Village works to fill remaining vacancies on Village Board, Planning Commission
by David Maas
MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park is one step closer to filling the two open seats on its Village Board, but still has one open seat needing to be filled on the Planning Commission.
At last Tuesday’s board meeting, the board approved the appointment of George “Nick” Davidson and Jay Trout to the village’s Planning Commission to three-year terms.
“These were re-appointments,” said Villiage President Kathy Curtis, “Their terms had ended, and they wanted to continue working with the village. There is still one open seat that needs to be filled on the Planning Commission.”
On Saturday, April 16, the trustees will hold interviews for the two candidates up for the two open seats on the board.
“Trustees Armstrong, Borg, Fahnestock, Lunardon and I will be interviewing the candidates,” Curtis said. “Each candidate will receive a 15-minute interview.”
The five candidates being interviewed for the seats are Greg Cutsinger, Steve Nowak, Alan McPhee, Joe Karabowitz and Dennis Selenis.
Curtis said the board hopes to fill the seats with people that can make the commitment to move the village forward.
“We have very limited resources, and significant challenges,” said Curtis, “Open-mindedness and creative thinking is major.”
The board will choose two candidates at the close of the interviews, and the appointments will be made at the board meeting on Tuesday, May 3.