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BOARD MINUTES

THE 852ND REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SOUTH COOK COUNTY
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT
HELD MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2023


A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District was called to order by President Charles Givines at the District’s Headquarter, 15500 Dixie Highway, Harvey, Illinois on December 11, 2023 at 4:32 P.M. upon due notice to all members of the time, date, and place of the meeting.

ROLL CALL

Trustee Charles Givines.............Present
Trustee Lamar X Miller...............Present
Trustee Dr. Ray Warner.............Present
Trustee Cassandra W Elston.....Absent
Trustee Dr. Lynette Stokes....... Absent

Also Present were:

Luke Chmielewski..................Director
Belinda Mosby.......................Assistant Director
Meganne Trela.......................Attorney for the Board
Aerielle Charles.....................Administrative Assistant
Christopher Brown................General Foreman

 

The meeting was opened by the President whereupon the board was notified that the scheduled presentation from Deloitte will be rescheduled.

 

At this time, the 2023 Tax Levy Hearing took place and was presented by Atty. Meganne Trela to the Board of Trustees. The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Miller, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board approves the adoption of the 2023 Tax Levy Ordinance.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on November 13, 2023 were reviewed by the Board of Trustees. The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Warner, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting November 13, 2023.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Warner, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the minutes from the Executive Session November 13, 2023 with said correction.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The monthly report for the Assistant Director was presented by SCCMAD employee, Belinda Mosby, Assistant Director, (please see attached reports). The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Miller, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the December report of the Assistant Director.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The monthly report for the Director was presented by SCCMAD employee, Luke Chmielewski, Director, (please see attached reports). The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Miller, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the December report of the Director.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Warner, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves to dispose/donate the item as presented to the board.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Warner, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the Board Meeting Dates for calendar year 2024 with the exception of the March 2024 Board Meeting Date.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Miller, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the cost of living and increases for SCCMAD District Employees for 2024 calendar year as presented with revised copy from Belinda Mosby, Assistant Director.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The following motion was made by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Warner, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves the REVISED SCCMAD Organizational Chart as presented with the addition that a job description be created for the position of Garage Foreman.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller, Warner and Givines
Nays: None
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

At this time, the Election of Officers of the Board of Trustees for the year 2023-2024 for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

The following motion was made by Trustee Warner, seconded by Trustee Miller, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, that Trustee Miller serves as President of the Board of Trustees for the year 2023-2024.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees, Miller and Warner
Nays: Trustee Givines
Absent: Trustees Elston and Stokes

 

The motion failed to be passed due to the need of three affirmative board of trustees votes not being obtained with the absence of two from the five board members.

 

APresident Givines made a recommendation to the board to leave everything status quo until the next board meeting. Trustees Miller and Warner agreed with the recommendation of the Board President.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

 

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the District’s Headquarter.

 

Signed:

 

Charles Givines, President

Cassandra Elston, Secretary