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Update: The Development Review Board voted to recommend to the Village Board of Trustees that this application be approved with various conditions.  The Village Board will consider the application at their November 28, 2016 Meeting.   

Public notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Development Review Board of the Village of River Forest, County of Cook, State of Illinois, on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois on the following matter:

Application #16-02: Planned Development Application for the construction of a five-story, 20 unit condominium building at 1101-1107 Bonnie Brae Place and the conversion of an existing six-unit apartment building into a three-unit condominium building and construction of a new parking garage at 1111 Bonnie Brae Place.

The Legal Descriptions of the properties are as follows:

1101-1107 Bonnie Brae Place: Lots 15 and 16 in Grey and Braese’s Resubdivision of Block 1 in the Subdivision of Blocks 1, 8, 9 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 in Bogu’s Addition to Oak Park being a Subdivision of the East ½ of the Southeast ¼ and the east 1/3 of the west ½ of said southeast ¼ of Section 1, Township 39 North, Range 12 east the third principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois

and

1111 Bonnie Brae Place: lot 14 in grey and Braese’s Resubdivision of Block 1 in the Subdivision of Blocks 1, 8, 9 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 in Bogu’s Addition to Oak Park being a Subdivision of the East ½ of the Southeast ¼ and the east 1/3 of the west ½ of said southeast ¼ of Section 1, Township 39 North, Range 12 east the third principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois

The applicant is: Bonnie Brae Construction, LLC, 3528 Walnut Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the public hearing, the purpose of which is to take evidence on the Application for the Development Review Board and Village Board to consider. A copy of the application and meeting agenda will be available to the public at the Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, or online.  Click here to view a complete copy of the Planned Development application.

Clifford Radatz

Secretary

Development Review Board

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM the Village of River Forest Traffic and Safety Committee conducted a review of the changes that were implemented to the traffic pattern and on street parking around Roosevelt Middle School. As a part of the approval, the Village elected to review the changes roughly one year after execution. This meeting was planned in accordance with that process.

Recently, the Village’s traffic consultant has conducted a formal review of the changes that were made. Results from this study will be discussed.

To listen to the audio from this meeting, please click here.

As always, all residents were welcome to attend.  The meeting will took place in the first floor community room at Village Hall at 7:30 PM. 

River Forest Police are reporting an increase in the amount of calls received regarding sick raccoons.  The Cook County Animal Control Department has issued this news item to remind pet owners to get their dogs and cats vaccinated.

Click here for the full report, courtesy of the Cook County Animal Control.  **Scroll down to "News"** 

Click here for information on the Cook County Animal and Rabies Control LOW-COST RABIES CLINICS.

 

The program allows residents to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in a secured collection box that is located in the basement of the Village Hall, just outside the elevator doors.

Residents can drop off these items during the Village’s normal business hours (Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Residents may bring medications in a sealed container or bag. If there is any personal information on a label the resident should remove or conceal the information before bringing it in. Unacceptable items include loose medications, liquid medicines (such as cough syrup), hypodermics, sharps, biomedical waste (including wound dressings), radioactive medicines and other household hazardous waste.

Once an item is placed inside the box it cannot be removed and Village staff cannot open the box. All medications collected are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner and cannot be reused.

On a periodic basis the box will be emptied by Cook County Sheriff's Office personnel, and the medications will be destroyed off-site. It was once thought that flushing medications down the toilet was an acceptable practice, however, municipal water and sewer systems are not equipped to filter out some of those waste products. This program alleviates pharmaceutical waste from entering our landfills, water and waste-water systems.

 

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 The meeting of the River Forest Zoning Board of Appeals originally scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm has been postponed to Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Community Room of the River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois. Click here for the agenda.

 

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