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With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.

 

 

 

Board Review

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The May 10th Board of Trustees Meeting started by Fire Chief George Sheets recognizing all of the moving parts in an emergency situation. On the scene citizens trained in CPR, Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicators, Fire, and Police responders were all recognized for their timely and critical life saving steps. 

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A new communication tower will be constructed at Village Hall including decorative elements such as a clock at the top. 

The most critical decision the Board made was adopting a formal funding policy for police and fire pension funds. Oak Lawn's adopted policy will improve our rating with rating agencies. Having a plan to fund pensions puts Oak Lawn ahead of the pack in the statewide pension funding crisis. The funding policy ensures that municipal debt will be reduced while using the savings to replenish the pensions. As debt reduces the pension payment will increase over time.

The Board approved the liquor license of a new business coming to Oak Lawn called Meatball Republic. They expect to open in the center of town by the end of the year. 

You can view the entire Board of Trustees Meeting here: May 10th 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting