After the last village board meeting, we hardly know what to expect next from our elected officials.
The Oak Lawn Village Board meets tonight (Tues.) at village hall of what looks to be a light and lively agenda.
Here’s what we’ll be watching:
Fixed Attorney Contract Fee -- Not to be confused with all the other attorneys working for the village, Oak Lawn trustees are poised to approve a fixed contract fee of $60,000 for attorney Kevin Cunningham. Cunningham will assume the consolidated role of village adjudicator, the attorney for the police and fire commission, and the village prosecutor. The attorney replaces Joseph Pecko and Russ Miller who previously fulfilled those roles, at an estimated savings of $24,000 to Oak Lawn taxpayers. What to expect: references to the “Phelan hit list,” questions about Cunningham’s resume.
Reich Pumping Station -- CDM will make a presentation about improvements to the Oak Lawn Water System, including the Reich Pumping Station.
Stop Signs -- Request to approve the traffic review committee referral for new 4-way stop signs on 97th Street at the intersections of Merrimac and Marion Avenues.
Financial Assistance Agreement -- Oak Lawn trustees will vote on a financial assistance agreement with Advocate Christ Medical Center. Pending any last minute delays, Advocate Christ, a non-profit, has agreed to pay the village $2.3 million in combined construction fees and a “Payment In Lieu of Taxes” (“PILOT” fee), through January 2016, with the expectation that such assistance will continue.
What’s not on the agenda:
Domestic partner witch hunt, discussion of Oak Lawn’s $8.4 million deficit.
The Oak Lawn Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Village Hall, 9446 S. Raymond Ave. The meetings are free and open to the public.