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Elburn officials to change meeting schedule

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ELBURN – Village officials will meet earlier and less frequently, starting in July.

Board meetings are to start at 6:45 p.m., and they will be scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month. Committee of the Whole meetings are to start immediately after the board meeting adjourns. 

Board members discussed the change at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, and they are expected to vote at next week’s Village Board meeting. It would be a change from the current format, in which Committee of the Whole meetings take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Board meetings currently start at 7 p.m.

It was among the topics trustees tackled at Monday’s meeting. Among the others:

• Village leaders followed up on discussion about safety awareness, weeks after the death of 13-year-old Caitlyn Phillips. Phillips, an Elburn resident, who died after colliding with a car while inline skating in April. Resident Ron Rosecky recently addressed the board, asking officials to address safety. He lives near where the incident took place and thought highly of Caitlyn.

Trustee Bill Grabarek asked whether rumble strips would have helped, but board member Dave Gualdoni said that would not have helped, because the driver was going below the speed limit and rumble strips would not help skaters stay safe. Board members agreed promoting awareness was the key, and Gualdoni said a safety day is in the works at Lions Park.

• Trustees also examined job descriptions for appointed positions, including village administrator and finance director.

The descriptions changed when the village created the finance director position. Such duties previously were handled by the village administrator.

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