Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business Tuesday night, trustees

• referred to the village’s plan commission a map amendment and concurrent exterior appearance and site plan review applications for the development of a McLaren car dealership at 2 Salt Creek Lane. Applicant Mouse Automotive wants to build a two-story, 38,367-square-foot facility on the 2.2-acre property. Trustees signaled support for the project but noted an allowance will have to made concerning the amount of parking proposed for the site.

• discussed the recommendation to hire HR Green Inc., for $392,645 to provide design engineering services for Sixth Street improvements. The reconstruction project, scheduled in 2024, is the final improvement project within the current master infrastructure plan, will replace approximately 80-year-old underground infrastructure, including a new storm sewer, water main replacement and sanitary sewer repairs. The roadway will be reconstructed using either historic bricks, asphalt or a combination of the two. The board is expected to vote on the contract Jan. 3.

• reviewed a proposed contract to rehabilitate the village’s standpipe to Era Valdivia Contractors Inc. for just over $1.2 million. Constructed in 1956, the 2 million-gallon standpipe is located adjacent to Hinsdale Central High School. The interior and exterior was last painted in 2003. Work this time would also include improvements to pit piping, foundation repairs and safety enhancements.

• discussed an application from J. Jordan Homes to convert Kensington Court to a private street and allow a six-foot tall sliding gate to be installed for the yet-to-be constructed eight-unit single-family home subdivision. The cul-de-sac off Monroe Street south of Ogden Avenue is adjacent to Kensington School and across from Hinsdale Orthopaedics parking lot. The gate request divided the board, with some trustees saying it was out of character with the rest of the village, while others said the location near institutional buildings warranted such a feature and accepted the developer’s contention that it makes the properties more marketable.