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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Chicago, Illinois Outline projects proposed in Flossmoor budget by Robert Banner of plotting a Well converting a fire department pumper into a ladder truck making a traffic study at Sterling Avenue and e loss Moor Road and purchasing video tape equipment for the police department Are All proposed in the 1972-7.1 Village of Flossmoor budget. F loss Moor s budget for the new fiscal year totals approximately $890,000. And was approved monday by the Board of trustees. The villages tax rate for 1972 is estimated at $1.2289 per $100 valuation which is More than 10 cents lower than the 1971 rate. The budget was prepared for tin trustees by Village manager Leonard Harris. The budget period runs from May 1, 1972, to april 20, 1972. Largest amount budgeted for a single department is $272,922 for waterworks and sewerage. This represents an increase of More than $20,000 Over the estimated actual expenditures for the department in 1971-1972. Proposed increases in operating and maintenance expenses salary increases As Well As the use of data processing in the handling of water Bills for the first time Are the major factors contributing to the increase in the fund. Next to waterworks and sewers the department with the largest operating budget is police. The new budget proposes an increase in expenditures for police totalling $20,991. Salaries for police officers will increase from a total Cost of $127,000 to $127,401, according to the new budget. An increase of $7,218 Over tin estimated 1971-1972 expenditures is proposed for the fire department. This reflects an increase of about $2,500 Over the estimated actual 1971-1972 expenditures for fire equipment. Included in the fire department equipment requests Are conversion of a 1947 pumper into a ladder truck and the establishment of a fund for the Purchase of a new fire truck in accordance with a 10-year plan. Proposed in the budget Are $127,104 for capital outlay purchases and $121,580 for major maintenance projects. Most of those funds Are directed toward waterworks improvements. Most expensive capital outlay project is completion of Well 7a on Butterfield Road. Cost of completing this deep Well will be $72,160, according to the budget. Two half ton pickup trucks and the construction of Ari addition to the Public works building on Sterling Avenue Are also planned for the water and sewerage department. The trucks would replace two older models arid the addition would provide office space for the superintendent and locker facilities for Village employees. Major maintenance projects for the water and sewerage system total $78,580. Included in this amount Are funds to Eross connect water Mains in order to eliminate poor sections of pipe according to Harris. Other things proposed Iri the budget Are installation of about 10 Riew fire hydrants replacement of inoperative water shutoff valves and the replacement of resin in the water softeners at the Heather Hill Crescent Flossmoor Road and Butterfield Road water treatment plants. A the resin in these water softeners is now eight years old and has lost much of its capacity through Wear and Iron fouling. Until such a time As the softeners Are open it cannot actually be determined How much resin will have to be replaced a a Harris said. Amount budgeted to replace the resin is $17,000. Budgeted for the police department is i in ii r l. In Pii pc i a Star a Tribune publication want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 volume 21�?no. 102 pages�?6 sections sunday May 21,1972 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 15 cents per copy Fly a a c a. Vit i a a. % Job a a a Quot to. A �16 Quot a -5 183rd, Kedzie site construction got under Way monday for the new Camp Tanglewood mess Hall and recreation building. Looking Over the plans prior to the ground breaking ceremony Are from left it. William a. Long ,. Army reserves which is donating construction personnel mrs. W. A. Lyzak president Camp tangle Wood association mrs. Howard l. Harvey neighbourhood chair Man mrs. David j. Samulowitz president Homewood Flossmoor Junior woman a club and Dennis Dickerson project chairman Homewood Flossmoor Jaycees. The Jaycees contributed $1,500 to the project. Additional contributions May be sent to mrs. William a. Lyzak 2049 Downey Homewood. Safeway bus gets state Aid Grant of $142,313 South suburban Safeway lines has been awarded an emergency debt service Grant of $142,212 by the state of Illinois department of transportation. Governor Richard b. Ogilvie announced the awarding of emergency Grants to South suburban Safeway and four other private suburban bus companies Friday morning. The governor said that the five Grants totalling $294,487, a will help assure the continuance of vitally needed transit services in the northeastern Illinois metropolitan a without these Grants a governor Ogilvie said a there was danger that Many of these services would have been sharply curtailed or completely eliminated. These debt service Grants will help maintain these transit services until longer Range Spring Home building and improvement Section today assistance is possible both through the states capital improvement Grant program and through our efforts to seek a regional solution to the areas mass transportation in addition to South suburban Safeway lines the other four bus companies receiving Grants Friday were Evanston bus company Glenview bus company United motor coach company and West towns bus company. Over 22 million riders annually patronize these five carriers which serve suburban Cook county and portions of will and Dupage counties. South suburban Safeway lines inc., has an annual ridership of approximately 4,900,000 and serves Chicago Heights Crete Dolton Dixmoor East Chicago Heights East Hazel Crest Flossmoor Glenwood Harvey Hazel Crest Homewood Markham Matteson Midlothian Olympia Fields Park Forest