As of Monday afternoon, Village President David Pope said he's still unsure who he will suggest that the village board appoint to fill the trustee seat he vacated after being elected president.
According to state statute, a new trustee must be appointed within 60 days of the new board's swearing in, which took place in early April. However, the board will not be penalized if it doesn't make a decision until after the deadline expires, said Village Attorney Ray Heise.
Though Pope will name a candidate, a majority of the village board must vote in favor of appointing that person.
Pope said Monday that he was hoping to get a name to the board that evening, but that it now appears more likely that he will forward a candidate's name later this week.
Pope said he still had to speak with some people who were suggested by other board members. Pope has said that he would like to nominate a candidate who would be unanimously supported by the sitting board, but added this week that he is "willing to consider" that a candidate be approved by a majority only.
"My preference is to identify someone who we could unanimously approve. I believe that's an opinion shared by my colleagues. And yet, they don't, and I don't, want to unduly delay the process," he said.
Pope said he doesn't yet have a sense of exactly when an appointment may be made.
"We're making progress on multiple fronts," he said. "I'm comfortable with our being able to arrive at the candidate who will advance the interests of our
Hazardous materials disposal
Sataurday at Triton College
Residents interested in disposing of hazardous household materials?#34;such as oil-based paint and batteries?#34;in an environmentally friendly manner can drop them off at an event sponsored by the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency at Triton College on Saturday.
Also at the event, to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, residents can get rid of gas-powered lawnmowers, and receive a $150 rebate toward a new electric, battery-powered or non-motorized push mower. The event will be at Triton College's northwest parking lot at, 2000 N. 5th Ave. in River Grove.
Hazardous materials that can be disposed of at the event include: paint thinner, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, pool chemicals, mercury, batteries, motor oil, drain cleaners, solvents, cleaning products, antifreeze, hobby chemicals, fluorescent bulbs and thermostats, according to a village press release.
Items that won't be taken include latex paint, smoke detectors, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, ammunition, medical waste or business waste.