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Concerned

Forest Park, IL

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#5957
Dec 2, 2012
 
I have a general question to any who can answer. There is a very small house here in Lyons and the owner is running a construction company out of this house. When he returns home from a job he is dumping the used construction materials and garbage on his property and just leaving it there. Isn't there a law prohibiting that? Isn't that dangerous? Or at least a potential fire hazard? They also operate this business at all hours of the day and night. And their workers take up the street parking with their personal vehicles. And their personal vehicles are junkers that leak oil on the ground. Isn't this wrong? Why aren't they being ticketed for this? Or being made to clean up the mess? Can they run a construction business out of their single family home?
An Answer

Forest Park, IL

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#5958
Dec 3, 2012
 
Concerned wrote:
I have a general question to any who can answer.
Check the Village code -

13-4-8: HOME OCCUPATIONS:link

The following regulations shall apply to all home occupations:

A. No person other than members of the family residing on the premises shall be engaged in such occupation.

B. The use of the dwelling unit for the home occupation shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants, and not more than twenty five percent (25%) of the floor area of the dwelling unit shall be used in the conduct of the home occupation.

C. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation other than one sign not exceeding two (2) square feet in area, nonilluminated and mounted flat against the wall of the principal building.

D. No home occupation shall be conducted in any accessory building.

E. No traffic shall be generated by such home occupation in greater volume than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home occupation shall meet the off street parking requirements as specified in this title and shall not be located in the required front yard.

F. No equipment or process shall be used in such home occupation which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot, if the occupation is conducted in a single-family residence, or outside the dwelling unit if conducted in other than a single-family residence. There shall be no storage of hazardous or toxic materials. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio or television receivers off the premises or causes fluctuations in line voltage off the premises.(1965 Code title 6 303.0)
Books

Forest Park, IL

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#5959
Dec 3, 2012
 
Books wrote:
Why are there people in the Library today?
SUNDAY....??????
EVE

Arlington Heights, IL

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#5960
Dec 3, 2012
 
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Dont' forget the president didn't win by a large margin only by 40 or 50 more votes, so don't get so cocky!!!!!!!!
No it was more like 30 more votes!!!
She Back

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#5961
Dec 3, 2012
 
Just asking wrote:
Will notification of this temporary Library Director
position be posted??
http://www.railslibraries.info/jobs/20120927/...
Is he temporary or permanent ?
Today is December 3rd...that job notification is dated September 27th. So your question would appear to be rather stale, wouldn't it?

As to notifications of this and other topics being posted - or not - by the library, just contact the Library Board President Denise Wills (email address is in the job notification), and let your voice be heard, or comment at the next Library Board meeting.

Your vigilance is appreciated.
Books

Forest Park, IL

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#5962
Dec 3, 2012
 


Question is in reference to ""when will the permanent job for Library Director be posted?""

Job was posted when the former Librarian was put on Admin leave..
so, if a decision to let her go was pending, why did the job
application get posted the very next day...

Not here to investigate or instigate..but something is wrong
with this picture.

Why on earth would I expect a straight answer from anyone when
the information for the meeting was incorrect, not one time but twice.

Seems as tho, the "Library board" should be answering these concerns to the public... after all, they are the ones who want
to make the Library a District !!!
Maybe the Library Board should think of televising their meetings.

Funny none of the former Mayors of town ever once mentioned that
Lyons Library should be a District..none, not one...not ever..
so why now ???
Books

Forest Park, IL

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#5963
Dec 3, 2012
 
I am not saying that the current Mayor is advocating
this issue....but do know that the Lyons Library Board is scheduled to speak at the next Village Meeting... should be interesting...

It is posted on the window of the hall...
Books

Forest Park, IL

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#5964
Dec 3, 2012
 
http://www.lincolntrail.info/consultresources...

This handbook answers many if not all concerns..good
idea to read it and be prepared ...it was posted
a couple of months back..

Correction: Agenda should be posted this evening ..
don't want to mislead.
JUST ME

Riverside, IL

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#5965
Dec 4, 2012
 
Dont Count On That wrote:
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They need more voters, not just you. Not everyone thinks they are great. Gatz is a Turn Coat, Jenks not running.Smart man. Pattie has done nothing for all the years she has been on the board. Getty is the best candidate for Mayor. Don't like it, Get out of Dodge.
and that is the point, if you don't go along with the Gettys, you have to move, get out of town.......isn't that nice! Think before you vote, do you still want this kind of people in office running our town?
Mary

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#5966
Dec 4, 2012
 
JUST ME wrote:
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and that is the point, if you don't go along with the Gettys, you have to move, get out of town.......isn't that nice! Think before you vote, do you still want this kind of people in office running our town?
That is why l am not voting for that party.
Mary

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#5967
Dec 4, 2012
 
Dont Count On That wrote:
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They need more voters, not just you. Not everyone thinks they are great. Gatz is a Turn Coat, Jenks not running.Smart man. Pattie has done nothing for all the years she has been on the board. Getty is the best candidate for Mayor. Don't like it, Get out of Dodge.
Condescending remark.
RU Kidding Me

Willowbrook, IL

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#5968
Dec 5, 2012
 
$2000.00 a month for a Media Consultant to submit articles! Are you kidding me?! Aka, "Minister of Propaganda"!
She Back

Rochester, IN

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#5969
Dec 6, 2012
 
RU Kidding Me wrote:
$2000.00 a month for a Media Consultant to submit articles! Are you kidding me?! Aka, "Minister of Propaganda"!
Media consultant is Ray Hanania, former reporter, viewed by his former colleagues in the press as having gone over to the dark side of the force, as he is currently pr cleanser in chief for Larry Domineck, Orland Park, and others. The bit about him submitting articles and press releases to the Des Plaines Valley and the "free subscriptions for a year to Lyons residents" was almost Rod-like golden. Say what you will, the ingenuity of some elected officials in applying public funds to support their own ends is certainly entertaining. But why, since our Village POresident has a degree in corporate communications, is it necessary to fork over 2 grand a month for this? Didn't they cover things like press releases and preparing statements, background information and fact sheets in the corporate communications curriculum? And here I thought that REPORTERS - not PR flacks - generally wrote articles. For free, even. Silly me!

