Friday, September 14, 2012
LITH To Seek Land For New Airport Entrance
The airport's been in the midst of an FAA-required five-year safety upgrade for the last 12 years. The FAA's supposed to fund 95 percent of the originally estimated $23 million cost but Airport Manager Manny Gomez told FEN funding's been diverted at least twice since work began. Up next is extending the taxiway still further south. "When funds become available," Gomez added.
In other action, the LITH Board approved a license for five video gambling machines at Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria. The approval's still sort of theoretical since the Illinois Gaming Board hasn't rolled out a control system for the machines yet. According to a report this week, only two locations in the entire state are offering legal payouts so far in a test program.
The Board also approved switching some unbuilt duplex lots in the Lakes of Boulder Ridge development into single-family ones. Trustees also approved a resolution asking the McHenry County Board not to issue any more LED billboard permits until it finishes a new Unified Development Ordinance. LITH hasn't been targeted by the billboard companies yet but adjacent Algonquin has been.
In the pic: Contractors seeded this week to finish up taxiway relocation at LITH Airport.