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Planning and Zoning

Plan Commission
The Plan Commission reviews all applications for planned unit developments, zoning code amendments, special use permits, and lot subdivisions. The Commission then forwards recommendations to the Board of Trustees on these matters. The Plan Commission is also responsible for reviewing and rendering decisions on the exterior appearance and site plans for all nonresidential development, as well as all sign permit applications. This Commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Steve Cashman (Chair)
  • Julie Crnovich
  • Anna Fiascone
  • Jim Krillenberger
  • Debra Braselton
  • Scott Peterson
  • Gerald A. Jablonski
  • Troy Unell
  • Mark Willobee

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Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews and renders decisions on all variations to the regulations of the Zoning Code. In addition, the Board reviews appeals on matters where the applicant feels staff has misinterpreted the Zoning Code. The only appeal an individual has beyond the Zoning Board of Appeals is to the Circuit Court System. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Robert K. Neiman (Chair)
  • Keith Giltner (Vice Chair)
  • Marc C. Connelly
  • Kathryn Engel
  • Gary Moberly
  • John Podliska
  • Joseph Alesia

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Committees

Committee of the Whole
The Committee of the Whole is comprised of all Trustees of the Village. The Committee of the Whole is responsible for in-depth evaluation of specific issues referred to it by the Board of Trustees. This committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Neale Byrnes
  • Chris Elder
  • Gerald Hughes
  • Matthew Posthuma
  • Michael Ripani
  • Luke Stifflear

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Administration and Community Affairs Committee
This Committee specializes in matters concerning Village finances, administrative items, and parks and recreation activities. This committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Gerald Hughes (Chair)
  • Chris Elder
  • Matthew Posthuma
  • Michael Ripani

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Environment and Public Services Committee
This Committee specializes in issues and projects pertaining to the Public Services Department, including Public Works, Building Maintenance, Engineering and Water & Sewer. This committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Neale Byrnes (Chair)
  • Michael Ripani
  • Gerald Hughes
  • Luke Stifflear
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Zoning and Public Safety Committee
This Committee specializes in issues related to zoning, Police and Fire Department operations. This committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Luke Stifflear (Chair)
  • Matthew Posthuma
  • Neale Byrnes
  • Chris Elder
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Commissions


Board of Fire and Police Commissioners 

The sole responsibilities of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are in the area of hiring, promoting, and disciplining police officers and firefighters. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Margaret Woulfe Arens (Chair)
  • Mary Herrmann
  • Vacancy

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Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission recommends plans and actions to expand the Village's tax base and increase the Village's sales tax revenues, and encourages the establishment and maintenance of a wide variety of businesses within the Village. The Economic Development Commission recommends plans and actions to promote and maintain the charm and uniqueness of the Village and enhance the quality of life within the Village. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • John Karstrand (Chair)
  • Michael P. Kiyosaki
  • Michael Goebel
  • Christopher Schramko
  • Annette Brinkmeier
  • Jill Sunderson
  • Cathleen Stoelting


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Electrical Commission
The Electrical Commission is responsible for reviewing the Village's electrical code and making recommendations for possible changes to that code. The Electrical Commission meets quarterly. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Robert McGinnis (Chair)
  • Fire Chief John Giannelli


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Finance Commission
The Finance Commission recommends plans and actions with regard to the Village's annual budget and other financial matters. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Adam Waldo (Chair)
  • Rob D'Arco
  • Anish Parvataneni 
  • Edward Tobia
  • Gary Booras
  • Peter Boomer
  • David Risinger

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Firefighters' Pension Fund Board
The Firefighters' Pension Fund Board has control of the management of all funds belonging to or designed by law as part of the Firefighters' Pension Fund. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • William Claybrook (President)
  • Douglas Niemeyer (Secretary)
  • Thomas McCarthy (Pensioner)
  • Larry Emmons
  • William Trader

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Foreign Fire Insurance Board
The Foreign Fire Insurance Board manages and administers the money in the Foreign Fire Insurance Fund. Pursuant to state law, the Foreign Fire Insurance Fund receives its monies from a state tax imposed on fire insurance policies written by insurance companies domiciled outside of the State of Illinois. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • FF/PM Robert Patitucci (President)
  • FF/PM Kevin Baker (Vice-President)
  • FF/PM Don Newberry (Treasurer)
  • FF/PM Jim Nichols (Secretary)
  • FF/PM Nicholas McDonough 
  • FF/PM Patrick Schaberg
  • Fire Chief John Giannelli

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Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission assists the Village Board in the preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or use of historic structures, sites, or areas in the Village, and educates the residents of the Village regarding the importance of historic preservation. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • John Bohnen, Chair
  • Janice D’Arco
  • Frank Gonzalez
  • Jim Prisby
  • Shannon Weinberger
  • Sandy Williams
  • Vacancy

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Parks and Recreation Commission 
The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the Board of Trustees on matters relating to plans and programs for Village parks. In addition, the Commission reviews the acquisition, maintenance, and development of parks and reviews the budget for all Park activities. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Alice Waverly (Chair)
  • Darren Baker
  • Chris Boruff
  • Patrick Conboy
  • John George
  • Steve Keane
  • Heather Hester

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Police Pension Fund Board
The Police Pension Fund Board deals with the investment of Police pension funds, makes determinations as to an officer's ability to qualify for the fund, and determines rules or questions of disability pay. This commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Arthur Holecek (President)
  • Donald Klink (Vice President)
  • Tom Krefft (Secretary)
  • William Zahalka (Pensioner)
  • Bill Moucka (Trustee)

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