I-290 open house and more From the Village

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I-290 noise wall information open house set for Thursday
With a vote pending on noise walls along a reconstructed I-290, an informational open house has been scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 5, at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Aerial maps of the properties eligible to vote will be on display and Village engineering staff will be available to answer questions about how the Illinois Department of Transportation will decide the role of noise walls in the I-290 project. Only properties identified under federal noise regulations will have a vote. The meeting is part of a Village effort to facilitate discussion and informed decision making as the actions of the property owners eligible to vote will affect the neighborhoods near the expressway and the community for decades to come. Click here to read more…
Public invited to learn about proposed zoning changes
Oak Park residents, business operators and property owners are invited to learn more about the effort underway to revise the Village’s zoning rules and regulationsat a public meeting scheduled for 7 p.m., Tues., Nov. 10, in the auditorium of Gwendolyn Books Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. A presentation by Camiros Ltd., a Chicago-based planning and zoning firm leading the zoning project, will highlight key elements and issues of the process to date, and gather public input. A copy of the technical review report prepared for the Village will be available for download at oakparkingzoning prior to the meeting. The purpose of the proposed changes is to better align local zoning rules and regulations with recommendations in Envision Oak Park, the community’s long-range comprehensive plan adopted last year. For more information, call 708.358.5440 or email planning@oak-park.us.
Library to host voter registration event
Qualified individuals can register to vote from 10 a.m. to noon, Sat., Nov. 14 at the main Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen 18 years old on or before the next general election of Nov. 8, 2016. In-person registration requires two forms of identification, at least one with a current address such as a utility bill or bank statement. An Illinois driver’s license or state identification card is ideal. For more information on voter registration, elections and related activities, visit www.cookcountyclerk.com, where online registration also is available.
Water meter upgrades underway
Property owners who receive a letter from the Village asking them to call a private vendor or visit the company’s website to set up an appointment to replace a water meter are urged to respond promptly. The 30-minute process does not require any plumbing changes although the water will be turned off during the upgrade. The new meters allow for remote reading of water usage. For more information on the program call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.

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