January 9, 2024 Approved Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD TUESDAY, January 9, 2024, CONDUCTED IN-PERSON AND ELECTRONCALLY.

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Clerk DaToya Burtin-Cox called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the meeting was conducted in-person and electronically. On the call of the roll the following participated in- person: Trustee Eric Davis, Trustee Ade Onayemi, Trustee Margaret Trybus, Trustee Tim Thomas; Interim Township Managers, Megan Traficano and Pamela Mahn, Township Supervisor, Clarmarie Keenan, Clerk, DaToya Burtin-Cox, and Township Attorney, John Garofalo, Director April Dugal, Kim Henry, Ashley Elaine, E. Michel. Also present virtually, was Director Cheryl Potts, CMHB.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments. 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Trustee Trybus moved to approve the Township Minutes from December 19, 2023 and bills for the period of 12/13/23 – 1/2/24. Trustee Onayemi seconded the motion. The entirety of the Board approved unanimously.

BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Township Manager Hire
    • E. Michel introduced to the Board.
      • Trustee Trybus expressed her approval of the hire.
    • E. Michel expressed his excitement with becoming the Township Manager and expressed his passion for the work performed.
    • Trustee Davis welcomed the hire and expressed his expectations of the person in the position.
    • Supervisor Keenan welcomed hire.
  • Discussion 
    • Migrants in Oak Park
      • Service coordination
        • Many questions and comments about how to coordinate with other agencies.
        • Discussion regarding advertising the Township services.
    • Sponsorships
      • Senior Services created a pamphlet allowing individuals to donate to support programming
        • Donations are taken in by the Community Foundation and dispersed to the Township
        • The pamphlet can be mirrored for other Township divisions

Manager Report

  • Department Budgets have been started
    • COA report is being discussed
      • COA capped at 5%
    • Department budgets will be presented in February/March
  • 1/22 OPRF Info Session

Supervisor Report

  • Thank you
  • Welcome E Mitchell

CMHB (Trustee Thomas)

  • Grant Applications presented 1/30
  • Youth Behavioral Consortium
    • Listening session occurred regarding services and support
  • First Aid Certification
    • To host quarterly

Youth and Family Services(Trustee Trybus)

  • No report
  • Thank you for organizing holiday party

Senior Services (Trustee Davis)

  • Meeting next Wednesday
  • CMHB has done a desk audit related to the grant
  • FY24 Grant App go out next week
  • Age Options is conducting audit
  • Gerontology Discussion initiated again

I-GOV (Trustee Onayemi)

  • Meeting 1/13

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Davis motioned to adjourn at 8:04 pm; Trustee Thomas seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

NEXT MEETING

The next public meeting of the Oak Park Township Board of Trustees will be a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting conducted in-person and/or electronically at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 7 pm at the Township Office located at 105 S. Oak Park, Ave, Oak Park, IL.

Respectfully submitted by
and recorded in the office of

/s/ DaToya Burtin-Cox
DaToya Burtin-Cox, Clerk