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Meeting roundup


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 5pm | View PDF

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday night, trustees

• agreed they will continue to allow restaurants with Class B liquor licenses to stay open until midnight the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. They also plan to vote on an ordinance change at their Nov. 19 meeting so the request does not have to be approved annually.

• expressed support for adding a two-way stop on Hillcrest Avenue at Third Street and a two-way stop on Walnut Street at Clay Street. Staff conducted traffic studies at six intersections at the request of residents. The intersections meet the guidelines of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Trustee Luke Stifflear said. The item will be on the agenda for a vote at the Nov. 19 meeting.

• voted 6-0 to set the 2019 tax levy for the village and the library at $10,537,297. In order to comply with the regulations of the Truth in Taxation Act, the village is required to pass a resolution requesting the levying of property taxes prior to adopting the annual tax levy ordinance.

• tabled the approval of a second major adjustment to a site plan and exterior appearance plan for the new Bill Jacobs Jaguar/Land Rover dealership at 336 E. Ogden Ave. Neighboring residents requested the board make the approval conditional on the installation of a concrete barrier wall that will separate their properties from the back lot of the dealership. Weather has delayed the installation, and residents have safety concerns if the wall is not up in time for the dealership’s planned Dec. 2 opening.

• learned construction of the new parking deck adjacent to Hinsdale Middle School is under budget and on time.

• approved the appointment of Peter Boomer to a three-year term on the firefighters’ pension fund board.

• discussed the new location of the pedestrian bridge over the Tri-State Tollway, which will be rebuilt as part of the Tollway Authority’s expansion project. Neighbors of the bridge, which connects to Western Springs, originally said they wanted it to be rebuilt in its current location. After a closer look at the renderings, they would prefer it be moved to Veeck Park. The Tollway Authority has asked officials in Hinsdale and Western Springs to reach consensus on the location by early December.

• agreed to spend up to $3,000 a month in November and December and up to $5,500 a month from January to November 2020 for lobbyist JLD Consulting Group related to the Central Tri-State Tollway expansion project.

• provided an update on the village’s efforts to tighten design standards for small wireless facilities. Federal and state regulations govern the installation of 5G infrastructure, limiting the village’s authority to aesthetics. A group of residents who are working to stop the arrival of 5G in the village attended the meeting and updated trustees about their efforts.


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