There Should Be a Law Against That
Did you ever see someone doing something that was completely self centered. Of course you have and you probably thought that there should be a law against that action. This past Saturday morning, a contractor was blowing leaves, garbage and dirt that accumulated in front of a mattress store business on 95th Street. He was blowing the debris with a leaf blower into the street and traffic traveling east bound on 95th Street. If you were driving at about 9:45 a.m. that day in the area, you probably witnessed it. You should know that there is a law against what that leaf blowing guy was doing. The Village Code states: “It shall be unlawful to deposit on any street, public sidewalk or alley, any material which may be harmful to the pavement thereof, or any waste material, or any glass, or any articles which may do injury to any person, animal or property.” So call the village if you see this in the future.
Movie in the Moonlight Schedule Released
Moraine Valley Community College announces the 2017 summer lineup for its popular Movie in the Moonlight series. The college will show three new release movies on a 16-foot
inflatable screen on the Gateway, between Buildings F and M, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Admission is free.
The first movie is Disney’s 2017 live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m. “Lego Batman” will be shown on Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m.
The series concludes with “Captain Underpants” on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be shown in the Moraine Rooms in Building M. Movies are subject to change.
Families should bring their own blankets or chairs to sit on as well as food or snacks. A small concession stand will sell candy and drinks. Popcorn is always free. Alcohol and smoking
are not allowed on Moraine Valley’s campus. Patrons who need to smoke must do so in their vehicles
Now You Can Enforce The Laws
The Oak Lawn Police Department is seeking a part-time individual to fill the position of Code Enforcement Officer. This is a part-time (no benefits) position that pays $9.00 per hour. By the way, the hours vary. Duties of the position include enforcing parking regulations and Village Ordinances, assisting police officers in performing their jobs, handling animal control calls, directing traffic and other general and clerical duties as needed. Oak Lawn residents who meet or exceed the knowledge, skills and experience are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with a clean driving record and have no significant criminal background. Starting pay rate of $9.00 per hour. Applications are available anytime at the Police Desk and should be returned to the same desk. The “Police Desk” is located at the Oak Lawn Municipal Center at 9446 S. Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Completed applications must be returned to the Police Desk by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017.
Resident Wonders Why Laws Don’t Apply To Business
If you wanted to sell something you probably would advertise in a newspaper or online. In Oak Lawn you wouldn’t dare put up signs in the parkway announcing your sale. Why?
Because it is illegal to place signs in the parkway. It also makes the town look like one big garage sale.
One resident took issue with it by messaging the Oak Lawn Leaf:
Don’t try this at home. Residents not allowed to use parkways for signage. But Mancari does.
“Mancari” refers to the politically connected auto dealer who rents space at the old Beatty property in the center of the village.
The Village ordinance states: “No temporary signs shall be located in or on the public right of way, sidewalk or other public thoroughfare, nor shall such signs be located in such a manner as to interfere with the flow of traffic or restrict the visibility at intersections or driveways. Inflatable signs may be erected on top of structures or on the ground. Inflatable signs erected on the ground shall not be tethered or otherwise suspended above the ground, but shall be fastened directly to the ground without any vertical clearance between the inflatable sign and the ground.”