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Village of Manteno Village Board met November 18

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 16, 2020

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Village of Manteno Village Board met Nov. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Roll Call

Trustee Timothy Boyce

Trustee Diane Dole

Trustee Samuel Martin

Trustee Todd Crockett

Trustee Joel Gesky

Trustee Wendell Phillips

Also Present:

Chris LaRocque: Village Administrator

Chief Al Swinford: Chief of Police

Jim Hanley: Supt. Public Works

Ryan Marion: Building Official

Press Present: None

Public Participation: None

The meeting was called to order by President Timothy O. Nugent. Roll call followed the Pledge of Allegiance, led by President Nugent.

Motion by Phillips seconded by Dole, to waive the reading of the minutes and approve the TIF Joint Review Board Meeting minutes and the Regular Board Meeting minutes of November 4, 2019, as presented by the clerk.

Motion approved: 5-0 Crockett abstained

Reports of Village Officials:

Village President’s Report: Timothy Nugent

Mayor Nugent reminded everyone that the next major event in town will be the lighting of Main Street and the Santa event which will take place on Saturday December 7th, 2019. Times will be on the Village website, as well as the Manteno Chamber of Commerce website.

Village Administrator’s Report: Chris LaRocque

Hometown Hero’s banners can be picked up at the Village Hall. These are the banners that have been up for two years. The person who submitted the application for the banner should be the person who picks it up. The Village can mail them for a fee. The banners that have been up for just one year will be re-hung next year. Residents can sign up for a new two year period and have a new banner created. Drop by or call the Village Hall if you have questions.

Committee Reports:

Public Works and Utilities: Trustee Boyce

Nothing on the agenda tonight

Next Public Works meeting on Tuesday 11/26/2019 at 7:00 am, Village Hall Conference Room

Parks and Recreation: Trustee Martin

Nothing on the agenda tonight.

Next Parks and Recreation meeting Wed 03/18/2020 7:00 pm Village Board Room.

Public Safety and Health: Trustee Dole

Nothing on the agenda tonight

• Safety tip- Recently we have seen an increase of car burglaries in the Village. On Sunday

we had a resident who was confronted by an armed burglar who had come into his opened garage. Do not confront suspicious suspects, but contact the police with any details you can gather. Chief Swinford gave more details.

o Chief Swinford: The last couple of months, the Village has been subjected to burglary crews driving stolen cars with four to five in a car attempting to steal unlocked vehicles in the Village. They get out and walk down both sides of the street and try to open car doors, while the driver slowly drives down the street. They were hitting the Village in the early hours of 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00am. Lately they have stepped it up and confronted a man at 6:00 pm on Sunday. We are asking residents to keep doors on their cars locked whenever they get out of the car, keep valuables out of site or don’t leave them in the car, take garage door openers out of the vehicle, keep garage doors down and always lock the door in the garage that leads into the house. Manteno and other communities (Peotone, Chebanse, Frankfort, Orland Park) are being targeted as they are close to the interstate. We have been working with these communities closely.

• Reminder of the next and last LifeStyle 360 for the year, to be held tomorrow November 19th at Leo Hassett Community Center. The topic will be Medicare Part D, presented by HomeStar insurance.

Next Public Safety Committee meeting Wed 12/11/2019 7:00 am Village Hall Conference Room

Planning and Zoning: Trustee Crockett

Nothing on the agenda tonight.

The next Planning Commission: Tues 12/10/2019, 6:00 pm Village Board room. Planning & Zoning Tues 11/26/2019 7:00 am at the Village Hall Conference Room has been CANCELED

Finance: Trustee Gesky

• Payment of bills $118,115.20 includes TIF #1- $6,654.06 and TIF #3 $428.00 Bills authorized between Board cycle: $0

The next Finance meeting will be held Wednesday 12/11/2019, at 7:00 am at the Village Hall Conference Room.

General Government: Trustee Phillips

Nothing on the Agenda tonight

Mayor Nugent read the items to be included on the Consent Agenda. The consent agenda is as follows:

Old Business: (A)


New Business: (B)


Awarding of Bids/Contracts and Authorization to Purchase (C)


Financial Reports: (D)

1. Payment of bills $118,115.20 includes TIF #1 $6,654.06 and TIF #3 $428.00

Motion by Dole seconded by Martin to approve a single roll call vote on the question of passage of agenda items as designated for voting purposes on the consent agenda.

Motion Approved 6-0

Motion by Crockett seconded by Gesky to approve by an omnibus vote those ordinances, resolutions, motions and orders contained on the consent agenda as identified by the Village President

Motion Approved 6-0

Closing Comments:

Trustee Boyce: Thanks to the Police department on all they are doing to try to stop the car burglaries here in town. I watched the video and it is scary.

Trustee Martin: Same thing. If we make it as hard as we can for them, then maybe they will go somewhere else.

Trustee Dole: A communication was sent out to the schools, so parents read your children’s notes and follow the directions.

Trustee Crockett: No comment

Trustee Gesky: No comment

Trustee Phillips: No comment

Motion by Boyce to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm, seconded by Gesky Motion approved 6 Ayes 0 Nays


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