Monday, 14 November 2016

Sauk Village Fire Department Board Meeting Report - November 8, 2016


Sauk Village Fire Department Board Meeting Report


By: Chief Al Stoffregen
November 8, 2016


Over the past 2 weeks, the fire department responded to 31 calls.

The fire department responded to:
  • 5 - Automatic Fire Alarms
  • 1 - Car Fire
  • 2 - CO Alarms
  • 1 - Full Arrest
  • 3 - Gas Leaks
  • 2 - Lift Assists
  • 2 - Mutual Aids
  • 1 - Smell of Gas
  • 1 - Stove Fire
  • 1 - Stove won’t turn off
  • 2 - Structure Fires
  • 3 - Smoke Investigations
  • 1 - Follow-up Investigation
  • 1 - Hit and Run
  • 5 - Vehicle Accidents (10-50)
Mayor and Board:


It’s that time of the year! Have your Furnace checked out and replace your batteries in your CO and Smoke detectors. Also if you have a fireplace have it is checked out as well. Cold weather is just around the corner and remember to keep dryer vents cleaned.




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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sauk Village Board Action Summary - October 2016



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Sauk Village Board Action Summary - October 2016
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2016  
 
New Business
A. Motion to Approve all Accounts Payables and Disbursements- September 28, 2016- October 11, 2016 according to Sauk Village policy
Motion: Williams-Baig             Second: Myers
AYES: Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks- AYE

Motion Carried
                                             
B. Motion to Approve Intergovernmental Relations Committee Sauk Village Community Partnership Team Program Proposal
Motion: Myers             `           Second: No Second

Motion Failed. Died on the floor due to No Second

C. Motion to Table Revised Residential Handbook
Motion: Williams- Baig                        Second: Burgess
AYES: Burgess, Jones, Myers, Tates, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: None

Motion Carried

D. Motion to Table an Ordinance amending Section 10-62 (Determination and Requirements) of Article III (Dangerous Animals, Vicious Animals and Rabid Animals) of Chapter 10 (Animal Control) of the Village Code
Motion: Myers                         Second: Williams-Baig
AYES: Burgess, Jones, Myers, Tates, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: None

Motion Carried

E. Motion to Approve Intergovernmental Agreement for the Provision of Environmental Health Inspection Services
Motion: Myers                         Second: Williams-Baig
AYES: Burgess, Jones, Myers, Tates, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: None

Motion Carried

F. Motion to Approve Special Meeting minutes – September 13, 2016
Motion: Washington-House     Second: Myers
AYES: Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks- AYE

Motion Carried

G. Motion to Approve Board Meeting minutes – September 13, 2016
Motion: Williams-Baig             Second: Myers
AYES: Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks- AYE

Motion Carried

H. Motion to Approve and Hold Executive Session Meeting minutes – September 13, 2016
Motion: Williams-Baig             Second: Myers
AYES: Burgess, Jones, Myers, Tates, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: None

Motion Carried

I. Motion to Approve Special Meeting minutes – September 20, 2016
Motion: Williams-Baig             Second: Myers
AYES: Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks- AYE

Motion Carried

J. Motion to Approve Committee Meeting minutes- September 20, 2016
Motion: Williams-Baig             Second: Myers
AYES: Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks- AYE

Motion Carried
 

                                                                                                                                                             REGULAR BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY                                                                                                                                  OCTOBER 25, 2016    
                                                                                                                                                                        New Business

A. Motion to Approve all Accounts Payables and Disbursements- October 12, 2016 through October 25, 2016 according to Sauk Village policy
Motion: Williams-Baig      Second: Myers
AYES: Trustees Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustee Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks – AYE
Motion Carried

B. Motion to Approve Revised Residential Handbook-Resubmitted                                                                                                                                                   Motion: Myers                  Second: No second
Motion Fails on the floor due to no second

C. Motion to Approve OSLAD Grant Engineering Agreement                                                                   Motion: Williams-Baig      Second: Myers
AYES: Trustees Burgess, Jones, Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustee Tates
Motion Carried
     
D. Motion to Approve a Resolution regarding the payment for Underwriting Services.After previous discussion the motion was amended to read-
Motion to approve a Resolution to Borrow Funds from the Water Fund for Payments for Underwriting Services and Odelson & Sterk in the amount of $255,000.00
Motion: Williams-Baig      Second: Washington-House
AYES: Trustees Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustee Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks – AYE
Motion Carried      
                                                                                                                                                                                    E. Motion to Approve Board Meeting minutes- September 27, 2016                                              
Motion: Williams-Baig      Second: Washington-House
AYES: Trustees Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustees Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks – AYE
Motion Carried

