February 12, 2019 Approved Minutes
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD
OF TRUSTEES HELD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019, AT THE OAK PARK
TOWNSHIP HALL, 105 SOUTH OAK PARK AVENUE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Supervisor Keenan called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. On the call of the roll the
following were present: Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan, Trustees Margaret Trybus, Ade
Onayemi, Eric Davis and Clerk Gregory White. Township Manager Gavin Morgan and
Attorney John Garofalo were also present.
Trustee Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley joined the meeting at 7:22 p.m.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Davis moved to approve the Consent Agenda, including the Minutes of the
January 8, 2019 Public Hearing and Regular Board of Trustees Meeting; January 8, 2019
Executive Session Meeting; and Township bills for the period January 5, 2019 through
February 8, 2019. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
DISPOSAL OF TOWNSHIP SURPLUS PROPERTY
Manager Morgan explained the legal requirements for disposal of surplus Township
property, which can be done through an auction process or a grant to nonprofit agencies if
approved by the electors at the Annual Township Meeting. It was the consensus of the
Board to decide at the Annual Meeting on April 9, and to hopefully donate used chairs from
the Senior Lunch Program to a community nonprofit partner.
APPROVAL OF FY2020 BOARD CALENDAR/MEETING SCHEDULE
Trustee Trybus moved to approve the Oak Park Township Board FY2020 Regular Meeting
Schedule, as presented and discussed. Trustee Wiley seconded the motion which passed
unanimously. A copy of the Meeting Schedule is attached to and made a part of these
Manager Morgan shared copies of a draft of 2019 PROJECTS AND
PRIORITIES FOR OAK PARK TOWNSHIP. The draft includes topics, along with
goals, budgets, timelines and staff leaders. This process would replace the
former Strategic Planning process and be an ongoing process, with regular
discussion and outcomes to date reported. The Board commended the revised
plan and Mr. Morgan and staff will continue work on its formation.
Manager Morgan also shared a draft of changes to the Township Personnel
Policy comparing the current and proposed practices for employees’ personal
time off. Mr. Morgan agreed to further research best practices and report back to
the Board on procedures and training.
TOWNSHIP MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Morgan reported that the Search Team for a new Director of Youth Services is
composed of: Supervisor Keenan and Manager Morgan; Human Resources Director Felita
Wilson; YSC Chairperson Pat Bowman; River Forest Township Supervisor Carla Sloan;
and YSC Trustee Liaison Eric Davis. Four finalist interviews have been conducted thus far
Supervisor Keenan reported the following items to the Board:
The Supervisor and Trustee Onayemi met John Borrero, the new Director for the
Early Childhood Collaboration. He hopes to begin an intergenerational reading
program in the community.
Local candidates were also in attendance at the IGOV Candidate Forum at Austin
Gardens Center. Many local citizens attended the event.
Valets for Maya del Sol Restaurant continue to use Township parking even though
parking was sent to the restaurant and payment received.
Upcoming events: Legislative Breakfast February 22; Cook County Forest Preserve
District Walk for staff and local citizens in the spring.
The next meeting of the Oak Park Township Board of Trustees will be a Regular Board of
Trustees Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Oak Park Township
Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL.
Trustee Onayemi moved to adjourn at 8:29 p.m. Trustee Davis seconded the motion which
Respectfully submitted by
and recorded in the office of
Gregory White, Township Clerk