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

July 18, 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, Dwayne Douglas and Cindy Wolfson.
Absent: Trustee Amy Zisook
Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township resident Janet Freed, and videographer Andrew Henderson.

Public Comment
There was no public comment.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, Approval of the June 27, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, Approval of the bills for the period June 27-July 18, 2019 in the following amounts: $11,505.78 General Assistance Fund, $51,931.62 Town Fund. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Douglas and Wolfson; voting Nay: none.

Action Items

  • Bid Acceptance or Rejection for 794-800 Roof Replacement and Repair
  • Of the eight vendors who attended the mandatory pre-bid meeting, three vendors submitted bids ranging from $242,800.00 to $174,200.00. Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez, acceptance of the bid by Olsson Roofing Company, the lowest of the three responsible bidders, of $174,200.00 for 794-800 Roof Replacement and Repair. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Douglas and Wolfson; voting Nay: none.

  • Authorization to purchase or lease new copier for amount not to exceed $7,500.00
  • Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, authorization to purchase or lease a new copier for an amount not to exceed $7,500.00. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Douglas and Wolfson; voting Nay: none.

  • Resolution of the Moraine Township Board of Trustees for the Adoption of the Moraine Township Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan
  • Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Douglas, Adoption of a Resolution of the Moraine Township Board of Trustees for the Adoption of the Moraine Township Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez, Douglas and Wolfson; voting Nay: none.

Reports

  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given a quarterly statement of cash balances for June 30, 2019.
    • Trustees were given a monthly service report for April, 2018 through June, 2019.
    • Moraine Township Attorney Jim Hartman led FOIA training for staff on July 18. Thanks to Trustee Alvarez and Elizabeth Astudillo for handling the phones, enabling all staff to attend.
    • On June 28, Supervisor Bassi and Staff Sanela Abazovic met with Horatio Lopez and his assistant from ProData, our payroll processing firm. Bookkeeper Beth Tavierne and Accountant Apol Arenas participated by phone.
    • On July 2, Insurance Agent David Heller met with township staff who are eligible for health insurance to review their options.
    • On July 17, Supervisor Bassi attended an intergovernmental meeting at Highland Park City Hall.
    • As of July 9, Supervisor Bassi is a member of the First Bank of Highland Park Advisory Committee. For every meeting that Supervisor Bassi attends, the bank will donate $250.00 to the food pantry.
    • On July 10, Supervisor Bassi and Staff Sanela Abazovic attended a meeting of the Municipal Clerks of Lake County to hear presentations from McHenry County Clerk Joseph Tirio and a representative of the Lake County Clerk’s office.
    • On July 17, Staff Lupe Somerville attended an emergency table top exercise hosted by the City of Highland Park.


  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • No report.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Gail Feiger Brown
    • 98 school vacation bags were distributed for Bag 2; Bag 3 is currently being distributed.
    • District 113 summer school TPI and ESL food donations are finished for the year now that summer school has ended. We received positive feedback.


  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • The survey of Highwood residents will wrap up July 26.
    • On Saturday July 20, Supervisor Bassi and Trustee Alvarez will pick up food donations at Northbrook Mariano’s.
    • On Sunday July 21, Christ Church Highland Park will host a pancake breakfast festival and mobile food pantry for at Everts Park in Highwood. Thanks to Trustee Zisook for helping obtain food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank.


  • Pantry Plants Garden Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Gardeners got a late start planting, but the garden is growing well.
    • Thanks to Eagle Scout Jeremy Levin for building a butterfly garden at the garden’s edge.


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

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report Cindy Wolfson
  • CFC is wrapping up its dissolution as of June 29. Monies from restricted funds that donors did not request to be returned will be divided among the remaining CFC agencies. Each agency will receive approximately $5,500.00.

  • Human Relations Advisory Group Report
  • No report.

  • Cemetery Report Cindy Wolfson
    • There have been four phone inquiries and two burials in July as of July 18.
    • Two trees need to be removed at Mooney Cemetery this winter. Trustee Wolfson is working with the landscaper to eradicate the buckthorn there.
    • The split-rail fencing is in poor condition at Mooney Cemetery needs to be repaired.

Old Business
None.

New Business
None.

Executive Session
None.

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez 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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