Property rezoned for Park Ridge police storage building
Updated: February 18, 2013 11:06AM
PARK RIDGE — Among other action taken during a Feb. 4 Park Ridge City Council meeting, aldermen:
• gave final approval to rezone property at 229 S. Courtland Ave. from single-family residential to commercial in order for the Park Ridge Police Department to construct a 1,500 square-foot building for evidence storage.
• tentatively approved three variances for wall signs at the future Whole Foods Market proposed for the southeast corner of Touhy and Washington Avenues. Final approval is expected on Feb. 18.
• approved the purchase of a 2013 Ford Escape SUV in the amount of $18,577 for use by the Public Works superintendent; a 2013 Ford Expedition SUV in the amount of $28,183 for use by the Fire Department; and five police vehicles at a cost of $130,164. Sixth Ward Alderman Marc Mazzuca asked for a list of city vehicles “that might be lying around” after learning that some cars no longer used by city employees are in storage at the former Public Works building on Elm Street.
• learned that the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission’s Technical Committee is set to discuss the city’s desire for the commission to support its request to the Federal Aviation Administration for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Study of conditions surrounding O’Hare. Mayor David Schmidt said the communities of River Grove and Northlake are prepared to back Park Ridge in its request.