Tag Archive | trustee

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 board funds water filtration test

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 2, 2014 Village officials are moving forward on testing a filtration system intended to significantly reduce iron-related stains from village water. But Trustee Steve Johnson says the start of the 12-week pilot study at Well No. 9 is up to HR Green, a national company specializing in municipal water systems. […]

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 […]

Local CPA pans C-M financial, facility plans

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 15, 2014 A local CPA is blasting the Crete-Monee School board for failing to rein in costs overall, and for neglecting Crete facilities in particular. Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, said the district operated a $3 million deficit this year — repeating last year’s deficit. […]

E Will, SE Cook communities: Metra’s have-nots

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 1, 2014 A nearly 20-year effort to establish commuter rail service from the LaSalle Street Metra Station southeast to Balmoral Racing Park may be out of steam, according to a mayor involved in the effort. “Significant roadblocks have been thrown up recently that have caused me to wonder if this […]

Library trustee gets an earful at park mtg

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 20, 2014 Crete Park District board members and staff said Wednesday they would like more cooperation and less programming competition from the Crete Public Library District. The issue arose during Library Board Trustee Matt Warren’s impromptu visit during the Park District board meeting at the Willard Wood Center. Saying he […]