Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Action may come in September.
Village officials continue to refine a proposal by Deerbrook Mall owners Gateway Fairview for a renovation of the shopping center with hopes of some form of initial action next month. Both Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and Village Manager Kent Street indicated after Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting members Street’ staff and Deerfield financial advisor Kane, McKenna were working with the mall owners on a letter of intent acceptable to all parties. Earlier: Deerbrook Project Hits Snag “Staff and our financial advisor have been negotiating with Deerbrook on a letter of intent,” Street said. “Our financial advisor did not see the original letter of intent,” he added referring to the one presented to the Board June 18. Gateway Fairview is …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Presentation on renovation of mall is not listed on agenda for today’s Village Board meeting.
A discussion about the future of the Deerbrook Mall including special sales tax provisions is not on the agenda for today’s Deerfield Board of Trustees meeting, according to the agenda posted on Village website. After an initial presentation by shopping center owner Gateway Fairview at the June 18 meeting ran into opposition from Trustees Alan Farkas and William Seiden, the Board decided to wait until its July 2 gathering at the urging of Mayor Harriet Rosenthal. Earlier: Village To Further Study Deerbrook At the time Rosenthal wanted to develop consensus among the trustees on a matter she considered very important for Deerfield. Though it was hoped the issue would be discussed July 2, Rosenthal and Village Manager Kent Street explained …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Trustees approve four-way stop sign at Robert York and Osterman Avenues after passionate plea from residents.
Traffic restrictions were on the minds of a number of Deerfield residents who rose to speak before a packed Village Board of Trustee meeting Monday as the Board asked Village staff to prepare two ordinances that will affect how people get about town. Those advocating for a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Robert York and Osterman Avenues got their wish after a seven-month wait while residents of the Coramandel subdivision were unable to sway the Board to restrict Briarwood Country Club’s new paddle tennis facility. Earlier: Four Way Stop at York and Osterman Gets Further Look The Village was poised to approve the four-way stop sign at Osterman and Robert York during its Nov. 21 meeting but chose further consideration by the Safety…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Poster winner and state hockey champions honored at Monday meeting.
A blend of art and sports began the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees meeting Monday. The Board recognized Deerfield High School senior Andrea Valkanas for her winning design of the poster symbolizing the Deerfield Farmer’s Market. The Warriors state champion hockey team was feted as well. Earlier: $26 Million Plan Coming for Deerbrook “I wanted to show the vibrancy of the Farmer’s Market,” Valkanas said of her design featuring 10 upright peppers. The Farmers Market will be held from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Saturday from June 16 through Oct. 13. Valkanas’s poster will be displayed at the Farmer’s Market and will be in the windows of local merchants promoting the event through the summer. In a separate ceremony Monday, Mayor Harriet …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Deerfield to recognize 28 establishments which have been here under the same name for at least 20 years.
Twenty-Eight Deerfield businesses will be honored at an upcoming Board of Trustees meeting for having been a continuous presence in the Village center under the same name for at least 20 years. The Village Center Development Commission wanted to find a way to recognize enterprises which have made a long term commitment to Deerfield’s central business district, according to Jennifer Maltas, assistant to Village Manager Kent Street. The specific date is not set. The businesses are: If you are a customer of one of these establishments, feel free to click on their name to go to their Patch listing and write a review.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Village Board gives nod to first step in restaurant’s remodeling process.
A remodeling plan by McDonald’s Restaurant on Waukegan Road allowing customers to go directly from the eatery to Lake Cook Road took a step forward at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board of Trustees. In other action, the Board gave preliminary approval to allow Essence Pilates to operate at the American Legion Hall, allowed a change to the medical building which will occupy former George’s What’s Cooking location and approved a Class K liquor license for Cre8 Workshop. Earlier: Deerfield Entrepreneur Finds Next Venture By a 6-0 vote, the Board approved unanimous reports from the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission to grant the necessary approvals to McDonald’s to allow the company to remodel its long time …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Cre8 Workshop will give people an opportunity to develop their craft skills both in group settings and by themselves.
Not long after Donna Price and her husband Marc sold The Mad Science Group in Deerfield, the 25-year Village resident started looking for something else to do. Always creative and a lover of crafts, it did not take long for Price to develop the concept for Cre8 Workshop, which she plans to open next month in Deerfield Park Plaza. It will be a place where people can make things from supplies and tools Price will offer either in a class or open time. Earlier: Village Moves to Boost Deerbrook “Everyone will leave with something they make,” Price said of the classes and parties. “You show up, we’ll step you through the project.” If she is not able to teach a specific class or lead a particular party, she already has a solution. “We’ll find …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Advisor approved for potential sales tax relief deal.
The redevelopment of Deerbrook Mall got a boost from the Village Board at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday when a financial consultant was approved to guide Deerfield through a possible sales tax rebate program. Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and Village Manager Kent Street stressed everything is contingent on receiving a satisfactory letter of intent from Deerbrook representatives which would eventually become a binding agreement between Deerfield and the shopping center. Earlier: Deerbrook Gives More Renovation Details The potential sales tax relief from the Village is part of an overall renovation plan being developed by people involved with Deerbrook. The cost of the consultant hired by Deerfield will be paid by entities tied to the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sustainability Commission tackles project to educate Deerfield’s students about the effect of automobile idling.
When Deerfield’s Sustainability Commission was given an education project by the Village Board, it literally went to school. After taking a closer look at how to reduce the amount of vehicular idling in town, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the trustees felt teaching the public rather than legislating was the best way to go in the beginning, according to Jenny Maltas, an assistant to Village Manager Kent Street. Earlier: Idling in Your Car May Get You a Ticket During a Village Board meeting in November, potential ordinances were discussed and the largest complaint among the trustees was the idling of school buses. Street reached out to the schools and a project for the Sustainability Commission was born. “We didn’t want to do more than the …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Staff makes cuts required by mayor before vote.
After additional cuts were made over the last two weeks, the Village Board of Trustees passed Deerfield’s budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1 Monday by a 5-1 vote with Trustee William Seiden being the lone dissenter. Seiden wanted to see a trimmer financial plan because of the current economic climate. Earlier: Mayor Seeks Budget Cuts When Finance Director Robert Fialkowski presented the budget to the Board two weeks ago, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal asked Fialkowski to make cuts of $85,000 to eliminate any need to increase the property tax levy. “We were instructed to go back and see if we could get the general fund property tax levy for the 2012 levy to come out without any increase,” Fialkowski said. “There were some things happening …