Mayor's Message - Summer 2015

Mayor’s Message 

I would like to start out by thanking former Mayor Kerry Durkin for his years of public service and dedication to the Village of Glenwood. He devoted numerous hours to the betterment of our community. The economic development projects and infrastructure improvements he negotiated should pay off for years. I would also like to thank former Trustees, Terry Campbell, Rich Nielsen, and Tony Plott for their commitment and the many hours they devoted to serving the residents of Glenwood.

I would like to welcome our new Trustees, Miriam Slaughter, Maxine Washington, and Adam Winston. We have started off with a good working relationship and we look forward to dealing with the issues facing the Village of Glenwood. Our goal is to make our town a great place to live, work, and play.

We do not know how the State of Illinois' financial situation will impact the Village. Our greatest concern is Governor Rauner's proposed reduction of the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) which is the local share of the state income tax. The total amount to the Village is almost $900,000 this year. Thanks to our Finance Committee, we have prepared a conservative budget trying to account for a potential reduction in funding from the state. The potential loss of revenue from Walmart is also a concern.

I have attended each of the recent Homeowners Association meetings to ascertain the needs and concerns of residents. I strongly urge you attend your local meeting. We will have a global meeting with all the associations in the fall. The monthly meeting date, time, and locations are below:

 

Brookwood Point meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm, Hickory Glen Field House, 1016 E. 192nd Street;

Glenwood Manor meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm, Arquilla Park Field House, 225 Park Drive;

Glenwood Estates meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm, Arquilla Park Field House, 225 Park Drive;

Glenwood Forest meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, Forest Park Field House, 325 Center Street;

Old Glenwood is in the process of forming a Homeowners Association.

 

Additional information can be found on our website.

 

Please contact me at 708-757-2309 or via e-mail at rgardiner@villageofglenwood.com with any suggestions or concerns. I look forward to serving the residents of Glenwood.