MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING
OF THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF VERNON HILLS
HELD JULY 18, 2000
A PROPOSED MORATORIUM FOR THE ROUTE 45 AND ROUTE 21 CORRIDOR
TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2000 OR UNTIL A STUDY
IS COMPLETED BY THE LAKOTA GROUP
President Byrne called to order at 7:00 p.m. the public hearing concerning the moratorium for the Route 45 and Route 21 corridor.
Assistant Manager Kalmar gave an explanation of the moratorium.
Peter Krupzcak representing College of Lake County asked the Board to not approve the moratorium stating it would affect the college. Access is needed to Route 21 and 45 along with improvements to the retention basin and the parking lot.
Mike Cohen of Half Day Inn stated they are ready to move forward with a concept plan for a hotel and banquet facility. The moratorium could cause them to lose the hotel franchise they have.
Assistant Manager Kalmar stated businesses could move forward on a parallel track with the moratorium so construction could begin in the spring.
Al Goodman did not support the moratorium stating he was afraid it would go past December.
A representative from Highland Presbyterian Church and Neil Goldberg from the Georgetown Condo Association supported the moratorium stating that you can only plan once and 6 months is not long to wait in order to make sure it is done correctly.
Ronald Cope, an attorney representing a resident who purchased 5 acres of land on Milwaukee, stated that his client has a big investment and will suffer financial damage if the moratorium is approved.
Pat Kaprin, a resident for 24 years and boardmember of Georgetown Square, stated he is representing 172 property owners who want to make sure the development is appropriate and are in full support of the moratorium.
Audrey Eckels from the Environmental Committee stated their support for the moratorium.
Mike Polbany, a resident in the corridor, stated his opposition to the moratorium.
Jim Greenan, a Georgetown resident, asked if any traffic studies had been done. He noted how difficult it is to exit or enter his subdivision.
Vick Botenika stated his support of the moratorium on behalf of the older part of Vernon Hills.
President Byrne stated the topic would be discussed further with a vote taken at Committee of the Whole.
The Public Hearing was closed at 7:50 p.m.
Jeanne M. Schwartz, Village Clerk Roger L. Byrne, Village President