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Frankfort Star (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Frankfort, Illinois Rolling along whether for touring or simple exercise bicycling is one Way to go prime time april showers dimensions feature focuses on brides and their preparations your Community newspaper Frankfort a Mokena a new Lenox edition 76 pages�?6 sections thursday april 5, 1990 35 cents per copy vol. 15�?no. 25�?~sorensen�?T to be new Street name Mokena pays tribute to longtime staffer by Karen Haave the Mokena Village Board monday agreed to name a Street in one of the new subdivisions there after former Village clerk Rita Sorensen. Current Village clerk Lois Mayer asked the Board to consider naming a Street for the popular Sorensen who served As clerk from 1965 until 1985. Sorensen also served As Duputy clerk while her late husband Al was clerk. She retired from Public office after running an unsuccessful race for Village president in 1985. A Rita was a very dedicated Public servant Quot Mayer told the Board monday adding that a a special Day in her Honor Quot might also be considered in conjunction with the Street naming. A i tend to agree with Lois on this a Village president Ron Grotovsky said noting that both sore Sens had served the Village for some years. Trustee Gary Chase recommended placing Sorensen on the list of applicable names the Village already has approved for new subdivisions. Grotovsky said later that he will a Start working on it right away a planning a Day in Sorenseni a Honor. In another matter monday the Board approved a proclamation calling for a keep Mokena Beautiful week. The proclamation notes that the Joliet will county Center for economic development a has requested our Community to commemorate keep America Beautiful month by proclaiming one week in May keep Mokena Beautiful week. A we Are committed to a cleaner and More pleasing environment for our Community and our Village and believe that it is everyone a responsibility to keep our Village Beautiful by doing their fair share Quot the proclamation reads. Quot now therefore be it officially proclaimed that the week of May 19 through May 25 be known As keep Mokena clean week in recognition of a More Beautiful America and local a we would like to see All our residents participate in this program a Grotovsky said after the proclamation was in other business the Board a approved a reduction in the letters of credit for old Castle Woods subdivision from $335,533.55 to $36,343.97. Letters of credit Are funds routinely held in escrow at the Start please turn to Page As Frankfort wants quiet ordinance will regulate construction hour by Stacy Holland Frankfort officials have instructed the Village attorney to draft an ordinance that will define the hours during which the Din of Power saws and hammers can Echo through the Village. The Issue of construction noise arose at mondays Village Board meeting when trustee Ernie Hin Richs complained about the condition of roads and grounds near construction Sites and hours of operation. Village officials have received a number of complaints about Early morning construction noise but when Village administrator Richard Gale tried to look up Start and Stop times for construction he find them he told trustees monday. A we always had an understanding a said trustee Earl Lintner. A i guess we better write it Down now. Its been from 7 a m. To 7 . Monday through in a related matter trustees Dis Frankfort says a not to area compost site Village to file Legal objection cussed a letter that the Village sent to Bruti associates inc. Complaining about construction site conditions in Brookside ii which the firm is developing. Hinrichs who had driven through the area on his Way to monday nights meeting told trustees that the paper mud scraps of Wood debris and garbage in the subdivision were unacceptable Hinrichs added that he had set up please turn to Page As by Stacy Holland the Frankfort Village Board monday voted unanimously to file a Legal objection against the proposal to develop a compost site at Ridgeland Avenue and Sauk Trail in neighbouring Rich township. The Board cited environmental concerns As its reason to Lodge the related stories on Page a-3 objection with the Cook county zoning Board of appeals. Officials Learned about the project from trustees Marian Glunz and Ernie Hinrichs who attended a rally Friday at the Timber Ridge Mobile Home Park. The Mobile Home Community is located just North of the proposed compost site. More than 300 persons attended the rally. John Rapasky a Prestwick Homeowner who was among audience members Friday concurred with Frankfort trustees and their reason for objecting to the project. While acknowledging the need for the compost operation because of a new state Law mandating the separation of grass and Lawn debris from municipal garbage by july i Rapasky said his opposition revolves around the facility a proximity to residential areas. A research in other states shows no one really does know what happens when All the chemicals used in fertilizers and pesticides mix a he said. A in some states compost fill is Only allowed Over old dump Sites because there is not enough history to mixing All these chemicals together. Are we making new chemicals even More harmful a he asked. The facility has been proposed by suburban compost farms inc. The firms president is Donald Ipema co owner of h amp r refuse disposal service of Worth. Rapasky told trustees that the dump site is expected to collect landscape waste from 45,000 Home Sites in the Southern area carried by about 45 trucks a Day. A that will have an Impact on our area a he said. Rapasky said he also is concerned about the proximity of the site to Frankfort a Prestwick subdivision. Harlem Avenue is the Eastern Border of the subdivision. Quot As the Crow flies its about a mile away a he said adding that Prestwick homeowners also were worried about possible contamination of ground and run off water As Well As increased traffic and possible doors. Hinrichs who urged Board members to file the Legal objection said the Village needs to show its concern Over the project and its Adverse effect on the Community. Opponents of the site claim run off from rain water could lift chemicals out of the ground into surface water that runs through Prestwick Frankfort Mokena new Lenox. Joliet and to the Desplaines River according to Rapasky. Glunz urged citizens to write letters and Contact members of the zoning Board before pril 16. A now is the time to voice your opposition before it compost facility goes she says it wont pay per Rosby Myra Guindon will county has been hit with a double whammy. The financially troubled county which two weeks