Friday, August 10, 2012
Conflict Looms On Huntley Building Purchase Today
"What would it cost to raze it?" asked Trustee Nick Hanson. There's no estimate yet, replied Village Manager Dave Johnson who noted there hasn't been a decision on what to do with the property yet.
Trustee Harry Leopold said he thought the decrepit building ought to come down to expand the surrounding municipal parking lot. "As a compromise to the Historic Commission I think there should be a small park and monument," he said, however.
"I'm opposed to razing the property," said Trustee Pam Fender.
Mayor Chuck Sass reined in the incipient debate since the cart was getting before the horse. "We haven't talked about this yet," he said. "We're going to have a discussion," though, he said.
Separately, the Board gave formal approval to Special Use Permits for planned Rookies and Jimmy John's restaurants at Regency Square across from the Huntley Walmart. Parking and drive-thru stacking areas were increased from original plans after Board worries two months ago. The Village will still have to review blueprints when they're drawn up and issue operating permits later.
In the pic: Huntley will buy 11801 E. Main Street today but the Village Board hasn't decided what to do with it yet.