SafeLIGHT Foundation Gives Country Club Hills Police Award for Excellence in Traffic Railroad Safety (Country Club Hills) – The Country Club Hills City Council was all business during its regular meeting Monday night.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and opening invocation, Yvonne Davila, director of the SafeLIGHT Foundation, presented its Blue Line of Excellence award to Country Club Hills Police Chief John Galvin for the department’s upstanding work ensuring drivers remain safe on city streets. The foundation’s Blue Line of Excellence awards honor first respondents for their work.
When the floor was opened for public comments, Mike Palumbo, who lives at 176th Place and Hillcrest Drive, said the streetlight there had been out for two months, and soon after the light was replaced, it went out again. He said he spoke with Ward 1 Alderman John Edwards about the light, and was asking the council to repair the light. He said no lighting on that part of the street is a safety hazard. Mayor James Ford told Palumbo he could speak to someone in public works to help him get the issue resolved.
During committee reports, Edwards told the council that fire hydrants in his ward did not supply enough pressure to extinguish a recent garage fire, and he was concerned that this low pressure problem might happen during a house fire. He asked that the public works department look into the issue.
Edwards then asked Ford about what appear to be accounting discrepancies in the amphitheater books. Edwards asked about the difference between revenue that is supposed to be received for rental of the theater, as per the rental contract, and what appears to be in the bank. Edwards asked for an accounting of revenue and expenses for the amphitheater.
Ford said he would get back to Edwards about the numbers. City Clerk Patricia Hutson said the city has employment opportunities it is looking to fill. She said to check the city website for application information.
During his report, Ward 2 Alderman Vincent Lockett, chairperson of the Finance, Insurance
and Risk Planning Committee, said that Covid-19 vaccine and booster shots were being
offered at the Robbins Health Center, 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., on a walk-in basis. Ward 4 Alderman Ricardo Spivey joined Hutson and Lockett in thanking veterans for their service to the country.
SafeLIGHT Foundation Gives Country Club Hills Police Award for Excellence in Traffic Railroad Safety