Phoenix Posen Richton Park Riverdale South Chicago Heights South Holland Steger and Thornton As Well As nine other communities. The preliminary application for a debt service Grant was filed by the Harvey based bus company last july shortly after two Bills were signed into Law by governor Ogilvie authorizing such Grants. South suburban Safeway officials applied for a $2 million debt service Grant under the a a emergency provisions of House Bill 22 10. Park District summer programs announced registration for the Homewood floss in dior Park districts summer programs will be june 2 at Dolphin Lake Park from 9 a in until 2 p in something for every age group will be offered and Many new programs Are plan David b Colmar superintendent of recreation reported a the favourites such As the play school Junior Day Camp and the senior Day Camp programs will he the Peak school program is for boys and girls who were three years old by december 1, 1971. Through those entering kindergarten this fall. Quot it gives them a Chance to participate in group games Story telling arts and crafts projects plus Many other outdoor activities a Colmar noted the program will meet both at Dolphin like in Homewood and Leavitt Avenue school in Flossmoor. Fee is $10 for a two week session. A the Junior Day Camp program introduced last year was extremely successful will be offered again this year at Hoth Ridge school for Hoys and girls entering first and second a Van ctr of group games and sports arts and crafts rhythms and music activities As Well As drama and special events will be offered. The fee for a two week program is $12. For roys and girls entering third through seventh there will he the senior Day Camp at Western Avenue and Central schools. Among the activities will he Arch cry table games rhythmic croquet basketball touch football fishing shuffle Iniard playground activities Sand Model my. Physical fitness group singing nature lore volleyball track and Field Tennis tumbling arts and crafts a Ball softball horseshoes lookouts and skits each week a scheduled Field trip is made i my i ii inti it a i in i i at that time Safeway officials said that the $2 million Grant would be used to provide funds for payment of principal and interest on capital indebtedness of the bus company. The House Hill signed by governor Ogilvie last year authorized a total of $9 million in state funds for debt service Grants with 20 per cent of that total or $2.7 million available for emergency situations. Debt service Grants Are part of the states mass transportation Grant program which was authorized with Strong bipartisan support by the 77th general Assembly in 1971. The program also includes a longer Range four year capital improvement Grant program which will assist both Public and private transit operators to acquire new mass transportation equipment and facilities. South suburban Safeway has filed an application Zyvith the Illinois department of transportation for a state Grant under that program to assist in the Purchase of 52 Nev buses and 88 locked fare boxes. Debt service Grants provide emergency financial assistance to carriers unable to meet principal and interest payments on Long term debt from firebox revenues. Prior debt service Grants totalling $7,427,072 have been made to the greater Peoria mass transit District the Springfield mass transit District and the Chicago transit authority. If. G Cunningham assistant Secretary of the Illinois department of transportation said the office of mass transportation is currently review veg final debt service Grant applications for three commuter railroads and eight other transit systems because of the june 20, 1972, deadline for awarding debt service Grants the office of mass transportation is working overtime he said to process these applications. Cunningham and Liaison Layurie director of the a fir of mass transportation set up the procedures for the administration of the states new Grant programs under the Illinois transportation acts of 1971. Both men worked closely with officials of the bus companies involved and various transit districts to establish guidelines for the programs the $142,212 Grant will he used by South suburban Safeway lines to pay principal and interest on prior indebtedness which was listed As $2,08 1,607 As of june 20, 1971 trustees of the Chicago South suburban mass transit District endorsed the local bus company a application for tin debt service Grant last july and Are presently working on the final applications for the state and Federal Grants for new buses and fare boxes for the firm. Ing Center gains support of zone Board Homewood a zone Board of appeals wednesday night approved the petition of Western development corporation Oak Brook fora zoning variance to permit construction of a neighbourhood shopping Center at the Southwest Corner of Kedzie Avenue and 182rd Street. The proposed Center would include a Goodyear tire Auto accessory and appliance store a 7-11 food Mart a modern Way dry cleaning establishment an electronics store a Texaco gasoline service station and a 1,900 Square foot single Story office building. Estimated Cost of the project is $807,000. Attorney Thomas j. Mcgrath representing the Developer estimated that the project will bring Village taxing bodies $20,000 annually in real estate taxes and the Village $15,000 to $18,000 in sales tax. In approving the project which now goes to the Village Board for final approval. The zone Board of appeals charted new ground by attempting to put Teeth in a proposed appearance code governing the operation of the Texaco station. Chairman Robert Gooley launched a general attack on filling station operators charging that the gasoline companies As Absentee owners do not exercise adequate control on appearance and maintenance of the stations. Gooley said that once the lessees take Over the stations become cluttered Zyvith used tires and wrecked ears and present a generally Sloppy appearance. Mcgrath