Val’s Halla honored for 40 years in business
Updated: September 24, 2012 5:56PM
Val’s Halla Records was recognized for 40 years in business by Oak Park trustees last week.
Trustees approved a proclamation commemorating Val’s Halla Records’ 40th anniversary. The proclamation, read by Village President David Pope, noted that the store’s owner, Val Camilletti, is a “local legend who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music industry and musical artists and … has provided opportunities for local artists Baby and the Tantrums, 1stvan and his Imaginary Band, How Far to Austin and the Harmonia String Quartet, among others, to showcase their talents to the public in her establishment.”
Building code changes
Trustees also heard from interim Village Manager Cara Pavlicek about open houses from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 11 and 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Village Hall over proposed village building code amendments.
The last comprehensive update of the village building regulations was completed in 2004. Village Board review and consideration would begin in October and continue through November, with adopted updates proposed to be effective Jan. 1.
Village President David Pope announced vacancies exist on several village committees. Three members are needed on the Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee; two members are needed on the Building Codes Advisory Committee, Farmers Market and Public Art Advisory commissions, and Zoning Board of Appeals; and one member is needed on the Citizen Police Oversight Committee, and Community Design, Disability Access, Environment and Energy, and Plan commissions.
Anyone interested can go to www.oak-park.us/volunteer/index.html, stop by the Village Clerk’s office at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., or call (708) 358-5670.
Serena Brewer, the daughter of village Trustee Glenn Brewer, was reappointed as a member of the village’s Community Relations Commission. Brewer abstained from voting on the appointment to the volunteer position.
Vehicles sold, bikes donated
Trustees approved the sale of four village vehicles – a 1972 Ford LTS 8000, 1998 GMC 2500, 2000 International Harvester 49008x4, and 2000 Chevrolet Impala – via an online auction through Obenauf Auction Services.
Also approved was the donation of 82 bikes in the Oak Park Police Department’s possession to Hephzibah Children’s Association.~.