Friday, November 16, 2012
The board filed a request with the Illinois Department of Insurance inquiring about former police chief Rob Piscia's pension qualifications.
An examination into pension contributions by former police chief Rob Piscia began with the village pension board, according to Village Administrator Jerry Ducay. The Frankfort Police Pension Board turned to the Illinois Department of Insurance to determine whether Piscia should have contributed to pension funds in recent years. The department stated that Piscia was ineligible for participation in the board pension program, following a promotion in 2010. Piscia recently withdrew his pension credits claim and requested a pension contribution refund. Piscia contributed to the police pension fund from Sept. 2010 to Sept. 2012, after he was promoted from police chief to assistant village administrator. The Department of Insurance issued its …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Roadwork is expected to cease mid-December, but will return next summer.
Frankfort village administrator Jerry Ducay presented a report addressing construction progress on U.S. Highway Route 45 at a village board meeting on Nov. 5. A left turn lane is currently being constructed on Route 45, near the highway's intersection with Market Street. It is estimated that the project will be completed within the next 30 days. Ducay said construction work will continue on Route 45 until mid-December. According to Ducay, the village will add a right turn lane on the west end of Route 45 at the highway’s intersection with Route 30, when construction work continues next summer. The village will also install a signal light at the intersection of Route 45 and Market Street. “At some point in the near future, all the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Will County Governmental League's electricity aggregation consortium, which the village is a part o, will vote Thursday to choose a power supplier, a Frankfort official said.
Frankfort residents curious who will be the village's electricity supplier and how much they will be paying could have some answers by the end of the day Thursday. The Will County Governmental League's consortium for electricity aggregation meets Thursday, July 19, to go over and vote on a specific supplier, said Frankfort Village Administrator Jerry Ducay. The group, which the village joined in May, represents 20 Will County communities in trying to negotiate cheaper electricity rates. READ: Village Joins County Group to Lower Electric Rates If a supplier is chosen, the electricity rates also should known, Ducay said. Although he couldn't guarantee Thursday's meeting would result in the group deciding on an electricity provider, Ducay …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Lawn-care season is upon us. Find out how you can tell if the business taking care of your yard is authorized to operate in the village.
Ah, the signs of spring. The sun is out, temperatures are warm, lawns are beginning to resemble wild African savannas, and landscapers are combing neighborhoods looking for business. But how can you tell if a landscaper--especially one who rolls up to your front door uninvited--is authorized to work in the village? READ: Check Our Our House & Home Section for More Tips and Ideas Businesses are required to be licensed to operate in Frankfort, even those that aren't based in the village. That means the village has a record on file, so you can call Village Administration offices to double check a landscaper's legitmacy. At Monday's Land Use and Policy Committee meeting, Trustee Dick Trevarthan, who owns his own landscaping company in …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Mayor Jim Holland and Village Administrator Jerry Ducay lay out the decisions ahead for village officials as they embark on negotiating lower energy rates for residents.
It's been just a little more than two weeks since Frankfort voters approved an electricity aggregation referendum, allowing the village to negotiate energy rates for residents. But preparations are already being made by village officials to move the process into high speed. At the Frankfort Village Board meeting April 2, Village Administrator Jerry Ducay told trustees that ComEd and village staffers were going over a preliminary list of accounts to make sure they're within Frankfort boundaries. READ: Want More Background on Electricity Aggregation in Frankfort? Patch Has a Page to Answer All Your Questions So what's next after that? Frankfort Patch spoke with Ducay and Mayor Jim Holland this week to go over the tentative timeline and flesh…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Village Trustee Dick Trevarthan recently brought up his concerns about the dangers of Sauk Trail and Pfeiffer Road. Are there other traffic spots in Frankfort that worry you? Tell us.
- Joe Vince
Monday, November 14, 2011
It wasn't on the agenda of the Frankfort Land Use and Policy Commission last week, but it was definitely on the mind of Village Board Trustee Dick Trevarthan. What's being done with Sauk Trail and Pfeiffer Road? This isn't the first time Trevarthan has brought up the matter at a commission meeting. With its poor sight lines and confusing two-way stop, the intersection--and the accidents that occur there--is a concern that has been discussed before at Traffic Advisory Committee meetings, said Village Administrator Jerry Ducay. READ: Start Driving 35--New U.S. 30 Speed Limit Begins "The whole issue with that intersection is that people are going through the intersection and, for whatever reason, believe that one direction doesn't have to …