Newsletter of South Holland's Board of Trustees
January 5, 2004
Information in this newsletter is intended only to highlight some of the activities of the
based on the January 5, 2004 meeting.
Residents desiring to see a complete record of the Village Board meetings can request
copies of the meeting minutes from the Village Clerk's office in the Municipal building.
Village Board Members
Ruth B. DeVries
Arthur L. Bennett
N. Keith Chambers
Larry W. DeYoung
Frank E. Knittle
James H. Veld
Meetings are usually held at 8 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month
at Village Hall.
The next meeting will take place on January 20, 2004 at 8:00PM
The Board approved Building Permits No. 2003-1406 thru 1437. Trustee Larry DeYoung said the permits include one new $365,000 Morningside home, $10,000 in roofing improvements to Kings Community Church, and $55,000 in refurbishments for Shields Rubber Company, housed in the former Levelor Blinds building.
Trustee Cindy Doorn reminds everyone that the first blood drive of the new year will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 18 at St. Jude the Apostle Church.
Trustee Frank Knittle, along with Village Board President Don De Graff, present retiring Public Works Director Chris Niehof with a plaque in appreciation for 33 years of service. The Board approved a resolution of appreciation to honor Chris Niehof, director of Public Works, who officially retired at the end of last month.
Village Board President Don De Graff appointed Edward Wilmes as the new director of Public Works. He previously served as Aurora Township Road Commissioner for eight years. Also, resident and public works employee Jeffery Hon has been appointed deputy director of the department. He also served on the South Holland Fire Department for many years.
Fr. Bennett from Holy Ghost Church opened the meeting in prayer.
The Board approved Register No. 455 in the amount of $1,231,643.45 and Register No. 456 in the amount of $13,242.61 covering day-to-day operations, vendor payments, salaries and $340,000 as principle payment.
The Board approved a TIF resolution to encourage Ralph Edgar to develop the former Burger King site on Route 6 with construction of a 5,200 sq. ft. brick retail structure.
Approval was granted by the Board to support Universal Metal Service Corp.'s request to renew its Class 6B status for an additional 10 years.
Residents commended the Public Works Dept. on a quick response to a flooding problem, for clearing the streets after snow storm, and for a good job of repairing a recent broken water main.
Ordinance #2004-01 was adopted to amend Village water rates by three percent in accordance with the rate increase by the City of Chicago.