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Homer Glen Seniors Getting An Upgrade (Homer Glen, IL) – On his fifth day on the job, accountant Carmen Maurella jumped in with both feet, working eight-hour plus days, and some of the weekend, he explained. Carmen was introduced at his first official board meeting and was met with a resounding applause from the board.
Letter was sent to Will County Forest Preserve in opposition of deer culling
This issue was voted on by the people of Homer Township in a referendum against deer culling. Apparently, the Forest Preserve District of Will County ignored the referendum and decided to move ahead. This letter was sent by the Township Supervisor and Board to express their disappointment on behalf of the people of Homer Township.
Motion to approve rental leases and age requirement for senior housing facility
The increase in rents at this senior living community will be used to pay for much needed improvements for the structures and roads around Founders Crossing. A new roof, a new HVAC system, and new asphalt pavement and concrete would usually come out of the taxpayer fund. Township Supervisor Steve Balich said he’s also working on getting grants to improve the community even further. The rents were raised from nine hundred and fifty dollars to twelve hundred dollars, and the minimum age requirement was raised from fifty-five to sixty-two years of age.
Motion for RFQ for Engineering Firm
This motion was to allow the Supervisor to place a Request for Quote for an engineering firm needed for the application process for a CDBG Block Grant for Founders Crossing Senior Housing and Old Town Hall.
This is one of the grants that I mentioned earlier. In order for the grant to be approved, the county needs an engineering firm to submit the proper documents. The old town hall, located on Cedar road, is in disrepair. The entire floor has to be ripped up down to the joists. The building may or may not be saved, depending on the price.
Motion to approve Agreement with Lockport Heights Sanitary District to proceed with next phase of improvements for CDBG grant
Again, in order for the CDBG Grant to be approved, the county needs submission of proper documents, which includes agreement with Lockport Heights Sanitary District.
Motion to approve Cindy La Ha to the Senior Committee
Cindy La Ha has been involved in the senior community for some time, working with trustee Mike Bonomo on all things that make senior living fun. “She will be a great addition to the senior committee,” said Bonomo.
Road district manager report
Brent Porfilio’s report was informative. One application of salt in the district uses fifty tons of salt. The latest ice storm used three applications, that’s one hundred and fifty tons of salt on that one event. Main roads get first dibs, then side streets, then cul-de-sacs and dead ends. One should go to the Homer Township website to get the contact number for Road District Commissioner Brent Porfilio if you have any questions or concerns about plowing or salting your street. Even though the Village of Homer Glen does the work on Homer streets, Mr. Porfilio’s responsibility is ensuring it gets done. If you are unsure about what area of the township you live in, a color coded map is available on the township website as well.
Mr. Porfilio’s report continued with the Road Commissioner’s Special Needs Grant:
The grant, in the amount of five thousand dollars, is available to adults (those over the age of eighteen) with special needs. If you have anyone you would like to nominate for this grant, go to the link on the Homer Township website, or Village of Homer Glen website. Applications will be taken until the end of February. The Ability Awareness committee, run by Nicole La Ha, is helping to screen the applicants. The grant awards banquet will be held in March at Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen.
All motions were passed unanimously, including the motion to adjourn.
Homer Glen Seniors Getting An Upgrade