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, 1851 . ^h Euttllrg J^armslk USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1990 VOLUME 29-NUMBER 50 OFFICE PHONE 708-669-5621 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25c per copy Athletes Receive Signature Page Funds Gene Goeglin, principal of Huntley High School, accepted a check from the Huntley Farmside, representing the money collected on the basketball signature page. The funds will be deposited in the athletic varsity account to purchase equipment for the use of all the students in the athletic department. Roll-Over Number For HFPD If two people should call the Huntley Fire Department at the same time, neither one will get a busy signal, thanks to the new roll-over number recently installed. The first call will be answered in Huntley and the second in Crystal Lake; thus no emergency call will be delayed. There have not been any problems in the past. The fire department is planning ahead for Huntley's projected increase in population. Mona's Grand Opening Amid dozens of cdlorful helium balloons and a jolly clown, Mona held her grand opening ceremony. At 7:30 Sunday morning, March 18, Jim Dhamer, Village President, with the assistance of building inspector, Joe Schaller, and Fire Chief, Dave Veath, cut the symbolic ribbon at the restaurant's entrance. Mona's Restaurant had been open just over a week in the newly remodeled Bowl-Hi restaurant area. Additional help has been hired because of the expanded restaurant hours, but it is Mona's delicious cooking that attracts her customers. Land Purchase For New Huntley High School The Board of Education for Huntley School District #158 approved the contract for land acquistion at their regular board meeting, March 15, 1990. The property is located on Harmony Road, approximately two miles west of Huntley, The farmland and existing buildings are being sold to the school district by the present owner, Harold Borhart. District #158 has an accepted contract to purchase 156 acres west of Huntley at a cost of $1,450,000 as a potential site for a new high school. Land near the existing schools was either not available for purchase or the price was beyond the district's budget. Rather than wait and hope for something to happen in their favor the board decided to go ahead with this purchase. "The board did not want to be caught unprepared for the projected growth of the Huntley area," said School Board President Jim Heavey. "We wanted to keep our options open." The board voted to issue $950,000 in bonds to help finance this purchase. Developer donations, among other financial options, will make up the difference. The district is currently solvent and no increase in the tax rate is planned. The board expects it will be 2 to 3 years before a referendum will be needed for the actual construction to begin. Educational specs will be done before the architectual designing of the building. They plan to continue with the mobile classrooms for now. Once they have a new high school building the present high school can be used as a junior high and the current elementary school may house preschool and K-5. Planning Commission Minutes The regular monthly meeting of the Huntley Planning Commission was called to order at 7:40 pm by Chairman Wilmer Rohlwing on March 12, 1990. Those members of the board present were Paul Mercer, Jack Daum, Ed Domagalski and Robert Schachtner. Also present was Mayor Dhamer. The minutes of the Feb. 12, 1990 meeting were read. Mr. Domagalski moved to accept the minutes as read. Mr. Schachtner seconded, motion carried. The first order of business was presented by Michael Grismer who is seeking approval of Final Plans for duplexes on Myrtle Street. Letter from Baxter & Woodman dated Feb. 21, was read, which stated their approval. Soil testing is requested by Baxter it Woodman when excavating is done, before building just to be sure site is OK. They will not be changing existing elevation. The wet area, or hydric soil, will eventually all be green space. Before they excavate to build, they will fill with clay and will put black dirt to 75 foot mark. They cannot build behind the 75 foot mark. The ditch is across the back side of property and there will not be any more or any less water than at present, all will remain pretty much natural. Mr. Schachtner moved to accept the Final Plans as presented by Michael Grismer for duplexes on Myrtle Street. Mr. Daum secon-^. '. Upon roll call there were five (5) ayes and no (0) nays, motion carried. The next order of business was presented by Joe Schaller. He showed board his plans for adding on to his residence at 11302 Myrtle Street. He would then like to rent out part of it and would like a change in zoning from R-1 or R-2 to R-3, duplex. There are other duplexes on Myrtle. He has published notice in paper for Zoning - Board hearing and is not aware of any objectors. Upon reviewing zoning map, it appears all other duplexes in area are not zoned for duplexes, but zoned R-2. So to change one lot to R-3, would be spot zoning. Mr. Schaller felt it would notbe worth adding on if he can't get the zoning because he wouldn't be able to sell it as a duplex. His lot is 94 feet wide by 135 deep, which would be 12,408 square feet. There was discussion about Conditional Use and whether it lasts the life of the owner or the building. Mr. Schaller said if he could someday sell the property as a duplex, if he wanted to, it would be acceptable to him for the Conditional Use zoning instead of the R-3 change. Chairman Rohlwing then telephoned Attorney Kukla for clarification. It was determined that a conditional use zoning would stay with life of property unless Village Board stipulates otherwise. For a change in zoning to R-3, Mr. Schaller would need a variation for size of lot. Mr. Mercer moved to grant a Conditional Use Variation for Ufe of the building on Schaller property at 11302 Myrtle Street, to R-3. Mr. Daum seconded. Upon roll call there were five (5) ayes and no (0) nays, motion carried. , Chairman Rohlwing then passed out copies of Traffic Impact Analysis; Surveys; Applications; :md Petition for Annexation on the Ludwig it Co. property, to each Planning Commission member. These will be reviewed and discussed at the April meeting. The Mayor reported on Comprehensive Plan update. Mr. Domagalski moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Schachtner seconded. Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:30. /s/Nancy L. Dvorak, Secretary Huntley Planning Comimssion Approved: /s/Wilmer Rohlwing, Chairman These minutes are subject to approval at the next regular planning commission meeting. Census figures help decide how much federal, state and local funding your commu- m nit/ is entitled to for things lilce tomi schools and other essential services. Answer the Census. It counts for more than you think.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|