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Village of South Chicago Heights Committee of the Whole met December 2

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 13, 2020

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Village of South Chicago Heights Committee of the Whole met Dec. 2.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

A Committee of the Whole 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 7:30 p.m. 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

Eugene Fazzini Trustee

John Ross Trustee

Eric Stanton Trustee

Tracy Bosco Trustee

Sally Marrufo Trustee

Tim Wehrle Deputy Police Chief 

Chad Vlietstra Fire Chief 

Bill Joyce

Police Chief 

Nick Goncher Building Director 

Mark Martin

Public Work Director 

John Dolasinski Treasurer 

Nora Martinez-Gomez Village Administrator

Trustee Terry Fiorenzo was absent.

DISCUSSION – ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 34-2, 34-35 AND 34-36 OF ARTICLES I AND II OF CHAPTER 34 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES EMERGENCY SERVICE USER FEES AND FIRE SERVICE AND FEE MITIGATION RATES: Mayor Matthews asked Chief Vlietstra to explain. Chief Vlietstra stated that Fire Recovery is a vendor that bills for accident fire calls. Chief Vlietstra explained that Fire Recovery helped itemize the cost spent on various calls for fire services and that some of our fees need to be increased as stated in this ordinance. Fire Chief Vlietstra stated that with these increase fees and using last year calls, an additional $25,000 in revenue would have been collected. Chief Vlietstra explained that ambulance billing for residents would remain the same and that Fire Recovery would do the billing for all fire services for accidents. With there being no further discussion, Mayor Matthews stated that this ordinance would be on the next meeting agenda for a vote.


With nothing further to discuss, Trustee Bosco motioned to adjourn the Committee of the whole meeting, seconded by Trustee Stanton. On a voice vote, all ayes, no nays; the motion so ordered. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

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