MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 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 7:00 p.m. On the call of the roll the following were present: Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan, Trustees Margaret Trybus, Ade Onayemi, Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Eric Davis, and Clerk Gregory White. Township Manager Gavin Morgan and Attorney John Garofalo were also present.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Trybus moved to approve the Consent Agenda, including the Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting; September 24, 2019 Executive Session Meeting; and Township bills for the period September 21, 2019 through October 4, 2019. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
DISCUSSION OF CONFIDENTIALITY/NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
Attorney John Garofalo guided the Board through a draft of a Confidentiality/Non-compete agreement as discussed at the last meeting. The purpose is to protect any confidential information related to the work of the Township and to protect any intellectual property rights of the Township. Concerns were discussed over certain parts of the draft, which will be revised and submitted at the next Board meeting.
DISCUSSION OF 2019 TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY
Manager Morgan shared study sheets with the Board on projections for the Town, General Assistance, and Community Mental Health Funds for FY2016-22. The recent CAFR/Audit commended the Township’s sound financial position. After discussion, Manager Morgan agreed to submit three levy proposals for the Board’s consideration at the next meeting.
DISCUSSION OF TOWNSHIP HUMAN RESOURCES POSITION
Supervisor Keenan reviewed the previous Board’s decision to create the position of Human Resources Coordinator. She and Manager Morgan will be meeting to review the progress made and create a specific job description for the position for the Board’s consideration at the next meeting.
TOWNSHIP MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Morgan reported that had spoken local radio host Doris Davenport about moderating a discussion about Township services in November. General Assistance Administrator April Dugal, along with Goodwill and River Forest Township, hosted a Job Fair for area citizens, which was well-attended.
Trustee Trybus inquired if questions regarding the tentative Community Wellness Center were communicated to the CMHB prior to the October 9 CMHB Meeting. She also added further questions for discussion on the center proposal.
PYD Supervisor Kelly O’Connor was present at the meeting and reported on new legislation regarding use of marijuana. She also hosted a Town Hall Meeting on October 2 on the effects of marijuana, which was attended by local officials and 72 members of the public.
Senior Services Director Pamela Mahn was also present at the meeting, and reported on dementia-friendly activities for the public and publicizing the upcoming 2020 Census to senior citizens.
Supervisor Keenan encouraged Board members to attend the Township Officials of Illinois Educational Conference in Springfield, and that plans are being made for the Annual Employee Holiday Party in December.
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, October 22, 2019, at the Oak Park Township Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL.
Trustee Trybus moved to adjourn at 8:23 p.m. Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by
and recorded in the office of
Gregory White, Township Clerk