Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other action at their July 13 meeting, trustees:

• agreed to issue almost $3.1 million in general obligation bonds to refinance a $5 million 2012 bond issue at a lower rate, saving residents an estimated $154,875

• listened as Village President Tom Cauley read a proclamation declaring July Parks and Recreation Month, noting that “parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of all citizens and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being” of the community and the region.

• voted unanimously to create a new class of liquor license classification for restaurants that serve only breakfast and lunch, such as Yia Yia’s and Egg Harbor Cafe, to sell liquor from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Currently the liquor code allows restaurants to serve alcohol to patrons from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday.

• approved a temporary increase in police officer staffing so a new officer can be hired for an expected vacancy. The force currently has a 30-year veteran who is eligible to retire at any time, Police Chief Brian King said. It takes eight full months to get an officer through testing, into the police academy and through the field training program.