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PUBLIC NOTICE: VILLAGE BOARD CONSIDERATION OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION #16-03 

1530 JACKSON AVENUE - ST. VINCENT FERRER CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE HALL ADDITION

Public notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Community Room at the River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois the Village Board of Trustees will consider the Development Review Board’s recommendation to approve the following Planned Development application:

Application #16-03:  Amendment to Planned Development Ordinance #3588.  The Applicant proposes to modify the exterior building materials and building height of the multipurpose hall and supporting spaces at St. Vincent Ferrer Church at 1530 Jackson Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60305, located on the south side of North Avenue between Jackson Avenue and Lathrop Avenue.

The Development Review Board (DRB) held a Public Hearing on this matter on
October 27, 2016 and, by a vote of 5- (with two members absent), recommended approval of the application at its October 27, 2016 meeting.  The Development Review Board recommendation was subject to the following condition(s): The roof of the structure shall comply and be built in accordance with the updated roof plan drawing dated October 27, 2016. A copy of the drawing can be found by clicking here.

Residents are welcome to attend the November 7, 2016, Village Board meeting and will be provided an opportunity to address the Village Board regarding the proposed project.  A copy of the application and of the Development Review Board Findings of Fact can be found on the Village website by clicking here.  Any questions regarding Application #16-03 or the planned development process may be directed to:

Lisa Scheiner

Assistant Village Administrator

400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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(708) 714-3554

If you cannot attend the Village Board meeting but would like to provide comments to the Village Board, you may submit comments in writing, via letter or email, no later than Friday, November 4, 2016.

 

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has an important message for rain barrel owners:

It's time to winterize rain barrels. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, our first frost date will be Monday, October 24th. To fully protect rain barrels and prevent ice formations in and around the barrel area, we highly recommend that every rain barrel be properly winterized. This means draining, disconnecting, flipping upside down, and storing the rain barrels in the garage or basement. Proper maintenance and storage will prevent the barrel from cracking and uphold the 1-year warranty.

Recently, an industry has emerged that allows homeowners to list homes online for lodging and rental for short term stays whether or not they are present during these stays.   This type of use is prohibited under the River Forest Municipal Code. Property owners who violate the Village Code will be expected to bring their home into immediate compliance. Failure to do so can result in the issuance of citation(s). The Village is not responsible for any fines or cancellation fees that a homeowner may incur by bringing the property into compliance with Village Codes.  Click here to view more information about short term rentals or click here to view the Village Code. 

 

Required repairs to the public water system will necessitate the temporary shut down of water service on several blocks in the Village.  The water will be shut off on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

The following blocks will be affected:

  • 800-900 Blocks of Franklin - Click here for further information

  • 600-700 Blocks of Clinton Place & 7314, 7350 Oak - Click here for further information

Recently, an industry has emerged that allows homeowners to list homes online for lodging and rental for short term stays whether or not they are present during these stays.   This type of use is prohibited under the River Forest Municipal Code. Property owners who violate the Village Code will be expected to bring their home into immediate compliance. Failure to do so can result in the issuance of citation(s). The Village is not responsible for any fines or cancellation fees that a homeowner may incur by bringing the property into compliance with Village Codes.  Click here to view more information about short term rentals or click here to view the Village Code. 

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