Shorewood board takes care of business
By Clare Walters For The Herald-News May 23, 2012 8:20AM
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:40AM
SHOREWOOD — Village business Tuesday was a matter of housekeeping.
The village board gave its approval to plans for maintenance of the village’s water tanks and for the disposal of surplus property acquired by Shorewood police. It also gave a first read to the annual appropriations ordinance.
As done in previous years, the village will set its appropriations ordinance 25 percent higher than its budget approved earlier this year, Finance Director Sue Berg said.
“It’s increased by 25 percent in case of any unanticipated expenditures,” she said. “It’s allows us to cover them.”
The village’s appropriation ordinance must be approved within the first quarter of the fiscal year, which began April 1.
Village officials had budgeted for summer repairs to its water tanks and approved a $98,500 bid from New Lenox-based Maxcor for the work. The company will pressure wash and conduct miscellaneous repairs to the 500,000-gallon tank on Black Road and the 1 million-gallon towers on Wynstone.
Trustee Dan Anderson said repairs include touching up paint and replacing hardware.
“If you’ve gone by and taken a look at the towers, they’re pretty dirty,” he said.
Maxcor was the lowest of three bidders for the project.
In other business, the board authorized the disposal of property acquired by police.
Police will be sending five vehicles — a 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe, ’94 Nissan Sentra, ’97 Oldsmobile Aurora, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and ’99 Chevrolet Prizm — to auction in Bolingbrook.
Chief Aaron Klima said the department has been “very successful” in sending these vehicles, which have been acquired through policing, to auction.
“This is a housekeeping issue that you’ve all seen before,” he told the village board.