Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business at their Jan. 3 meeting, trustees

• learned that the online parking permit system experienced some delays but should be ready to go by the end of the week. Drivers also will have the option to scan a QR code to pay for short-term parking by the hour or day in certain lots.

• heard an update on the Trinity Sober Living litigation from Village President Tom Cauley. In a Dec. 19 decision, a federal court refused to allow Trinity to amend its complaint to claim the village had filed a lawsuit in DuPage County in retaliation. The village filed its complaint in August 2019 in Wheaton to enforce its zoning rule that no more than three unrelated people can live in a residential home. Trinity filed a federal lawsuit against Hinsdale in November 2019 for discrimination. The U.S. Department of Justice joined Trinity’s suit a year later, claiming the village violated the Fair Housing Act.

“I think that’s a very good ruling from the federal judge in the federal case Trinity has brought against the village,” Cauley said.

• discussed plans to grant local landmark status to the home at 701 Taft Road owned by Carl and Cynthia Curry, known as the Avedisian House. The board plans to take an official vote at its Jan. 17 meeting.

• agreed to spend up to $392,645 with HR Green Inc. for design engineering services for Sixth Street improvements. The street is scheduled to be rebuilt from Garfield Street to County Line Road in 2024.

• reviewed a $33,071 one-year contract with Sikich to provide auditing services for 2022. The board expects to vote on the contract Jan. 17.