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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Chicago, Illinois A Star a Tribune publication volume 33�?no. 54 30 pages�?5 sections sunday december 16,1973 want ads 755-9500 news s Sycamore 8-6161 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 15 cents per copy Energy efficiency buses ready for operation Homewood a mini bus system will go into operation tomorrow morning at 6 . For the first 21 Days the service will be free. Three routes Are scheduled a one to the West Side and two to the East. The new service approved tuesday evening by the Homewood Village Board is being offered on a trial basis. Until Christmas the hours will be 6 . To 7 . Monday through Friday Ami 9 . To 6 . Saturdays. There will be no sunday bus service. A if after Christmas we find that non Rush hour ridership is Low we May have to discontinue operations Between 9 . And 5 .,�?� according to i Arryl Owery administrative assistant. During the trial period the Village will use three school Type buses. A this is due to Lack of Normal transit buses being available on a Short term basis a he said. Providing the buses will be Vanderaa bus company. Sisters of mercy property decision hearing continued refuse collector Allen Young struggles with a loaded plastic bag of garbage As Well As inclement weather conditions. However Many scavenger company employees might consider Young Lucky. For the refuse pictured above was left neatly at die curbside. In the same kind of weather other refuse collection company employees found themselves walking several Hundred feet to pick up garbage at rear doors. In order to save Money on wages and fuel a scavenger company operating in Flossmoor is planning to cancel its backyard pickup service starting in january. From Bond Issue enlargement planned for Dolphin Lake Pool with the funds from its Bond Issue this month the Homewood Flossmoor Park District will begin preparing for the enlargement of Dolphin i Ake Pool. Part of the funds will go for the architectural and engineering work for the Pool plans David b. Colmar Park director explained. The timetable Calls for hiring an architect in april or May bidding in july and construction to begin the Day after i Abor Day. From the issuance of the Bonds it is anticipated that $58,000 would be committed to the pools plans. Next year the Park District will use funds for the actual enlargement. A it is just impossible to enlarge the Pool in time for the june 1974 opening so we Are shooting for june 1975,�?� Colmar said. The plans Call for a three Pool Complex with a diving Pool approximately 45-by-40 feet. It would be 13-foot deep and include one and three meter boards. It would eliminate diving from the swimming area. A presently we have to close off the diving area frequently during the summer because of the number of swimmers a according to Colmer. A it would also be used for additional programming of classes such As scuba life saving water Ballet Ami advanced swimming a he added. A then there will be an actual wading Pool about 40-by20 feet ranging from six to 24-inches deep. It would include some water animals and maybe a slide a he said. The present facilities do not include a wading Pool except for an area that is approximately one to two inches deep. A the present swimming Pool would be swallowed out so that it would Range from three to five feet in depth a according to Colmar a it would be strictly a swimming tank we will strive to Widen it to 45 feet it is now 35 feet so that it can include six lanes which would be adequate for Short course yardage competitive swim meets a he said. Plans Tor the new Pool Are based on aesthetics As Well As sound engineering. The diving Pool May be raised 18 inches because of hydrostatic problems in relationship to the Lake. Along the Western perimeter of the existing Pool area there would be an elevated sundeck. A new Concession stand would be located closer to the Pool which will also serve As a warming House for ice skating during the Winter. The existing Shower and locker room will be revamped to accommodate the increase in volume of services. It is hoped that a restroom could become available for ice skaters during the Winter Colmar said. The proposal for enlarging the Pool began earlier this year when Park District commissioner Manny Hoffman said a that Pool is really crowded. It is Wall to Wall people. 