Moraine Township

September 22, 2016, 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 Cindy Wolfson and Amy Zisook. Absent: Trustees Olga Gomez Aguilar and Dwayne Douglas. Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, Assessor Cynthia Plouche, videographer Joseph Chevalier, Pedro de Jesus,(Ravinia Festival), Kim Ulbrich (Community Partners for Affordable Housing), Christen White (PADS), and Robbie Boudreau (Southeast Lake County Faith In Action) .

Public Comment
There was no comment from the public.

Certificate of Appreciation to Ravinia Festival: Nick Pullia, Pedro de Jesus, Russell Jenkins and Allison Brightwell
Pedro de Jesus accepted the Certificate on behalf of Ravinia Festival, which held weekly food drives at Saturday evening concerts throughout the three-month season and at the July 26 District 112 Education Foundation Kids Go Classic concert. Approximately 100 bags of food and $300 was donated by Ravinia Festival patrons over the summer.

Agency Presentations

  • Kim Ulbrich, Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
  • The Township was thanked for its grant. CPAH's mission is to provide permanently affordable housing (both ownership and rental).CPAH's has 50 units of single family homes and townhomes in the Township. One of their success stories this year was finding a rental unit for a Township client and her family. CPAH is working to increase rental units in Moraine Township.
  • Christen White, PADS
  • The Township was thanked for its grant. PADS is a homeless shelter system for Lake County, partnering with 15 shelter sites during shelter season and meeting case management needs at their Waukegan office. Last year PADS served 31 homeless persons whose last residence was in Moraine Township.
  • Robbie Boudreau, Southeast Lake County Faith In Action (SELCFIA)
  • The Township was thanked was for its grant. SELCFIA's mission is to help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. 50% of the 170 persons served by SELCFIA are Moraine Township residents. Services most used are supportive transportation and social support. SELCFIA is working on an initiative for businesses to be designated as senior friendly.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, Approval of the September 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, Approval of the September 8, 2016 Executive Session Minutes. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, Approval of the Bills, August 19-September 20, 2016: $9,057.20 General Assistance, $82,154.69 Town Fund. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Action Items

  • Approval of Amended Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for FY16-17 092216
  • Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, Adoption of the Amended Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for FY16-17 for $3,369,250: $3,024,880 Town Fund, $45,000 Community Chest, $299,370 General Assistance Fund. Voting Aye By Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.


  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given Township monthly services reports for August, 2016 and twelve-month reports for September, 2015 through August, 2016.
    • Thanks to Laurie Reinstein and the Highland Park High School Class of 1951 for their donation of $1,500 to the Food Pantry.
    • Trustees were given a SAS 114 (Statement of Auditing Standards) letter from the auditors indicating that there no internal control deficiencies noted during the audit of the Township.
    • New taxi vouchers have been printed, which are numbered and non-transferable. By state law, taxi companies are only required to carry $250,000 of liability insurance coverage. Moraine Township residents who wish to participate in the Township's taxi program are now being asked to sign hold harmless agreements. Feedback forms will be sent along with the coupons to determine rider satisfaction or dissatisfaction with individual taxi companies and drivers.
    • Thank you to videographer Joseph Chevalier.

  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • No report.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Amy Zisook
    • Thanks to Christine Peschier, Tracy Segal and Barbara Weiner for their donations and efforts to help stock the Highland Park High School Drop-In Center food pantry. The Township has provided some of the food including cereal, granola bars, and milk.
    • Trustee Zisook and Clerk Brown met with Leslie Rosen, president of Braeside PTO and the PTO Presidents' Council to discuss flash food drives at District 112 schools and other partnerships.
    • A new shelving unit was purchased for use for the monthly school weekend bag program.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Thanks to an anonymous donor who dropped off a $50 cash donation.
    • Thanks to Elm Place Middle School for a donation of checks totaling $270 from last spring's food drive.
    • Thanks to Trustee Zisook for agreeing to make a presentation to Christ United Methodist Church on October 9 about Township services.
    • Supervisor Bassi will give a presentation about Township services at Highland Park High School's adult continuing education program.
    • Thanks to Roti for collecting donations for the Township at the October 6 grand opening of their new Deerfield restaurant.
    • Supervisor Bassi went to the Ravinia Farmers' Market on September 14 to present Kevin Klug a certificate of appreciation from the Township for his generous produce donations throughout the summer.
    • The donation button on the website Food Pantry page has collected $150 in donations to date.

  • Pantry Plants Garden Report
  • No report.

  • Senior Services Task Force Report
  • No report.

  • Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC) Amy Zisook
  • LCCTSC received a grant perform a market study to determine participant communities' needs and services.

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report
  • No report.

  • Human Relations Commission Report Gail Feiger Brown
  • Clerk Brown attended the September 15 HRC meeting. Purchase of Service Grants were discussed, presentations from applicants were made and the grant recipients were selected.

  • Cemetery Report
  • No report.

Old Business

New Business

Executive Session

With no further business to conduct, Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, that the meeting be adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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