Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
New Village Manger Swearing In
Jim Marino will be sworn in as Homewood's new village manager. Marino is taking the place of former Village Manager Ralph DeWitt who resigned due to medical complications.
Honoring 20 Years of Employment
Alexander Muszynski is slated on the agenda to be recognized for 20 years of service to the Village of Homewood as a public works employee.
Board Meeting Date Changed
Homewood's scheduled Tuesday, September 25 village board meeting will be changed to Monday, September 24, 2012.
State Approved Gaming
The trustees will be voting on whether Homewood should be allowed to permit "state approved gaming." While Illinois approved this statewide some years ago, local governments are still left with ultimate discretion on whether or not to allow (what essentially amounts to) video gambling. Several Homewood businesses have been requesting the village amend this ordinance, including two prominent bars and at least one downtown restaurant, according to Trustee Anne Colton. She also said this is an issue that local businesses have addressed to the board several times already.