1 feel we have a responsibility in that a look at the figures he said. A there Are Many Days that More than 1,000 persons use that Small Pool. And Many times they have had to limit the number of persons admitted to the Pool since it was already by Alburnett Homewood a plan commission played Host wednesday night to the Long awaited confrontation Between the Developer of a proposed town House project on the Sisters of mercy property at 18241 Perth Avenue and residents of the neighbourhood. Although More than 100 residents turned out for the preliminary planned unit development hearing in the Village auditorium a concerned were surprised to find the meeting orderly quiet and Low keyed. J plan commission chairman Henry k. Kroner jr., adjourned the meeting promptly at 10 ., after hearing 25 minutes of arguments favourable to the project and 90 minutes of objections. The hearing was continued until january 23, when the Developer will be Given an Opportunity to rebut the arguments of the residents and additional testimony from the residents will be heard. Project plans were presented by Thomas j. Mcgrath attorney representing the Developer Burton i. Stender and total development services inc., a subsidiary of Harry o. Hefter associates Chicago architect. The Developer plans to build 48 town House units ranging from $45,000 to $60,000 in eight building clusters. Plans Call for 24 two bedroom units of 1,626 Square feet each eight three bedroom units of 1,626 Square feet and 16 three bedroom units of 2,026 Square feet each. Each town House would have its own underground parking and 40 additional parking spaces will be provided outdoors. Each Cluster of six town houses would be in a distinctive architectural style fabricated from designs by Donald Scholz of Scholz Homes inc., a subsidiary of Inland steel company in Toledo Ohio. Mcgrath testified that Stender is convinced that there is a Market for luxury town houses and condominiums in Homewood because of his Success in Selling 30 higher priced condominiums and town houses in his Butterfield project on Holbrook Road. Flood water retention will be provided on the site he said. The attorney estimated that each unit would pay about $1,400 in annual real estate taxes bringing the total tax Bill for the project to $67,200 annually. He stipulated that the Developer would repair and improve Perth Avenue which is now a 14-foot half Street. Answering a query from the plan commission he estimated that the 5.5-acre site would support 17 single family Homes compared to the 48 town houses which would have a density of 8.8 units per acre. Kroner turned the meeting Over to Charles boy sen 18156 Perth Avenue president of the Scandia Home owners association who held the floor for 52 minutes. Admitting that the association had been formed for the express purpose of opposing Stenders petition Boysen said that he had petitions signed by 95 per cent of the property owners in the area opposing the project. He devoted most of his presentation to a Point by Point analysis of the a a purposes continued on Page 2 the buses will leave the downtown area every 30 minutes and return approximately 25 minutes later. The last bus will leave the downtown area at 6 30 . And Complete its route by 7 . A since this is our first time and it is a test period we expect to encounter some difficulties with the system As established. However by utilizing the experience gained in this trial system we can alter routes bus stops and time schedules to serve the needs of the greatest number of citizens of the Village a he noted. A if there Are delays in the service or if routes or bus stops Are inconvenient for you we ask that you be patient with us and relay to us All of your comments and suggestions so we May Analyse and make changes where necessary. A we encourage you to try the bus service and to let us know your feelings on the practicality of establishing this on a full time basis with a minimal fee a Lowery stated. At tuesdays meeting the Board discussed fees of 10, 15 or 25 cents a we must also emphasize that this service is being established on a trial basis Only. It is the Hope of the Village that there will be enough users of the system to warrant our establishing a full time continuous bus service a he added. The Village has budgeted $20,000 for the program i Ess than two weeks ago the Board asked that the Mim by system be re examined. Tuesday evening the system now going into operation was proposed. The system is aimed at relieving some of the traffic congestion parking problems and gasoline shortages expected to increase. In jewry reports that the three buses during the full Day service will use a total of 150 Gallons. The buses and routes will each be identified by a color a Blue for the West Side Green for the Northeast segment and red continued on Page 2 incumbents file Early for offices waiting for skating Mercury must dip first All seven local state legislators up for re election next year have already filed petitions to run in next year s primaries a Check with the Secretary of states office in Springfield revealed last week. Several of the incumbents will face challengers however. In the 42nd District which includes most of will county House speaker w. Robert Blair of Park Forest and Harry d. I it Linenweber