F. Motion to Approve Committee Meeting  minutes- October 4, 2016                                               
Motion: Washington-House  Second: Williams-Baig
AYES: Trustees Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustees Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks – AYE
Motion Carried

G. Motion to Approve Board Meeting minutes- October 11, 2016                                  Motion: Williams-Baig                                                                                                    Second: Myers                                                                                                                                                            AYES: Trustees Myers, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: Trustees Burgess, Jones, Tates
Tie Breaker: Mayor Hanks – AYE
Motion Carried

9A. Motion to Approve settlement for Case #2014-M1-147100- Langhenry, Giles, Lindquist & Johnson LLC v. Village of Sauk Village in the amount of $6,000.00
Motion: Williams-Baig     Second: Myers
AYES: Trustees Burgess, Jones, Myers, Tates, Washington-House, Williams-Baig
NAYS: None
Motion Carried

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

STEELE DEAL - CIRCUS SAVINGS PASS!






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Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director's Report - November 8, 2016


Sauk Village Administrator / Public Safety Director's Report


By: Director JW Fairman
Date: November 8, 2016



Labor Contracts:

Staff and I have reached agreements with 2 of the 3 Labor Unions of Sauk Village. A tentative agreement with the FOP is still being reviewed.

2016 Water Revenues:

YTD water revenues have increased $313,257.67 or 23.74% over 2015. In cooperation with Staff, we have been able to accomplish this by identifying squatters and placing liens and shutoffs on non-payers. This process is on-going.

2016 UCR Crime:

By the end of 2016 UCR crime is trending at 180 crimes. If that figure trends out it will represent a 389% decrease in UCR crime since 2012. Department staff, at all levels, are to be commended for their outstanding work and efforts to keep Sauk Village safe and secure.

UCR Crime is characterized as:

Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft, Auto Theft and Arson

FBI Investigation:

It is our understanding through our attorneys that the FBI has concluded its investigation of Sauk Village. The investigation focused solely on the former Village Treasurer. He has acknowledged to the FBI that he acted alone in the theft of SV police pension funds. The FBI has forwarded its report to the U.S. Attorney General. 




Sauk Village Public Works Board Meeting Report - November 8, 2016



Sauk Village Public Works Board Meeting Report



By: Kevin Weller
Date: November 8, 2016                  



: PUBLIC GROUNDS & BUILDINGS Final cuts will happen after leaf drop is completed.  



: ASPHALT WORK – Storm sewer at 1904 completed. Main break, hole in roadway 220st and Orion prepped for patch.



: STREET LIGHTS – Staff will be out replacing light heads at problem locations, the vendor sent out new parts to resolve the problems.  We still could have wire issues causing the power problems staff will follow up and replace as soon as possible. 

  

: WATER - Day to day schedules & EMERGENCY CALLS. Completing all tests required by IEPA per month. Staff received a lien list to check and make sure water is off , some may be dig/jets. Staff has dug/ jetted several b boxes for high bills leaks in homes and rehabs.



: GARBAGE – Please don’t  dump garbage into the street or in the leaf piles it won’t be picked up and you will receive tickets.



: HYDRANT & VALVE REPAIRS/REPLACED - Staff will be working to make the town safer for residents and workers by having a total of 6 valves inserted into the system under pressure and that will give then a safer environment to do a total of 9 more valves  and replace at least 16 fire hydrants. The first insert will go in on 11/9 if all goes well. Staff will start the next two valve digs the following week and the vendor will fit us in for the inserts.                                            



 : VEHICLES/ EQUIPMENT  Public works staff is doing their best to keep all vehicles within the department running safe. We are also trying to help each department with their repairs to keep moving forward drop off/pickups. Staff put all vehicles together for the leaf program and will start are winter vehicle prep. We have ordered a news .S.S salt hopper and it is being installed on are 94 dump truck, we should have it back next week.



: SANITARY SEWER COMPLAINTS – P.W. received 0 sanitary sewer complaints, all after calls must go through the P.D non emergency# 758-1331 they will notify P.W.  Staff also checked the short list of 33 locations and inspected two residential sewer clean outs. 

     

: STORM SEWER REPAIRS – Staff has been out cleaning storm sewers due to 2 rain events and leaf drop. 1904 219 pl storm sewer is completed. Oakbrook Ct will be next.



