Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Village President Richard Hofeld broke a three-to-three vote during Tuesday night's Homewood village board meeting.
Story Updated at 3 p.m. on Aug. 29 Prepare to be more informed, and possibly more distracted, when driving past village hall on Dixie Highway. The controversial expenditure of just over $21,000 on a new electronic marquee sign to replace the village’s current manually programmed sign was just barely approved during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The final vote was three to three, with Village President Richard Hofeld casting the tiebreaking "yes" vote. The new sign, which has the ability to produce graphic images in addition to text, is required by law to hold static messages for no shorter duration than 15 minutes at a time, according to Community Development Director Paula Wallrich. The village will be installing the new sign at the …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
This Father’s Day, when you’re spending time with your teen, chat about how being financially responsible can benefit their future.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Homewood's Village Board revisited a failed motion from last month to agree to use Charter One as the village's bank
Homewood’s Village Board approved a contract during their April 12 meeting instating Charter One as their new village bank. This decision comes over one month after a failed first attempt. During the March 9 meeting, Trustee Tom Kataras’ recent poor customer experience poisoned the effort. This meeting, Kataras’ optimism deterred his skepticism. “The relationship has got a ways to go,” Kataras said. “(But) it is just starting and nothing was built in a day, so I’m glad to give these fine folks a chance.” Despite Kataras’ change of heart, Trustee Tienstra, who was absent during the last attempt, is pleased with the relationship that Homewood has with Great Lakes Bank, its current financial institution. “(Great Lakes Bank has) been here …