Friday, May 17, 2013
The license was denied for Quick Liquor, 2387 N. Hicks Road in Palatine.
Friday, May 17
The Palatine Village Council denied a liquor license for the wife of a man, Muhammad Amjad, who was convicted of selling stolen alcohol and who has had his village liquor license revoked in the past because of that conviction, according to the Daily Herald. The village council believed Amjad was trying to skirt the village's requirements by "gifting" his store Quick Liquor, 2387 N. Hicks Road, to his wife, Sadia Amjad, who applied for the liquor license, according to the Daily Herald. Palatine village code does not allow liquor licenses to be issued to someone who has been convicted of "any federal or state law concerning the manufacture, possession or sale of liquor," according to the article. Read more about this on the Daily Herald …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
District 2 Councilman Scott Lamerand hosts meeting for residents Wednesday night.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Village of Palatine Councilman Scott Lamerand will host a Residents' Meeting for all residents in Palatine's 2nd District at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Residents' meeting will provide updates from Village Departments, including the Police and Fire Departments, and discuss current and upcoming infrastructure projects, including Water Management Initiatives. The Village Manager will provide a review of the Village's financial status and outlook for the future and the Village's economic development efforts to expand the community's tax base. At the end of the meeting residents will have the opportunity to address any additional issues. With the mayor and staff on hand, the meeting will conclude with an open dialogue to answer questions …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Aaron Del Mar won't return to the Palatine council, the Daily Herald reports.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Village of Palatine Councilman Aaron Del Mar announced he will not seek a second 4-year term to represent District 1, the Daily Herald reports. According to the newspaper, Del Mar cited his family, a need to spend more time with his children, as the reason for his decision to not run for reelection. Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz, will run for a second term in office. District 4 Councilman Greg Solberg and District 6 Councilman Brad Helms will also run for reelection, the Daily Herald reports.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
It may just be the beginning of fall but the Village is already gearing up for the winter; Palatine hires outside contractor for sidewalk snow removal.
Council members voted to hire an outside contractor, passing off the Palatine’s sidewalk snow removal responsibilities to Brian Edward Landscaping of Palatine Monday night. Instead of doing the work-in house, the Village will pay the landscaping company $980 to clear 23 miles of publicly owned sidewalk every time at least three inches of snow accumulates on the ground. According to the agreement, snow removal is to begin within 8 hours after snowfall and if additional areas need to be cleared, the Village will pay Brian Edward Landscaping $98 per hour. Based upon the estimated quantities of a typical winter, the Village anticipates the cost for this agreement to be $9,800. Under the agreement, Brian Edward Landscaping will use its own …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
First approved in 2005, the Village Council approves another two-year extension to development plans at Dagan Park on Northwest Highway.
The Village of Palatine Council reinstated and extended the planned development for the Dagan Park Estates townhome development, located north of Northwest Highway, between Maple and Franklin Avenues Monday night. Seven years after the Village first approved project plans at Dagan Park, the townhouse development is still not finished. The Village has granted several time extensions for this development, including a Planned Development Amendment in 2010 that pushed the completion date to Jan. 16, 2012. But with no activity or other extensions granted, the planned development expired on that date and the project was left incomplete. Chairman of the Community and Economic Development Committee, Councilman Aaron Del Mar said nearby residents …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Village of Council rejected the proposal to open a tattoo parlor in Verde Plaza at 2001 N. Rand Road.
“Basically, I was just discriminated against because I have tattoos and the people I would employ and serve have tattoos.” Al Brodeur said after the Village of Palatine Council denied his request to open a tattoo parlor on Rand Road Monday night. “It is ignorance,” Brodeur said, “They have some dreamland as to what Palatine is supposed to be and it’s not, just look around.” In a 3-2 vote the Village Council shot down Brodeur’s proposal to open Chicagoland Electric Tattoo in Verde Plaza at 2001 N. Rand Road, next to the City Limits Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership. “This isn’t the kind of business Palatine needs, it’s nothing against the petitioner,” Councilman Greg Solberg said, “I just don’t think it reflects well on the people of …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Village of Palatine Council will consider a proposal to open a tattoo parlor on Rand Road at Monday night's council meeting.
Six months after the Village of Palatine Council shot down a request to open a tattoo parlor; a new request to allow the tattoo studio to open on Rand Road is on the council’s agenda Monday night. The parlor proposal at 2001 N. Rand Road is back on the table after the Palatine Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously voted in favor of Chicagoland Electric Tattoo on Tuesday, Aug. 28. One step closer to opening Palatine’s only tattoo parlor, Chicagoland Electric Tattoo’s proposal to open a tattoo studio in Verde Plaza in Palatine will go before the council once again Monday night. At tonight’s meeting, the Village Council will consider an ordinance granting a special use for a unique use to permit a tattoo studio at 2001 N. Rand Road. The request…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
In need of immediate attention, the Village of Palatine approved plans to fund, repair, upgrade, and maintain the South Water Supply Tank in 2012.
Unexpectedly in need of immediate repairs, Palatine plans to move some money around to address some of the problems reported at the Village’s South Water Supply Tank by the end of this year. The Village Council approved the 2012 plan to fund, repair, design-build upgrades, and maintain the South Supply Tank at Tuesday night’s meeting. Even though no tank maintenance was planned in the 2012 budget, inspections this spring showed some of the issues of at the South Water Supply Tank could not wait. A receiving point for lake water, the 2.5 million gallon tank was constructed in 1982 and was last repaired in 1995. Now, 17 years later Palatine's South Supply Water Tank in is need of immediate attention. According Palatine’s Department of …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Challenges include pending proposal from IDOT that would affect livelihood of Palatine businesses and ensuring current land uses are compatible throughout the areas.
Palatine officials are opposed to a proposal by the state to install a raised median on Dundee Road between Rand Road and Route 53 that would limit access to businesses. The potential median was discussed in a report during Monday’s Village Council meeting on some of the challenges that the Rand and Dundee Road commercial corridors are facing. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has jurisdiction over the area and has proposed the median. If the proposal were to move forward, businesses on the north and south sides of Dundee Road could be seriously affected. “We are very concerned about what this proposal would do as far as cutting off access to businesses up and down Dundee,” said Mike Jacobs, deputy village manager. Several …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Palatine Village Council voted 4 to 3 against a plan for a Starbucks with a drive-thru near Northwest Highway and Smith Street.
Plans for a Starbucks drive-thru near Northwest Highway and Smith Street were rejected Tuesday by the Palatine Village Council. "It was purely safety," said District 6 Council member Brad Helms, referring to traffic conerns that were raised about the project. Although the vote rejected the drive-thru, Starbucks still could locate in the planned stripmall. Dean Klein, director of Global Development, said he did not know if Starbucks would go forward without a drive-thru. "The absence of a drive-thru makes this project less desirable," Klein said. "It would definitely detract from the appeal of this location." The vote was 4 to 3 with Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz casting the deciding vote. The decision pleased supporters of Norma's Coffee …