2012 – 2018 Town Meeting Minutes

2012 Town Meeting Minutes

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2012 Meeting Minutes

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2012 Civic Betterment Party Town Meeting Minutes The 2012 Civic Betterment Party Town Meeting was held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. President Lee Crumbaugh called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. A quorum was present. Following a flag ceremony by St. Petronille Cub Scout Pack 150, Secretary Barb Lemme read the minutes of the 2010 Town Meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Treasurer Kathy Burket gave the Treasurer’s report. The balance at the beginning of the year was $2,240.33; donations to meeting date were $4,189; expenses to date $3,455.53; with an ending balance of $2,973.80. The report was accepted. Lee thanked all CBP members past and present, Village and Library officials, village organizations, and local business owners who have supported the CBP and this process. He briefly described the history and evolution of CBP over its 81 year history, and then reviewed the proposed revisions of the by-laws. It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed CBP By-laws. The motion passed unanimously. The floor was then opened for nominations for Civic Betterment Party Officers and Nominating Committee members. Nominated were: Erik Ford for President; Vanessa Pierce for Nominating Committee Chair; Barb Lemme for Secretary; committee member nominations Bruce Lohman, Al D’Ambrosio, Steve Butkus, Karen Parkinson, Lyn Whiston, Molly Hoerster, Martha Pfefferman, Jeff Jourden, Kent Erickson, Ron Repking, David Short, Chris Wilson, Mike Lane, Kathie Bewick, Sheila Faber, Dan Kelly, Margi Hamilton. Nominations were closed and voting instructions provided. Nominating Committee Chair Erik Ford then presented those candidates slated by the CBP Nominating Committee, followed by candidate speeches. For Library Board (3 open positions): Gina Meyers, Ran Sailer, Amie Fiedor, and Kelli Christiansen. For Village Clerk: Catherine Galvin. For Village Trustee (3 open positions): Tim Elliott, Dean Clark, Jim Ozog, Tim O’Shea, and Tom Koprowski. For Village President: Alex Demos and Mary Loch. As there were no additional nominations from the floor, nominations were closed. Lee Crumbaugh encouraged all those present to vote for both Village offices and CBP. He announced that we had an unprecedented 338 early votes cast He encouraged donations to support CBP. There being no other business, the meeting was recessed at 11:30, to be reconvened when the vote count was completed. Polls remained open until 4:00 p.m. Ballots were counted by the League of Women Voters and results announced and posted on the CBP website. A total of 1,334 voter affidavits were filed. Those elected (and vote totals) were: Village President Alex Demos (699); Village Trustees Tim Elliott (911), Tim O’Shea (638), and Dean Clark (601); Village Clerk Catherine Galvin (1001); and Library Trustees Gina Meyers (919), Kelli Christiansen (691), and Ran Sailer (648). All CBP candidates were elected except Al D’Ambrosio. There being no further business, President Crumbaugh adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Barb Lemme, Secretary, Civic Betterment Party

 

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2016 Meeting Minutes

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2016 Civic Betterment Party
Town Meeting Minutes

 

The 2016 Civic Betterment Party Town Meeting was called to order by President Erik Ford at 10:05 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. A quorum was present. Following the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 41, Erik welcomed attendees and explained the function of the Civic Betterment Party, founded in 1931, which is to allow residents to run for and serve in Village office without the need to organize and finance a campaign. Our motto is “Neighbors Nominating Neighbors.” The nominating process is accomplished through volunteers. Erik thanked the CBP officers and members of the Nominating Committee who support this process, Village staff for assistance with the Town Meeting and early voting, and  Thom and Sue Martin of TMC Squared for maintaining our website. He asked attendees to visit our site; also visit and “like” our Facebook page.

