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Meeting roundup


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 4:06pm | View PDF

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other action at their meeting Tuesday, trustees:

• agreed to waive a first reading and voted 6-0 to extend the purchase date for animal and vehicle licenses to June 15, which means no late fees will be charged until June 16.

• listened as Village President Tom Cauley offered assurances that the village has enough cash on hand to operate during this economic downturn, even if it lasts another month or two. The village has kept a close eye on expenses over the years, he noted.

“As a result of that, we have a cushion we can now use,” he said. “At some point we are going to certainly have to discuss deferring some capital projects this year.”

• heard Cauley remind residents that Census 2020 responses were due April 1. Those who have not yet responded can visit or call (844) 330-2020. Census results help determine how much federal and state funding the village receives as well as representation in U.S. Congress.

• unanimously approved five variations for construction projects at Hinsdale Central High School and an exterior appearance and site plan for a new natatorium and various other improvements there, following unanimous recommendations from the village’s zoning board of appeals and the plan commission

• listened to a request from resident Julie Laux, owner of J. Jordan Homes, for the historic preservation commission find a way to resume its meeting schedule. The commission canceled its April meeting and is scheduled to meet next May 6.

“I’d like to make sure that happens,” Laux said. “It’s stalling some of my projects and my personal homes as well.”

Cauley said he has left it up to the chairs of village commissions to determine whether or not to meet during the governor’s stay-at-home order.

Village manager Kathleen Gargano said the village is working to arrange for commissioners to attend meetings remotely, adding that most of the village’s efforts are focused on responding to COVID-19.

“If it does become an issue and residents are concerned, we’ll take action to make sure the meetings take place,” Cauley said.


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