Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Morton Grove Trustee Maria Toth read a list of the village government's accomplishments at Monday's village board meeting. Trustees passed a budget with no tax increases, having held two prior workshops.
Morton Grove Trustees passed the village's 2013 budget Monday, in the amount of $57,130,770. The amount does not require a tax increase to residents. Earlier: Morton Grove presents budget similar to last year's The budget can be viewed on the village's website. Also at Monday's meeting, Trustee Maria Toth took a few minutes to read a list she compiled of items village government accomplished during the year. The list includes the bread-and-butter work of any village government, from the number of miles of roads paved to the response time for 911 calls. It also contains initiatives the village undertook this year, such as the electrical aggregation program, and the tranfer of 911 dispatch services to the village of Glenview, both of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Lakeshore Waste Services announced it will not pursue an application for a waste transfer station, but may look at an alternate use for its property in Morton Grove.
The Village of Morton Grove made public the following press release, issued by Lakeshore Waste Services early Friday evening: "Lakeshore Waste Services has informed the Village of Morton Grove that it will not pursue previously discussed plans to develop a waste transfer station on property adjacent to its corporate headquarters in the community. “'We continue to believe that a waste transfer station would be a compatible and acceptable land use in Morton Grove, given the proposed industrial park location and the strict environmental regulations that would govern its operations,' said Josh Connell, president of Lakeshore Waste Services. He noted that waste transfer stations are located near residential areas in communities throughout …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
In this week's "Meet the Leaders" series, Morton Grove Village Trustee Larry Gomberg answers a variety of questions posed by Patch.
What's a favorite publication, book and/or movie? Gromberg: I read the Wall Street Journal every day cover to cover, and my favorite movie is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—the young idealist that never gave up his ideals and fought against the establishment and fought against special interests and won. So when I’m disappointed or doen politically, sometimes I go to YouTube and watch the whole movie and go from there. There’s a lot of similarities between what went on in the 1930's and a lot of parts are relevant today. Who cooks at your house and what do they cook? Gomberg: My wife and my kids. My wife cooks everything from stir-fries of all types to fish, steaks and hamburgers. My one son likes to cook Tuna Helper and my other son likes …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Residents raise questions about Morton Grove's proposed financing plan to redevelop the area around Dempster and Waukegan Road, including Prairie View Plaza on the southeast corner.
One resident argued that Prairie View Plaza, at Waukegan Road and Dempster Street, needs to be spruced up to attract more customers. Others questioned the wisdom of what they said would be supplying less money to school districts, which get their funding from local property tax revenue. Earlier: Morton Grove Proposes Redevelopment And a manager of a furniture store in Prairie View Plaza asked what he should be doing as the village goes through the process of creating a financing plan--called a Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, District--for the shopping center and environs. The comments and questions came during a public hearing Monday at the village hall, which was necessary because the law that governs TIF districts requires scheduled …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Newer, more energy-efficient lighting will replace old lighting fixtures.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Five buildings owned by the village of Morton Grove will have their old, energy-hogging fluorescent lighting fixtures replaced by new energy-efficient models. The village won a grant of almost $59, 472 from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICE), and it will pay for one third of an upcoming project to replace lights, the village announced Friday. The remaining funds are expected in June from a second grant. The following buildings will get the upgrades: Five of those buildings (all except the Civic Center and Fire Station) have outdated lighting fixtures, and the new fixtures are expected to cut their consumption of kilowatts in half, the village said. In addition, the new fixtures will eliminate the need for maintenance …