Moraine Township

October 10, 2016, 5:30 PM

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m., and upon roll call the following members were present: Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, Trustees Cindy Wolfson and Amy Zisook. [Trustee Olga Gomez Aguilar arrived at 6:05 p.m. and Trustee Douglas arrived at 6:11 p.m.] Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, Lisa Cleary (Center for Enriched Living) and Pam Feinberg (Tri-Con Child Care Center).

Public Comment
There was no comment from the public.

Agency Presentations
Lara Cleary, Center for Enriched Living (CEL)
The Township was thanked for its grant which helped provide scholarships for our residents. CEL provides social, recreational and educational programs for people with developmental disabilities. 25 Moraine Township residents were served over the past year, an increase of 5 residents from the prior year, ranging in age from under 22 to 75 years old.

Pam Feinberg, Tri-Con Child Care Center
The Township was thanked for its grant which helped provide scholarships for 17 of their 19 students on scholarship. Tri-Con provides early childhood care and education for children age 3-7 from low to moderate income families. Almost all families served are Moraine Township residents.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, Approval of the September 22, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Trustee Aguilar arrived at 6:05 p.m.; Trustee Douglas arrived at 6:11 p.m.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, Approval of the Bills, September 20-October 6, 2016: $8,728.58 General Assistance, $1,638,237.10 Town Fund. Bills approved included capital expenditures for purchase of a new Township office. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.


  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given a report of Township monthly services for September, 2016 and the twelve-month period October, 2015 through September, 2016.
    • Purchase of 794-800 Central Avenue in Highland Park closed on October 6, 2016. Supervisor Bassi has hired a property manager on an hourly basis to manage the tasks associated with property purchased, and to assist with volunteer coordination. Initial tasks will include addressing immediate maintenance and repair issues highlighted in the property inspection report, including safety issues, landscaping, roof repair, and snow plow services.
    • Supervisor Bassi gave a presentation on October 4 about township government to District 113 adult continuing education students.
    • Thanks to Trustee Douglas for representing the Township on October 5 at the quarterly meeting of Township Officials of Lake County.
    • Thanks to Trustee Aguilar for representing the Township on October 5 at the Oak Terrace School parent meeting.
    • Thanks to Community Partners for Affordable Housing for finding housing for a Township client and featuring her in their annual report.

  • Latino Advisory Committee Report Olga Gomez Aguilar
  • The Committee met on October 6. Welcome to new member Minelle Amezquita of Family Services. New committee members are being recruited by Chair Pablo Alvarez and other members.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Amy Zisook
    • Trustee Zisook and Clerk Brown met with Tracy Segal and Christine Pechier to discuss the food pantry at drop-in center at Highland Park High School.
    • Trustee Zisook spoke at Christ United Methodist Church on October 9 about Township services.
    • Trustee Zisook will speak about Township services at Christ Church of Highland Park on October 16.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Thanks to Roti Modern Mediterranean for donating the proceeds of the October 6 grand opening night of their Deerfield location.
    • Volunteers are needed for the Empty Bowls fundraiser on October 20.
    • Thanks to the American Legion for their donation of $500 to purchase hams and chickens for Thanksgiving meals for Food Pantry clients. Thanks to Coldwell Banker for their donation of 25 Thanksgiving meals. Thanks to Highland Park Ford-Lincoln for their donation of 100 turkeys, 50 before Thanksgiving and 50 before Christmas. Clients will be given the option of ordering ham, turkey or chicken. Other groups in the area may provide additional donations.
    • Thanks to the grandmother of volunteer Thomas Marquardt, who comes in twice a week, for her donation of $100 to the Pantry in his honor.

  • Pantry Plants Garden Report
  • No report.

  • Senior Services Task Force Report
  • No report.

  • Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC)
  • No report.

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report Amy Zisook
  • Trustee Zisook attended the October 6 CFC board meeting. Sites continue to be pursued. A leadership committee is seeking replacements for retiring President Herb Wander.

  • Human Relations Commission Report
  • No report.

  • Cemetery Report
  • No report.

Old Business

  • Salaries A discussion was held on salaries for elected officials of Moraine Township for the 2017-2021 term of office
  • Trustee Wolfson left at 7:21 p.m. and returned at 8:11 p.m.

  • Levy: A preliminary discussion was held on the levy for FY2017-2018.

New Business

Executive Session

With no further business to conduct, Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, that the meeting be adjourned at 8:23 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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