Hello and welcome again to the Friday Wrap for June 29th, I’m Mayor Mickey! Enjoy your 4th of July...God bless America!
This week, we filmed at McNaughton's LAKESIDE POINTE development (of mostly ranch style homes) near the Marriott. I couldn’t believe how much progress they made already (including that they already sold 11 of the 44 homes) nor how quiet it was inside one of their models! You couldn’t even hear any the semi-trucks on I-55 nearby thanks to their upgraded insulation and windows. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy8tAvYzbFc. Click on the link or the pic!
Bo Jackson’s Golf Outing:
It was another busy week around the village, ending last week with my attending Bo Jackson’s Golf Outing, which had a record attendance in support of his Give Me A Chance Foundation. There were countless current and former professional athletes to, including Pittsburgh Steeler Santonio Holmesand former Harlem Globe Trotter George Bell and many more!
Village Board Meeting:
The Village Board meeting on Monday was relatively quiet, but historical. Approved unanimously was the annexation of the Ruzicka property, which was the result of a collaboration of two villages (Willow Springs and Burr Ridge) to develop some common-sense boundaries for properties on German Church Road. This type of collaboration is rare, if not historical! Most items were on the Consent Agenda, but one item that was pulled off was regarding Prevailing Wage and the requirement of the village to require contractors to pay the higher union rates in the state. Trustee Zach Mottl and I wanted to educate the residents as to what the ramifications of this issue and how it makes all the projects significantly more expensive for Tax Payers i.e. 30-40% more! Unfortunately, as a Non-Home Rule Village, we do not have a choice.
In Other Village News. . . I spoke with some residents about flooding issues in Devon Ridge and continued my interviewing of applicants for the Alternate Plan Commissioner Position that is currently open. Once my pre-screening is complete, I will nominate a few potential candidates and give the Trustees an opportunity to interview them and get their opinion. Today, Trustee Zach Mottl and I also attended the 30 Year Retirement Party for Sandy Carman. The event was combined with the annual staff picnic lunch and the place was packed! Former Village Administrator Steve Stricker and Police Chief Herbert Timm were also in attendance. Thank you, Sandy for your exceptional service…and your hugs!
Concerts on the Green:
Tonight’s entertainment will be performed by CADILLAC GROOVE which plays a combination of Classic Rock & Blues. If you don’t want to pack a picnic basket, there will be plenty of great food and beverages from BROOKHAVEN, COOPER’S HAWK and (I think) HAMPTON SOCIAL. Enjoy!
Shout-out to Jack Phelan Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep!!
I had to give a shout-out to this dealership in Countryside because it’s owned by Burr Ridge resident John Phelan and because of the exceptional service that I received for work done on my (orange) Dodge Challenger!! They even provide shuttle service for customers and pick-up/delivery service as well loaners when available and for larger repairs.
And as long as we’re talking cars, I had to also include a picture of Rich Barton in his rare MasseratiCoupe…following our lunch recently. They only ship 200 of these two-door models to the U.S. annually.
Enjoy your 4th of July...God bless America!
Mayor Mickey Straub