MINUTES OF THE GENERAL BOARD MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD TUESDAY, JULY 25 2023, CONDUCTED IN-PERSON and ELECTRONICALLY.
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Clerk DaToya Burtin-Cox called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and the meeting was conducted in-person and electronically. On the call of the roll the following participated: in-person: Trustee Margaret Trybus, Trustee Ade Onayemi, Trustee Tim Thomas, Trustee Eric Davis; Acting Township Manager(s), Pamela Mahn and Megan Traficano, Township Supervisor, Clarmarie Keenan, Clerk, DaToya Burtin-Cox, and Township Attorney, John Garofalo. Also in attendance virtually, Cheryl Potts, CMHB Director.
Clerk, DaToya Burtin-Cox participated electronically.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Davis moved to approve the Township Minutes from June 27, 2023 and Bill for the period 6/22/23c through 7/18/23. Trustee Thomas seconded the motion. Board Trustee approved with the consent agenda.
Bank Signatures - Resolution
Add new Managers
Forest Park Bank
Account needs to have Bollinger; White; and Morgan removed and add Keenan; Burtin-Cox; and new Managers
Trustee Trybus motioned to pass resolution(s); Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion; the Board passed the motion unanimously
IMRF Authorized Agent – Resolution and Form 220
Add Maya Carter
Trustee Onayemi motioned to pass the resolution; Trustee Thomas seconded the motion; the Board passed the motion unanimously
Youth and Family Services Committee Member Appointment
Postponed the discussion and vote
Suggested meeting dates:
- Aug. 22 @5:30 pm
- Sept. 26 @ 6 pm
- Oct.24 @ 6pm
Trustee Trybus suggest that the legal ordinances should be discussed the first meeting
Trustees suggest the different division discussions should be broken up over time
Trustees suggest that a question answer session should be opened to the public. Discussion on how this should be done.
Suggested that a draft of the report be completed by Oct
Recommend that the TOI slide related to the Decennial Committee be sent to the community members
Intro of interim Manager [Pamela Mahn & Megan Traficano]
Thank you Board
Hope to the Interim Manager position settled soon
Looking to have division committees filled by September. If this is not doable OPT should look into revising committee by-laws
CMHB (Trustee Thomas)
Cheryl Potts indicated
Had mtg with park district and senior services regarding a monthly program for seniors
prog. To launch in Sept.
location of prog. Is the CRC
to review the prog six months after initial launch
Working with Village on housing policies for Oak Park
finding that homeless have mental health concerns
CMHB will pay clt. Portion of services
will consider demographics and finances
Youth and Family Services Committee (Trustee Trybus)
Trustee Trybus had mtg w/ Director Traficano
There are no summer mtgs
Committee has been posting about Back to School supply drive
drive is Aug 11
can donate through community foundation or directly
Girls on The Rise
having conversation w/ D97 Dr. Lotton
Senior Services (Pam Mahn)
no meeting; next mtg in Sept.
Ask Comm. Coord. To ad Disability services to the website
2 committee positions open
Committee doing letter writing campaign to Wednesday Journal (Letter to Editor)
numbers are increasing
staff at the market on 7/29
have coupon booklets for the market
ICMA Award submission
working with Comm. Coord.
Age Option budget underway
due to call with Rep. Lilly and Senator Harmon, IDOA is increasing reimbursement rate by 30%
Trustee Onayemi moved to adjourn at 8:15 pm; Trustee Davis seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
The next meeting of the Oak Park Township Board of Trustees will be a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting conducted in-person and/or electronically among Board members at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 7 pm at the Township Office locate at 130 S. Oak Park, Ave, Oak Park, IL.
Respectfully submitted by
and recorded in the office of
/s/ DaToya Burtin-Cox
DaToya Burtin-Cox, Clerk