Chicago Ridge Village Board Term

Chicago Ridge Village Board Term

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Ridge Resident

Oak Lawn, IL

#1 May 13, 2007
This Tuesday Night marks a new term for three Village Board Members. Juanita Babcock and Dan Badon said that they would increase the property tax rebate, get more businesses in town like the new CVS at 111th and Central, and crack down on slumlords once they get their new Property inspector in place. Davies said he would buy land from the cemetary on the south side of 111th street for more businesses, give loans to other businesses to clean up their properties and make his wife resign as Village Treasurer, because even though he likes residency for employees, he dislikes nepotism. Job Evaluations start now.
I live here too

Chicago, IL

#2 May 14, 2007
Village meetings are held in the Village Hall which is located at 10455 S. Ridgeland Avenue. Committee meetings of the Village Board are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm. Exceptions are holidays and other special circumstances. An annual meeting schedule is posted at the Village Hall. These meetings are open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend.
Some Class

Oak Lawn, IL

#3 May 14, 2007
I live here too wrote:
Village meetings are held in the Village Hall which is located at 10455 S. Ridgeland Avenue. Committee meetings of the Village Board are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm. Exceptions are holidays and other special circumstances. An annual meeting schedule is posted at the Village Hall. These meetings are open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend.
Funny you should bring up special circumstances. The Village Board likes to create special circumstances. The members of this Village Board have changed the meeting schedule in the past for their own and the mayor's winter vacations, White Sox playoff games, Chicago Bears games, and even golf outings paid for by the village engineer that they liked to attend together. So just like going to the airport, phone ahead.
Ridge Resident

Oak Lawn, IL

#4 May 15, 2007
All right so what happened at the meeting on May 15?
Too cute

Oak Lawn, IL

#5 May 16, 2007
When Trustee Davies asked Village Attorney Witous about the page number something was on in a contract that was just distributed Witous just said "Just trust me, its in there". They are both lawyers they don't trust each other. It was too cute.
CR Dude

Oak Lawn, IL

#6 May 21, 2007
Did anyone hear how the "Mayor's precinct captain" made out at the last meeting? I heard that Mayor Siegel was going to create a special inspector job with a high salary and jam it through except Trustees Babcock and Badon stopped them. Does anyone know if that is true?
CR Dude

Oak Lawn, IL

#7 May 22, 2007
I live here too wrote:
Village meetings are held in the Village Hall which is located at 10455 S. Ridgeland Avenue. Committee meetings of the Village Board are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm. Exceptions are holidays and other special circumstances. An annual meeting schedule is posted at the Village Hall. These meetings are open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend.
Do you go to the village Board meetings? I was wondering what happened at the meeting. I have been hearing that Mayor Siegel has a lot of favors to give out in payment for Mike Davies's support in the election. Grove and Davies promised a lot of things. Do you know if any of that is going to happen?
Ridge Resident

United States

#8 May 23, 2007
CR Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Do you go to the village Board meetings? I was wondering what happened at the meeting. I have been hearing that Mayor Siegel has a lot of favors to give out in payment for Mike Davies's support in the election. Grove and Davies promised a lot of things. Do you know if any of that is going to happen?
This is a slow newsday.
CR Dude

Oak Lawn, IL

#9 May 24, 2007
Ridge Resident wrote:
<quoted text>This is a slow newsday.
I hear Bob Gushes is getting a special inspector job from the village because he lost his job and because he worked so hard to get Davies elected. I hear too that he used to work for the Cicero mayor who is in jail. Now he is a Ridge guy. Does anyone know him? Some guys were saying he has always been a screw up.
Ridge Resident

United States

#10 May 25, 2007
In a quote from the Reporter newpaper yesterday, Mike Davies said he wants to give low interest loans from the Village to 111th street businesses to improve their appearances. Does anybody know which one of the 111th street business owners gave Mike Davies $4000.00 in campaign donations and helped run his trustee campaign? Mike wouldn't think that no one would notice Brad Grove getting a clean-up loan would he?
Resident too

