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Hickory Hills OKs two collective bargaining agreements

  • Written by Sharon L. Filkins

Hickory Hills Council Board members moved quickly through a light agenda at the regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 25 giving official approval to two collective bargaining agreements, awarding a contract and paying two invoices.

Unanimous approval was granted officially to previously discussed collective bargaining agreements for both the police department and public works. City Attorney Vince Cainkar presented the agreements for approval.

City Clerk Dee Catizone stated after the meeting that the action was a formality for the records, as both the agreements had been discussed and approved previously.

A contract was awarded to Insituform Technologies USA Inc., in the amount of $111, 615 for sanitary sewer rehab work in the city.

Payment of two invoices, totaling $41,293, was approved for Hasse Construction for work completed in the city in 2015.

Mayor Mike Howley also presented a proclamation for approval, naming Sept. 17 to Sept. 23 as Constitution Week in the City. Sept. 17 marks the 229th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.

On another matter, Howley announced that Glen Oaks Elementary School, located in Hickory Hills, was recently named among the top 20 elementary schools in Suburban Cook County.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement. Glen Oaks serves grades two through five, with an enrollment of 680 students with $7,005 being spent per student. This is evidence that our tax dollars are being put to good use for our schools. As a parent with two children in our school system I am very pleased about this report,” Howley said.

Howley also announced that the city would be co-hosting the third annual “Howl Through The Hills 5K Walk/Run” scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Also co-hosting will be North Palos School District 117. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Hickory Hills Lions Club. The event will begin and end at the Hickory Hills City Hall.

For registration or further information, visit http://HickoryHillsIL.org/race. Pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve cooling performance race shirt.