Archive | September, 2011

The Roosevelt Road Land-Deal You’ve Never Heard Of

September 26, 2011

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By Jed Skillman

Someone has plans for the land along Roosevelt Road, and a mighty effort is being made to move pawns around the chess board in order to make it happen.

THE BACKGROUND […]

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Contentious Village Board Meetings Stall Winfield’s Progess

September 13, 2011

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The Winfield Village Board meeting on September 1st was contentious once again. Residents who attended the meeting to the bitter end or watched the meeting on Comcast Channel 10 witnessed the following. In a letter to the Daily Herald only a few days before, President Deborah Birutis asked Trustee Tim Allen […]

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A Trustee’s Dilemma: Klein Creek Residents vs. Septran

September 10, 2011

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by Karen Skillman

Here’s an example of why serving on a village board presents a challenge in any community.

Currently before the Winfield Village Board is an issue concerning a special use permit requested by a local business, Septran, a school bus company located […]

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Village Board Meeting Notes – August 18, 2011

September 7, 2011

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AGENDA

WINFIELD VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011

7:00 P.M. – VILLAGE HALL

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

7pm All board members & staff present

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Correspondence

A. Presentation of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists “Pride Award” to the Winfield Police Department for posting the state’s largest percentage increase in DUI arrests over the past year. Mr. David Perozzi will present on behalf of the AAIM.

Item postponed

5. Audience Participation […]

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When We Don’t See the Forest for the Trees . . . .

September 7, 2011

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by Marie Kisiel

It may seem like a quirky idiom to describe our village, at one time described as friendly, welcoming, even “bucolic.”  But let’s reflect a bit more.

In a literal sense: surely we all love the trees where we live.  For many, it was reason enough to move here, let alone stay here for over 30 years: a small town, close to the city. The sidewalks end here. Children can walk to school, to church and, when they grow up, to the train station.

The sounds and sights of Winfield called out: come live here. You won’t be disappointed. We have ice cream socials, holiday parades, and Santa on the Square at Christmas tree lighting time. Neighbors know and respect each other. Old-fashioned values and loyalties.

Teachers at the local school might stay their entire careers….and some of them are still there.  You could borrow a cup of sugar or share a cup of tea. Or not.  Warm, friendly, but not intrusive. […]

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Your Ash Tree Can Be Saved from the Emerald Ash Borer — Facts.

September 2, 2011

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by Craig Casino

President, Tree Green, Your Tree MD

WINFIELD AND THE EMERALD ASH BORER…

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is now in Winfield and the damage it will leave in its wake is unfortunately going to be devastating to our town.

There is no chance that Winfield’s homeowners might escape the EAB onslaught. It is inevitable at this point!

It is important to clear up a misconception. […]

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