Monday, April 23, 2012
A look at what's coming up this week.
YOU CAN FIND MOST OF THESE EVENTS AND POST YOUR OWN ON OUR PATCH CALENDAR When/where? 5 p.m. at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club Change your child’s life with this fun class! Using Yoga poses, share-relationship techniques and fun games, children increase their self-esteem, share games and learn to interact in a fun-filled atmosphere. When/where? 7 p.m. at Homewood Public Library Do you have ideas about programs or books for the library? Want to submit an article, joke, book review, or art work for the NEW! Homewood Public Library Teen Newsletter? Come join TAG! When/where? 6:30 p.m. at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School Support H-F's Creative Writing and Visual Arts communities—enjoy an evening of poetry, music & art, including live music…
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.
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, March 7, 2012
A brief recap of Flossmoor's March 5 village board meeting.
The board approved plans presented by Flossmoor School District 161 and FGM Architects to reconfigure Western Avenue School's parking lots and playground. The district said construction will take place over the summer and will be completed before school starts up again in August. Here are some of the plan's details as listed in the presentation: The board's approval was unanimous. A recent move by Charter One, Flossmoor's current village bank, is resulting in termination of service for the village. "(This) became a rather urgent and significant problem for us to address immediately," Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui said. The village responded swiftly. Among the banks competing to replace Charter One, BMO Harris and Chase were …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The omnibus vote on the Jan. 24 agenda passed without a hitch.
All of the following agenda items were approved during last night’s board meeting: There was no new nor old business to vote on. *Trustee Purcell did not vote on this item due to conflict of interest because of the business she owns that is located within the ECBD TIF.
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A public hearing on Homewood's two new proposed TIF districts will be held during the regularly scheduled business meeting on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Village President Richard Hofeld and the Homewood Village Council will meet tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. This meeting may be of particular interest to Homewood residents as the village board will be hosting a public discussion on Homewood's two new proposed TIF districts. 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.
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 …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
New Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles will replace two old squad cars. The new cars feature Flex Fuel and are the most fuel-efficient squad cars, according to police.
The Flossmoor Village Board voted unanimously to approve spending a little over $40,000 on two new police squad cars Tuesday night. “I recommend … the Ford Crown Victoria vehicle to be purchased due to its size, reliability, comfort and [because] it best fits our needs [for] equipment,” said Deputy Police Chief Michael Pulec. According to Pulec, $48,500 was budgeted for the replacement of two cars this year and any additional equipment costs. At $43,058, the purchase of the two new vehicles is over $5,000 less than the budgeted amount. The cars will replace two older squad cars in the fleet. In regards to the vehicle purchases, Mayor Paul Braun had “green” on his mind. “Did we look at any alternative fuel [options] or [overlook] any other …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Washington Park TIF has generated more than $40 million for local governments thanks to the development attracted within the district.
Homewood’s Washington Park TIF district was formally terminated during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Formed more than two decades ago, the district spans 240 acres in the northwest corner of the village. Nearly all of the large commercial development that exists on Halsted Street falls into the TIF, including Best Buy, Kmart and Menards. "A quick measure of success is the impact on the equalized assessed valuation (EAV),” said Village Manager Mark Franz. “The Washington Park TIF has grown from a starting EAV of $3 million to over $72 million. This represents over a 2,000 percent increase in EAV.” Last month, Franz discussed the end of the TIF at length in a Patch story titled "A 27 Percent Tax Levy? Homewood's Village Manager …