MINUTES OF THE 117TH ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF OAK PARK TOWNSHIP
HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 AT OAK PARK TOWNSHIP SENIOR SERVICES,
130 S. OAK PARK AVENUE, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
CALL TO ORDER
Clerk Gregory White called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. and led the audience in the
Pledge of Allegiance.
ADOPTION OF MEETING RULES
Clerk White shared the Procedures For Annual Meeting Rules as follows:
When speaking, the speaker should address the issue. All qualified electors
will be allowed to speak before any non-residents are recognized.
When a non-resident speaks, it will be solely at the discretion of the
Moderator.
Once an elector has spoken, he/she will not be recognized a second time
until any other elector wishing to speak has been heard. The second time
an elector speaks, he will be doing so at the Moderator’s discretion.
SUPERVISOR’S ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Clerk White shared copies of the FY18 Annual Financial Statements for all Township
funds with the electors present at the meeting. He then introduced Supervisor Clarmarie
Keenan who welcomed guests to the Annual Meeting. The Supervisor restated the
Township’s revised Mission, Vision, and Values Statements of the Township in best
serving constituents. She also listed priorities of better communication about the
Township and its services, recent collaboration with local governmental agencies, and an
“Open Door Policy” of transparency of Township functions and operations. She
welcomed all interested persons to visit the Township sites and meet with staff.
ELECTION OF MODERATOR
Vanessa Matheny nominated John Garofalo as Moderator of the meeting. When no other
nominations were given, Linda Francis moved to close nominations. Eric Davis seconded
the motion which passed unanimously. Eric Davis then moved to elect John Garofalo as
the Moderator of the Meeting. Kitty Conklin seconded the motion which passed
unanimously by a voice vote. Clerk White then administered the oath of office to John
Garofalo..
TOWNSHIP YEAR IN REVIEW
Annual reports highlighting main services and topics within the Township departments
were provided by Township Manager Gavin Morgan and departmental directors, who
also answered questions from electors on specific topics of departmental services.
Detailed yearly written reports for Township services are available to the public in the
Clerk’s Office.
RESOLUTIONS TO COME BEFORE THE ELECTORS
Ali Elsaffar moved to adopt the Resolution Re: Property Record System. Michael
Joffe seconded the motion which passed unanimously by a voice vote.
Eric Davis moved to set the time for the 2020 Annual Town Meeting of the Oak Park
Township for April 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Francis seconded the motion which
passed unanimously by a voice vote.
Ali ElSaffar moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing Disposal of Surplus
Property. Vanessa Matheny seconded the motion which passed unanimously by a voice
vote.
Copies of the above resolutions are attached to and made a part of these minutes.
A brief question and answer period from electors and officials was held.
ADJOURNMENT
Linda Francis moved to adjourn at 7:34 p.m. Michael Joffe seconded the motion which
passed unanimously by a voice vote.
Respectfully submitted by
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John Garofalo, Moderator
And recorded in the office of
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Gregory White, Township Clerk