Orland Park will continue working on possible changes to the village signage ordinance, including stipulations that may allow electronic signs.
Discussion about allowing electronic signs in the village drew strong opinions for and against doing so. Trustee Pat Gira said the village could come into the 21st century and allow businesses to use electronic signs with strict guidelines. Development Services Director Karie Friling said among the proposed guidelines would include no blinking, no scrolling and the messages would need to remain the same for 24 hours among others.
Trustee James Dodge said the village has worked for nearly two decades to maintain and aesthetic in signage and more work needs to be done to make clearer rules if any changes are to be made. He said he was against lines of electronic signs that would make LaGrange Road look like an airline runway.
The board instructed staff to put more work into the signage update.
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Orland Park trustees will hear a proposal to cover legal fees for property tax appeal proceedings where other area taxing bodies will help foot the bill.
The village previously voted in favor of continuing to be represented by Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins for Property Tax Appeal Board cases, where property owners can challenge their property tax assessment and subsequent rate. The Orland Fire Protection District, Orland Park Public Library, Orland School District 135 and Consolidated High School District 230 agreed, as did the village, to all be represented together by KTJ for the PTAB cases.
The proposed cost share up for discussion during Monday night's finance meeting is based on 2010 tax rates, according to a village memo, and is:
- SD 135: 42%
- SD 230: 31%
- Orland Fire: 15%
- Village of Orland Park: 8.5%
- OPPL: 3.5%
The parks and recreation committee and the technology, communication and community engagement committees will also meet Monday night.
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