Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Board

Among other business at the meeting Monday, board members:

• unanimously approved an estimated tax levy of $73.5 million. A public hearing on the levy and its adoption are slated for the board’s Monday, Dec. 19, meeting.

• discussed the factors that are considered when inclement weather is anticipated and the remote school schedule students would follow if the buildings are closed

• learned a new investment strategy is yielding 2.56 percent for short-term investments (compared to .06 percent) and 2.21 percent on long-term investments (compared to .1 percent)

• celebrated the presentation of a $5,500 check from the Rotary Club of Hinsdale to the D181 Foundation. The check represents a portion of the proceeds from the Oct. 2 Rotary Run Charity Classic.

• accepted a gift of $300 from the D181 Foundation for SEL and STEAM classroom materials for students at Elm School

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday, trustees:

• approved an intergovernmental agreement with DuPage County for reimbursement for drainage improvements under the American Rescue Plan Act in the amount of $234,645

• awarded the design engineering and construction observation professional services for the 2023 Resurfacing Program to HR Green for $88,211

• held a first reading of the proposed aggregate 2022 property tax levy of $11.8 million for the village and library as well as resolutions to abate the levy associated with six different bond issues. The library’s portion could be reduced before the second read next month. A public hearing was held on the levy due to the amount being more than 5 percent higher (5.76 percent) than the 2021 extension, but no one spoke.

• approved a state of Illinois joint bid purchase of bulk winter deicing salt to Cargill Inc. for $53,207.