Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday, trustees:

• witnessed the swearing in of two new police officers. Aurora native Thelonious Hicks graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and previously worked in sales, logistics and commercial real estate. Hicks is married and has two sons, ages 3 and 7 months. Jonathon Wheaton was raised in Lockport and received dual-major degrees in national security and political science from King University. He received his master’s in counterterrorism from the University of Essex in the UK and played professional volleyball. Both were hired in August 2021 attended and graduated from Macon County Law Enforcement Academy.

• referred to the plan commission a proposal by Holladay Properties to convert the former Zion Lutheran School building at 125 S. Vine St. into 12 condominiums. The units were originally conceived to be age-targeted for residents age 55 and older. But the developer has also indicated a willingness to make them age-restricted.

• held a first read on a request from Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., to replace its existing parking lot light fixtures with new LED fixtures. The church wants to make the change to take advantage of a ComEd energy efficiency program that would cover some of the cost of the improvement. Next-door neighbor Nancy Cox said the church’s current landscaping does not adequately screen the light from her property. Cox and the church have agreed to work with village forester John Finnell to select the proper arbor vitae for the church to plant to address the issue.