Thursday, May 16, 2013
For the ninth time, Ed Zabrocki was sworn in as Tinley Park on Tuesday at an inauguration ceremony at Odyssey Country Club.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki has more than a passing familiarity with inauguration ceremonies. Being elected mayor of Tinley Park for nine terms will do that. But that doesn't mean the event has become old hat or that it's something he takes for granted. READ: Zabrocki, Team Tinley Incumbents Stay in Office "It never gets old," Zabrocki said during a post-inaugural reception Tuesday, May 14, at Odyssey Country Club. "Each time, it's new and exciting." Zabrocki was joined by Village Clerk Patrick Rea, trustees Dave Seaman, Brian Maher and T.J. Grady and members of the Tinley Park Public Library Board and the Tinley Park-Park District Commission during Tuesday's ceremony to swear in the recently elected village officials. The ceremony was conducted by…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Patch tells you what boards, commissions and other panels are holding public meetings. This week, the Village Board votes on appointments, and Civil Service Commission gives test applicants mandatory orientation.
Each week, Patch will list the various Village of Tinley Park commissions, committees and other governmental bodies that are meeting over the next five days. These listings will note the top items on the agenda, as well. Meetings are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted. Under the state's Open Meetings Act, notice of public meetings and their agendas must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found at the village website. MONDAY, MAY 6 Civil Service Commission, 4:30 p.m. at Tinley Park High School: Mandatory orientation for individuals taking the May 18 civil service test for telecommunicators, police patrol officers and clerk matrons will be held during this meeting. The full …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Last week, the Tinley Park Village Board voted to approve a performance-based incentive package of $70,000 over 7 years for the international auto parts supplier. For its part, UGN will expand its corporate headquarters in the village.
A multi-million dollar auto parts manufacturer is expanding its corporate headquarters in Tinley Park and bringing in new jobs, thanks in part to a performance-based incentive approved by the Village Board last week. UGN, a joint Japanese and Swedish venture that was founded in 1986 and is worth $250 million, will receive $70,000 worth of incentives over seven years to keep and add on to its 18419 Crossing Drive headquarters, according to an official memo written by Ivan Baker, the village's economic development director. Without those enticements, the company said it would move out of the village and Will County. READ: Kmart Needs a Roomie, So Who Should Share the Tinley Store? "In this competitive environment, our company is constantly …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Patch tells you what boards, commissions and other panels are holding public meetings. This week, the Tinley Park Village Board will have a special meeting to approve the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Each week, Patch will list the various Village of Tinley Park commissions, committees and other governmental bodies that are meeting over the next five days. These listings will note the top items on the agenda, as well. Meetings are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted. Under the state's Opening Meetings Act, notice of public meetings and their agendas must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found at the village website. MONDAY, APRIL 22 Public Safety Committee, 7 p.m.: An update on crime-free housing training and potential amendments to the towing ordinance. An executive session also is on the agenda. Executive sessions are closed to the public, but no actions can made in them…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The village board rolled out its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year Tuesday. Find out how it compares to Tinley Park's costs and revenues in 2012 and 2013.
Before an almost empty gallery Tuesday, the Tinley Park Village Board presented its proposed balanced operating budget of about $43 million for the 2014 fiscal year. It's a proposed budget that also sees increases in both revenues and expenditures over the previous year. The proposed general fund budget allocates around $43.4 million in spending for the village's day-to-day operations and projects about $43.8 million in revenues. The expected 5.42-percent bump in spending comes primarily from increases health-insurance costs. In fact, Trustee Greg Hannon pointed out at the Tuesday, April 16, board meeting that 1.56 percent of the overall budget increase is related to health-insurance. READ: How a Hiring Freeze Helped Keep Tinley's 2012 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Tinley Park Village Board will vote Tuesday on whether to be part of a potential lawsuit that would try to recoup hotel taxes allegedly withheld by travel discount sites.
Whether it's for vacation or for work, traveling can be an expensive proposition. The costs of food, transportation and lodging add up quickly. As a way to keep expenses low without sacrificing quality, travelers check out discount websites, such as Expedia or Priceline, for deals that make out-of-town trips easier to afford. READ: Zabrocki, Team Tinley Incumbents Stay in Office But while booking a good price for two nights in a king-bed suite at a nice hotel might save you a few extra dollars, a travel website's discount rate could be costing some communities, such as Tinley Park, quite a few dollars in tax money it should be receiving. That's why the village board is considering becoming part of potential legal action that would try to …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Before Tuesday's board of trustees meeting moved into full gear, village, police and fire officials recognized the efforts of the men and women who helped save trapped girls in two separate incidents.
A standing-room-only crowd filled the board meeting room of Tinley Park Village Hall on Tuesday to honor the heroics of the village employees who were part of two separate and recent life-saving rescues, one involving the two girls who fell into an icy pond in March, and one involving two girls who were dug out after being buried under mud from a trench in a residential construction site late last year. READ: Two Girls Rescued From Tinley Pond The Village Board of Trustees, Mayor Ed Zabrocki, Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer and Fire Chief Ken Dunn recognized the efforts of these men and women and presented them with awards or certificates. The families of some of the rescued also were in attendance and thanked those who helped …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The village entered into an agreement with Al Warren Oil Co. to purchase fuel in bulk, in an effort to save on costs, according to Sun-Times Media reports. A final price on the cost of the fuel is expected with 30 days.
The Village of Tinley Park has reached an agreement with Al Warren Oil Co. to buy fuel in bulk, in an effort to save on costs, Sun-Times Media reports. The village board approved the move at its Feb. 5, meeting, with a price for the fuel to be set within 30 days. Other villages that have used the bulk purchasing method save about $100,000 annually, Assistant Village Manager Steve Tilton told Sun-Times Media. Previously, the village would buy fuel from various vendors throughout the year, searching out the lowest possible price, according to the report. Want more news, delivered to your inbox daily? Sign up for Tinley Park Patch's daily newsletter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki and lawyer Steve Eberhardt both turned in their nominating petitions Monday for the village's mayoral race. Find out who else threw their hats in the ring for other races.
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nine candidates—including five incumbents—filed their nominating petitions for village offices up for election in April, according to the Tinley Park Village Clerk's Office. The village races on the April 9 ballot include those for mayor, clerk and three trustee seats. As expected, Mayor Ed Zabrocki, who is running for his ninth term, will be facing at least one challenger in Tinley Park lawyer Steve Eberhardt, who announced his candidacy in October. Earlier this year, Eberhardt petitioned to have an advisory referendum on village term limits added to the November ballot. Voters passed the non-binding referendum. Both candidates are running as part of larger slates. Zabrocki and the incumbents in the other races are running under the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Trustees approved new amendments Tuesday that turn past practice into law, making parking free on weekends, holidays and weekdays after 10:30 a.m. at the commuter lots the village runs.
- Joe Vince
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Tinley Park Village Board put into law Tuesday a practice that's been common when it comes to regulating the commuter parking lots the village runs near the Oak Park Avenue and 80th Avenue Metra stations. READ: Police Dept. Could Sell Vintage Machine Guns it Owns for Big Bucks Trustees unanimously approved amendments to the village's municipal code at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting that makes commuter parking free in certain circumstances. Historically, the village hasn't enforced parking restrictions in these situations. The amendments would let commuters park without a permit or paying a fee in the following cases: To park in the station lots, commuters can purchase a permit on a quarterly basis or pay a $1.50 daily fee with …