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    5 corner's gas station opposition group

    Opposition Group Web Site Link

    Over 850 residents oppose it. The Village Plan Commission unanimously rejected it. The Environmental Commission was excluded from reviewing it. Yet the Village Board voted yes to it...a 12-pump, 24-hour gas station and 4,200 sq. foot convenience/liquor store at Historic Stacy's Corners.



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    Very well done site, clear messaging, organized beautifully, proofread, great content. Well done to whoever done it.

    (One exception, it would be even better if they used quote marks around "NO" instead of inch marks, and an apostrophe in Stacy's, just sayin')

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    Have the trustee-elects made any public statements on this? Why aren't they included on the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Rath View Post
    Have the trustee-elects made any public statements on this? Why aren't they included on the website?
    Probably because they don't have an official email. As far as public statements, they ran unopposed and this wasn't and issue at the town meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perplexed View Post
    Probably because they don't have an official email. As far as public statements, they ran unopposed and this wasn't and issue at the town meeting.
    Understood, but economic development in general wasn't brought up as an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Rath View Post
    Understood, but economic development in general wasn't brought up as an issue?
    It was in the interviews. The candidate profiles and the speeches at the town meeting are up to them. It's a good reason to go to the town meeting to ask them directly.

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    Anyone know what happened at the DQ this morning? Many police.

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    I am so far behind on the details of this issue. Clearly, the 12 pump gas station is taking up property beyond what the old gas station was using. Did the village own this land previously? Also, have the trustees provided any insight as to their reasoning to support this?

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    Not sure but...

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    Anyone know what happened at the DQ this morning? Many police.
    The glass in the door to both the DQ and the liquor store has been replaced by plywood. Beer floats I presume...

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    The previous station was 11,000 SQ feet the proposed station is 59,000. The site includes two lots that have been residential for hundreds of years and have over 200 trees on them that will be cut down and remove the natural buffer between residential and commercial. The board says it will bring in much-needed tax revenue of 140k per year estimated (2% of annual budget). These numbers represent higher sales than Roosevelt Rd stations and do not account for the fact this gas station will most likely just shift sales from 7-11 and discount liquor to them. The planning board unanimously rejected the plan for a variety of reasons among them not conforming to the village plan and is too intrusive on the residents and other concerns of not enough information. The board then unanimously approved it with four votes and_ one abstention. 35 people spoke at the meeting, and over 100 people attended the board meeting. The board then voted YES without any reason or explanation or ANY conditions. The neighbors have organized into several groups and are continuing to try and save the neighborhood. Here is a website with more information www.protectglenellyn.org
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...uss/170329111/

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    Many residents are thrilled to a have convenient gas station on the north side of town

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Martinez View Post
    The previous station was 11,000 SQ feet the proposed station is 59,000. The site includes two lots that have been residential for hundreds of years and have over 200 trees on them that will be cut down and remove the natural buffer between residential and commercial. The board says it will bring in much-needed tax revenue of 140k per year estimated (2% of annual budget). These numbers represent higher sales than Roosevelt Rd stations and do not account for the fact this gas station will most likely just shift sales from 7-11 and discount liquor to them. The planning board unanimously rejected the plan for a variety of reasons among them not conforming to the village plan and is too intrusive on the residents and other concerns of not enough information. The board then unanimously approved it with four votes and_ one abstention. 35 people spoke at the meeting, and over 100 people attended the board meeting. The board then voted YES without any reason or explanation or ANY conditions. The neighbors have organized into several groups and are continuing to try and save the neighborhood. Here is a website with more information www.protectglenellyn.org
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...uss/170329111/
    Diana, you have been very involved on this matter. I tried to ask others, and now I'll ask you----

    One of your and your groups concerns are gas fumes. I figure that fumes from all the parents that sit out in front of the school, every day, are many times more directly worse. But, neither you, nor the group has a comment or visible concern about this. To me, it seems somewhat disingenuous to complain about fumes a block away, but not fumes that are right in the kids faces.

    Have you or anyone in the group had any conversations with Dr. Gordon or any village figure on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful View Post
    Many residents are thrilled to a have convenient gas station on the north side of town
    I'm sure many residents would also be thrilled to have a whorehouse return to Crescent Ave , a marijuana store or a new slot machine gambling parlor.

    This gas station, in particular, will cause a great deal of financial and reputational harm. It will kill a neighborhood, spread blight deep in the direction of Lake Ellyn and more broadly cause many potential buyers to stay away from Forest Glen.

    You can argue all you want that the fears and hysteria about health are unfounded and young parents are too sensitive these days - please now, just tell me how you plan to convince real estate agents to sell your story to tomorrow's Forest Glen buyer.

    This is not a subtle debate with nuance, it's about the reality, on the ground, tomorrow.
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