Saturday, September 10, 2011

No Bypassing Zone

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of power and wealth but of clout; a journey into a prosperous land whose boundaries are that of Route 45 and Millburn Rd. That's the signpost up ahead — your next stop, the No Bypass Zone.
Submitted for your approval:
One Suzi Schmidt is stuck again in traffic on the way to work. But this Suzi Schmidt is no ordinary commuter because she is the Chair of her County Board. And she decides, once upon a time, that a bypass road needs to be built for frustrated commuters like her. Fast-forward to the present. Schmidt no longer holds down a job with her County Board. But her bypass road is on schedule to be built, on a course charted to cleave in two communities and schools and forest preserves. Can anyone stop the Millburn Bypass's path of destruction?
Ha ha. The village of Old Mill Creek, for one, has made it a priority. Old Mill Creek (Pop 178) has three special meetings ...
  1. Public Hearing
  2. Plan Commission
  3. Village Board
scheduled for Monday night. Your LakeCountyEye understands the village wants a vote on a zoning ordinance to keep the Millburn Bypass out of Old Mill Creek -- and is in a hurry to do so.

Operatives eager to witness the establishment of a no-bypass-zone around Old Mill Creek can attend these, it goes without saying, public meetings:
Village of Old Mill Creek
40870 Hunt Club Rd
Old Mill Creek

Monday, September 12
6 p.m.
Case in point: one small town at odds with their neighbor, thanks to one small-time politician who didn't want to wait 5 minutes at one small road intersection. All of which proves the old adage: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Beginning at the No Bypass Zone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have now entered the round about zone...a place where wealthy land owners can stop the building of traffic light intersection and make the county install round abouts with small radiuses to cut down on truck traffic near the estate and move as much as possible to route 45 near the common folk...too bad the fire dept came back and said that those little round abouts had to be bigger so those big fire engines could get through...nonetheless I'm sure the new private tunnel under Hunt club road will ensure he doesn't have to mix with commoners when riding his horses-might even make it easier for politicians to sneak onto the estate for some of those fancy fundraisers that fill their campaign does one get the county to allow a private tunnel under a county road...hmmm...maybe the eye should look into that.