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Homewood board meets in person, approves retainer for Cummings

The Homewood village board met in person Tuesday in village hall, voting on a handful of mostly procedural items.

Before the meeting, Mayor Richard Hofeld said “it felt good to get back to normal.” Only Trustee Lauren Roman was absent. 

One resident also attended. The meeting was still broadcasted via Zoom.

The biggest item on the agenda was a retainer for Village Attorney Chris Cummings. Homewood will pay him $12,500 per month, which does not include litigation billed at $195 per hour. Whether or how much litigation work is necessary can . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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