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Village of Minooka receives CMAP grant for comprehensive plan update


The village of Minooka is a recipient of a 2019 Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning grant.


The topic arose in discussion at last week’s meeting of the Minooka Village Board Committee of the Whole.


Michael Petrik, director of community development and information systems for the village of Channahon, gave a presentation to the board, highlighting the process of updating a comprehensive plan.


Minooka will be working to choose a consultant for the project by January 2020.


Village Administrator Dan Duffy spoke of the project, wanting to inform the village board of the need to update the comprehensive plan.

Petrik said that working with neighboring communities is important to the process.

Duffy agreed.

Trustee RicOfferman wanted to know how much Minooka can expect to pay to update its comprehensive plan.


Petrik replied, saying the amount may differ for Minooka.

The process of updating a comprehensive plan involves, among other things, holding a series of community outreach events, hosting a public hearing and forming a steering committee.


The funding is provided to Minooka as an 80/20 matching grant, with the village picking up the lesser portion of the costs.


Also at the meeting, staff announced that a new village clerk has been named.


Shorewood resident Orsola Evola will assume an appointed position left vacant last month by Kristi Lamontagna. Evola has experience working at an adult men’s detention facility.


Finance Director and Treasurer John Harrington lauded Evola for her track record, saying she is qualified for the job as village clerk.


Evola’s first day at village hall is Monday, Oct. 21.

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