Library director Carmen Patlan also related a pair of episodes that happened Jan. 13 and 14 where an alderman paid an unannounced visit to her at the library.
Openlands Lakeshore is closed indefinitely
Jan. 22, 2020 – Waves up to 23 feet tall with winds up to 50 mph rocked the shore on Jan. 11, eating away something like 15 feet of bluff and turning the road to the pump house into rubble. While Openlands draws up plans for repair, it requests everyone to refrain from trekking down the beachfront.
Jan. 7 Council Meeting Summary
The assisted living license was updated to include a $5,000 fee for overusing emergency services for nonemergency transportation. And the city will be ending its fire alarm monitoring program May 1, 2020 (impacted businesses will likely need to find their own service).
Public Parking Lot to become 49-unit residential complex
Jan. 16, 2020 – A new planned development next to Highwood’s Rec Center will turn the city-owned parking lot into a 49-unit residential building. Koenitz-Hudac made the point that before moving forward with another high density project, he believes the City needs to show a comprehensive plan to protect and provide public parking in the affected area.
City council members were surprised “not in a positive way” by library’s new plans
Highwood library’s executive director is not keen to give up programming space to build jail cells. When she told Highwood aldermen, they were not happy to be sent back to the drawing board for their plans to move city hall and the police department.
Meet Oak Terrace’s new before/after school provider
District 112 Board of Education voted this Spring to end their 15-year partnership with Family Focus’s ASAP program and hire Innovation Learning as the district’s new before and after school care provider.
The City is Buying Five Properties near Everts Park
July 1, 2019 – The city is moving to purchase new land this year, a size-able chunk of the block between the Rec Center and Everts Park.