MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON ALL TENTATIVE BUDGETS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONDUCTED ELECTRONICALLY TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
Clerk White called the Public Hearing to order at 7:11 p.m. There being no public comments or questions, the Clerk then closed the Public Hearing.
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Clerk White called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:12 p.m. On the call of the roll the following participated in the meeting: Trustees Eric Davis, Margaret Trybus, Ade Onayemi, and Clerk Gregory White. Township Manager Gavin Morgan, Attorney John Garofalo, Youth Services Director Megan Traficano, CMHB Executive Director Lisa DeVivo and SPF Coordinator Kelly O’Connor also participated.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Trybus moved to approve the Consent Agenda, including the Minutes of the May 26, 2020 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting and Township Bills for the period May 22, 2020, through June 12, 2020. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF FY2021 BUDGET ORDINANCE
The Board gave final review to the Tentative Township Budgets for FY2021 as approved at the May 12, 2020 Board Meeting. Trustee Onayemi moved to approve ORDINANCE NO. 2020-02, 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, 2021, in the following amounts:
Town Fund: $5,026,522
General Assistance Fund 554,709
Community Mental Health Fund 1,623,133
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 and is also available for inspection on the Township webpage. Trustee Trybus moved that Trustee Onayemi sign the Budget Ordinance in the absence of Supervisor Keenan. Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
DISCUSSION OF ANTI-RACISM DISCUSSION PROCEDURES
Manager Morgan introduced Reesheda Graham Washington, a local consultant who is investigating the needs for anti-racism topics within Oak Park Township. She explained her background in the field, and procedures for assessing perceived needs or concerns with racism within the structure, staff and committees of the Township. A question and answer period followed, with more information forthcoming at future Board meetings.
APPOINTMENTS TO YOUTH SERVICES COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD
Board members reported on Committee and Board interviews with applicants and the recommended their choices to the Town Board for appointment.
Trustee Trybus moved to appoint Tim Thomas to a full three-year term on the Youth Services Committee. Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Trustee Onayemi moved to appoint Jaime Reggio to serve one year of a vacated four-year term on the Community Mental Health Board. Trustee Trybus seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF RESCHEDULED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND REVISED AGENDA
Trustee Onayemi moved to reschedule the 2020 Annual Town Meeting for Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Oak Park Township Senior Center, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m., along with the Revised Annual Town Meeting Agenda submitted by Clerk White. Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously. A copy of the Agenda is attached to and made a part of these minutes and is also available on the Township Website.
APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO PERSONNEL POLICY RE: BEREAVEMENT
Manager Morgan explained proposed changes in the Bereavement Leave section of the Township Personnel Policy. After discussion, Trustee Davis moved to approve the revised Bereavement Leave section of the Township Personnel Policy. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Manager Morgan presented a policy for Emergency Telecommuting. Following discussion, Trustee Davis moved approval of the policy. Trustee Trybus seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. A permanent Telecommuting Policy and Vacation Carryover policy will be considered at the July 21st Board Meeting.
- Youth Services Director Megan Traficano reported that almost all local governments have signed the Youth Interventionist Agreement. The CMHB complimented Ms. Traficano for her active work in the community.
- An application was made by Housing Forward for a funding grant from HUD which would provide groceries and deliveries to area seniors.
- This year’s annual Day In Our Village will be conducted virtually on June 28.
The next meeting of Oak Park Township will be the Rescheduled ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, immediately followed by a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Township Senior Services, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL.
Trustee Davis moved to adjourn at 8:38 p.m. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by
And recorded in the office of
Gregory White, Clerk