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Clean-up is scheduled for Lucas-Berg preservation sites in Worth

  • Written by By Sharon L. Filkins

Worth Mayor Mary Werner announced during the Worth Village Board meeting on Tuesday night that a spring clean-up day for the Lucas-Berg preservation sites will be scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday April 16.

She advised volunteers to dress for the weather.

“In April, the weather is always unpredictable” she said.

The gates to the site, located on 111th Street, just east of Southwest Highway, will open at 8:30 a.m. Werner said coffee, doughnuts and hot dogs will be provided for the volunteers.

In other matters, Werner also said that the board is anticipating the presentation of a plan for the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project, focused on the Metra Station area, to be presented in early May.

The village began working with Chicago-based Farr Associates last year to develop a TOD plan for the area surrounding the Metra Station. A town meeting was held in February where residents were given the opportunity to express their desires for the type of development they would like to see on the site.

“We are looking forward to seeing the plan, which will be presented to the public, before a vote is taken,” said Werner.

In other business, the board approved a resolution to apply for Community Development Block Grants for Capital Improvement and Economic Development in 2016. The resolution did not specify any particular development or project.

Also approved was a resolution endorsing an agreement with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Greenest Region Compact 2, which calls for the village to join coordinated efforts toward enhanced quality of life for residents, protection and stewardship of the environment and sustainable economic vitality.

Other business included the approval of a business license for The Walk-In- Closet, located at 6955 W. 111th St., contingent upon having passed all inspections and being in compliance with all codes and ordinances.

The business is a resale, thrift shop for second-hand clothing, shoes and miscellaneous items.

The board adjourned into an executive session to discuss setting a price for sale or lease of property owned by the village.

Trustee Colleen McElroy was absent from the meeting.