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stigmada

Berwyn, IL

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#6202
Jan 15, 2013
 
why does a covicted ex felon have a key and a office to our village hall
concerned Lyons resident

Berwyn, IL

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#6206
Jan 16, 2013
 
So why did the village hire a media consultant at a cost of $2000.00 a month? Don't we have other things in town that the money could have been used for like roads or fixing the water fountain on the river walk? Why are we also paying Mr. Bennet to remove graffiti in town when the county does it for free? Perhaps its some bad financial advice being given by our village financial consultant Dan Denys but wait didn't Mr. Denys work for the village of Bridgeview in a similar capacity and isn't their town in some really serious financial straights right now? Come on Mr. Mayor no wait you were elected as a village president no mayor but anyway thamaybe you should worry about all the vacant storefronts and lots in town cause news flash and youdont need your media consutsnt or financial guy to tell you that no money comes in from vacant anything! Oh and the teamsters taking the other side of Otto Bros. is great for filling the storefront but what money is generated from them tht goes to the village? Oh well go ahead and brag about that little jewel of a business and maybe just maybe it will sprout money somehow!
Just Great

Forest Park, IL

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#6207
Jan 17, 2013
 
We may have gained a Thai restaurant, but DJ's Dive Shop is gone, so is Metz Bricks, the "grocery store" at 44th and Lawndale, and Mansfield Roofing. Don't see any of that on Getty's blog, do you?
BTW as I remember, the deal with the Teamsters was that Otto Brothers couldn't afford the cost of the building and by allowing the Teamsters in it kept them from going out of business.

But, instead of a planning or economic development person, we get a personal publicist for Getty. Check out his "I love Me" blog - try to post a comment - good luck. Its great when stories on the site are even written by the person the blog supports. But, as long as the taxpayers foot the bill, who cares?
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Forest Park, IL

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#6209
Jan 17, 2013
 
Just Great wrote:
We may have gained a Thai restaurant, but DJ's Dive Shop is gone, so is Metz Bricks, the "grocery store" at 44th and Lawndale, and Mansfield Roofing. Don't see any of that on Getty's blog, do you?
BTW as I remember, the deal with the Teamsters was that Otto Brothers couldn't afford the cost of the building and by allowing the Teamsters in it kept them from going out of business.
But, instead of a planning or economic development person, we get a personal publicist for Getty. Check out his "I love Me" blog - try to post a comment - good luck. Its great when stories on the site are even written by the person the blog supports. But, as long as the taxpayers foot the bill, who cares?


what is the Getty blog??
Florence Nightingale

Chicago, IL

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#6212
Jan 17, 2013
 

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Lyons has a health clinic:

http://takecarehealth.com/Default.aspx
who cares

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#6213
Jan 17, 2013
 

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stigmada wrote:
why does a covicted ex felon have a key and a office to our village hall
Cause his son is the president!
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Forest Park, IL

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#6214
Jan 17, 2013
 
Does anyone know why last nights Village Board Meeting wasn't televised? Very suspicious as if they were trying to hide something from us? And I was told that there was a police officer there for security! WTH is going on?
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Forest Park, IL

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#6215
Jan 18, 2013
 
question wrote:
Does anyone know why last nights Village Board Meeting wasn't televised? Very suspicious as if they were trying to hide something from us? And I was told that there was a police officer there for security! WTH is going on?
thought you would tell us !
Della

Forest Park, IL

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#6216
Jan 18, 2013
 
question wrote:
Does anyone know why last nights Village Board Meeting wasn't televised? Very suspicious as if they were trying to hide something from us? And I was told that there was a police officer there for security! WTH is going on?
This one's for Perry Mason.
WTH

Forest Park, IL

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#6217
Jan 18, 2013
 
Tried to look at the agenda on the village web site. Silly me! To even think the "open and transparent" Getty regime would actually post it ahead of time.
Stefano

Forest Park, IL

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#6218
Jan 18, 2013
 
WTH wrote:
Tried to look at the agenda on the village web site. Silly me! To even think the "open and transparent" Getty regime would actually post it ahead of time.
It was posted on the doors in accordance with the Statutes.



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#6220
Jan 18, 2013
 

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You can always go to County Hospital, a bus to the Pink Line.

That is the core of County Health Services.
She Back

Wessington Springs, SD

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#6221
Jan 18, 2013
 
Curious wrote:
You can always go to County Hospital, a bus to the Pink Line.
That is the core of County Health Services.
Aren't you curious to know that CCDPH has a clinic in Cicero and one at 1701 First Avenue?

http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/healthw...

http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/healthw...

But if VOL isn't interested in partnering to provide services, maybe the Township or a neighboring community will be...
Just Great

Forest Park, IL

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#6222
Jan 18, 2013
 
Stefano wrote:
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It was posted on the doors in accordance with the Statutes.
Of course, but the statutes also REQUIRE posting the agenda and approved minutes on the village web site. But, then Getty never seemed to care much about the law.
Stefano

Forest Park, IL

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#6223
Jan 18, 2013
 
Just Great wrote:
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Of course, but the statutes also REQUIRE posting the agenda and approved minutes on the village web site. But, then Getty never seemed to care much about the law.
Please tell me the statute that mandates the agenda shall/must be posted on the website.

Just post the statute, so we can go to it and read it for ourselves.
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She Back

Wessington Springs, SD

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#6224
Jan 18, 2013
 
Stefano wrote:
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Please tell me the statute that mandates the agenda shall/must be posted on the website.
Just post the statute, so we can go to it and read it for ourselves.
tks
(5 ILCS 120/2.02)(from Ch. 102, par. 42.02)
Sec. 2.02. Public notice of all meetings, whether open or closed to the public, shall be given as follows:
(a) Every public body shall give public notice of the schedule of regular meetings at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year and shall state the regular dates, times, and places of such meetings. An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting. A public body that has a website that the full-time staff of the public body maintains shall also post on its website the agenda of any regular meetings of the governing body of that public body. Any agenda of a regular meeting that is posted on a public body's website shall remain posted on the website until the regular meeting is concluded.

You're welcome....
Details

Lockport, IL

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#6225
Jan 18, 2013
 
Does the Village have full time staff maintaining the web site? Ouch, you're welcome.
She Back

Wessington Springs, SD

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#6228
Jan 18, 2013
 
Personally, Details, the issue of what is or is not on the VOL website is pretty trivial to my mind; much bigger issues to address than that in such a "target-rich environment".

Posted the applicable Statute for benefit of Stefano ... since the question of web posting of approved minutes, as well as agendas, were brought up by Just Great.
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Forest Park, IL

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#6229
Jan 19, 2013
 
So, no one on here knows why the meeting was NOT televised, why a cop was there and what happened at the meeting?
Just Great

Forest Park, IL

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#6230
Jan 19, 2013
 
Details wrote:
Does the Village have full time staff maintaining the web site? Ouch, you're welcome.
It seems that someone was "maintaining" the site after the Village got hammered on their "transparency rating." And since the Getty Blog may be considered a "Village website" as it is being maintained at taxpayer's expense, the answer is an obvious "yes". Of, course, one could debate the meaning of "full time" and slip through a loophole, which is what I would expect from a village president that states "As President, Christopher believes in an open and transparent government" Oh, BTW, it seems someone is "maintaining" the website as they added the "125 years" stuff.

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