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MORAINE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

January 22, 2020, 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:Trustees Dwayne Douglas and Cindy Wolfson
Also present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown and videographer Andrew Henderson.

Public Comment
There was no public comment.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Alvarez moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, Approval of the Minutes of the February 13, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. 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 14-27, 2020 in the following amounts: $3,463.01 General Assistance Fund, $24,691.09 Town Fund. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Alvarez and Zisook; voting Nay: none.

Reports

  • Assessor's Report
  • No report.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were reminded to file their Statements of Economic Interest with the Lake County Clerk.
    • Thanks to Staff Rosa Machabanski and a bilingual Russian/English volunteer for calling clients to survey their use of the Township taxi coupons. Clients have been mailed flyers about the Door to Door Van program in English and Russian. The program is being evaluated.
    • Supervisor Bassi and Staff Lupe Somerville will attend General Assistance Advanced Training on April 23 and 24.
    • The Volunteer Income Tax Program (VITA) is underway clients. 65 returns have been prepared thus far. Some grateful clients have made Food Pantry donations in appreciation.
    • Supervisor Bassi, Trustee Zisook and Clerk Brown met on February 25 with Nancy Knobloch, the Interim Director of Family Service of Lake County.
    • Supervisor Bassi has made arrangements with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic for one of their attorneys to lead a program for Township staff to understand changes to the Public Charge rules.
    • The University of Illinois has requested funding from the Township for the Lake County Extension but it doesn’t fit our mission.


  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • The next committee meeting will be held on March 4.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Amy Zisook
  • Bag Packing for Spring Break Breakfast/Lunch bags will be on March 18.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Thanks to the HPHS Girls Soccer Varsity team for coming to the Pantry on February 21 with their food drive donations.


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

  • Human Relations Advisory Group Report (HRAG)
  • No report

  • Cemetery Report Cindy Wolfson
  • No report

Old Business
None.

New Business

  • Budget Anne Flanigan Bassi
    Supervisor Bassi distributed to Trustees drafts of the Budget worksheet and supporting materials, and a discussion was held. The Trustees will vote to post the Budget at the March 12 Board Meeting.

Executive Session
None

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Zisook moved, seconded by Trustee Alvarez that the meeting be adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________
Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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