Tag Archive | gaffney

Auditor: ‘You’re always going to control the debt’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 23, 2014 Crete Village’s auditor said Thursday elected officials can help keep finances in order by looking for trends and aberrations. Responding to a question from Trustee Dean Gaffney, Sikich LLC Partner Daniel Berg said trustees should monitor monthly finances, look at the bills list to “make sure the village […]

‘When a trustee’s report is over, it’s over’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 15, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday called on other village board members to end their “petty bickering” and focus on improving the quality of life in Crete. “We’ve gotta give the residents a reason to stick around, a reason to stay in Illinois, a reason to stay in Crete,” […]

Crete trustee blasts finance post creation, filling

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 29, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday blasted a recent board vote to hire a village finance director, likening the action to “a once and done deal that is rammed through.” Charging the motion at the tail end of the April 14 village board meeting “was sprung on me in […]

2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]

Crete first-response group offers radio deal

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 14, 2014 Local residents can be sure they know what’s happening with severe weather locally with an All-Hazard Alert radio, available for $35 at the Village Hall. Offered at a steep discount by the Crete Emergency Management Agency — the devices generally sell for $50. They provide National Weather Service […]

Fire inspection finds 2 faulty dehumidifiers

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Oct. 22, 2013 Crete Fire Chief Lyle Bachert says a recent inspection of businesses turned up two dehumidifiers recalled as fire hazards. “We may have averted a couple of fires in our town,” Bachert told trustees at the Oct. 14 village board meeting. Responding to a question from Trustee Dean Gaffney, […]

Crete mayor, trustees talk trees

The need to replace parkway ash trees infected by an invasive Asian beetle has prompted Crete officials to consider establishing a municipal nursery and reactivating a program that subsidizes resident’s tree purchases. But Mayor Mike Einhorn says the village first needs to have a clear idea of what – and where – it wants the […]