Secretary Barb Lemme read the minutes of the 2014 Town Meeting. They were approved as read.  Erik  Ford presented the Treasurer’s report. He reminded residents that CBP relies entirely on donations to fund its activities. Our funds are currently severely depleted due to an audit required by the State as well as a contested election in 2014. Beginning balance January 1, 2016 $594.36. Contributions to date $2840.46; expenses to date for the Town Meeting and voting $3742.18, leaving a current deficit of $257.36. The report was accepted.

Erik Ford presented nominations for CBP officer and Nominating Committee positions: Erik Ford for President, Barb Lemme for Secretary; Margi Hamilton for Nominating Committee chair; Nominating Committee positions: Sheila Faber, Steve Butkus, Chris Wilson, Michael Lane, Karen Parkinson, Zak Wilson,  Chip Miller, Yadav Nathwani, Andrew Van Gorp, JP Anderson, Sheryl Appleberry, Rob Herbold, and Julie Spiller. There were no nominations from the floor; nominations were closed and the slate accepted by acclamation.

Nominating Committee Chair Margi Hamilton then presented those candidates slated by the CBP Nominating Committee, followed by candidate speeches. For Library Board (3 open positions): Andre Wright, Bob Albertson, Didi Foth, Colleen Trinko, Shannon Burgess. For Village Trustee (3 open positions): Gary Fasules, Craig Pryde, Bill Enright, Philip Piscopo.  For Village President: Diane McGinley. Patrick Hoffman was nominated for Village President from the floor. With no additional nominations, nominations were closed.

Committee members will be circulating petitions for successful candidates to be placed on the spring ballot starting tomorrow. Our next Town Meeting will be in 2018. There being no other business, the meeting was suspended at 10:47, to be reconvened when the vote count was completed. Polls remained open until 4:00 p.m.

Ballots were counted by the League of Women Voters and results announced and posted on the CBP website. A total of 522 voter affidavits were filed. Those elected (and vote totals) were: Village President: Diane McGinley (405), Patrick Hoffman (write-in 15); Village Trustees William Enright (376), Craig Pryde (328), Gary Fasules (327), Philip Piscopo (217);  Library  Trustees Didi Foth (370), Shannon Burgess (325), Andre Wright (296), Colleen Trinko (140), Robert Albertson (129). The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barb Lemme, Secretary, Civic Betterment Party

Approved: 12/01/2018

2018 Meeting Minutes – Draft

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2018 Civic Betterment Party
DRAFT Town Meeting Minutes

The 2018 Civic Betterment Party Town Meeting was called to order by President Erik Ford at 10:08 am., Saturday, December 1 at First United Methodist Church due to construction at the Civic Center. A quorum was present. Following the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 41, Erik welcomed attendees and acknowledged the passing of former President George H. W. Bush, describing him as an exemplary public servant.

Erik reviewed the function of  Civic Betterment: to facilitate the candidacy of  qualified individuals who wish to serve in an elected Village position or as Library Trustee, without the need to organize and finance a campaign. It has served the Village well since 1931 and functions entirely through the efforts of volunteers. Our motto is “Neighbors Nominating Neighbors.”

Civic Betterment administers a process that strives to avoid the influence of money and parties in Village politics. Our candidates are not beholden to any political party, funding source, or other financial interest. We do not endorse candidates, nor do we ask for positions on specific issues. Rather, we slate those who understand the responsibilities and commitments of the position they seek and who will act with the best interests of the entire Village in mind. Unfortunately, though all candidates slated by CBP are qualified, not all will move forward. We hope unsuccessful candidates will choose to run again.

Erik thanked the officers of the CBP and the members of the Nominating Committee, First United Methodist Church and especially Mary Jane Chapman for hosting the Town Meeting, Dawn Bussey and the GE Public Library for hosting early voting, Thom and Sue Martin for maintaining and updating our website, and the League of Women Voters for tallying our vote and advising us on electoral best practices. We rely entirely on donations to fund activities and appreciate residents’ support. Erik thanked all for attending, and asked those present to visit our website and follow us on our Facebook page.

