12022019-150

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