: TREE BRANCHES & REMOVALS – Ash tree removal ongoing. Resident tree complaints will be addressed all winter.



 :  LEAF PICKUP – Started Nov 7 all leaf piles must be raked to curb by Nov 20 no other debris allowed, once crews have cleared the street we will not return. Any piles placed in the roadway after completion, the resident will receive a ticket. The sweeper will make a final drive through after completion of the program.

Sauk Village Beautification Committee Report - November 8, 2016


Sauk Village Beautification Committee Report


November 8, 2016

There will be no November committee meeting however, the Beautification Committee will begin to Deck the Halls at the Municipal Center on November 25, 2016 at 9:30 am.

All are encouraged and welcomed to join in preparing for the holidays. Cooperative efforts always produce the best results.

Sauk Village Senior Committee Report - November 8, 2016


Sauk Village Senior Committee Report


November 8, 2016


Thank you committee members, volunteers and all participants for making the 13th Annual Senior Spaghetti Dinner a huge success.  As usual the line dancing led by Flora Haynes and wonderful entertainment by The Morgan Family were great.  There were many winners for door prizes, special raffle and 50/50 with additional prizes (mostly donated by the committee). 

Congratulations to all the winners, especially long-time resident Linda Dykas winning the 50/50 prize.  Kudos to our kitchen volunteers Chef Steve Shympkus, Sharon Nowak, Rose Ketcham, and Chris Turner. Unfortunately, we missed the November Sauk Talk dead-line, however, the January issue will include detailed credits and information.

Reminder, Bloom Township Senior Community Lunch Program is next Tuesday, November 15th at  the Serbian Social Center in Lansing.  An annual collection of non-perishable food items will be taken that day for the township food pantry.  If you do not drive or don’t wish to drive to the luncheon, the township bus is available that day at no charge.  You must call (708) 754-8200 a couple of days prior to the luncheon to make the arrangement.  Tickets for the December event will be sold at the luncheon.

Medicare part "D" open enrollment began October 15th and ends December 7th with changes effective this coming January 1, 2017.  New enrollees for the first time or you can switch to a more suitable plan.  Since there are a great variety of Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), help is available FREE at the Bloom Township office (708) 754-9400 ext. 7270), South Suburban Senior Services (708-596-2222), or the Medicare website ’plan finder’ – visit
www.medicare.gov.  Scammers are also using this time targeting seniors, so please Be Careful.

All senior citizens (50+ years), regardless of residency are welcome to attend the every Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Open Activity.  Bottled water and light refreshments are available.  ‘Rummikub’ tile game is very popular with the attendees.  However, we have other games available or you made bring your own game or craft. 

The next Saturday Open Activity with appetizers and finger type food is on November 19th at 5:00 p.m.  Doors will be opened at 4:00 p.m.  If you wish to sign-up to bring a dish see the committees event coordinators Steve Shymkus or Frank Williams.

The next Senior Committee meeting will be this Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Administrative Services Board Meeting Report - November 8, 2016

Administrative Services Board Meeting Report


Director Sherry Jasinski
November 8, 2016



Liens filed between April 2016 through October 31, 2016

  • There were 139 equaling = $194,672.37
  • To date 26 have been paid in full and equaling = $39,096.41
  • Grand total stilled owed to the village = $155,575.96
The remainder of the liens will be required to be paid before occupancy or ownership takes place and a water account established.

Night Court Totals for the November 3, 2016 Hearing

Total tickets on the call 201
  • 12  - Found guilty
  • 6 - Found not guilty
  • 1 - Received a continuous
  • 182 - Found guilty for failure to appear and the finds wee doubled
The Village Hall will be closed on November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

This concludes my report

Sauk Village Police Department Report - November 8, 2016


Sauk Village Police Department Board Meeting Report


Police Chief Robert Kowalski
Date: November 08, 2016


-Police Service Case Summary:  During the period of 10/25/2016 thru 11/08/2016 the Sauk Village Police Department had a total of 27 arrests.     

-CalCom Report: For a period between 10/25/2016 and 11/08/2016 the police department received 599 calls for service.

-Cases of Note:

On 10/30/2016 the Complainant/Victim reported to the police that her child's father had not returned her son as ordered by the courts.  The father/offender was 2 days late in returning their son and was refusing to bring him back.  Attempts were made by the department to call the father but officers were unable to make contact.  The son was eventually dropped off at a mutual site and returned to the mother.  The detectives working with the Cook County Sheriff's Office were able to locate and arrest the offender.   The Detectives then working with States Attorney Officer were able to secure charges on the offender.

