I-290 noise walls and more From the Village

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I-290 noise walls, Blue Line vision on Village Board agenda
The possible role of noise walls in helping reduce the impact of traffic sounds on nearby neighborhoods after the Eisenhower Expressway is reconstructed will be discussed at a Village Board study session scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday (Oct. 26) in Village Hall, 123 Madison St. The CTA also will present the latest information on its vision for the future of the 55-year-old Forest Park Branch of the Blue Line. Residents can comment until noon Monday prior to the meeting at www.oak-park.us/ikecomments where related documents and presentations are posted. Village Board meetings are broadcast on Comcast channel 6 and At&T Unverse channel 99 as well as streamed live and archived online. For more information on the project, visit www.oak-park.us/eyeontheike or email village@oak-park.us.
Discussions begin on future of high school garage
The Transportation Commission has scheduled a public meeting to review the Village’s current agreement with School District 200 for the parking garage at Oak Park River Forest High School. The meeting is set for 7 p.m., Monday (Oct. 26) in the Little Theater of OPRF, 201 N. Scoville Ave. The garage site has been identified by the District 200 Board of Education as the preferred location for a new swimming facility. Anyone unable to attend the meeting may submit comments until noonMonday via email to parking@oak-park.us or fax to 708.358.5119. The Village Board likely will discuss the Transportation Commission findings in November. Village Board meeting agendas and minutes are posted online.
Meet the new Chief Building Official
The public is invited to meet the Village’s new Chief Building Official Steve Cutaia at an open house scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m., Monday (Oct. 26) in room 101 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. In addition to overseeing building permit activity for Oak Park, Cutaia will play a key role in the implementation of CityView, the Village’s new software solution for permitting, licensing and inspection services. More information on Cutaia and the open house is posted online.
Only two more Farmers’ Markets remain
Only two opportunities remain this season to sample the fresh fare at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market. The market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, mid-May through October in the Pilgrim Church parking lot on Lake Street, just west of Ridgeland Avenue. The season’s final market will be Oct. 31, when traditional stone soup made from Farmers’ Market vegetables will be ladled up from about 9 a.m.until the pot is empty. For more information on the Farmers’ Market visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket, email farmersmarket@oak-park.us or call 708.358.5780.


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