Evergreen Park Board gets fiscal house in order

  • Written by Janelle Frost

The Evergreen Park Village Board approved setting aside about $36 million for sewer and water, tax increment financing (TIF) and general fund expenses for the fiscal year ending Oct. 31.

Mayor James Sexton and the board of trustees unanimously approved an ordinance appropriating $35,573,836 for the fiscal year beginning Nov.1, 2015 and ending Oct.31, 2016 during the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 19

The total budgeted expense for the fiscal year is $34,876,310.

Village officials said they expect to finish 2015 with surpluses.

In other business, the board approved services of Active Home Health Care Services at 2829 W. 87th St., and of medical use for Maya Medical, Southwest Urgent Careand Midwest Primary Care at 2955 W. 95th St.

“They did a very nice job on (that building),” Sexton said of 2955 W. 95th Street.

As for Active Home Health Care Services, he said the facility service people in their homes as well as within the facility will have a doctor on staff, and street parking on 87th Street.

The board also approved a change of Famous Dave’s liquor license from a Class E – beer and wine only table service to a Class B – sit down, small bar with liquor license. The restaurant at 2855 W. 95th St., which changed ownership, does have a sit down bar, which qualifies it for a Class B liquor license, Sexton said.

Upcoming events in the village include Family Flake Fest from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb.6 at Yukich Field. And the Senior Citizen Council received approval from the board to host a village wide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Yukich Field.

Also at Yukich Field, the ice rink is open for the season. Hours are posted weekly on the village’s website and on its e-blast. Individuals, however, should check with the Recreation Department at (708) 229-3373 as the times posted are tentative due to weather conditions and events, according to officials.