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REPORT ON WILL COUNTY BOARD MEETING FOR APRIL 2013

SEE WILL COUNTY BOARD ACTION ITEMS FOR APRIL!

The following items were approved by the Will County Board in April:

A Special Use Permit for Sports and Recreation for Al Tabron, at 22005 Howell Dr. New Lenox, in a 55,125 square foot area in an industrial building. 

Adopted the Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program known as the Will County Transportation Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2013-2018.  The plan includes:  $1,000,000 for Preliminary Engineering of the widening of Gougar Road from Laraway Road to Haven Road, $1,852,350 for Preliminary Engineering and $500,000 for Design Engineering of the widening of Laraway Road from US Route 52 to Cedar Road, $5,000,000 for Preliminary Engineering of the widening of Laraway Road from Cedar Road to Harlem Ave., $1,235,000 for intersection improvement and traffic signals at Laraway Road and Spencer Road, $8,348,785 for intersection improvements at Laraway Road and Cedar Road.

Agreement for use of easement over lands of Commonwealth Edison Co. for roadway improvements at Gougar Road and Spencer Road in New Lenox.

Awarded $144,222 Dept. of Health and Human Services Healthcare Professions Opportunity Grant to Abt Associates to provide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low income individuals with opportunities for education, training and advancement that lead to jobs that pay well and address the healthcare profession's workforce needs that are expected to experience labor shortages or have high demand.

Agreement with the City of Naperville in the amount of $25,000  to allow Will County residents to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at its facility located at Fire Station #4 at 1971 Brookdale Road with drop-off days each week on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm. 

Approve agreement between Will County and New Lenox Township for a one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for the Fall of 2013. 

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john Q Adams April 21, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. Transparency is fundamental for good representation. After all, board members are elected to “represent” voters. Why do we only hear just a part of what you are voting on AFTER you have voted? Did you review any companies before “awarding” $140,000.00 “Grant” to a company that worked for City of Chicago? What exactly are they going to do with that money? Make more “plans” as past Chicago performances? http://payments.chicagocurrent.com/vendors/a-b-t-associates How about REAL transparency, report to the community exactly WHAT you are debating (if that even happens) and what you are going to vote on. How about seeking “Input” rather than telling us after the horse is out of the barn? There is a boatload of room for improvement in true “representation”; “transparency”. Such as dropping millions and millions to “plan” for road work seemingly only on Laraway road. Come on, let’s get some leadership and input / interaction with your voters, and don’t just knock on our doors every four years!
harry April 21, 2013 at 07:49 PM
It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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