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Hinsdale Village Board
Among other business Monday, trustees:
• referred to the plan commission a request for a public hearing on a temporary moratorium on issuing demolition permits for homes within the Robbins Park Historic District and Central Business District as well as any landmarked or historically significant homes villagewide. The move comes in the wake of the razing or imminent teardowns of several historic properties in Robbins Park for redevelopment, raising concerns that the neighborhood is losing the character that had earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. The moratorium would be for no longer than six months as officials examine ways to address the matter, and the public hearing is designed to collect input from community members. The hearing has not yet been scheduled.
• agreed to pay Williams Architects/Aquatics $61,800 for design engineering and construction management services for renovations at the Hinsdale Community Pool. The work, which includes replacing the lap pool deck, repainting the main pool and replacing the pool’s four filters, is estimated to cost $934,000 and will be done over two years. The village received a $400,000 OSLAD grant to offset the project cost.
• told Pepper Construction, the representative of Hinsdale High School District 86, to have district officials make sure all neighbors were notified of the proposed improvements for Hinsdale Central and to consider putting protective netting along the Grant Street side of the JV baseball field. Bonnie Sartore, resident of the Foxgate of Hinsdale subdivision just south of the school, said she and her neighbors did not receive the required notice. She expressed concern that the slight increase in parking would not be adequate in solving a parking shortage that leads to cars lining the local streets during events. The proposed natatorium will only exacerbate the issue, she said.
Trustee Neale Byrnes said the district should put netting along the baseball field’s third-base line along Grant Street in the same way the district plans to along 57th Street to keep foul balls from entering the roadway.