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August 30, 2016

1. Call Meeting to Order

Mayor Martin Tully called the special meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall.

2. Roll Call

Council Present:  Commissioner Earl, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner White, Commissioner Barnett; Mayor Tully

Absent:  Commissioner Hosé

3. Executive Session

Convene into Executive Session

Commissioner White moved to go into Executive Session pursuant to Section 2(c) (3) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to consider the selection of a person to fill a public office.  Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.

Votes:  Yea:  Commissioners White, Waldack, Earl, Barnett; Mayor Tully Nay:  None

Mayor Tully declared the Motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 6:03 p.m.

Reconvene into Open Session

Council reconvened into Open Session at 8:30 p.m.

13. Active Agenda

RES 2016-6984 - A. Resolution:  Appoint a Person to Fill a Public Office

Mayor Tully asked Village Clerk April Holden to read a resolution appointing Nicole Walus as a Village Commissioner.

Village Clerk April Holden read the Resolution into the record appointing Nicole Walus to fill the vacancy left by Gina Vattimo.



Motion:  Commissioner White moved to adopt "A Resolution Appointing Nicole Walus as a Village Commissioner," as presented.  Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.

Commissioner Hosé welcomed Ms. Walus and thanked all of the residents who applied for the vacancy.


Mayor Tully noted that 17 individuals submitted materials to the Village Council to fill the vacancies on the Village Council for the balance of the unexpired terms of David S. Olsen and Gina Vattimo.  He said this was a very difficult decision as there were many qualified candidates.  He hopes many of these applicants run for office in the 2017 election. 

Mayor Tully said Ms. Walus will be sworn in at the next meeting.

Votes:  Yea:  Commissioners White, Waldack, Earl, Hosé, Barnett; Mayor Tully

Nay:   None

Mayor Tully declared the motion carried.

14. Adjournment

Motion:  Commissioner White moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.

Mayor Tully declared the motion carried by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

April Holden

Village Clerk