Manager Mick Reports Another Honor for the Mayor

Tom Mick listens to John Ostenburg
Tom Mick listens to Mayor Ostenburg during Monday’s meeting of the Village Board. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Vehicle stickers are on sale, there’s a weekly Lenten Fish Fry at St. Irenaeus, the Aqua Center is now taking early registration, and retiring Mayor John Ostenburg has received another honor. Village Manager Tom Mick highlighted these and other items during his report to the Village Board Monday night.

Vehicle Stickers 

Village vehicle stickers are now on sale on Friday, March 1st.  Stickers must be purchased and displayed by April 30th to avoid late fees or a ticket. Learn how to buy your vehicle sticker online here.

Vehicle stickers may be purchased online here. Scroll down to Park Forest and follow the instructions. Please note that a convenience fee will be added to your transaction. Your sticker will be mailed to you. Please also note that if you are eligible for a discount, you will need to visit Village Hall to purchase your sticker.

To purchase your vehicle sticker in-person visit Village Hall during the following hours:

  • Monday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Special Hours on Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lenten Fish Fries

 The Knights of Columbus will coordinate their annual Lenten Fish Fries each Friday during Lent in the gym at St. Irenaeus Church. Dates run from through April 12th.

PFBB Registration

 Registration is now open for the 2019 baseball season for Park Forest Youth Baseball. Families with kids ages 4 to 14 who might be interested can visit Park Forest Baseball online to learn more details about the upcoming season. Their web site is www.pf-baseball.club or calls can be directed to 708-627-0586.

Easter Egg-stravaganza

 The Recreation & Parks Advisory Board is planning an Easter Egg-stravaganza from 11 AM to Noon on Saturday, April 13th on the Village Green. Intended for kids ages 13 and younger, the event is open to the public and free of charge. However, registration is required prior to the event. For more details, please call the Recreation & Parks Department at 748-2005.

Park Forest Aqua Center Early Registration

The Park Forest Aqua Center wants residents to know that they are now offering early bird registrations for the 2019 Swim Season. And while the calendar says we are in the middle of March, summer will be here before we know it. For more details, call visit the Village web site or call the Recreation and Parks Department at 748-2005.

Saturday Morning Rules Meeting

 The next Saturday Morning Rules Meeting will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, April 6th at Village Hall. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

Congratulations to Mayor Ostenburg

Congratulations are in order for Mayor John Ostenburg. Notice was received last week that the Mayor will be recognized with the 2019 Fair Housing Achievement Award from the South Suburban Housing Center. A reception will be held in his honor on the evening late April. Since I am sure John would not take the time to note this himself – I will do it for him. In receiving the recognition, John will be joining the ranks of a very prestigious group of recipients of this award that includes US Senator Dick Durbin, Former Senator Carol Mosely Braun, Former Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and Retired Park Forest Community Relations Coordinator Barbara Moore.