Homer Glen Seniors gets an upgrade – The Southland Journal
Homer Glen Seniors get an upgrade (Homer Glen, Illinois) – The his the fifth day on the job, accountant Carmen Maurella jumped with both feet, working more than eight hours a day and part of the weekend, he explained. Carmen was introduced at her first official board meeting and was greeted with thunderous applause from the board.
Letter sent to Will County Forest Preserve opposing deer culling
This question was voted on by the citizens of Canton of Homer in a referendum against deer slaughter. Apparently, the Will County Forest Preserve District ignored the referendum and decided to go ahead. This letter was sent by the Township Supervisor and Board of Directors to express their disappointment on behalf of the people of Homer Township.
Motion to approve rental leases and age requirements for retirement homes
The increased rents for this seniors’ residence will fund much-needed improvements to the structures and roads around Founders Crossing. A new roof, a new HVAC system, and a new asphalt and concrete coating would generally come from taxpayer funds. Township supervisor Steve Balich said he was also working to secure grants to further improve the community. Rents have been raised from nine hundred and fifty dollars to twelve hundred dollars, and the minimum age has been raised from fifty-five to sixty-two.
Request for RFQ for engineering firm
This motion was to allow the supervisor to place a quote request for an engineering company needed in the CDBG block grant application process for founders crossing senior housing and old town hall.
This is one of the grants I mentioned earlier. In order for the grant to be approved, the county needs an engineering company to submit the appropriate documents. The old town hall, located on Chemin des Cèdres, is in poor condition. All flooring must be stripped down to the joists. The building may or may not be saved, depending on the price.
Motion to approve agreement with Lockport Heights Health District to proceed with the next phase of improvement of the CDBG grant
Again, for the CDBG grant To be approved, the county must submit the appropriate documents, which include an agreement with the Lockport Heights Health District.
Motion to approve Cindy La Ha at the senior committee
Cindy La Ha has been involved in the seniors community for quite some time, working with administrator Mike Bonomo on everything that makes seniors’ lives fun. “She will be a great addition to the senior committee,” said Bonomo.
Road District Director’s Report
Brent Porfilio’s report was instructive. A salt application in the district uses fifty tons of salt. The last ice storm used three applications, i.e. one hundred and fifty tons of salt on this single event. Main roads have dibs first, then side streets, then dead ends and dead ends. You have to go to Homer Township website to get the contact number of Road District Commissioner Brent Porfilio if you have any questions or concerns about snow clearing or salting your street. Even though the village of Homer Glen does the work on Homer Streets, Mr. Porfilio’s responsibility is to make sure it gets done. If you are not sure which area of the township you live in, a color-coded map is also available on the township website.
Mr Porfilio’s report continued with the Grant for the special needs of the roads commissioner:
The grant, in the amount of five thousand dollars, is available to adults (persons over the age of eighteen) with special needs. If you have someone you would like to nominate for this grant, go to the link on the Homer Township website or Homer Glen village website. Applications will be accepted until the end of February. The Capacity Awareness Committee, chaired by Nicole La Ha, helps select candidates. The scholarship banquet will be held in March at the Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen.
All motions were carried unanimously, including the adjournment motion.
Homer Glen Seniors get an upgrade