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
The stickers and tags can be purchased at village hall, 200 E. Wood Street or online. Those not purchased by June 30 will incur late penalty charges.
Monday, May 13
It's that time of year once again. Vehicle stickers for cars and trucks are now on sale, and are required to be displayed on your vehicle by July 1, according to the Village of Palatine website. The stickers cost $30 per vehicle, and can either be purchased as Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, or online by clicking here. If you do not purchase the sticker by June 30, a $20 late penalty will be applied. Senior citizens, those who have handicapped license plates, disabled veterans and active military personnel are able to purchase a special status sticker for $6. There is a limit of one per household. Animal tags, which cost $7, also are required to be purchased prior to July 1.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Swearing in of Tim Millar, and incumbents Mayor Jim Schwantz, Clerk Marg Duer and councilmen Greg Solberg and Brad Helms was held Monday night. A resolution and thank you was given to outgoing Councilman Aaron Del Mar.
The proverbial changing of the guard occurred for the Palatine Village Council at its meeting Monday night. Newly elected Councilman Tim Millar was sworn in, along with incumbents Mayor Jim Schwantz, Clerk Marg Duer, and Councilmen Greg Solberg and Brad Helms. Outgoing District 1 Councilman Aaron Del Mar also was officially thanked for his service to the village over the last four years. “During Aaron’s tenure, we have been able to reduce staff while maintaining village services,” said Mayor Jim Schwantz. “We had back-to-back reduction in levies, maintained our bond rating, and were able to construct a new police headquarters on time and under budget-our new fire station in District 1 has reduced response times for our residents.” Schwantz…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Village of Palatine received a requestto assess uninsured damages resulting from the April 17-19 flood event. Results will determine whether or not Palatine residents receive federal assistance for losses.
Tuesday, April 23
Below is a release from the Village of Palatine: The Village of Palatine has been requested by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (CCDHSEM) to assess uninsured damages as a result of the April 17-19 flood event. To that end, the Village is conducting a self-assessment survey of damages to residences and businesses in Palatine. The results of this survey will be reported to CCDHSEM and used as the basis for determining whether state and/or federal assistance will be extended for losses experienced as a result of this flood event. The Village is asking all residents and businesses that experienced flood related losses to report this information. To report your information as a part of this survey, click…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Residents who participate in the electrical aggregation program should beware of unsolicited calls from electrical suppliers claiming to be affiliated with the Village of Palatine.
The Village of Palatine is warning customers who are part of the electrical aggregation program to beware of unsolicited phone calls from electricity suppliers claiming to be affiliated with the village, according to the Village of Palatine website. Residents who are part of the program receive electrical power though Integrys Energy Services, and are advised to ignore such calls. In 2012, Palatine residents overwhelmingly approved a referendum that authorized the Village of Palatine to negotiate lower electricity rates for residents and small business. Those who participate in the program supplied by Integrys still should receive a bill from ComED, who continues to deliver the energy and handle billing and customer service, including …
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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The former owner went bankrupt and the village of Palatine has been maintaining the common area of the property.
After the owner of Cornell Commons —a 17-unit town house development at Cornell Street and Eric Drive in Palatine—went bankrupt, the village of Palatine has been taking on expenses for cutting the grass and maintaining the common area of this property, according to a Chicago Tribune article. The village hopes to right that issue by acquiring the title for the common area and then immediately handing it off to a homeowners association, according to the article. The Chicago Tribune article his more on this story.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
District 2 Councilman Scott Lamerand held a meeting Wednesday where an update was given on old, new and coming businesses in Palatine.
An overall snapshot of business in Palatine was presented by Mayor Jim Schwantz at a meeting hosted by District 2 Councilman Scott Lamerand on Wednesday at village hall. Schwantz first discussed the newly created Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which includes the six acres at the intersection of Rand and Lake Cook roads where the new Patrick Hyundai will be building once spring weather hits. The new TIF district, Schwantz explained, also runs south to the UPS at Rand and Hicks roads, in addition to west of the Rand/Lake Cook corner on Lake Cook Road for roughly a mile. “Patrick Hyundai is already talking about outlots on Lake Cook Road, Hyundai is the hook that could serve to bring even more business to the area,” Schwantz said. …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The two dogs reportedly bit another dog in late December, and have been banned from the village, the Daily Herald reports.
Sunday, March 10
The Village of Palatine held a hearing late last week where the owner of two pit bulls was ordered to relocated the animals outside of Palatine, the Daily Herald reports. The dogs reportedly bit another dog late last year, according to the Daily Herald, and the owner could potentially face village citations and fines.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A petition asking the Palatine Township board to pay for an independent study that would identify taxpayer benefits to abolishing the road district was filed late last week by 30 Palatine residents.