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MORAINE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

August 13, 2015, 7:00 PM

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., and upon roll call the following members were present: Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, Trustees Olga Gomez Aguilar, Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson and Amy Zisook. Also Present: Assessor Cynthia Plouché, Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, and videographer Clyde Jennings.

Public Comment
There was no comment from the public.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Aguilar moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, approval of the Regular Meeting Minutes of July 23, 2015. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, approval of the Executive Session Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2015. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, Approval of the Bills, July 17 through August 1, 2015: $41,126.09 Town Fund, $8,732.91 General Assistance. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Reports

  • Assessor's Report Cynthia Plouché
  • Assessment notices will officially be mailed out the week of August 17, published in Highland Park News on August 20. Filing date to appeal is September 21. Prior to that time, anyone who wants to appeal their assessment is encouraged to come to the Assessor's office, Monday Through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours will be added as necessary.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given services reports of Township Services for the month of July, 2015, and the twelve-month report for August, 2014 through July, 2015.
    • Supervisor Bassi and General Assistance Manager Paula Peddle met with Lee Smith and Mary Smith of the City of Highland Park Community Development Department on August 13 to discuss revisions to the Affordable Housing Emergency Plan, a collaborative effort between the Township and the City for temporary emergencies.
    • Thanks to the Park District of Highland Park for their summer food drive.
    • Thanks to the Highland Park Public Library for their summer food drive.
    • Supervisor Bassi, Staff Paula Peddle and Linda Contreras, and volunteers, will undertake certification training to assist residents with health insurance enrollment during the Open Enrollment Period November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
    • Van surveys have been distributed and are being returned. Feedback is positive. Users appreciate the service and like the drivers. Some users mention that the van is busy and sometimes they may be unable to schedule a ride.
    • Thanks to the City of Highwood who will hold a food drive on September 12 in conjunction with its Craft Beer Festival.
    • Trustees were given the Laws and Duties Handbook for Township Officials.
    • Thanks to videographer Clyde Jennings.


  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • None.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Amy Zisook
  • The summer vacation breakfast/lunch program will end on August 20. Survey results have been positive.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
  • Thanks to Fremont Township for its donation of two pigs from the Lake County Fair. Moraine Township has to pay for processing and packaging. Another freezer has been purchased to accommodate more storage.

  • Pantry Plants Garden Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
  • The move to higher ground has resulted in a substantially increased harvest this year.

  • Senior Services Task Force Report
  • None.

  • Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC) Cindy Wolfson
  • None.

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report
  • None.

  • Human Relations Commission Report
  • None.

Old Business

  • Thanks to Trustee Wolfson for her continued efforts on cemetery signage and landscaping issues at the cemeteries.
  • Thanks to Trustee Zisook and Clerk Brown for their work on the breakfast/lunch program.

New Business
None.

Executive Session Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120(c)(11) Pending Litigation
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to 5 ILCS 120 (c)(11) Pending or Threatened Litigation. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson, and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Executive Session was entered into at 7:26 p.m.

Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, to come out of Executive Session. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Executive Session was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, the meeting be adjourned at 7:43 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________
Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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