In this installment of "Minutes with the Mayor," Village President Richard Hofeld explains his awareness of the condition of Homewood's Metra stop and tells his efforts to help make it better.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Homewood's Village Board will meet April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Village President Richard Hofeld and the Homewood Village Council will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. Click on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the city council meeting. The meeting will be taking place at the Homewood Village Hall, inside the council chambers.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce made the announcement during the March 13 Homewood Village meeting.
No revised Homewood Days 2012 plan was presented during Tuesday night’s village board meeting. Instead, Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Lucia gave the following announcement: “The chamber has taken the board’s advice under strong consideration and at this time the chamber does agree that we should take a rest for Homewood Days of 2012.” The chamber’s postponement came with some contingencies, however. In lieu of hosting the event this year, Lucia made some requests of the board: The latter request did not bode well with the majority of the board. “That’s a pretty big bomb to drop on us right now, in a meeting, without any time to think it through,” Trustee Anne Colton said. “My first thought is. ‘no.’” “I think it’s …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce will be returning to Homewood Village Hall tonight in hopes to sell the board on a revised plan for Homewood Days 2012.
Village President Richard Hofeld and the Homewood Village Council will meet tonight, Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. Here's a preview of some of tonight's agenda items: The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce along with Joey Rega Tours and Events will return tonight in hopes of swaying the boards interest in Homewood Days 2012. This comes two weeks after the last Homewood board meeting, where the majority of trustees expressed their disapproval of Homewood Days 2012 in its current form. Despite poor responses last time, the chamber said they still intend to pursue hosting the event. Check out the photo section of this article to see more information on Homewood Days 2012, as …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce says it's developing Homewood Days 2012 based on feedback from last year, but it's not enough to get a consensus approval from the village board.
Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce members approached Homewood’s Village Board during Tuesday night’s meeting hoping to secure the board's blessing for their in-the-works Homewood Days 2012 plan. What they got, however, was anything but. Village Manager Ralph DeWitt set the stage: “Last year, after the Homewood Days event, there were a number of issues that (were communicated) to the staff and the chamber,” DeWitt said. “Staff and chamber worked over the last few months to develop a new proposal to help change Homewood Days, both the location and structure—how the event works—and to address those concerns and to make it a much more effective event.” READ THIS ARTICLE ON HOMEWOOD DAYS 2011 TO UNDERSTAND WHAT “ISSUES” DeWITT IS TALKING ABOUT…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Homewood's regularly scheduled business meeting will be held at village hall on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Village President Richard Hofeld and the Homewood Village Council will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. to vote on agenda items. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. Click on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the city council meeting. The meeting will be taking place at the Homewood Village Hall building, inside the first floor meeting room.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A recap of the the agenda items from Homewood's Dec. 13 village board meeding and how the board voted on them.
Here’s what the Homewood Village Board voted on last night: The village wants to sell some old equipment, including two old snow plow pick-up trucks. The vote: Yes, unanimous (Trustee Colton was absent). Three sub-items were included in this agenda item. The first is an ordinance levying taxes for corporate purposes and for special funds. The second is an ordinance increasing Homewood’s 2011 Street and Bridge Tax Levy. The third is an ordinance directing the Cook County Clerk to reduce Homewood’s 2011 tax levy, if necessary. The vote: Yes, unanimous (Trustee Colton was absent). Competitive bidding requirements were waived in favor of purchasing the two vehicles from Miles Chevrolet at the total price of $53,049.70. Police Chief Larry …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Homewood's regularly scheduled business meeting will be held at village hall on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Village President Richard Hofeld and the Homewood Village Council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. This is the last scheduled village board meeting of the year. Click on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the city council meeting. The meeting will be taking place at the Homewood Village Hall building, inside the first floor meeting room.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Former Homewood Trustee Ralph DeWitt was sworn in as Homewood's new village manager during the Nov. 22 board meeting.
Ralph DeWitt will be replacing former Homewood Village Manager Mark Franz who resigned last June after accepting the position of village manager for Glen Ellyn. READ THIS ARTICLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RALPH DEWITT
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Homewood's two new proposed TIF districts made it through the Nov. 8 public meeting relatively unscathed.
The Village of Homewood is one step closer to instating two new TIF districts after Tuesday night’s public TIF meeting at Village Hall. Despite some criticism during the 175th Street TIF discussion by both a member of the public and several trustees, the entire board ultimately gave their support of the TIFs. READ ABOUT HOW BOTH TIF DISTRICTS WERE RECENTLY RECOMMENDED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE JOINT REVIEW BOARDS. Mary Thompson, senior vice president of Kane McKenna and Associates, Homewood’s TIF consulting group, gave a brief overview of the preliminary numbers and qualifications for the new TIFs. According to Thompson, the 175th Street TIF will be predicated on two parts of a specific form of the TIF Act: blighted area improved land (for land …