MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD ELECTRONICALLY TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Supervisor Keenan called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. On the call of the roll the following participated: Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan, Trustees Ade Onayemi, Eric Davis, Margaret Trybus and Clerk Gregory White. Township Manager Gavin Morgan and Attorney John Garofalo were also present. Trustee Michele Mbekeani was absent.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Davis moved to approve the Minutes of the December 8, 2020 Public Hearing and Regular Board of Trustees Meeting. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES COMMITTEE
Trustee Onayemi moved to appoint Drew Roskos to a full three-year term on the Senior Citizens Services Committee. Trustee Trybus seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Manager Morgan informed the Board that there will be vacancies upcoming on the Youth Services Committee and Financial Advisory Committee. Qualified electors are encouraged to apply for appointment.
APPOINTMENT TO COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD
Trustee Trybus moved to appoint Bruce McNulty, and re-appoint Nancy Staples, Richard Carroll and Liz Raleigh to full four-year terms on the Community Mental Health Board. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
TOWNSHIP MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Morgan reported on continued delivery of Township services during the COVID pandemic. The Township is still awaiting news from the State on delivery of vaccines. A Community Survey has been sent out on public opinion of Township services and will be reported at a future meeting. The recent General Assistance Report was shared and statistics remain about the same as in previous months.
Supervisor Keenan thanked all Township staff for their work and services during the continued pandemic. She then deferred to Trustee Davis, who reported on an upcoming IGOV Forum for those seeking elected office, to be conducted on January 23.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Trustee Trybus offered congratulations to Youth Interventionist Dominique Hickman, who was recently named a Villager of The Year by the Wednesday Journal for her leadership of the Girls On The Rise program, offered by Township Youth Services.
The next meeting of the Oak Park Township Board of Trustees will be a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, conducted electronically, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Trustee Trybus moved to adjourn at 7:37 p.m. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by
and recorded in the office of
Gregory White, Township Clerk
Approved: February 9, 2021