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Village of Orland Park December 4, 2017, 3:00 PM

We apologize for the inconvenience of the storm water and water main construction. Public Works has been working with the contractor to coordinate the construction with the local area schools and provide resident communication as best as possible.The school districts are notified of the road closures and detours prior to the closures to allow the schools time for bus re-routing. The bus pick up re-locations are necessary to provide a safer pick up area for the students and buses.

The water main shutdown that occurred without notice was not planned. While unfortunate that this occurred, residents were notified as quickly as possible about the emergency water disruption.

Regarding dust control, the contractors have been diligent about watering the streets to mitigate dust as best as possible. However, the contractors have been notified to perform additional dust control even though the street is comprised of mostly stone trenches.

The contractors are not using crushed concrete as backfill. Bedding stone has been virgin CA-7 material and the trench backfill stone is a CA-6 material. We are not aware of any silica content in the stone material being used.

The contractor is in compliance with the necessary control measures associated with a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), although a SWPPP is not required on this project due to the area of disturbance. All erosion control and inlet filters were installed prior to construction and have been maintained throughout the project.

If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact the village's Public Information Office at (708) 403-6188.

Name not shown December 1, 2017, 2:21 PM

What three priorities would you like to see the Village Board adopt or address in 2017?
Safety at the mall., More upscale stores., Drury Lane type theatre.

Village of Orland Park December 1, 2017, 1:17 PM

Thank you for bringing these concerns to the village's attention. We will share these questions with the village's Public Works Dept. and provide their response as soon as possible.

Name not shown November 30, 2017, 4:48 PM

The construction activity in the Fairway/Silver Lake West neighborhoods have been poorly coordinated, and communication has been awful. We received notice that the water would be off two hours after it was shut off, only after we called public works. My son's bus stop has moved without any notice multiple times. I've had packages not delivered, and garbage not collected, because "Road Closed" signs are up when there is no construction activity. My house and cars are covered with a layer of white dust, because every time a car drives down the street a large plume of dust is thrown up in the air. I don't see how they are complying with EPA regulations regarding dust control. Is the gravel crushed concrete? What is the silica content? Does the village have a copy of the projects Storm Water Pollition Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and is the contractor in compliance?

Marge Szalko September 5, 2017, 8:29 AM

The problem with how our real estate taxes are figured is this - many of our elected officials, or their friends/family members, own law firms that work to lower real estate taxes for homeowners. They put a huge raise in ours and then make a fortune off of people willing to pay them to have it lowered. I'm sure you had a bunch of mail come from various lawyers who will work for you - some wanting to be paid as much as 50% of the tax savings they get for you. Do some research as to who owns these law firms. It's a simple connection. I will never pay for a lawyer to do the work. I always appeal myself. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Regardless, this is the largest jump I have ever had in my 30 plus years of being a Cook County home owner. The huge value jumps make no sense and do not at all reflect what is going on in my neighborhood.

Name not shown September 4, 2017, 10:43 PM

I agree with both commemts. I believe the property values in all of Cook are being artificially inflated. Ours went up by 60k with several homes around me in foreclosure and abandoned. Looking into sales history of 60 similar homes the increase is ludicrous. I believe an audit and public investigation should be initiated into how the data is being used to formulate the sudden huge inflation of assessments. These assessments in no way correspond to sales market and glut of homes in the market. This is the first time I've filed an appeal in 38 years as a Cook county homeowner. Something is very wrong with these valuations and there needs to be an inquiry.

Name not shown August 25, 2017, 8:53 AM

What three priorities would you like to see the Village Board adopt or address in 2017?
An express train to the city, to attract younger professionals looking to move to the suburbs. Orland is missing the boat on this one. Most people are moving to the western suburbs because of this., Do something with Orland Mall. I think can speak for myself and many residents that we feel unsafe going there. It has become a hangout, rather than an enjoyable place to shop., Continue to work on the Old Orland area. The downtown area can attract more outside visitors with non chain restaurants, and boutiques.

Village of Orland Park August 24, 2017, 11:13 AM

PROJECT UPDATE as of August 24, 2017

The work is planned for the fall to improve the success of the extensive lawn restoration that is required. Bidding for the work was just completed. The project will go to Committee and Board for approval in September, with the work expected to start soon afterward. Once it is approved we will send a notification to the residents on 168th Street and 169th Street, where the work will occur.

Thank you for your patience.

Village of Orland Park August 17, 2017, 11:49 AM

Thank you for bringing your question to the village's attention.

Public Works is working through a process right now to engage a consultant for engineering and creating specifications to make upgrades, paint and rebrand one water tower. The first location selected for repainting is tower #5 at Harlem Ave. and Wheeler Dr., which will most likely be completed in 2018. The village will be looking for guidance about the paint scheme and anticipates public discussion to occur at an upcoming Committee and/or Board meeting.

Two towers - #6 near Carl Sandburg High School and #8 near the 153rd Street Metra Station - were recently approved for cleaning during the August 7 Committee meeting. Board approval is being requested on August 21. Following approval, the work will be coordinated with the contractor and should be completed within a few months. Additional funds for cleaning and painting additional tower sites will be requested as part of the 2018 budget process.

Village of Orland Park August 15, 2017, 3:42 PM

Thank you for your question. The construction at 143rd St. and LaGrange Road will be a retail plaza with two restaurants - City BBQ and McCallister's Deli and one proposed retailer - VisionWorks.

If you have additional questions about an upcoming development, feel free to contact Development Services directly at (708) 403-5300.