The Huntley Farmside
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SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 trije 2^1 untkp Jfarmsfibe HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, APRIL 6,1995 - VOLUME 35, NUMBER 1 USPS 580-360 Huntley, Gilberts To Hold Joint Town Meeting Re ComEd Project Paulsen, Becker, Lamb Win Huntley Trustee Seats By Tracey Schwartz The villages of Huntley and Gilberts will hold a joint town meeting at Huntley High School cafeteria on Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm. Village presidents, Jim Dhamer and Dan Shepard, will present the villages' joint effort to address ComEd's Far Northwest Project." The project proposes three new substations and 100 ft. high voltage power lines in and around Huntley and Gilberts. The two villages along with Prime Group have retained attorney, Robert Fitzsimmons of Mayer, Brown & Piatt of Chicago, to pursue their best interests with regard to burial of the lines and the routes of the lines. Fitzsimmons has successfully worked on several utility cases. In February the two villages hired consultant, Ed Parkinson of the University of Tennessee Space Institute to research the costs of power line burial and specifically to find places in the U.S. that are successfully using underground technologies for U-ansmission lines. In addition, Huntley village administrator, Rob Nelis, and representatives from Prime Group will be on hand to discuss this issue. The meeting will address this project's affect on the health, property, land value and environment of the two communities. There are many complexities to this issue to understand and this meeting seeks to better inform the community about its alternatives. According to Administrator Nelis, they want to help focus the communities' concerns and discuss how residents can contribute to the cause through letter writing, etc. Residents Can Sign Petition To Support Power Line Alternatives There will be a petition that supports seeking power line alternatives at the door of the joint town meeting of the villages of Huntley and Gilberts next Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm in the Huntley High School cafeteria. The petition simply states its signers support the efforts of the villages of Huntley and Gilberts to work with ComEd for an alternative solution to 100 ft. high voltage power lines proposed in their Far Northwest Project. Huntley resident, Graham Knott, began gathering signatures at the Candidates Night in Huntley. Thus far, he has about 100 signatures. There are additional petitions that can be signed located at the Huntley Library, Huntley Park District office and several are circulating the community. Incumbent Charles Becker, and newcomers. Sue Paulsen and Susan Lamb, won the three open seats on the Huntley Village Board in Tuesday's election. The votes came in as follows: Paulsen, 398; Becker, 301; Lamb, 269; Dennis Beeskow, 247; Roger Borowicz, 179; John Sheehan, 150; and Terrence Hoeft, 141. Paulsen, Becker and Lamb will begin their four-year terms as trustees at the first board meeting in May. In the Huntley Park Board race incumbent, Charles Yerke, defeated Donald Jan for the six- year term, 572 votes to 184. Maureen Urewicz and Janice Schadt will serve six-year terms as trustees for the Huntley Area Public Library District. The race was a "no contest" with Schadt taking 608 votes and Urewicz taking 487. Community College DisUict #528's proposition to issue $7,200,000 building bonds passed at the polls, 14,886 yes votes to 11,173 no votes. These are unofficial final totals from the McHenry County Clerk's office at press time, 8am Wednesday. Lots of people gathered on Mill Street Tuesday morning to watch the moving of the Donahue house down the street to the Donahue Woods. Donahues Move Homestead Down Mill Street Wayne and Carol Donahue built their two-story Colonial home on Mill Street in 1960. After 35 years they didn't want to see it torn down when they sold the property to Dean Foods. So they moved it! Tuesday morning J.C. Muehlfelt & Sons, Inc. of Wheaton, carefully pulled the four-bedroom home on a trailer down Mill Street. Three utility companies came out to move overhead lines Routes Finalized For ComEd's Far Northwest Project By Diane Emerson, ComEd Public Affairs Director ComEd has announced the results of a year-long community participation process to site transmission lines connecting substations planned for Algonquin, Huntley and an area south of Huntley in Rutland Township. The facilities will serve the rapidly growing areas of northern Kane and southern McHenry Counties, and form what is know as ComEd's Far Northwest Project. About 40 people, representing various government, civic, business and educational interests in the area, were part of a community working group which studied route options. Several public open houses were held for residents living along the potential routes to obtain their input. ComEd said it would pursue a route east of the outlet mall at Rt. 47 to link the proposed Rutland Township substation along 1-90 with a proposed substation on the eastern edge of Huntley. In January, the company announced that the proposed Algonquin substation would be linked using an east- west route to the Huntley substation site and that the northern termination of the project would be at ComEd's existing u-ansmission line at Rt. 176, northwest of Huntley. About 20 different transmission line routes were identified during the community working gioup siting process. The routes were evaluated based on technical, environmental, engineering and economic factors. The results of this evaluation clearly narrowed the number of favored routes. ComEd then conducted detailed dialogue with community working group members directly affected by the favored routes to work out specific details. ComEd is in the process of contacting landowners along the proposed routes to acquire the necessary right-of-way. ComEd's construction plans need approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), a process which can take up to a year. A formal application outlining the preferred transmission line plan is expected to be filed by summer. that obstructed the rolling home's path. The whole procession stopped halfway down and a tree had to be trimmed before they could continue. Finally, Muehlfelt placed it on previously-poured footings on a lot in the Donahue Wopds at the comer ofRL47andMilL Carmichael Construction will pour the new foundation, rebuild the porch and add on a new two-car garage. The original garage was torn down before the move. The Donahues who began planning this move last November, have been out of the house about a month. They hope to have everything completed and move back in by late summer. The Donahues said this is not the first home they've moved. They're old pros at it, having moved two other home previously. Huntlian, Art Schultz was the carpenter that built this Swift & Co. custom home for the Donahues in 1960.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|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|