ago voted to borrow $8.66 million in general obligation warrants was informed last week that the Illinois department of Revenue will not pay its half of the $46,000 salary for the supervisor of assessments. The letter sent last week to county executive Charles Adelman not Only spells continued Lack of Confidence in the county a taxing system but is a blow to the budget. The memo Adelman received states As of March 30, 1990, state a reimbursement for one half of the supervisor of assessments salary will not be the determination was based on state statute which mandates that equalization figures submitted by the supervisor of assessments Over a three year period must be within what the state has determined to be 311 it and 35 a of Market value a state please turn to Page As third Airport pluses exceed minuses professor As elected and appointed officials continue to debate the merits and location of a third regional Airport others study the Issue a or watch and await developments with anticipation. A series of four stories starting today will focus on some of those persons and their views of the Kimberly link a the Airport is an essential part of a very Large economic scale program. The potential benefits to the Region and to the entire metropolitan Chicago area in the Long run far exceed any negatives that May exist. A so says Jerry Juska governors state University assistant Dean of the College of musings in support of a third metropolitan Airport landed in the South suburban Region. A More people should View it As the catalyst for making our geographic area truly an International City a Juska continued pointing out that a third Airport would a make the area a world class business and cultural and educational he noted that a third Airport regardless of where it will be built will not Only economically Benefit the immediately surrounding Region but will also boost the downstate agricultural Industry and manufacturing plants throughout Illinois and neighbouring states. A in the whole economic development system its the heart the pump that drives it. Its not just an Airport. Its More than that. Its a global economic development program a Juska said. A the More people the larger the service the bigger the warehouse a he said of the proposed $6 billion Airport and the industries that will surround it. A they develop it if they did t think there was a four Sites currently Are being studied by a multistage commission and its consultants near Peotone a Bis Tate location straddling the Illinois Indiana state line Northwest Kankakee county and expansion of the existing Gary municipal Airport. A fifth site a Southeast Chicago Airport stretching into Calumet City and Burnham was recently thrown into the ring by Chicago mayor Richard m. Daley. Juska explained that he and some of his Gnu colleagues first became involved in the Issue of a regional Airport about two years ago. A two years ago it became evident that the Federal aviation administration was seriously considering a third Airport. We at the University expected economic development for the Region but also saw it As a special learning experience for students not just of the College of business but for All students to experience firsthand economic Juska also looked at the a International a Chicago has had a Large and Rich history As a transportation capital of the country a dating Back to the Early Railroad Days he noted. He painted a a logical scenario placing Chicago As the base for the Exchange of products the concept of a global transportation with Chicago As a global transportation Center he explained european firms could ship their products into the City and then redistribute them to the East and West coasts. A in the �?T90s, everybody is working on global marketing. It was International marketing in the �?T80s and is global marketing in the �?T90s,�?� he said explaining that International marketing focused on Selling As much As possible in the United states and then trying european markets. With global marketing manufacturers pin Point foreign countries from the outset a a global transportation Center set within an economic development program includes exhibition Halls hotels and entertainment and corporate Headquarters. Ill predict that some of the first global Headquarters for global operations will be based in Chicago a he said Juska noted that locating manufacturing distributing and storing centers a next to an Airport can have significant Impact. Quot it is essential that a very sophisticated transportation Hub be developed the Southland area has a tremendous amount of available land. Trucking Railroad and the Airport could All be connected. What in a saying is regardless of where the Airport is. A the Faa is in the business of building airports. Their Mission for the future is a travel Center. They Are planning for to and 20 years in the Juska pointed out that new aircraft Are in the works for those new airports. New Airport technology will be required to handle those air planes. A a of Hare will have to undergo re modifications Quot Juska said pointing out that new aircraft will definitely be faster larger and More fuel conscious. Concerning residents who currently live near one of the pinpointed Airport Sites Juska said a a it san economic Opportunity that an individual can choose to participate in. As most things in America no one gets everything a with every problem you hav a lot of Opportunity. You have to take the Long term View. Many of these changes Are going to occur part of the spirit of America. Is that its constantly changing. A the human part is extremely difficult realistically they have to look at All five proposed Airport Sites. They have to study which has the least negatives and which will provide the Best return they All have some sacrifices. But any of the five is perfectly the Gnu professor explained that the University has taken a Neutral position and is not pushing for a specific site. Instead it is serving As a Clearinghouse for compiled Airport information indeed an entire shelf at the governors state Library is devoted to thick Airport reports Juska said there must be a a compromised and that he expects an Airport decision to come within the next two to three years. A i done to think there s any sense of urgency because you want to do it right. How Many times Are you going to build an Airport Quot he asked. Of Hare and Midway were built during a 75-year period he added. Star by Sharon Biolchin Park parts no what Larry Glielmi holds in his hands is not equip it s actually part of a gym and swing set that Park ment for a new boiler at Mokena Community Park employees were Busy installing earlier this week

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