Secretary Barb Lemme read the minutes of the 2016 Town Meeting. They were approved as read.  Treasurer Chris Wilson presented the Treasurer’s report: beginning balance January 1, 2017 $75.64; contributions to date $4684.00; expenses to date $1839.29; balance remaining $2920.35. Printing, postage, Town Meeting expenses are outstanding. Report was accepted.

Erik Ford presented nominations for CBP officer and Nominating Committee positions. He explained that the V-P traditionally deals with election law, filing of petitions, economic interest forms, etc. Those nominated were: Steve Butkus for Vice-President; Chris Wilson for Treasurer; for Nominating Committee Zak Wilson, Chip Miller, Sheryl Appleberry, Rob Herbold, Josh Cattero, Julie Spiller, Ray Campbell, and Sheila Faber. There were no nominations from the floor; nominations were closed, slate accepted by acclamation.

Nominating Committee Chair Margi Hamilton presented candidates slated by the CBP Nominating Committee, followed by candidate speeches. For Library Board (4 open positions): Karen Volk, Tim Brinker, Dwight Clark, Dena Herbert, Linda Newman, Jennifer Shanahan, Molly Hoerster, and Molly McGinnis Knapke.  For Village Trustee (3 open positions):  Mark Senak, Matthew Jones, Kelli Christiansen, and Steve Thompson. Patrick Escalante withdrew for personal reasons. No additional nominations; nominations closed.

Illinois Election law requires us to use a different party name on the April ballot than in the previous election. It was moved and seconded to approve the name Citizens Nominating Party. Motion passed. Our Village Trustee candidates will run under that name. Library Trustee candidates run as individuals without party affiliation.

Erik made the following announcements. On January 17th the League of Women Voters will host the State of the Village address by President Diane McGinley. Other village officers will be present. Starting December 3rd, members will be circulating petitions for successful candidates to be placed on the spring ballot. Our next Town Meeting will be in 2020 at the Civic Center.

There being no other business, the meeting was suspended at 11:20, to be reconvened when the vote count was completed. Polls remained open until 4:00 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 4:27. Ballots were counted by the League of Women Voters and results announced and posted on the CBP website. A total of 525 voter affidavits were filed. Those elected (and vote totals) were: Village Trustees Mark Senak (334), Kelli Christiansen (317),  Steve Thompson (285),  Matthew Jones (223), Patrick Escalante (33), write-ins Brett Wallin (1), Tom Whoals (2), Jeff Abeln (1), Adam Kreuzer (1), Angela Fanellon (1);  Library  Trustees Molly McGinnis Knapke (299),  Molly Hoerster (251), Tim Brinker (235),  Karen Volk (213),  Linda Newman (202), Dwight Clark (189), Jennifer Shanahan (138), Dena Herbert (115); write-ins each with 1 vote: Michele Bodzioch, John Lewis Larsen, Lisa Abeln, Angela Fanellon. The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barb Lemme
Secretary, Civic Betterment Party

 

2018 Town Meeting Results Press Release

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Civic Betterment Party          “Neighbors Nominating Neighbors”

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

P.O. Box 2576, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

 

For Immediate Release

6:00 pm December 1, 2018

 

Civic Betterment of Glen Ellyn held their bi-annual town meeting on December 1, 2018 for the purpose of selecting candidates for Glen Ellyn Village Trustee and Glen Ellyn Library Trustee.

The three candidates with the highest vote totals for Glen Ellyn Trustee were:

Steve Thompson, Kelli Christiansen, Mark Senak

The four candidates with the highest vote totals for Glen Ellyn Library Trustee were:

Molly McGinnis Knapke, Molly Hoerster, Tim Brinker, Karen Volk

These candidates will be on the ballot in the Spring Consolidated Election to be held in Illinois on April 2, 2019.  The candidates for Village Trustee will appear as candidates of the Citizens Nominating Party and the Library Trustee candidates will be on the ballot without a party affiliation.

Civic Betterment thanks all  candidates and citizens for participating in this event.

Please visit our website at civicbetterment.com or our Facebook page for more information.