Chicago, IL

#11 May 26, 2007
CR Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I hear Bob Gushes is getting a special inspector job from the village because he lost his job and because he worked so hard to get Davies elected. I hear too that he used to work for the Cicero mayor who is in jail. Now he is a Ridge guy. Does anyone know him? Some guys were saying he has always been a screw up.
Yes, screw up seems to be this mans profession. And to create this job for him, using the taxpayers money. Why can't they give that job to ol Tokar, he doesn't do anything anyway, might as well have him work for his money. Just include that with his title, no extra pay.
And, yes, that clean up on 111th is noticable, but that is a good thing, isn't it. That place that used to be there a dump anyway, attracting anybody and everybody here to get their smokes. As long as Grove is paying that improvement loan, who cares!
It's an improvement in the village!
Now lets see if there can be improvements in some other parts of town, perhaps clean up the area of Menard and those slum apartments. The area around 99th and Harlem, Ridge's "Ghetto".
They need to get this town to be desirable to a better class of people, get the trash out and bring in more people that can speak english and people that residents wouldn't mind having as neighbors!
Ridge Resident

Oak Lawn, IL

#12 May 26, 2007
Resident too wrote:
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Yes, screw up seems to be this mans profession. And to create this job for him, using the taxpayers money. Why can't they give that job to ol Tokar, he doesn't do anything anyway, might as well have him work for his money. Just include that with his title, no extra pay.
And, yes, that clean up on 111th is noticable, but that is a good thing, isn't it. That place that used to be there a dump anyway, attracting anybody and everybody here to get their smokes. As long as Grove is paying that improvement loan, who cares!
It's an improvement in the village!
Now lets see if there can be improvements in some other parts of town, perhaps clean up the area of Menard and those slum apartments. The area around 99th and Harlem, Ridge's "Ghetto".
They need to get this town to be desirable to a better class of people, get the trash out and bring in more people that can speak english and people that residents wouldn't mind having as neighbors!
This shows you the Mayor's and his cronies priorities. Gushes would not be the inspector of rental properties because, screw-up that he is, he doesn't have that license. He would be the inspector to inspect whatever the Mayor wanted inspect, which obviously isn't apartments. The Mayor doesn't care about run-down apartments in town. He has turned down every effort to enforce laws on landlords.
Runner

United States

#13 May 29, 2007
Resident too wrote:
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Yes, screw up seems to be this mans profession. And to create this job for him, using the taxpayers money. Why can't they give that job to ol Tokar, he doesn't do anything anyway, might as well have him work for his money. Just include that with his title, no extra pay.
And, yes, that clean up on 111th is noticable, but that is a good thing, isn't it. That place that used to be there a dump anyway, attracting anybody and everybody here to get their smokes. As long as Grove is paying that improvement loan, who cares!
It's an improvement in the village!
Now lets see if there can be improvements in some other parts of town, perhaps clean up the area of Menard and those slum apartments. The area around 99th and Harlem, Ridge's "Ghetto".
They need to get this town to be desirable to a better class of people, get the trash out and bring in more people that can speak english and people that residents wouldn't mind having as neighbors!
Funny you should use a "Ghetto" term. On the New Lenox site, some of the people that have moved there from the Ridge, have posted that they think our whole town is a slum. They blame it all on "Baldy" as he is known out there. You seem to think it is our Mayor's fault. Be careful.
Interesting

AOL

#14 May 29, 2007
Runner wrote:
<quoted text>Funny you should use a "Ghetto" term. On the New Lenox site, some of the people that have moved there from the Ridge, have posted that they think our whole town is a slum. They blame it all on "Baldy" as he is known out there. You seem to think it is our Mayor's fault. Be careful.
Your comment seems to indicate Baldy's ineffectiveness as a police chief. Half of the voters in New Lenox didn't want him as mayor.
Runner

United States

#15 May 30, 2007
Interesting wrote:
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Your comment seems to indicate Baldy's ineffectiveness as a police chief. Half of the voters in New Lenox didn't want him as mayor.
My comment was directed more at our Mayor in Chicago Ridge and that is what I thought the post I responded to was saying. I know that New Lenox voters were divided deeply divided in their mayoral election and Baldermann got the blame for Chicago Ridge being a slum. Some of the posts on that NL site indicated that they were former CR residents and were clear they moved out because of the congestion and the run-down apartments and the element that lives in them. Run-down apartments are not strictly the Police Chief's responsibility, but they are 100% the Mayor's responsibility when he is the full-time administrator.
Resident too

