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MORAINE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

February 28, 2019, 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 Dwayne Douglas;
Absent: Trustees Cindy Wolfson and Amy Zisook
Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, videographer Andrew Henderson and resident Janet Freed.

Public Comment
There was no public comment.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, Approval of the February 14, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, approval of the bills for the period February 14-28, 2019 in the following amounts: $5,403.72 General Assistance Fund, $25,997.13 Town Fund. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez and Douglas; voting Nay: none.

Action Items

  • Motion to post Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
  • 2020 Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, to post the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez and Douglas; Voting Nay: none.

  • Second Amendment to contract with Mark Lindsay
  • Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, Approval of the Second Amendment to the contract with Mark Lindsay. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez and Douglas; Voting Nay: none.

Reports

  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Supervisor Bassi has engaged the roof consultant used by the Park District of Highland Park to determine what type of repairs are required. The roof survey will cost $1,900.00 and there will be an additional charge to have a roofing company present for the bore sampling and to plug the holes.
    • Thanks to Van Driver Matt Jennings and Deputy Assessor Mark McCraren for assisting with making the parking lot lighting on the building operational. The City of Highland Park has recommended installation of two poles with lighting. Supervisor Bassi will consult with them regarding the construction specs, construction and installation to get bids for the project.
    • New computers for assessors will be installed on Sunday March 3, along with monitors for Staff Linda Contreras, Carol Pomerantz and Sanela Abazovic.
    • Staff Sanela Abazovic measured the wrought iron fence at Daggitt Cemetery and the split rail fence at Mooney Cemetery to evaluate our insurance needs. The insurance at Daggitt Cemetery was increased due to the higher cost of iron. The insurance for the Moraine Township sign was also increased.
    • Supervisor Bassi received a beautiful thank you note from a VITA client along with a $300.00 donation to the Food Pantry.
    • Supervisor Bassi hosted three township supervisors and 5 township case workers on February 25 to discuss issues regarding assistance to residents.


  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • No report

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report
  • No report

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Thanks to Highland Park Hospital/NorthShore University Health System for holding a diaper drive for the Pantry and donating 200 boxes of diapers.
    • Supervisor Bassi is exploring the proposed donation of packaged and frozen meals from the food vendor at Highland Park Hospital/NorthShore University Health System. Glenbrook Hospital/Northshore currently donates these meals to Northfield Township and Skokie Hospital/Northshore donates these meals to Niles Township.
    • Thanks to MLG restaurant in Lake Forest for making a donation for every meal purchased to the Pantry or one of two other charities based on customer votes.
    • Thanks to Highland Park High School for holding a food drive for the Pantry and donating 130 bags of food.


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

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report
  • No report

  • Human Relations Advisory Group Report Gail Feiger Brown
  • No report

  • Cemetery Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
  • No report

Old Business
None.

New Business
None.

Executive Session
None

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, that the meeting be adjourned at 7:24 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________
Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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