• HIGHLIGHTS Chamber's unofficial notes from 01.16.18 Oak Park Board of Trustees Meeting

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    Meeting Name:  Village Board of Trustees, Village of Oak Park

    Meeting Date: Tues., Jan. 16 @7:30

    Meeting Location: Village Hall, Council Chambers


    Type of Meeting: VOP Regular Meeting of the Board


    Led by: Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb

    Liaison(s): VOP Village Manager Cara Pavlicek


    Chamber of Commerce Representative in Attendance: Cathy Yen, Executive Director


    Caveat: This document reflects the Chamber representative's own personal notes and highlights of business-related topics discussed at the meeting.  Official meeting minutes of this Public Meeting will be available for review of the VOP website once they are approved by the Board.


    Chamber’s notes from the meeting:

    • Parking meters will be standardized to $1.00 / hour across the Village.  Currently, many are $1,00. But some are $0.75 and some only $0.50.  Roll-out will commence immediately, but make take some time to make the changes Village-wide

    • Ordinance passed calling for new requirements for businesses offering massage services

    • Divvy bike-sharing program canceled, citing low usage and high cost

    • 6 unit town-home development at 6603-6609 North Avenue received zoning approval

    • No conflict of interest or ethics violation found in Mayor’s handling of development project at Madison near Oak Park Avenue.

    • Liquor license approved for Hecho en Oak Park (full bar)

    • Liquor license approved for Bricks Wood Fired Pizza cafe (beer and wine)



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