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MORAINE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

March 15, 2018, 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 Pablo Alvarez and Amy Zisook.
Absent: Trustee Dwayne Douglas.
Trustee Cindy Wolfson entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, Administrator Debi Gordon and Videographer Clyde Jennings.

Public Comment
There was no public comment.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of February 22, 2018 and the Special Board Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2018. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, approval of the bills for the period February 21-March 13, 2018 in the following amounts: $9,151.81 General Assistance Fund, $46,760.17 Town Fund. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez and Zisook; voting Nay: none.

Action Items

  • Motion to Amend the Order of Business
  • Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, to amend the order of business, moving the Resolution Awarding a Contract to Paul Borg Construction Company to the first action item. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
    Trustee Wolfson entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

  • Buildout Report Debi Gordon
    • Administrator Gordon informed the Board of recent developments in the Buildout.
    • Permit comments have been resolved and permit is expected by next week.
    • Administrator Gordon met with liquidators at the Highland Park Toys R Us, which is closing April 11, to purchase shelving for the new pantry. Other items including lockers and stools may be available.


  • Resolution 031518 Awarding a Contract to Paul Borg Construction Company for the Buildout of 794-800 Central Avenue
  • Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez to approve Resolution 031518 Awarding a Contract to Paul Borg Construction Company for the Buildout of 794-800 Central Avenue. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Wolfson and Zisook; voting Nay: none.

  • Adoption of Agenda for Annual Town Meeting on April 10, 2018
  • Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez to adopt the Agenda for the Annual Town Meeting on April 10, 2018. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

  • Amendment to Ordinance 1110163 Establishing a Policy for the Reimbursement of All Travel, Meal and Lodging Expenses of Officers and Employees in Moraine Township, Illinois
  • Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook to adopt the Amendment to Ordinance 1110163 Establishing a Policy for the Reimbursement of All Travel, Meal and Lodging Expenses of Officers and Employees in Moraine Township, Illinois. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Wolfson and Zisook; voting Nay: none.

  • Motion to post proposed Budget for FY18-19
  • Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez to post the proposed Budget for FY18-19. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Wolfson, and Zisook; voting Nay: none.

Reports

  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given service reports for the 15 month period December, 2017 through February, 2018. Van trips and food pantry usage has increased. 71 people were served by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in February, 2018.
    • Final approval for the Passport processing program is expected within the next 30 days.
    • Thanks to Trustee Zisook for once again spearheading the Township’s participation in the Park District of Highland Park Fourth of July parade.
    • Thanks to videographer Clyde Jennings.


  • Latino Advisory Committee Report Pablo Alvarez
  • The Committee will hold their community open house in the fall.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Amy Zisook
  • Spring break breakfast/lunch bags will be packed by volunteers on March 23.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Thanks to Macy’s Northbrook Court, who contacted Supervisor Bassi about contributing to the Pantry. Trustees Wolfson and Zisook will make a presentation to employees on Township services.
    • Thanks to Highland Park Boy Scouts for holding their annual food drive and donating 150 bags of food to the Pantry.


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

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

  • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Report
  • No report.

  • Cemetery Report Cindy Wolfson
  • Trustee Wolfson, Administrator Gordon and Donna Novickas will be trained to use the cloud sims program and upload Daggitt and Mooney cemetery information.

Old Business
None

New Business
None

Executive Session
None

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, that the meeting be adjourned at 7:46 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________
Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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