LYNWOOD | The Lynwood Village Board is finally complete after Village President Gene Williams appointed McKinley Dillingham trustee.
Dillingham fills the position vacated when Trustee Karen Wingfield-Bond was elected as village clerk in April. The board unanimously approved his appointment.
"I was very surprised (to be asked to join the board)," Dillingham said. "I was quite content with the Zoning Board. It was a total surprise."
Dillingham has been a member the the village Planning and Zoning Board since 2001. The retired Commonwealth Edison employee is a graduate of San Diego State University and still does independent consulting work for ComEd. He has lived in Lynwood since 1991.
"We're bringing quality and experience to this board, " Williams said. "(I made this appointment) in recognition of what he's done for the village all these years and I'm sure that will continue."
Williams is a neighbor and friend of Dillingham.
"I started volunteering for community activities and one thing led to another and here I am," Dillingham said. "I'm happy to contribute in any way I can."
Dillingham said he has no set goals or priorities, yet, and just wants to do what he can to help the village.
In other business, the Village Board awarded a $475,862 street resurfacing project to Iroquois Paving Corp.
Also, Wingfield-Bond reminded residents that vehicle stickers must be bought and displayed by July 1. Citations will be issued to vehicles without stickers.
Stickers can be bought at the Village Hall, with passenger vehicle stickers costing $40, motorcycles and scooters $30, and trucks $45 or $50, depending on weight. Senior citizens and those with handicap plates can buy one sticker per household for $2. Prices will double Aug. 1.