MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON ALL TENTATIVE BUDGETS FOR FISCAL
YEAR 2018 AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF
TRUSTEES HELD TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018, AT THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP
SENIOR SERVICES, 130 SOUTH OAK PARK AVENUE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
CALL TO ORDER
Supervisor Keenan called the Public Hearing to order at 7:03 p.m. There being no
public comments or questions, the Supervisor then closed the Public Hearing.
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Supervisor Keenan called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. On the call
of the roll the following were present: Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan, Trustees Eric
Davis, Margaret Trybus, Ade Onayemi, Michelle Wiley and Clerk Gregory White.
Township Manager Gavin Morgan and Attorney John Garofalo were also present.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Davis moved to approve the Consent Agenda, including the Minutes of the May
22, 2018 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting and Township Bills for the period May 26,
2018, through June 8, 2018. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed
unanimously.
APPROVAL OF FY2018 BUDGET ORDINANCE
The Board gave final review to the Tentative Township Budgets for FY19 as approved
at the May 8, 2018 Board Meeting. Trustee Onayemi moved to approve ORDINANCE
NO. 2018-02, A BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE
BUDGETS AND CERTIFICATES OF ESTIMATED REVENUES FOR OAK PARK
TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2019, in the
following amounts:
Town Fund: $4,433,642
General Assistance Fund 466,229
Community Mental Health Fund 1,792,081
TOTAL $6,691,952
Trustee Trybus seconded the motion which passed unanimously on a roll call vote. A
copy of the Budget Ordinance is attached to and made a part of these minutes.
APPROVAL OF PREVAILING WAGE RATE RESOLUTION
Trustee Davis moved to approve RES. 2018-05, PREVAILING WAGE RATE
RESOLUTION, as required by Illinois Statutes. Trustee Trybus seconded the motion
which passed unanimously. A copy of the resolution is attached to and made a part of
these minutes.
APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION WITH COMMUNITY BANK OF OPRF
Trustee Trybus moved to approve RES. 2018-06: AN AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY
FOR TOWNSHIP BANK ACCOUNTS, a copy of which is attached to and made a part
of these minutes. Trustee Wiley seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH VOP FOR PURCHASE OF FUEL
Manager Morgan shared copies of a memorandum from Transportation Coordinator
Charles Barnes recommending approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the
Village of Oak Park for direct purchase of fuel. The memorandum detailed the research
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and advantages of the proposal, which would also be cost saving to the Township.
Trustee Trybus then moved to approve the INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK AND OAK PARK TOWNSHIP FOR THE
PURCHASE OF FUEL FOR SPECIFIC TOWNSHIP VEHICLES FROM THE VILLAGE
OF OAK PARK, a copy of which is attached to and made a part of these minutes.
Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously. The Board thanked
Mr. Morgan and Mr. Barnes for their efforts in securing this agreement.
APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND AGREEMENT
Manager Morgan shared copies of a proposed Amended Fund Agreement with the
OPRF Community Foundation. The agreement would be amended to assist with
expenses for the Teen Drinking Prevention Grant, and was recommended for approval.
Trustee Onayemi then moved to approve the Amended OPRF Community Foundation
Charitable Fund with Oak Park Township, a copy of which is attached to and made a
part of these minutes. Trustee Trybus seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF DEPOSIT PLACEMENT AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY BANK
OF OPRF
Trustee Onayemi moved to approve the Deposit Placement Agreement (“CDARS”) with
Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest, as discussed at a previous meeting.
Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
DISCUSSION OF MADISON ST. TIF DISTRICT EXTENSION
Manager Morgan reported that a Public Meeting on the Madison St. TIF District will be
held on June 27, to report on progress and which future direction would be best. The
VOP wants to extend the TIF district, and Town Board members discussed the options.
After discussion, it was the consensus of the Town Board to oppose extension of the
Madison St. TIF District, and provide tax relief if it expires.
REPORT ON 105 BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION/NEEDS OF ASSESSOR’S OFFICE
Manager Morgan gave an update on the reconstruction progress of the 105 Township
Building. He noted that while the asbestos removal has been completed, the building
still is a hazardous work area and presently off limits to staff and to clients. Assessor
ElSaffar was present and complained that the appeals period for tax bills was
forthcoming, and he and his staff wanted to access the 105 Office since it is the familiar
spot for local residents. Manager Morgan suggested alternate sites, including the Oak
Park Public Library, whereas the Assessor preferred a more familiar site on the 100
block of S. Oak Park Ave. Both agreed to meet and hopefully access an appropriate
site for the appeals process.
Trustee Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley left the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
SUPERVISOR’S REPORT
Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan reported the following items to the Board:
 Board members and staff are encouraged to join the Township in this year’s
Independence Day Parade on July 4.
 The recent participation of local officials serving meals to seniors at the Lunch
Program has been well received and will continue. Board members are also
encouraged to serve.
 Charles Barnes, Transportation Director, is offering “ridealongs” on Township
Senior vehicles for interested residents.
 Information was given on the memorial service for former Township Supervisor
Nancy Follett, held at the 19th Century Club.
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 Township Day is being held on Friday, September 21, at the 105 location. A
committee has already formed and is planning this year’s activities.
 Supervisor Keenan attended the recent Town Hall Meeting held by Sen. Harmon
and Representative Lilly. She addressed the proposed consolidation issue and
the rationale against it. She invited local citizens to inquire about Township
services and arrange visits.
 The Village of River Forest declined renewal in the Intergovernmental Agreement
For Youth Interventionist Program, stating their opinion that the Program has met
its goals.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD REPORT
CMHB member and Trustee Liaison Ade Onayemi reported that the Board is reviewing
its fiscal policies and Administrative Offices have relocated to the Community Bank
Building on Lake St. Members discussed procedural problems with Thrive, and the
recent Health and Wellness Fair was a success.
ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Davis moved to adjourn at 8:46 p.m. Trustee Onayemiseconded the motion
which passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by
And recorded in the office of
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Gregory White, Clerk
Approved: 8/28/2018