Hanks overhauls Sauk Village Economic Development Commission

2013-06-02T17:45:00Z Hanks overhauls Sauk Village Economic Development CommissionBob Moulesong Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 02, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks rounded out his political cabinet Tuesday night with several committee and commission appointments as well as appointing a new village treasurer.

Hanks appointed Jim Griegel as treasurer. He also appointed Griegel to both the Police Pension Board and the Fire Pension Board.

Hanks also appointed many new members to other committees and commissions.

Hanks reappointed Gary Holcomb to chair the Housing Commission. Four new members also were appointed, bringing the total number to seven.

He appointed Chuck Thompson to chair the Zoning Board. Two new members were appointed to bring the total number to seven.

The Economic Development Commission was overhauled. Hanks appointed himself to chair the commission. He then named the village attorney and the village engineer as members of the commission. Hanks said he will add one or two financial consultants to the village as commission members.

“There is going to be a lot of serious activity within the economic development area in the near future,” Hanks said. “This will help position us to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities.”

Trustee Rosie Williams retained her position as chair of the Public Relations Committee, and she also gained the position of chair of the Police Alliance Committee.

In other business, the board approved the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative as the electrical aggregation broker to purchase electricity for municipal buildings.

Trustees also approved a motion to finalize a deal with Municode Corp. for the codification of the Sauk Village municipal code book. The remainder of the balance will be paid in two equal installments of $3,500, one paid immediately and one paid in December.

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