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Homewood trustees agenda: New ambulance, surplus bikes, building proposal re-do

The big ticket item on the Homewood Board of Trustees agenda for Tuesday, July 12, is the purchase of a new ambulance for $380,000.

The new rig would replace a 2015 model.

The board will also consider an ordinance authorizing the village to donate recovered bicycles to Restoration Ministries in Harvey. The police department could not find owners for 26 lost, stolen or abandoned bikes that have been in storage for 180 days.

The board will also have a chance to reset the deadline for alternative proposals to purchase surplus village-owned property at 2052-2066 Ridge Road and 18027 Harwood Avenue. The board voted in June to accept bids until July 8, but according to a memo from staff, “the resolution was not published as required by law” so the deadline will be pushed back to July 22, allowing time for publication.

In other business, the board will consider:

  • A separation agreement with Justine Bruno, who was hired as assistant village manager in February and resigned June 6. 
  • An extension of a temporary agreement with Metra to allow Homewood to manage and maintain the new parking lot north of the station building on the west side of the railroad tracks. The village and Metra plan to develop a permanent agreement in the future.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the village hall board room, 2020 Chestnut Road.

The meeting also can be attended remotely by visiting https://zoom.us. Select: “join a meeting” from the menu at the top right of the page. Use meeting ID 980 4907 6232 and password 830183. To listen to the meeting via phone, dial 312-626-6799 and login with the above ID and password followed by #.

In addition to public comment opportunities during the meeting, residents can send their views to [email protected] or by placing written comments in the drop box outside village hall. Any comments submitted before 4 p.m. on the meeting date will be distributed to all trustees prior to the meeting.

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