Christensen revealed that three weeks before he had called Oakwood Hills and been told,
“Hey, you don’t live in Oakwood Hills. Call McHenry County.”
Christensen lives in Lake Killarney east of Oakwood Hills, but outside the village limits in unincorporated McHenry County.
He quickly summarized the concerns he had with the proposed gas-fired power plant:
- Schools – one within 330 feet, two others within a mile
- Safety – no fire hydrants
- Air quality – “Why a 180 foot smoke stack if there is no problem?”
- Sound – “won’t tell model [used]”
- Water – use of graywater and aquifer, potential problems with pressurized pipes for graywater.
Christensen noted that Oakwood Hills has closed its government and says it will re-open when “things cool down.”
Two thousand emails have been gathered by opponents, he pointed out.
“This issue isn’t going to cool down. We have no government.”
He said he had asked Village President Melanie Funk to resign.
In response he received a message asking who would
- finish painting the signs
- plant the flowers
- clean the graffiti from the park
- replace the park benches
- call the snow plow driver
Christensen said the list sounded more like something a homeowners association president might do.
He pointed out that Funk was elected by 182 people.
He asked County Board members to represent him.
And he did all of this with a three-minute time limit.