of Joliet will face a Republican primary Challenge next year by newcomer Todd h. Lowe of Bollin Brooke a member of that villages elementary school Board. Three candidates will also vie in the forty second districts democratic primary. State rep. George e. Sangmeister of Mokena and Leroy Van Duyne of Joliet a member of the will county Board will be challenged by William b. Craig of Joliet. Five candidates will compete for the Republican nomination in the ninth District where state rep. William f. Mahar of Homewood a Thornton township resident will face four Rich township residents. Among the challengers Lynn g. Brenne is a former state representative from Park Forest who was Defeated in 1972. David r. Barr a Matteson resident and the Choice of party slate makers is a 25-year-old Law school graduate completing his first term on the Rich township High school Board. Another ninth District challenger Emma Jean Hemingway is a protege and legislative aide to tenth District state sen. Jack e. Walker. Mrs. Hemingway lives in Rural Matteson. The remaining candidate b. Robert key is a Park Forest resident who also made a primary race for state representative in 1972. Ninth District democratic Here confined on Page 2 As soon As weather permits the ice skating areas in Homewood and Flossmoor will be ready for Public use according to John Wetzel superintendent of Parks for the Homewood Flossmoor Park District. A we have had a number of inquiries about the ice skating areas. However it just has not been cold enough to build a base for skating As yet. As soon As it is we will have the skating areas ready a he said. A to build a Good skating area the ground must be Frozen first. If it is not the water then percolates through the ground creating Shell ice. As soon As anyone skates on it the ice Breaks up. Once there is rough ice it is extremely difficult to smooth it out a he explained a generally Dolphin Lake will freeze before the other skating areas since there the ground does not have to freeze first a he said. This your the District will maintain eight skating areas. A we have added lighting at Dolphin Laike to extend the hours of skating there available for the Public a Accord ing to mrs. Marilyn Wolf superintendent of recreation. Merchants Flossmoor Apollo and Dolphin i it Ake Parks will have lights and will be open until 9 . All four ice skating areas will have warming houses available. Guards will be provided at All eight skating areas from 3 30 to 5 . Until 6 . When Daylight savings time goes into effect at the other four Parks. Saturday and sunday schedules Are 10 . To 5 . 6 . Cd or 9 . Where there Are lights a skaters Are urged to watch the signs posted at All skating areas and the red Flag at Dolphin Laike part to know when the ice is ready for skating. Tests Are taken on the ice at Dolphin i it acc to insure that it is thick enough to handle the skaters a Wetzel said. A at the other Parks if persons do skate when the signs say no skating then the ice will be broken up making it difficult for Good skating later the skating areas and Type of skating let permitted Are a merchants 183rd and Harwood Homewood general skating Only a Flossmoor Park at Flossmoor and Frassie roads general skating Only. A Dolphin let Ake 183rd and governors Highway hockey at the North portion and general skating at the South end. A Apollo Park Morgan and Bowling Green in Homewood hockey monday wednesday Friday and saturday afternoons and general skating tuesday thursday afternoons saturday mornings and sunday. A Briarwood Highland Avenue and Willow in Homewood general skating. A Heather Hill i Awrence Crescent Flossmoor hockey Only. A Ashland Park Ashland Willow roads Homewood hockey Only. Flossmoor Hills school. Beech Street hockey monday wednesday Friday and saturday afternoons. General skating tuesday and thursday afternoons saturday mornings and sundays. Further information on skating May be obtained by calling 9754 303 at anytime inside the Star today up in smoke along with the increasing emphasis on fuel saving being stressed to a suddenly Energy conscious America the demand for that old standby firewood has also risen. How to keep warm the old fashioned Way Page d-15. Toys that Hurt the . Consumer product safety commission estimates that then Are at least 132,000 toy related accidents each year l is on which toys to buy and which to avoid for safety reasons Are available in a special feature Page Al Fasy on the ears its not just jazz its Gnu jazz. Governors state University boasts another exceptional jazz group of note Page a 15 Page classified advertising. Business directory ____0 6 14 dining entertainment guide. C 14. 15 editorials a 14 especially Tor l 6 the hot Corner. King Arthur s court movies. Obituaries. Sports. Page. C 1 c 10 c 14 a 6 c i 6

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