Crete assessing land value for possible sale to communications company

2013-05-31T19:00:00Z 2013-05-31T23:02:27Z Crete assessing land value for possible sale to communications companyGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
May 31, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

CRETE | Village officials are getting an appraisal of land they are considering selling to a Burr Ridge-based communications company for a new cellular tower.

The plot is 50 square feet and is located by one of the village’s wells near Hartmann Drive.

Village Administrator Tom Durkin said officials want to know the value of the land before they set a price for its sale to Convergence Technologies Inc., which is working to build a Chicago-to-Indianapolis link for a system that would provide broadband services across large sections of the United States.

Durkin said he expects to tell village trustees the land value, and have them vote on whether to approve a land sale, at the Village Board’s next scheduled meeting June 10.

The project is a holdover from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was meant to bolster the economy and prevent the nation from sinking further into recession.

In other business, Police Chief James Paoletti informed village trustees that during the Memorial Day weekend, police issued 137 citations, of which 48 were for people driving without wearing seat belts, 17 were for speeding and six were for drug-related arrests during traffic stops.

Trustee Stephen Johnson said he was surprised by the number of people caught during the holiday weekend not wearing seat belts.

“To think in this day and age there are 48 people who didn’t wear their seat belts,” he said.

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