Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday, trustees

• voted 5-0 against a request for a special use permit and an exterior appearance site plan for Lakeside Bank to build a two-story facility with a drive-through at 222 E. Ogden Ave., immediately east of the Shell gas station.

The Hinsdale Plan Commission had voted 8-0 to recommend approval of the project, but trustees said they did not think it was the best use of the property. They would like to see more retail businesses along that stretch of Ogden Avenue, and have asked the village attorney to prepare an ordinance stating that.

Village President Tom Cauley said the village would be happy to help the bank find another location in town and would consider waiving any fees that already have been paid.

• unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for Brad Bloom, who has been serving as assistant village manager/director of public safety since 2016. He currently earns almost $136,000 a year and will be eligible for an annual cost of living/merit increase.

• learned a 6-foot chain link fence the Illinois Tollway Authority placed around a property it purchased on Mills Street for a future retention pond will be removed, following complaints from residents. The village has agreed to maintain the area and indemnify the Tollway should a claim arise related to the property.