Hazel Crest Firefighter/Paramedic Earns Badge

Hazel Crest Firefighter/Paramedic Earns Badge
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Hazel Crest Firefighter/Paramedic Earns Badge (Hazel Crest, IL) — During the June 14 meeting of Hazel Crest, village employees were recognized, and citizens voiced concerns over streets.

Earned Honor

During the Mayors report, Ms. Cheryl Mitchell was recognized as employee of the first quarter of 2022. Mitchell works as an administrative assistant in the Inspectional Services department.

“Your coworkers say you are phenomenal along with the rest of the village. I thank you for your support and all that you do for the village of Hazel Crest,” said Mayor Vernard Alsberry.

After successful completion of a 12-month probationary period, Yuri Cholewick earned his badge and is now a full-fledged firefighter/paramedic. Chloewick was pinned by Lieutenant Kevin Hoffner.

On behalf of the Hazel Crest fire department, we are very proud to present to you our Firefighter and Paramedic, Yuri Cholewick. Yuri was the first one to complete this program of 12 months,” said Village Fire Chief Tyrone Jarrett.

Yuri was supported by his parents, fiancee and his colleagues at the fire department.

Later in the agenda, Village Police Chief Mitchell R. Davis III gave an update about the department’s participation in the special olympics. The department is one of many in Illinois that participate in the Torch Run. According to the official website, the mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement.

“Almost all of the money that they have to function comes from the torch run. In Illinois, we are number two in the whole world for raising money for the special olympics,” said Davis.

Street Concerns

During the public session, several residents complained about the streets, in particular Longfellow. Potholes were a common thread.

Penny Caitlyn, a 4-year resident of Hazel Crest, said since she has been a resident, there has not been any repairs to the street.

In response, Mayor Alsberry recognized the concerns and asked for patience as the village was not able to make any street improvements due to the pandemic.

“We’ve paved more streets in the past four years than in the history of Hazel Crest. We have some street that have not been paved in 20 years,” said Alsberry.

During the Public Works Report, Director Charles Dryer mentioned that the plant the village receives asphalt from is on strike.

“I am hoping that the strike doesn’t last too long. I know that it would impede on a lot of construction throughout the whole state of Illinois,” said Dryer.

Other Agenda Items

  • A motion to approve board meeting minutes of May 24, 2022.
  • An approval for accounts payable No. 23-03 dated June 14, 2022 in the amount of $246,474.55.
  • A motion to approve the Flock Group Inc. Services Agreement
  • Motion to approve Ordinance 07-2022, Authorizing the Conveyance of property to J&T Group, (16861 S. Shea, HC
  • Motion to approve Resolution 07-2022 Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Hazel Crest Proper/Green Infrastructure Alley Improvements)

The next meeting is scheduled for June 28, 2022. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm at 3601 West 183rd Street.

Hazel Crest Firefighter/Paramedic Earns Badge


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