April 13, 2021 Approved Minutes from 2021 Annual Meeting
MINUTES OF THE 119TH ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF OAK PARK TOWNSHIP HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021 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., assisted by Ade Onayemi who led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
ADOPTION OF MEETING RULES
Ade Onayemi 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
Copies of the FY18 Annual Financial Statements for all Township funds were shared 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
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 2022 Annual Town Meeting of the Oak Park Township for April 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Francis seconded the motion which passed unanimously by a voice vote.
Ali EISaffar 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
John Garofalo, Moderator
And recorded in the office of
DaToya Burtin-Cox, Township Clerk