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Proton Center Never an Issue

March 30, 2011

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by Steve Romanelli

The Proton Center was never an issue. It was never brought to us on the Plan Commission, or even discussed in any detail once the site was evaluated.

The hospital had to move fast as they were racing with NIU and the center that was going to be built in West Chicago. They would have had to get concessions from the county for flood plain issues, the train vibrations was a factor, and the site (3 acres or so) did not compare with what they built in Warrenville on 15 acres where they were able to also build a Cancer Center….all on a perfectly good site with easy access to the expressways, high visibility for customers, next to hotels for patients and family, ……..and right at the doorsteps of Edwards market area.

You and I can figure why they did it. It makes perfect business sense. From the tax standpoint, the buildings in Warrenville could have never been built in Winfield. They would have been much smaller to fit the site. The contents which is the machine itself would have never been part of the valuation and the medical services are not taxed as well. So the advantage would have been to have a building there, but only the building value at 1% would have come to the village. Not even close to Tim Allen’s  numbers. And CDH was not going to build it there.

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CDH & the Proton Imaging Center

March 30, 2011

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Taken directly from the minutes of the February 7, 2008 Village Board meeting:
“Jim Spear, the executive Vice President of Central Dupage Hospital, stated that CDH is relocating the proton center to Cantera in Warrenville. He stated that because the original site was on a flood plan in Winfield and because Cantera is located off the toll way it is a good location for outpatient business.”
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Zoning

March 29, 2011

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Zoning is a very interesting thing.  Some communities use zoning to maintain a neighborhood, some communities use zoning to change a neighborhood.  Many years ago, communities decided to let the government officials regulate things related to building and thus our zoning codes evolved.   

Here is Wikipedia’s definition of zoning.   Please read and keep in mind some of the issues facing Winfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoning

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Glenn VadeBonCoeur

March 27, 2011

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Glenn Vade Bon Coeur was a member of the plan commission before he was elected to the village board.  It was his good judgement and common sense that made him such an attractive candidate for office in 2007.  And now again in 2011.  

Regarding the comprehensive plan, Glenn believes the plan lays out a solid path for future development in our village.    Development must be appropriate to our village in size, location, type, scale and timing.  development must be oriented toward benefiting our residents and preserving the character that we treasure as our village.    It is meant to be a long-term guide, to provide stability and clear direction to the developement process.  It should not be subjected to drastic short-term changes based on the “flavor of the day” ideas.

 On April 5th please vote for Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson, & Jim Hughes.

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James Hughes Action Items

March 27, 2011

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Riverwalk:  with a new Urban Center,  giving Winfield a central identity while creating jobs.

Reasonable and Sensible Development: let’s preserve our unique small town and natural environment as we expand our population and business community.

Communication: seek new ways to inform and listen to our neighbors.

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Good Judgement

March 27, 2011

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Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson & James Hughes have the experience and temperament to be good trustees.  Winfield does not need critical politicians who think it is good judgement to divide our County neighbors from our village and divide the village itself!

What Winfield needs now is a Village President and Trustees who will put Winfield first during these difficult times.

Please join us in electing Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson & James Hughes so we can put this negative campaign behind us and move forward with village business.

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