After a summer of marathon village board meetings and filibusters, we’re looking forward to tonight’s meeting like an episode of Mystery Science Theater.
Read tonight’s mystery science agenda.
So without going into too much detail, here’s what we’ll be watching:
Traffic Ordinances -- Oak Lawn trustees will be voting on a slew of ordinances for new stop signs at 96th Street and Kolin and at 108th Place and Kilbourn. New traffic ordinances will also be introduced for reduced speed signs at 105th Street eastbound at Washington Avenue and westbound between Long Avenue and Georgia Lane. The latter was the site of a fatal car accident last spring and recent traffic mishaps.
Medical Center - Dr. Ejaz Tahir, DDS, is requesting approval from the the village board on his revised site plans for his orthodontist practice at 9515-17 S. Central Ave.
Pre-Budget Presentation -- Village Treasurer Pat O’Donnell is offering a sneak peek at the 2014 municipal budget. By state law, municipalities have to pass a balanced budget with no deficits each December. O’Donnell made a similar presentation in August showing the village’s pension liability to be $110 million underfunded. The village is required to bring funds in compliance with the state-mandated 90-percent actuarial recommended pension payment by 2040. If not, Oak Lawn could start seeing a percentage of state sales tax revenue payments going towards the pension fund in 2016. A press conference is also planned for Wednesday.
The Oak Lawn Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Village Hall, 9466 S. Raymond Ave. The meetings are free and open to the public.