The Village of Franklin Park has the following appointed boards and commissions to serve our residents and businesses.
911 Emergency Telephone Board
The Franklin Park Emergency Telephone System Board shall consist of five (5) members who shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Board of Trustees. One member shall be a public member who is a resident of the local exchange service territory included in the 9-1-1 coverage area, three (3) members shall be representative of the public safety agency 9-1-1 users, all of whom shall be appointed based upon their ability or experience, and one member shall be an elected official from the Village's government.
The representatives of the public safety agency 9-1-1 users shall include a representative from the Police Department, from the Fire Department and the individual holding the position of Supervisor of the Communications Operations and Operators within the Village. In making the appointments, the Village President shall designate one appointee who shall serve as chair and one appointee to serve as secretary of the Board. (Ord. 8990 MC 24, § 1; Ord. 9091 MC 12, § 1; Ord. 9495 VC 16, § 3)
The Emergency Telephone System Board meets the second (2nd) Tuesday of every month at 9:00am. A term lasts from May 1st through April 30th and is appointed annually.
Mike Witz, Chairman
Tommy Thomson, Secretary
William Brehm, Fire Chief
Board of Local Improvements
The Board of Local Improvements shall be comprised of the members of the Board of Trustees and shall include the Village President who shall be the presiding officer. Said members shall serve without compensation. Upon the appointment and qualification of an individual as Village Engineer, the membership shall be comprised of the Village Engineer, the Superintendent of Streets and the Village President. (Ord. 8081 MC 1, § 1; Ord. 8283 MC 5, § 2; Ord. 8384 MC 12, § 1)
Barrett Pedersen, President & Presiding Officer
John Johnson, Trustee
Cheryl McLean, Trustee
Bill Ruhl, Trustee
Karen Special, Trustee
Andy Ybarra, Trustee
Joe Lauro, Utilities Commissioner
Dave Talbott, Village Engineer
Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission is charged with reviewing all economic development related programs and incentives including tax incentives offered through the Cook County 6b program. The Commission has a vested interest in the economic viability and strength of Franklin Park and strives to attract and retain businesses through various programs, events and meetings.
The Economic Development Commission meets on the fourth (4th) Thursday of every month at 8:00am. The Commission consists of seven (7) appointed members with staggered three-year (3-yr) terms.
Frank P. Cangelosi
The Plan Commission prepares and recommends to the Village President and Board of Trustees a comprehensive plan of public improvements looking to the present and future developments of the Village.
Patricia Letarte, Chairperson
Lisa Manzo - Secretary
Fire and Police Commission
There is hereby created a Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consisting of three (3) members as provided for in division 2.1 of article 10 of chapter 65, the Illinois Municipal Code, of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. (1969 Code, § 1-18-1)
The Fire and Police Commission meets on the first (1st) Monday of every month at 6:00pm. The Commission consists of three (3) appointed members with staggered three-year (3-yr) terms.
Margarita Whaley, Chairperson
Senior Citizen Commission
The Senior Citizen Commission shall consist of seven (7) members who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The President, or a member of the Board of Trustees appointed by the President, shall be an ex officio member of the Commission. (Ord. 7273 MC 5, § 1)
The Senior Citizen Commission meets on the first (1st) Thursday of every month at 1:00pm. The Commission consists of seven (7) appointed members. Terms last from May 1st through April 30th and are appointed annually.
Lisa Anthony, Chairperson
Tree Preservation Commission
The Tree Preservation Commission has the responsibility to develop and review the Village's official tree plan for public trees. The Tree Preservation Commission also has the responsibility to analyze the Village's trees and to make recommendations to the Village Arborist on areas where trees should be added, on trees that should be pruned, on trees that are diseased or dying, and on trees that should be removed.
The Tree Preservation Commission consists of five (5) appointed members with staggered three-year (3-yr) terms.
Cheryl Kiesel, Chairperson
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals acts as a Recommending Board to the Board of Trustees and holds hearings for conditional uses, variances to property lot requirements, and hears text amendments for changes to the zoning code. The Zoning Board supplies a written report, meeting the standards required by the zoning ordinance, to the Village Board for creation of new Village ordinances pertinent to the situation.
- Applications for Zoning Relief can include:
- Conditional Use
- Subdivision and Resubdivision
- Fee Schedule for Zoning Relief Hearings:
- 11-1-5: Zoning, Planning & Development Fees
- 11-1-6: Charge for Insufficient Fund Checks
The Zoning Board of Appealse meets on the first (1st) Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. The Board consists of seven (7) appointed members with staggered five-year (5-yr) terms
Mark Cwik, Chairperson
Lisa Manzo - Secretary