So we the taxpayers - one notwithstanding - get to PAY for Mr. Hanania to polish up the public image of those in power...right before the election? How special. Now all we have to figure out is what's in it for the Des Plaines Valley News. And how much does a subscription to THAT normally cost?(Because we can read it at the Library for free).
She Back

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#5970
Dec 6, 2012
 
One question for Trustee Grace: why are you so concerned about the Library levy asking for the max allowable increase, but oblivious to the VOL continuing to charge residents and businesses on every water bill for bonds that were paid off in full last May?

Let's do the math: The Lyons Library received property tax money of $668,785 in 2011 (representing 2010 taxes). The full 5% increase - which as Mr. Denys pointed out, is extremely unlikely to be extended due to the tax cap (Thanks, Dan!)- would amount to an increase of $33,439.25, or about $3 extra per resident.

The VOL collected $5,018,769 in property taxes for 2010, or 7.5 times the library amount. So if the Village wanted to be "good" to we the taxpayers and only raise their levy 2%, the amount we pay would increase by over $100,000, or $10 per resident.

The VOL property tax levy increased in the decade between 2000 and 2010 by over 88%. The VOL has tens of millions of dollars in debt, a substantial portion guaranteed by AUTOMATIC increases in property taxes if other funds are insufficient to make payments. The library, on the other hand, has $250,000 in debt, re-payable at about $20,000 per year.

So thank you to the Trustees who voted to approve the Library Levy. There are many in this village who value our Library, and do not particularly want to see it being used to play political football. Some of us already know who pressured the Trustees in the Finance Meeting to vote against the Library levy. How long do you think anything can stay a secret in this small a town?
worried in Lyons

Forest Park, IL

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#5971
Dec 6, 2012
 
She Back wrote:
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Media consultant is Ray Hanania, former reporter, viewed by his former colleagues in the press as having gone over to the dark side of the force, as he is currently pr cleanser in chief for Larry Domineck, Orland Park, and others. The bit about him submitting articles and press releases to the Des Plaines Valley and the "free subscriptions for a year to Lyons residents" was almost Rod-like golden. Say what you will, the ingenuity of some elected officials in applying public funds to support their own ends is certainly entertaining. But why, since our Village POresident has a degree in corporate communications, is it necessary to fork over 2 grand a month for this? Didn't they cover things like press releases and preparing statements, background information and fact sheets in the corporate communications curriculum? And here I thought that REPORTERS - not PR flacks - generally wrote articles. For free, even. Silly me!
So we the taxpayers - one notwithstanding - get to PAY for Mr. Hanania to polish up the public image of those in power...right before the election? How special. Now all we have to figure out is what's in it for the Des Plaines Valley News. And how much does a subscription to THAT normally cost?(Because we can read it at the Library for free).
Dominiks PR person? Yeah, that's working well, isn't it? But now it all makes sense! All snakes slither together. Can't wait for April's Election. Thanks she back for the info on this!
Cobra

Forest Park, IL

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#5972
Dec 6, 2012
 
Did she tell you that she knows the reporter personally ?

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee here we go...she was for him
before she was against him.
worried in Lyons

Forest Park, IL

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#5973
Dec 6, 2012
 
Cobra wrote:
Did she tell you that she knows the reporter personally ?
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee here we go...she was for him
before she was against him.
Smart lady!
She Back

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#5974
Dec 6, 2012
 
Cobra wrote:
Did she tell you that she knows the reporter personally ?
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee here we go...she was for him
before she was against him.
Wrong...again! I know his brother, John. Never met Ray, though. But you go ahead and ask him if he has ever met me...while you are at it, ask him about the money he collected for his wrongful termination suit against Cicero, and maybe he'll even tell you why he's their tame mouthpiece now. You know, as a reporter he was against certain things, now he apologizes for them.
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#5975
Dec 6, 2012
 
She Back wrote:
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Wrong...again! I know his brother, John. Never met Ray, though. But you go ahead and ask him if he has ever met me...while you are at it, ask him about the money he collected for his wrongful termination suit against Cicero, and maybe he'll even tell you why he's their tame mouthpiece now. You know, as a reporter he was against certain things, now he apologizes for them.
...brother ?
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Forest Park, IL

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#5977
Dec 6, 2012
 

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Justice1313 wrote:
Did anyone investigate the double murder of ex-Lyons, Ill. police chief's parents who had been murdered in McCook, Ill.? The Lyons, Ill. Chief DID LIE about having a key to his parents home. He also had CUSTODY, CONTROL and OWNERSHIP of the murder weapons PRIOR to his father being shot TWICE in the abdomen by a full barrel shot gun! The neighboring, McCook, Ill. police Dept. protected the Lyons, Ill. police chief from prosecution. I believe that makes the (2) police departments, "PARTNERS IN CRIME". When this double murder receives a proper investigation by UNBIAS authorities, justice will be served for the seniors who had been SLAUGHTERED by one of their own CHILDREN!
Put a sock in it! You are preaching to the wrong group. And, since you seem to have firsthand knowledge and proof, have you personally approached the Feds? After all, if what you say is true there is probably a federal charge in there.

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