Village Board Approves Infiniti Development
At Monday’s meeting, the Village Board approved a new Infiniti car dealership planned for Ogden Avenue. The Village Board also approved an economic incentive agreement that shares a portion of the sales tax generated at the site with the dealer.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the Village,” said Village President Tom Karaba. “The Village will benefit not only from the economic impact of the development, but we also look forward to welcoming such a well regarded brand into our community.”
The ownership group will construct a car dealership and service center between Oxford and Woodstock Avenues, and plans to demolish the former Mayflower Motel, Classic Casual Furniture and Glass America all of which have recently gone out of business.
The Village anticipates it will receive substantial economic benefit from the dealership, not only in the sales tax it will generate, but also by replacing obsolete businesses located in a prime commercial area for the Village. The dealership will bear the name Clarendon Hills, providing additional exposure to the community from passers by on Ogden Avenue.
To read a press release about the project, please visit the Village’s website
Village Hosts Open House for Outgoing Manager
The Village is hosting an open house for Village Manager Rob Bahan who recently accepted the position of Village Manager of Winnetka, Ill. Residents, business owners and others are invited to the event on Thursday, November 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room. Bahan has served as Village Manager since 2002.
“We’ve been very fortunate to have Rob these past eight years, and he unquestionably leaves our Village not only a better place to live, but also a better place to work,” Village President Tom Karaba said. “We wish Rob and his family nothing but the best and extend to Rob a big thank you!”
The Village is currently in the process of searching for a new Village Manager. Voorhees Associates LLC has been retained to conduct the recruitment and search process. Between Bahan’s departure and the hiring of a new Manager, a new part-time Interim Village Manager William Balling has been appointed and Village Finance Director Peg Hartnett will serve as Interim Assistant Village Manager.
Annual Christmas Walk Set for December 3
The 2010 Christmas Walk, hosted by the Village, the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Park District, will take place on Friday, December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The events will kick off with caroling and the annual tree lighting at Village Hall at 6 p.m. Afterward, attendees are welcome to stop in the Village Board Room for cookies and to stroll downtown where the Chamber will host an evening full of activities, including giveaways, drawings and coupons from member businesses. Don’t forget that Santa Claus will arrive at the Sloan Triangle at 7 p.m. sharp. For more information, visit the Christmas Walk website
Flagg Creek Construction Update
Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District (FCWRD) continues on Park Avenue between Walker and Western Avenue. Park Avenue is closed to through traffic, but affected businesses and residences will be accessible, including the Post Office.
Work is concluding on Eastern Avenue between Park and Holmes, and is expected to be finished within the next week. Traffic on north-bound Holmes will be detoured to Sheridan and then to Prospect.
For a map of the project area, planned detours and updates on the construction, please visit the Village’s website
The project is part of a $14 million upgrade to the sanitary sewer system, owned and operated by the Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District. The much-needed improvements will help prevent sanitary sewer surcharging during heavy rainfalls.
Don’t Forget to Check, Clean Smoke Detectors
Each year, residents are reminded to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors and clean them of dust and debris when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends. If you didn’t get to it when you changed your clocks back, the Village encourages you to do so now to ensure your smoke detectors are working properly when they are needed.
Fire Department Participating in Toy Express
The Clarendon Hills Fire Department is again participating in Toy Express, which collects toys for under-privledged children at area fire stations and Wal-mart locations. Anyone who would like to participate is asked to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Fire Department, 316 Park Avenue, before January 1.