'Coffee with the Mayor' program starting in Worthcoffee

  • Written by Sharon L. Filkins

Worth Mayor Mary Werner would like to share a cup of coffee with residents.

During the Worth Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Werner said a new initiative has been introduced called “Coffee with the Mayor,” which she plans to hold on the first Saturday of each month. The first session is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Village Hall.

“I feel like this will give me a chance to interact more directly with our residents. It is much easier to talk in person with an individual to answer their questions or address their concerns than it is to try to answer questions through emails,” she said.

Werner believes that residents will feel free to stop by the Village Hall to have a cup of coffee with her and share their thoughts about the progress of the village.

“I am really looking forward to it,” she said.

The mayor also announced the appointment of Mike Maddox to the position of building inspector with a term to expire on May 1, 2017. He replaces Ken Koester, who held the position of building inspector for many years. He and his wife, Lynne, relocated out of state in August.

In other action, the board approved an ordinance to increase the number of Class B liquor licenses in the village from nine to 10. The increase will allow the Worth BP Station to sell packaged liquor.

Also approved was an ordinance amending the Village of Worth Municipal Code to adopt the 2014 Chicago Electrical Code to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Worth by establishing clear, uniform electrical guidelines enforceable throughout the village.

Village Clerk Bonnie Price announced that trick-or- treat hours for the village are from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

The board adjourned into executive session to discuss personnel and real estate issues. According to Village Attorney Greg Jones, no formal board action was anticipated.

Trustee Colleen McElroy was absent from the board meeting.