generally agreed with Gooley and proposed that his clients would be amenable to placing a statement on housekeeping and appearance in the zoning variance agreement. Or. Harry Roberts member of the zone Board said that this Case represents an unusual Opportunity for Mcgrath and Walter Ummings Village attorney to get together and draft a Model appearance code for service stations to he included in the variance ordinance. He further that the proposed code could be made a general Village code to apply to All service stations and automotive establishments. George Brumis vice president of Western development company promoter of the project said that lie is sure that Texaco Yville he amenable to such a code because of the Oil companies current drives to improve tin image of their retail stations. La said that service station lessees Are becoming Quot More merchants and less grease Roberts then moved to recommend granting the variance subject to five conditions provision for storm water retention on the site. A screening the South Boundary from residential property. Deferring occupancy until completion of the Kedzie Avenue trunk sewer by Psi. Approval by Village engineering departments. Development of an adequate appearance code for the service station. Following a second by Edward Rouda the Board members cast six votes in favor of the variance Zyvith Robert of Meara abstaining because he had heard Only part of the presentation. The zone Board Laboured for nearly an hour seeking a solution to a complaint filed by a competitive commercial upholsterer against or. And mrs. George Cook of 2465 Hawthorne charging violation of the zoning ordinance provisions limiting Home businesses. Chairman Gooley reported that he had visited the Cook Home and found that mrs. Cook has been upholstering five or six upholstery pieces a month to provide supplementary income on which she and her husband live. Cook is retired suffers from a heart ailment and has Only social Security As income Gooley said. Attorney Mcgrath representing mrs. Cook presented a statement signed by neighbors on each Side and across the Street stating that they have no objection to her taking in upholstery work which continued on Pajic ii ground breaking Tennis construction begins tomorrow seek advisory unit construction on the new indoor Tennis building in Homewood estates Park will get under Vay monday with the groundbreaking ceremony set for 2 . Members of the Homewood Flossmoor Park Hoard and staff. Frank Larocca architect for the facility and a representative of the j. J. Duffy company building contractor Yville participate in the ceremony. The six court facility is scheduled for completion during september with a tentative october 1 opening Date. Besides the courts the Structure a ill House a pro shop office space a Whirlpool Bath saunas and an exercise room. Memberships will go on Sale later this month. For residents the membership Yville be $20 a year for men $20 for Vornen $10 for juniors 21 and under i and $55 for a family for non residents the fee will be $50 for men $25 for women $ 15 for juniors and $80 for a family the health club fees for residents Vii he $25 a year for a family and $15 for an adult inside the Star be Bloom and Rich Central collect regional baseball titles and Homewood of Quot loss Moor picks off the sectional Golf championship. Sports Section b. Aces ii Iper girl scouts Bend their efforts to help hospitalized Sharon Vacek. Rage c l also the Star Tribune publications fund for the youngster mounts Page of a 15. Page amusements .8 6 books of the week a 8 classified advertising business directory c 3 through d 8 dining. Entertainment guide .b6 amp 7 Page editorials. A 8 especially Tor women a 3, 4 amp 5 the hot Corner. B 1 King Arthur s court. E 7 14 8 obituaries. A 9 sports. B 1 through 4 i 118 years and Over and for non residents $105 for a family and $45 for an adult. Court fees Yville be $8 for prime time a from october 1 through May 31 $6 an hour for non prime tune and $5 an hour for juniors. During the summer the fee w ill be $4 an hour for both prime and non prime time and for All Ages. The Park District is seeking members for an advisory committee for the indoor Tennis building. A the committee will serve As a sounding Board to reflect the attitudes of the Tennis facility membership and to advise the staff and Hoard members on matters of operation. Management and the advancement of Tennis in our Community a Michael Pope Park director explained. It will he a 10-member Board with five men and five Vornen and they would he appointed for a specific length of time. A some members have already been named but additional members Are needed particularly women a he noted. The committee s first task will be helping to decide what Type of playing surface will he installed in the new facility. Thursday members will visit a club with the grass Tex flooring to try it out in the specific statement of purpose approved by the Park Hoard the committee will work directly with the supervisor of tin building or other staff members. Promote and encourage a Junior development program for the youth assist the supervisor in the screening and selection of Tennis instructional pros \ Sist w ill the ont usual evaluation of All services provided at the facility. Discuss and recommend to the supervisor matters of operation and policy such As ratio of reserved i non re served it ourt time court reservation procedures of blocks of time for court reservation maintenance Type of pro shop merchandise Tennis lesson size tune and Type establishment and implementation of league structures and tournament Competition Fui Lith indoor and omit door play and Type and Quantity of health apparatus. The District i seeking members who have played on indoor Tennis courts and anyone interested in serving on the com Mittee May Telephone Pope at the administration building in merchants Park at 798-2011

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