The meeting was uneventful, lasting about 40 minutes. Rob Sherman made a plea that Cook County residents not pay for the extension of Route 53 and reworking of Route 120 inLakeCounty through a series of tolls on the Cook County portion of Route 53. Sherman suggested BG seek federal funds through the Obama administration.
Prior to the Board meeting, the BG electoral commission heard the challenge to Jeff Battinus’s filing to run for trustee. The commission agreed with the challenge by Trustee Stein. Mr Battinus will not be on the ballot, in the next election cycle, as candidate for Trustee.
Battinus has expressed support for the Referendum on the Downtown Plan.