-Political Activity: Since we are in the heart of the political season both federal, state and soon to be local elections I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the Sauk Village Police Department is a non-partisan, apolitical organization that does not endorse any political party or person running for a political office. Being employees of the Village we will abide by the current Sauk Village Employee Handbook which states under Article 5, Section 6, "An employee may not participate in political activities during work hours or when otherwise engaged in the performance of official duties. No employee shall engage in any political activity while wearing a uniform required by the Village.  Unless restricted by State or Federal law, an employee may participate in political activities on personal time. An employee of the Village elected to a position in the Village shall be terminated on the first Monday following the election".  

I want to be clear as a Police Department we will not engage in any political activities and will enforce the laws to their fullest extent for anyone engaging in illegal political action. If you have any information on this please call the Police Department and report it accordingly.

 -Halloween:  The Police Department was invited to participate in the Halloween Parade and Trunk and Treat.  It was a great event and I want to thank Trustee Jones and the Parks and Recreation Committee for the invitation to participate.      

 End Report.





Senator Napoleon Harris Senior Thanksgiving Lunch - Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Monday, 7 November 2016

Sauk Village Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans

 
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans
21801 S. Torrence Avenue - Senior Center
Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30-8:30pm

RSVP NOW- 708/351-8922

Please bring in a Photo of you in uniform.



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Sauk VIllage 4th Annual Resource, Job, College Fair



Sauk Village 4th Annual Resource/Job/ College Fair
Thursday, November 10, 2016     
3pm - 8pm
21801 S. Torrence Avenue
Sauk Village, IL 
Contact: Village Clerk Debbie Williams   708/351-8922

         

Special Presentations
Governor’s State University-  3:30 pm - Learn about the financial aid process including tips on FAFSA and scholarship opportunities.                                                                                
Neighborhood Housing Services- NHS Chicago-  4:00 pm  - Mortgage Relief- Help with high interest rates and underwater mortgages. HAMP, HARP, Illinois Hardest Hit Fund and I-Refi information.
 People Helping People- 5:00 pm - Life Insurance, Annuities and Long Term Care Insurance
Aunt Martha’s  Healthy Start Program- 5:30 pm - Learn about the wide range of education and resources available to women
Illinois State Treasurer’s Office-  I-Cash Program –- 6:00pm - Unclaimed Assets –Easy steps to reclaim your money and property 
ComEd Smart Meter Presentation- 7:00 pm - Learn more about the Smart Meters that have recently arrived in Sauk Village




Stop by the Paesel Community Center (located behind the Police Department) to visit with vendors:  Resources: 


  • ComEd
  • PACE Bus
  • Respond Now
  • American Cancer Society 
  • Bloom Township- Senior and Youth Information
  • Oak Street Health- Health Information for Seniors
  • South Suburban Family Shelter– Bilingual Outreach
  • Catholic Charities- Medicare Fraud, SNAP, SHIP and other benefits
  • Cedar Ridge Elderly Towers- Low subsidy Housing for Seniors and Disabled  Individuals 
  • Cook County Health and Hospital Systems-Info on local clinic/ County Care- Free to eligible individuals
  • Aunt Martha’s Healthy Start Program- Home visiting / education- breast feeding, well woman visits, family planning, safe sleep-reduce SIDS 
Colleges and Universities:


  • DeVry University
  • Governor’s State University 
  • Prairie State College- Training Programs/No Tuition costs
  • Indiana Tech- Financial Aid, College Completion, Transfer Credit, Prior Learning 

Jobs:
  • Job Corps  
  • It Works!
  • Set Enterprises 
  • Transamerica 
  • Truck Driving
  • United Parcel Service - UPS 
  • H&R Block- Client Service Reps
  • Illinois State Police- Recruiting
  • Fed Ex Ground- Hiring Package Handlers
  • 1st Class Staffing- General Labor/ Forklift Operators 
  • KIS Financial Services – Life and Health Insurance/ Retirement Benefits 
  • Aunt Martha’s – Internship Programs and Job Placement   - Various Job Referrals
  • Progress Center for Independent Living- Trained Internships, Office Duties, Peer Mentoring
  • InterPark/ PreFlight, LLC – Airport Valet Attendant, Shuttle Driver, Customer Service Rep, Janitorial and Utility Workers 
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services- Recruiting for Child Protection Specialist / Daycare Licensing Representative   

Additional vendors registering daily.    There is no fee for vendors. 

Dress to Impress- Bring plenty of resumes- Be prepared to interview on the spot!