Here's a recap of the meeting, with more in-depth coverage to come later:
- Newly appointed village treasurer Pat O'Donnell warned that Oak Lawn's police, fire and municipal employee pension liability funds are underfunded to the tune of $110 million. If Oak Lawn doesn't bring that number up to 90 percent, the state may divert state-collected local government revenue to make up the employer contributions that fall short of the full "actuarially-required contribution."
- Trustee Bob Streit (Dist. 3) says the village came out poorly in deal to collect $3.2 million in permit and impact fees from Advocate Christ, as opposed to a proposal by former mayor to partner with hospital in building a senior wellness center at the former Beatty Lumber property.
- Trustee Alex Olejniczak announced that the developer who purchased Beatty is pulling out.
- Village won't hire to fill vacant positions in effort to stem pension liability bleeding.
- Village Manager Larry Deetjen floats plan to possibly outsource the 911 call center in more belt-tightening.
- Oak Lawn trustees voted to eradicate the Department of Business Operations. Trustee Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) called it political retribution against department's director, Chad Weiler, for supporting the former mayor in spring election.