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Frankfort Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Frankfort, Illinois The Star sunday May 27, 1990 a a a a a-5thompson threatens to scrap . 45 funding by Diane Ross Springfield gov. James r. Thompson Friday threatened to cancel $10 million in . 45 work and other Highway projects around the state if the general Assembly cuts the states transportation budget. Legislators Are considering a plan to take about $50 million from the states Road fund and Deposit it into the general Revenue and common school funds said Thompsons chief spokesman Jim Bray. The Road fund pays for Highway construction while the general Revenue and common school funds finance education prisons mental health welfare and other state services. Final action on the budget plan is not expected until the Spring session ends july i however. New Lenox Board approves four Laws by Stacy Holland new Lenox has four new Laws on the books. The ordinances approved at mondays Village Board meeting Deal with water Public decency and signs. The water ordinance allows Lawn sprinkling Between 6 and 9 p.m., with residents whose addresses end with an Odd number allowed to water on Odd number Days and residents with even number addresses allowed to water on even number Days. The new schedule reduces sprinkling time by two hours. Last year watering was allowed Between 5 and to . A the time was inconvenient. We had a lot of trouble enforcing this ordinance a said Village president Dennis Valy. People caught watering at the wrong time or on the wrong Day May be fined up to $25 a Day per violation according to Valy. A i know this will be More acceptable to our residents a Valy said after the meeting. In another water related ordinance the Village Board raised the fee for water connection charges. The current rate of $750 for every new single family residence was raised to $900. It includes a provision to increase the rate 5 percent annually to the year 2010, when the fee will total $2,275 per residential unit. Valy told trustees the fee hike was one Way to fund expansion of the villages water system. Under the Village liquor control ordinance the Board passed new regulations that forbid male or female striptease lingerie male or female fashion shows wet to shirt contests mud wrestling or wrestling in jello or a wrestling in any substance other than air a and any similar contest or performance. The final ordinance regulates temporary signs in the Village. The new Law stipulates that no temporary Airport continued from Page Al on a study for the Airport or its commission chairman Bill Weber responded saying that the commission is Only a gathering a we As an economic development commission have been asked by the Village Board to do a study. We As a commission do not make the decision whether to pursue a state funded study or the Purchase. A fall we Are doing is gathering information and boiling it Michalek said she did not understand Why the commission would even look into a feasibility study if Village officials Are opposed to the acquisition. A a in a surprised that you would spend the time or Energy when our mayor has been quoted and on record in opposition to the Purchase a she said. A a we re concerned a Weber explained a with the economic growth of the Village. Michalek noted that the Airport is not within or contiguous the villages boundaries. Mokena economic development coordinator Jim Baker a member of the commission said that the Airport is a part of our planning District. We want to look at our planning District and look at what a Best for the Michalek was not convinced. A i know i wast my time spend my time looking at this Only to find we can to afford it a she said. Weber pointed out that the Airport could be acquired by another municipality thus eliminating any control Mokena would have Over the facility its use or expansion. A that Airport is going to be there. Or. Howell is not going to close it Down. He is not going to give it away. Its going to be there and somebody a going to own it. A the Airport is going to be important to the Village and surrounding area for years to Michalek acknowledged Weber a rationale. Traffic Stop leads to weapons charge a Posen Man was arrested last week on a weapons charge after police stopped him for minor automobile violations. William Streb 25, was driving on a suspended License and was found in Possession of a switchblade knife Mokena police it. Chris Surdel said. In addition to the traffic violation Streb was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. He is scheduled to appear at the Joliet court Hope june 13. Thompson strongly opposes the general Assembly plan which he says would Force the cancellation of Many planned Highway projects around the state Bray said. The governor ordered the Illinois department of transportation to prepare a list of planned projects that would be cancelled Bray said. The transportation department a hit list includes projects planned for the 1991 fiscal year which begins july i and projects scheduled for fiscal years 1992-1995, said spokesman John Burke. The Only South suburban project on the transportation department list is the $10 million in . 45 work which is planned for fiscal 1991, Burke said. The Money would pay for rehabilitating the Bridge Over Hickory Creek and adding additional lanes along a 2.9-mile stretch of the Highway from North of 191st Street to Colorado Avenue he said. Which is designed to break the High the . 45 project is one of Many Way gridlock in Chicago and its sub slated under the transportation de urls. Part menus operation Green Light interstate news service signs shall be placed any closer than 15 feet from the Edge of the pavement. The ordinance also states that in areas where sidewalks exist the signs shall be placed a minimum of two feet beyond the private property Side of the Edge of the sidewalk. Temporary signs include Campaign a for Sale a and signs for Community events. In other business the Village Board agreed to waive the competitive bidding procedure and awarded the garbage pickup contract to no Way disposal. Included As part of the package is the new refuse pickup program designed to accommodate recycling and the state mandate to keep Yard waste separated from household garbage. The new program Calls for three separate containers one for Yard waste one for recyclable items and one for household garbage. The service will not be free. Implementation of the user fee system will end the villages current practice of subsidizing residential garbage pickup. The the new program will take effect in september with costs for the optional pickup service for landscape waste beginning in july. Costs per household will vary according to How much refuse is picked up. The contract with no Way is for 48 months. In further business trustees approved the property Transfer of 2.77 acres of land in Aero Haven estates to the new Lenox Park District for the establishment of a Park in the subdivision. Bill Mccollum Park District executive director told trustees that the new Park will be a neighbourhood Park with swings slides Sandbox and an open play area. Money was into the budget this year for some of the equipment he said. A a in a not for or against the Airport a she said. A but the Village has told us they have no the Exchange lacked the fireworks that often Mark discussions Between Michalek and the Village Board. Both Weber and Michalek were Calm and cordial. Weber concluded the segment of the meeting saying a if the Village Board feels that More study is warranted then that will have to be done by professionals. A we will report our findings to the Village no time Frame has been set for the commissions recommendation to the Village Board though subcommittee chairman Ray Garritano has said the recommendation still is a several months later in thursdays meeting the commission noted that proposed legislation recently approved by the Illinois Senate 48-1, May make it a very difficult for any municipality other than new Lenox to acquire the Airport. Sponsored by state sen. Tom Dunn a Joliet the amendment stipulates that the governmental District in which an Airport is located would have to pass an ordinance approving the acquisition. It is designed to provide local control Over Purchase of an Airport by a municipality not contiguous to the Airport Borders and ultimately expansion of the facility. The amendment is similar to a proposal by 84th House District candidate Ken Reiss a Frankfort who said that he would prefer legislation limiting acquisition to cities and villages and that the acquiring municipality a boundaries be contiguous to the Airport or within a three mile radius of the facility. Reiss also said he would prefer legislation stipulating that strip annexation not be allowed to bring the municipality to within the three mile radius. A a there a got to be some Protection for the citizen a he said. Dunn a amendment meanwhile goes to the Illinois House for a vote within a month. Mokena economic development commission members agreed thursday to Send a letter to the Village Board advising them of the pending legislation. A we want to make them aware that this legislation has passed in the Senate a Garritano said after the meeting. A so that if the Village Board wishes to take a position they should do it soon. It will be up for a vote in the House in one month. 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