Monday, May 20, 2013
Sidewalk Days in downtown Palatine, a new subdivision, the forthcoming Tap House Grill and a pending public auction of village-owned property are among the agenda items for tonight's Village Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
The following items are on the agenda for tonight's Palatine Village Council meeting: For a look at the full Palatine Village Council agenda, click here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A number of items are on the agenda for the Palatine Village Council meeting tonight, beginning at 7 p.m.
Mayor Jim Schwantz will start off tonight's Palatine Village Council meeting, by recognizing Immanuel Lutheran girls and boys basketball teams for being the 2013 Lutheran Sports Association, Illinois State Basketball Champions. A proclamation also will be made in honor of National Police Week, which is May 12-18. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15, National Peace Officer’s Day, and the week the date falls in as National Police Week. On May 15, United States flag will be flown at half staff at all government buildings, in Palatine and across the U.S. The Palatine Village Council will consider the following: For a look at the full agenda/packet provided by the Village of Palatine, click here.
Monday, May 6, 2013
District 1 Councilman Aaron Del Mar chose not to run for reelection, and District 15 Board President Tim Millar ran unopposed for his seat. Mayor Jim Schwantz, Clerk Marg Duer and Councilmen Brad Helms and Greg Solberg all ran unopposed.
Oaths of office are planned at tonight's Palatine Village Council meeting for four incumbents, in addition to one new councilman who were elected in the April 9 election. And, retiring District 1 Councilman Aaron Del Mar will be formally recognized for his contributions to the Village of Palatine. Del Mar chose not to run again for his seat after serving one term. Current District 15 Board President Tim Millar ran unopposed for the District 1 council seat, and will be sworn in as the newest member on the council. Incumbents including Mayor Jim Schwantz, Village Clerk Marg Duer, and Councilmen Greg Solberg (District 4) and Brad Helms (District 6) all ran for reelection, and were unopposed.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Palatine Village Council meets tonight and a number of items are on the planned agenda.
The following items are listed on tonight's agenda and will be considered by the village council: The Palatine Village Council meets in Village Council Chambers, 200 E. Wood Street, tonight at 7 p.m. For a look at the full agenda, click here.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The petitioner, who managed J.J. Peppers before they closed, wanted to open a liquor store in the strip mall at the intersection of Plum Grove and Illinois. The village council voted unanimously against the petition for a special use.
A liquor store will not be moving into the former J.J. Peppers convenience store location at 44 W. Illinois, after the Palatine Village Council Monday voted unanimously against a special use permit that would have allowed it. The petitioner, Bharatbhai Patel, managed J.J. Peppers for the last four years, and wanted to open a store called Palatine Liquors, that would have sold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream and lottery tickets. The proposal for a special use permit was previously voted down by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) by a 3-2 vote before coming before the village council for final consideration. Palatine Village Councilman Scott Lamerand said several residents gave testimony against the petition at the ZBA and …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A pinning ceremony was held at the Palatine Village Council meeting for six promotions, four new firefighters, a new fire marshal and chaplain.
The Palatine Village Council Monday meeting was the setting for a number of official pinning ceremonies that highlighted promotions and new faces within the Palatine Fire Department. “These men have challenged themselves to go above and beyond to become leaders in the future. We’ve got a fire department in Palatine that is second to none,” said Mayor Jim Schwantz. The vacancies actually date back to July of 2012, but as Fire Chief Scott Andersen put it before the ceremony began, “this makes it official.” Among the promotions were: New firefighters: New fire department chaplain: After the pinning ceremony was completed, Chief Andersen expressed pride in his department, many of which filled the audience of more than 50 people. “I cannot tell…
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Palatine Village Council voted 4-2 in favor of allowing petitioner Steven Brosio to house six hens in a chicken coop on his 1.8 acres of property.
The Palatine Village Council Monday approved a permit to allow resident Steven Brosio to have a chicken coop and house six hens, on his 1.8 acres of property at 624 W. Hill Road. The issue has been in question in Palatine since it was first proposed in the spring of 2012. In early January, Brosio received unanimous approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals relating to his request. Three Palatine residents, and two individuals who live nearby to Brosio in unincorporated Cook County spoke in favor of his petition at the village council meeting Monday. Brosio sought an Accessory Unique Use Permit to allow the hens and the chicken coop on his property. None of the 19 individuals [from 11 households] who previously signed a petition against …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Palatine Village Council approved an agreement aimed at providing protection against rising fuel costs.
The Palatine Village Council Monday voted to allow the village manager to purchase fuel in advance in an effort to save money on fuel costs. The village has historically explored different ways to purchase fuel at the best prices; they include fixed margin price contracts, forward purchase contracts and spot purchasing, according to a village memorandum. Village Manager Reid Ottesen said spot purchasing has proven the most successful in recent years, because it locks in prices that will last through the end of the year. Spot purchasing is when a volume of fuel is purchased in advance for use over a 12 month time frame. "This can provide us some security and help to stay in budget," Ottesen said. Fifty-percent of the fuel needs over …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The village council approved the purchase of new fire department turnout gear and plans for Street Fest 2013, addressed emergency repairs for sewer clean-up equipment and ok'd software upgrades for the village.
The Palatine village council Monday dealt with a number of items on the agenda. They included:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The village of Palatine will consider adding new activities to better engage young people ages 16-20 during Palatine Street Fest 2013.
In addition to approving the many details to allow planning for Palatine Street Fest 2013 to move forward, the Village of Palatine will consider the possibility of adding new activities and entertainment for attendees 16 to 20 years of age for this year's event. According to a village memo on the proposition, this age group tends to ‘congregate’ on the west side of the Street Fest parameters, and ideas on how to provide more events aimed at drawing them in have been explored over the last several years. The possibilities include adding a second and smaller stage in Lot 14, according to the memo, which is located north of Towne Square. The new features could include live bands and local entertainment during the day, and a DJ and dance music…