Meeting roundup


Last updated 9/18/2019 at 4:31pm | View PDF

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board

Among other business Monday, board members:

• voted to amend the school calendar to move the March 6 teacher institute day to Feb. 28 to coordinate with professional development offered by the DuPage County Regional Office of Education. That means students will have school on March 6 and will be off Feb. 28.

• learned sixth-day enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is 3,778, just one student higher than the sixth-day enrollment last year

• listened to an update from facilities director Mike Duggan on the parking deck the village is building adjacent to the Hinsdale Middle School. Heavy hauling will take place for about three more weeks and crews will begin installing footings fairly soon, he said.

“The precast for the major parts of the parking deck are already in production,” he said. “They’re on schedule. Things are moving along.”

• reviewed about $1.5 worth of summer facilities projects that were completed in the district. The biggest line item was $493,710 to replace doors and hardware at Elm and Clarendon Hills Middle School to improve security and accessibility. All expenses are part of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget.

• approved donations including $10,050 from The Lane School PTO for funds for chorus, art enrichment, differentiated instruction, Fine Arts Night, literacy, the library, physical education and the teacher fund

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday night, Hinsdale trustees:

• approved a new illuminated ground sign for Eve Assisted Living, 10 N. Washington St. The sign will be located in the middle of the block on Washington Street, behind the lot line and the building. It will replace an illuminated wall sign on the east wall of the main building.

• approved changes to the zoning code defining a major adjustment rather than a minor adjustment. Making this change, officials say, allows more flexibility at a staff level, will save applicants time and money, and keeps the board from having to hear otherwise benign requests as it permits adjustments to be granted by staff. To provide some level of oversight, staff approval would be contingent upon review and approval by the chairs of both the zoning and public safety committee and the plan commission.

• discussed a proposed agreement with the law firm of Ryan and Ryan to provide legal assistance at a cost of $475 an hour in negotiating and drafting an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Tollway to lease and redevelop the Hinsdale Oasis. The board is scheduled to vote on the agreement at its Oct. 1 meeting.


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