Woodridge village board authorizes lot subdivision, resurfacing resolutions


Sarah Barber

The board will meet next on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

Last night at its bi-monthly board meeting, the Village of Woodridge passed resolutions regarding the resurfacing of portions of both 83rd Street and Woodward Avenue, as well as of the lot subdivision for the Centerpointe Shopping Center, three areas which are integral to the community.

The meeting’s omnibus agenda was passed unanimously. The agenda included motions authorizing the mayor and board to appropriate funds from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) and Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant toward the two resurfacing projects.

The Woodward Avenue Resurfacing Project will resurface the portion of the road stretching from the northern village limits to 75th Street. The 83rd Street Resurfacing Project stretches from IL Route 53 to Janes Avenue. Both resurfacing motions and all related business passed without any question or hesitation from Mayor Gina Cunningham-Picek or any board trustees.

Additional business, featured in the Administrator’s Report, included the request of Centerpointe Realty LLC and Centerpointe Nassim LLC to subdivide the Centerpointe Shopping Center into 11 lots. The Centerpointe Shopping Center is located between I-355 and Woodward Avenue, north of 75th street and south of 71st street.

The company seeks to maintain “anchor tenants” according to their legal representation, before leasing certain lots to individual buyers. When asked by the board, the company’s representative did confirm that his client was planning a long-term relationship with the village. The motion, though passed by a unanimous vote, received a fair amount of hesitation from the board.

“With some concern, aye,” Trustee Mike Martinez said when called to vote.

Other business included the removal of a class E2 liquor license from the village code, accepting a water main quotation from Core & Main, as well as the authorization of the mayor and board to $1,820,167 of MFT funds for the 2020 road improvements program and road salt material purchase.

The meeting also featured proclamations of 2019 department accomplishments for the following village departments: administration, community development, finance, police and public works. Directors of each department received a certificate from Mayor Cunningham commending their efforts.

At the meeting’s conclusion, Mayor Cunningham reminded the audience of an impending coffee with the board event at Village Hall. It will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, and feature an appearance from state senator and former village board member John Curran.

The board will meet next on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.