Village of Orland Park Hosts Next Telephone Town Hall on February 9

Village of Orland Park Hosts Next Telephone Town Hall on February 9
Posted on 02/02/2017

Orland Park residents are invited to join Mayor Dan McLaughlin for a Telephone Town Hall Meeting to address village finances. The village's fourth Telephone Town Hall Meeting is on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

"We're excited to host another telephone town hall and I hope residents will join us for a discussion on finances and many other topics important to Orland Park residents," said the mayor. "The past three town halls were a great way to hear directly from residents and learn about the issues that matter to them."

The hour-long meeting is held over the telephone and will discuss finances in Orland Park as well as provide updates on other items of interest. Residents can ask questions live or be informed by simply staying on the line to listen.

"If residents have finance questions, we want them to know that the village receives only seven cents of every dollar that they pay in property taxes," the mayor said. "The village uses that money to pay for police services, economic development, our village's recreation programs and its many parks, neighborhood road improvements, yearly events and much more."

Similar to the previous town halls, nearly 20,000 residents will receive an automated, pre-recorded call from the mayor to their landline telephones a few minutes before the start of the meeting. The recorded message will invite them to remain on the line to participate. Those who do not receive the call or are without a landline can dial in toll-free at 7 p.m. to 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN 115817.

Residents can also pre-register at any time before the event to receive a call on the phone number of choice at

"For those who may be new to our telephone town hall, the hour-long meeting feels a lot like a radio talk show," said Trustee Jim Dodge, chair of the Technology Innovation and Performance Improvement Committee. "Callers can ask the mayor a question live or stay on the line and simply listen. The hour goes by quickly, so if you have a question, be sure to join us right at 7."

Those with questions specific to village finances can press *3 to speak to a call screener before being entered into a question queue. Calls are answered live in the order they are received.

Callers unable to get through during the hour will receive personal replies within the week. Those with questions unrelated to the night's topics may remain on the line after the meeting to leave messages along with their names and phone numbers.

"I hope to hear from many residents during this fourth town hall meeting," the mayor said. "We know there is a lot going on during the week, but we hope you'll join us and see how easy and informative these meetings can be. I look forward to the discussion."

Questions about Orland Park's next telephone town hall meeting may be directed to the village's Office of Public Information at 708/403-6150.