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Decoding Village Agendas – October 26, 2020
Work Session of the Village Board
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a. Discussion on revised proposal from the Conservation Advisory Council to limit the use of leaf blowers within the Village. The CAC has submitted an updated proposal regarding gas-powered leaf blowers in response to comments received on their earlier submission. It recommends a longer time frame for implementation along with citizen education on their use and benefits of alternatives. The new proposed guidelines would ban them from May – October in 2021, January – October in 2022, and year round in 2023.
b. Discussion of a request for relief from payment of taxes before the issuance of a building permit as permitted under § 86-9(I) of the Village Code. A house on Thompson Avenue has past due taxes. The owners inherited it and are in the process of some expensive repairs required to sell it. They request that an agreement with the Village to postpone paying the taxes until the expenses of the repair are completed and the house sold, when they will pay in full. With completed repairs they estimate the house assessment will be very positive for the Village and a neighborhood improvement.