Village of River Forest Boards of and Commissions met October 19.
Village of River Forest Boards of and Commissions met Oct. 19.
Here is the minutes provided by the Boards and Commissions:
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. Uponroll call, the following persons were:
Development Review Board Present: Tagger O'Brien, David Crosby, Mike Ruehle Absent: Frank Martin, MaryAnn Fishman, Lisa Ryan, Gerry Dombrowski
Economic Development Commission Present: Nena Mass, Robert O'Connell, Tim Brangle Absent: Lee Neubecker, Colette English Dixon, Cathy Yen, Robert Graham
Historic Preservation Commission
Present: Michael Pritz, Al Popowits
Absent: Tom Zurowski, Carla Graham-White, David Raino-Ogden, David Framek, Brian Prestes
Sustainability Commission Present: Julie Moller, Eric Simon, Mary Susan Chen, Sue Crothers Absent: Kathleen Brennan, Mindy Credi, Mary Masella
Traffic and Safety Commission Present: Doug Rees, Rick Gillis, Jack Cleary, John Osga Absent: Arun Jayalaman, David Valenti, Steven Wade
Zoning Board of Appeals
Present: Tagger O'Brien, David Berni, Mike Ruehle Absent: Frank Martin, Gerry Dombrowski, Robert Swindal, Charles Luchhese
Also Present: Village Administrator Eric Palm, Assistant Village Administrator Lisa Scheiner,
Management Analyst Jon Pape
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. JOINT BOARDS AND COMMISSION COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WORKSHOP
John Houseal, Houseal Lavigne Associates, introduced himself and explained the purpose of the Village's Comprehensive Plan and the process that is being utilized to update it.
Mr. Houseal led the Board/Commission members in an exercise to identify issues or concerns that they believe are facing the Village right now.
Jan Saeger, 435 William, and Markie Reitz, 1032 N. Lathrop, provided their suggestions,
He then led the audience in an exercise to identify, from the list of suggestions they provided, what they believe to be the three most important items.
Mr. Houseal then led the audience in an exercise to identify three specific things they would do tomorrow to make River Forest a better place.
Finally, Mr. Houseal led the audience in an exercise to identify what is best and most important about River Forest that should be protected.
Mr. Houseal demonstrated the online map-based engagement software called map.social. He explained that it is an interactive tool that is used to collect community input on community assets, development priority sites, problematic intersections, public safety concerns, undesirable uses, key transit destinations, desired uses/developments, areas that are poor in appearance and more.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.