Monday, December 3, 2012
Trustees also discussed lowering rates for non-residents at the Sportsplex. Join us at 6 p.m. Read our transcript from the meeting.
The Orland Park Village Board will be voting on the tax levy for 2013 during the Monday night meeting. The total tax levy will be for $19,287,256, according to village documents. The operating levy, which accounts for taxes other than the Orland Park Public Library A public hearing will be held for the 2013 budget at 6:45 p.m. The village's parks and recreation, finance and technology committees will meet before the full board at 6 p.m. Look at the media packets for each of the committee meetings, as well as the village board meeting, for more information. Orland Park Patch’s live blog through Cover It Live will provide minute-by-minute updates from the meeting on this page starting at 6 p.m. Look in the Cover It Live window above, and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police say there's need for a Retail Safety Officer to liaison between retailers in the village and the Police Department. The administrative assistant would work for the village manager.
- Bob Bong
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Orland Park board members gave the OK Monday night to using a budget surplus to hire two new police officers and creating a new, full-time administrative assistant to the village manager position. The new positions were added to the proposed 2013 village budget during a budget workshop at Village Hall. An official vote on the budget won't take place until December. “Growth in other revenue sources will allow us to make these hires without a property tax increase,” said Trustee James Dodge. Not all trustees were in favor of the decision to add two police officers. “I don’t see a need for a second officer,” said Trustee Edward Schussler. “Orland Park is a safe community,” Mayor Dan McLaughlin said. “I want to keep it that way. I’d rather …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
With a projection of $29,035,000 in costs for 2013, the Orland Fire Protection District is planning on spending less money next year, though big factors such as salaries are still in the works. A draft will be on display on starting Thursday.
The Orland Fire Protection District administrators are planning to spend about $300,000 less next year than in the current budget year. District trustees were presented with the first version of a proposed 2013 budget at the Oct. 16 meeting, which included projected expenses of $29,035,000, and estimated revenues of $29,931,000. The 2012 budget, when put out for public view in Nov. 2011, had $29.33 million in expenses and $29.15 million in revenue. How the recent addition of 11 new firefighters would affect estimates for 2013 were among issues discussed at the Oct. 16 meeting. According to both Finance Director Kerry Sullivan and Chief Ken Brucki, the additional firefighters could drop overtime costs from $1.9 million in 2012 to around $…