River Forest trustees set goals for 2015

Development, sewers, intergovernmental cooperation are high on the list

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By Deb Kadin

Contributing Reporter

Now that River Forest trustees have set goals for 2015 fiscal year, the next step will be putting some action behind them, Village President Catherine Adduci said last week. 

Over the next months, officials will start working in descending order on 17 issues — from moving forward on economic development to creating a new village flag. They will all dovetail in the 2015 budget planning cycle, which already has begun. Money will be allocated toward accomplishing these goals, she said.

Also to be determined will be, "how they will be accomplished and who will be responsible. 

That could be done with staff and a board member, or a combination of both," Adduci said. 

"Eric [Palm, village administrator] and staff and team will be responsible for accomplishing the goals; the board can help."

Commissions will work in tandem on planning, where appropriate, Palm said.

Goals have been part of budget planning for the past three years. Maintaining financial stability, working on economic development and easing flooding were among the items considered as part of the 2014 fiscal year budget. 

Trustees last week also awarded a $483,867 bid to Christopher Burke Engineering to design the north-side sewer separation project. 

The project — long on the village's to-do list — would consist of installing a new storm sewer mainline on Greenfield Street to help alleviate basement flooding. A new sanitary sewer also would be added. The estimated cost is $13 million.

It will take about a year to design the project. Construction is expected to start in 2015. 

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Anonymous - New to RF from River Forest  

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 5:47 PM

...possibly a Wold Market

Anonymous new RF resident from River Forest  

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 10:42 AM

Some ideas for the RF economic development committe / owner of the North Ave Dominick's space -- high traffic corridor / space likely too small for another supermarket: + Event / Banquet space Bank HomeGoods / TJMaxx type store Split space to three properties for businesses like Chipotle / Starbucks / etc re-zone property for multi-unit dwelling (condos / apts / townhouses etc) & require high foliage barrier to North Ave

jim'e'  

Posted: December 18th, 2013 9:11 AM

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