Board Actions 10.11.22

Agenda Action by the Village Board:


The Village Board meeting of October 11, 2022 included the following actions.  Please visit the Village website at for the complete Village Board meeting notes that will be posted upon approval before the next regularly scheduled board meeting.  You can also view the replay of the meeting on the Village website by clicking on the following link or on The Village of Bolingbrook Facebook page.


Commission Appointments/Reappointments

The following residents were approved for reappointment to the Police and Fire Commission by the Trustees.  Those present were sworn in by the Mayor.


Major Jones – Chair, One Year Term; Commissioner, Three Year Term

Gretchen Schroeter – Vice Chair, One Year Term

Kevin Johnson – Commissioner, Three Year Term

Talat Rashid – Commissioner, Three Year Term




Fire Prevention Week – October 9th – 15th, 2022

A Proclamation was presented to Village of Bolingbrook Fire Marshall Brian Gaston in recognition of this month.  Fire Marshall Gaston also mentioned the Open House on Saturday, October 15, at Fire Station 4, from 10am to 3pm.


Citizens Against Abuse - October 2022

A Proclamation was presented to Reverend Elmer Harris, who heads up the Citizens Against Abuse organization, acknowledging their efforts to offer resources to prevent abuse of all manner.  Residents were also encouraged to attend the Annual Rally at The Levy Center on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30pm to 8pm.


Cybersecurity Awareness - October 2022

A Proclamation was presented to Village of Bolingbrook Chief Information Officer James Farrell to acknowledge the activities happening this month to promote awareness of the need to protect businesses and individuals from Cybersecurity attacks.   


Approval of Bills

Trustees voted to approve bills in the amount of $1,157,559.08.    




Approval of Resolution (22R-067) Authorizing Purchase of Replacement Bunker Gear for Fire Department Personnel from Fire Service, Inc.


Trustees voted to approve the purchase of replacement Bunker Gear for the Fire Department.  The Fire Department replaces its bunker gear every five years.  This purchase is for 15 sets of gear for personnel.  There will be savings to the Village due to the bulk order.  The total cost is $44,731.38.


The Public Safety Committee reviewed and recommended approval. 


Approval of Resolution (22R-068) Approving Electricity Supply Agreements with Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (SUBJECT TO ATTORNEY APPROVAL)


Trustees voted to approve these two agreements which will fix the Village’s electrical supply cost for the next 73 months.  The first is for the Village’s street lighting and the second covers 30 other accounts for various buildings.  The separate agreement for street lighting is required to get a lower rate due to a smaller capacity charge as they are used exclusively overnight.  These agreements are lowest of the quotes that were received for during this term.


The Public Services and Development Committee reviewed and recommended approval.


Approval of Resolution (22R-069) Approving Emergency Repair of Interceptor Sewer by Airy’s, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Repair


Trustees voted to approve this emergency repair proposal.  The interceptor sewer just north of Lily Cache Creek Greenway Park in Bloomfield West subdivision is in need of repair.  During televising of the sewers a hole was discovered and an emergency repair is required.  Twenty feet of the 30-inch interceptor sewer will be replaced and a new one installed.  This pipe conveys sewage to treatment plant #3.  The total cost is $55,155.40.


The Public Services and Development Committee reviewed and recommended approval.


Approval of Resolution (22R-070) Approving Purchase of a 2022 Ford Transit T30 Armored Van from the Armored Group Using State Forfeiture Funds


Trustees voted to approve this purchase of a replacement vehicle.  The Village needs to replace its 1993 retired brinks armored truck as it does not meet the needs of modern law enforcement and has created a burden on the Village with the increased cost of maintenance and replacement parts. 


A new armored van will be purchased to be utilized by the Raid Entry and Containment Team and Problem Oriented Policing Unit for narcotics investigations and to safely conduct investigations. 


The van will be purchased using state forfeiture funds with zero cost to the taxpayers of the Village. The total cost is $189,979.00 and said funds cannot be comingled with any other police funds and will only be used for this purchase.


The Public Safety Committee reviewed and recommended approval.