Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 2023 07:00 PM Village Hall Board Room

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1.Call to Order

2.Pledge of Allegiance

3.Roll Call

4.Introduction of Staff


  1. Consider a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held on July 11, 2023.

6.Claims List:

  1. Consider a motion to approve the Claims List of Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in the amount of $529,534.64.

7.Hear from the Audience

8.Omnibus Vote: Consider a motion to pass, approve, authorize, accept, or award the following item(s):

  1. A.R-3151/Donation of Vehicle:  Pass a resolution honoring James R. Wright and the donation of his 1954 Fire Chief car to the Village of Homewood.

  2. B.R-3152/Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement/Joint Emergency Telephone Systems:  Pass a resolution authorizing the Village President to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement to consolidate the E-COM and SouthCOM public safety joint emergency telephone systems.

  3. C.Agreement/Legal Services/Laner Muchin Ltd.:  Authorize the Village President to enter into a two-year full service fee agreement for labor law legal services with Laner Muchin Ltd. of Chicago, IL.

  4. D.Budget Amendment/Purchase/Downtown Outdoor Speakers: Approve a budget amendment allocating $30,000 of ARPA funds for the downtown outdoor speaker project; waive competitive bidding due to a sole source provider; and, approve the purchase of equipment from AirNetix of Smyrna, GA in an amount not to exceed $22,905 and $7,095 for unforeseen installation costs related to the downtown outdoor speaker project.

  5. E.Letter of Intent/HCF Homewood II, LLC/2024 Chestnut Road:  Approve a Letter of Intent with HCF Homewood II, LLC for the purchase and redevelopment of the property at 2024 Chestnut Road.

  6. F.M-2259/Sale of Surplus Property/Vehicles:  Pass an ordinance authorizing the Village Manager to sell or dispose of 13 items as surplus property.

  7. G.M-2260/Lease Agreement/Homewood Arts Council:  Pass an ordinance authorizing the Village President to enter into a lease renewal agreement with the Homewood Arts Council for use of the Village’s auditorium.

9.General Board Discussion

10.Executive Session: Consider a motion to enter into executive session to discuss the following:

Collective bargaining under 5 ILCS 120/2(c)2.



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