Doing some filing this past weekend, I found McHenry County College President Walt Packard’s October 25, 2007 “Information Report” entitled,
with Health, Wellness, Athletic Complex (HWAC)
and Land Purchase”
The first option suggests proceeding with the zoning, continuing to request 50% coverage and accepting the Best Management Practices language…”with or without Gilger.”
The second option suggests proceeding with the HWAC without the stadium.
Certainly, there is no indication this course of action is being followed.
The third option on Packard’s list is headed,
“Proceed with HWAC and stadium (with or without Gilger)”
either in Crystal Lake or “another location.”
- require updated feasibility study
- require updated third party review
- review of study/third party review by Board
- release of both documents to public (if studies demonstrate this continues to be a worthwhile project)
- would allow Crystal Lake City Council to adopt revised Watershed Ordinance
The ERA “analysis” is posted on the college web site and due to be discussed by ERA’s David Stone with the board on Tuesday, March 25th.
There is no indication that the public will be able to participate as more note takers.
Will that action be approved on March 27th?
If it is, it would surprise me not at all.
After I wrote this story, the Northwest Herald posted a story Monday with no byline which is headlined,
“I’m not sure where the baseball thing is going. I think it’s pretty much a dead issue.”
The story also favorable mentions the feeble feasibilty study, a do-over, by Economics Research Associates which I wrote the first of many articles on Friday. It is entitled,
The project would require a reported 38 acres, I have been told.
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MCC President Walt Packard is seen in the top picture and the middle one. Behind Packard in the second photo is MCC Board President George Lowe. Economics Research Associates David Stone in the bottom shot.