Chicago, IL

#16 May 30, 2007
Runner wrote:
<quoted text>Funny you should use a "Ghetto" term. On the New Lenox site, some of the people that have moved there from the Ridge, have posted that they think our whole town is a slum. They blame it all on "Baldy" as he is known out there. You seem to think it is our Mayor's fault. Be careful.
The whole town is not a slum. The Ridge has potential. There are residents who care about their homes and property. Look at the additions and the new homes that are being built. People want to stay here. They don't want to run out of town, especially to the high taxes of New Lenox.
I really don't know who is to blame on the run down apartments, but thats where the trash lives. The apartments aren't kept up, they are cheap to rent and more trash moves in. Nothing is done about it. Its not the Chief's responsibility to keep up on those buildings. He can order them to be cited yes, but maybe some of those slum lords are tight with the Mayor and he decides to leave them alone? Who knows.
Be careful? Of what? The Mayor? He is out of town half the year, he doesn't care what goes on here! Just keeps on sucking up that money.
Ridge Resident

Oak Lawn, IL

#17 May 30, 2007
Resident too wrote:
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The whole town is not a slum. The Ridge has potential. There are residents who care about their homes and property. Look at the additions and the new homes that are being built. People want to stay here. They don't want to run out of town, especially to the high taxes of New Lenox.
I really don't know who is to blame on the run down apartments, but thats where the trash lives. The apartments aren't kept up, they are cheap to rent and more trash moves in. Nothing is done about it. Its not the Chief's responsibility to keep up on those buildings. He can order them to be cited yes, but maybe some of those slum lords are tight with the Mayor and he decides to leave them alone? Who knows.
Be careful? Of what? The Mayor? He is out of town half the year, he doesn't care what goes on here! Just keeps on sucking up that money.
That is so right. Chicago Ridge is not a slum. There are thousands of hard working men and women and wonderful young people that live in our village. It is unfair for those who have moved on to say that about us. Tim Baldermann didn't cause rundown apartments and as far as enforcement goes he is just an employee just like every other village inspector. The mayor and the village board do not want to be proactive about the condition on the conditions of the apartment sections of Chicago Ridge. They seem to prefer to let things fester.We might suffer in the long run because they are taking so long.
Runner

Oak Lawn, IL

#18 Jun 1, 2007
Resident too wrote:
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The whole town is not a slum. The Ridge has potential. There are residents who care about their homes and property. Look at the additions and the new homes that are being built. People want to stay here. They don't want to run out of town, especially to the high taxes of New Lenox.
I really don't know who is to blame on the run down apartments, but thats where the trash lives. The apartments aren't kept up, they are cheap to rent and more trash moves in. Nothing is done about it. Its not the Chief's responsibility to keep up on those buildings. He can order them to be cited yes, but maybe some of those slum lords are tight with the Mayor and he decides to leave them alone? Who knows.
Be careful? Of what? The Mayor? He is out of town half the year, he doesn't care what goes on here! Just keeps on sucking up that money.
No the mayor doesn't care about what goes on with properties around here. But as long as he is breathing he will stay in office. He can remove anyone he wants from anything he wants if they are connected with the village. He has an iron fist--screw the grandfatherly crap.
Mathelete

United States

#19 Jun 5, 2007
Interesting wrote:
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Your comment seems to indicate Baldy's ineffectiveness as a police chief. Half of the voters in New Lenox didn't want him as mayor.
You don't need to be a mathelete to figure this out Interesting. If half the voters in New Lenox didn't want Tim Baldermann to become their mayor then the election would have been a tie. He had a lopsided victory. Spread that manure out in Homer. New Lenox is lucky to have him and so is Chicago Ridge.
Interesting

AOL

#20 Jun 5, 2007
Why is New Lenox lucky to have Baldermann as mayor?

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