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Garden Club


The Brookfield Garden Club welcomes all gardeners from novice to expert to their

next meeting Saturday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room

of the Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Avenue.  The club will be touring an area pond

garden or two.  Questions-Char--708-485-0691

Village of Brookfield and IAFF 4828 Agree to Three-Year Contract


Village of Brookfield and IAFF 4828 Agree to Three-Year Contract


Brookfield, IL - The Village of Brookfield and the members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4828, representing Village of Brookfield Fire Department personnel, jointly announced today that they have agreed to a contract resulting in both salary increases and modified insurance contributions for a three-year period ending in 2013.  Both the members of Local 4828 and the Village management team believe the agreement helps the Village better prepare for long term financial planning while protecting the integrity of services provided by the Fire Department and safety of the Department personnel.


Over the past three months both parties have worked together in to find avenues to work together and negotiations were productive and amicable.  “The goals of the management team and the Village Board is to provide a strong working environment for the employees and appropriate compensation for the work they do to serve the Village residents everyday,” said Village Manager Riccardo Ginex. 


The Village Board of Trustees concurred with the outcome of the successful negotiations, approving the collective bargaining agreement in a unanimous vote on Monday night.  Village President Michael Garvey noted, “The Fire Department personnel are employees that we count on every single day to keep our residents, thousands of visitors, structures, and village safe.  This agreement shows the cooperation of all of our employees exhibit every day to move the Village forward even in difficult economic times.”


Brad Pacyga, President of the local IAFF chapter stated, “I am very pleased that we are able to work together to reach this agreement which helps both our members and the Village in a difficult economic times and ensures exiting levels of service are protected.”


The agreement includes a 2.5, 2.5, and 2.0 percent increase in salary for 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively while increasing the employee portion of health insurance costs from a 90/10 match to an 82.5/12.5 match in 2011 and a 85/15 match in years 2012 and 2013.



Joliet Road


The Joliet Road Feasibility Study Public Meeting will take place Monday, June 27, 2011 from 4-7pm at Lyons Township High School South, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road., Western Springs, IL 60558.  IDOT will present potential highway improvements to mitigate traffic impacts from the closure of Joliet Road.

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