Board Meeting Recap – October 15, 2013

Hello All,

One of the things we often do to start a Board Meeting is to have an invocation.  On this particular evening, we had the opportunity to thank one of the regular invocaters, Pastor Dexter Ball from Faithwalk Harvest Center, who also chaplain for the Fire Department.  It was a nice gesture to a person who is very dedicated to improving the community we live in.  Check out the video link for the actual presentation.

The Board was then briefed on several staff reports regarding our ongoing OSLAD grant application, the Maple avenue construction project and Oktoberfest.

New business included authorization to move forward with participation in a Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – September 3, 2013

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This was a relatively light agenda with two topics worth noting, the first being the painting of the Silverstone water tank.  It was suggested by staff that since this water tower is so close to Dundee-Crown High School (where I graduated from), it would be nice to include the Chargers logo on the tank.  Since this project came in under budget, the funds were available and the Board approved the additional work.  The tank painting has since been completed and staff has received many compliments on the additional ‘flair’ added to the tower.  While I was hesitant to spend the money, I think it looks great and conveys an added sense of community and 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

Permit Process Improvements

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I spoke with a local small business owner last week and asked her to rate the service she has received from the village thus far.  She said it was excellent and that Community Development was extremely helpful with her and she gave them high marks across the board, especially for being proactive.

She did note one issue, however, and it had to do with the village permit process for allowing sidewalk sales.  This business owner, like many others, enjoys conducting sidewalk sales during periods of nice weather.  The issue is that Read more of this post