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Village Board Will Vote on Appointments, Grant Award, Liquor License, Salt Purchase and More

(File photo)
(File photo)

Glen Ellyn Village Board will vote Monday on the appointment of James Burket to complete the remainder of the term held by Trustee Robert Friedberg, which ends in May 2015. Friedberg resigned due to a professional opportunity out of state.

Burket, recommended for the position by Village President Alexander Demos, is senior vice president and principal of Global Asset Advisors and has lived in Glen Ellyn since 1994. Read more about him here.

Also Monday, the board will read letters of thanks and acknowledge some of the good things local groups and individuals are doing in Glen Ellyn. 

Board members also will accept the resignation of Patrick Brugh of the Capital Improvements Commission and Xristina Rahn of the Environmental Commission.

Following recognitions, members of the public will be invited to speak for up to three minutes on any topic.

In addition to approval of minutes and accounts payable, the consent agenda, designed to be approved in a single vote, includes the following items:

  • designate Trustee McGinley as village president pro tem from January through April
  • appoint Yadav Nathwani to the Finance Commission
  • agreement with Verizon to maintain cell transmission equipment at Cottage Avenue water tower for annual rent of $14,000, increasing 3 percent a year
  • liquor license for The Fresh Market, 285 Roosevelt Road
  • adoption of a new "light industrial" zoning district for 21W180 and 21W200 Hill Avenue. The properties are being annexed to Glen Ellyn.
  • zoning code amendments to clarify standards, lessen some of the requirements, and generally be more "resident friendly"
  • setback variation to allow two-story attached garage addition at 475 Hillside Ave.
  • series of action on payment of general obligation bonds
  • purchase of additional rock sale at a cost not to exceed $123,000

The board will then vote to on facade and interior grant requests from the owner of Peanut Butter Planet, 546 Crescent Blvd.

Discussions on the following topics will conclude the meeting:

  • annexation agreement with Glen Oak Country Club. Since 2004, the Village and Glen Oak Country Club have been in discussions regarding the Club’s interest in connection to the Village’s Lake Michigan water system. 
  • fiscal year 2013-14 second quarter budget report
Glen Ellyn Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St.

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