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Town Meeting Report

May/June 2016


On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, we held a town hall meeting concerning the rebuilding of the Village Hall. Over 60 residents were able to attend, overflowing our meeting room and spilling down the hall. The Board and I were very pleased at the size of the turnout.

Trustee Rick Jamerson gave a presentation describing the history of the project; outlining the problems and deficiencies with the existing building; and the options available to us. The floor was then open to residents for questions and comments. The meeting lasted until approximately 9:30pm. The residents were overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward. A link to a video of the meeting can be found on our Facebook page as well as a link to Trustee Jamerson’s presentation.

The Board and I were impressed with the consistent high quality of the questions and comments from the residents. They were uniformly well thought out and relevant. In addition, the residents treated each other with respect, even when they had disparate views. Having attended a great number of public meetings involving the spending of large sums of money, this is not always the case. I think we should all be proud of our community.

Finally, we have created a website to report on the status of the project. Here is a link to the site: https://sites.google.com/a/riverwoods-il.net/villagehall/ Please visit the construction website “early and often” as the saying goes.


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