Board Meeting Recap – September 17, 2013

Hello All,

We had some great news come out of this meeting, primarily the repealing of a recent 2 cent a gallon motor fuel tax increase.  This was helped along by a personal visit from Phil Woodman, President of Woodmans grocery stores, to one of our Audit & Finance meetings.  He described how his gas station operates as a penny business that cannot pass along tax increases to customers as they will simply purchase their gas from someone else who is cheaper.  It is worth noting that none of the communities surrounding Carpentersville have a local motor fuel tax.  At the time, Carpentersville’s was up to 4 cents a gallon.

The repealing of this recent tax increase takes some pressure off of local gas stations which are tasked with competing against Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – August 20, 2013

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This board meeting was highlighted by a visit from Tom Roeser, owner of Otto Engineering.  He had previously been in email contact with many on the board to discuss issues he is experiencing with the Village’s Community Development department.  As he outlined in his public comments, he is not alone in his frustration with the customer service, or lack thereof, that he has experienced while attempting to pull permits and complete renovations in a timely manner.

I would like to thank Mr. Roeser for bringing these issues to the forefront and focusing a light on an area where many feel the Village is lacking.  I have personally heard many stakeholders Read more of this post