District 155 Ignores Hand Delivered Letters about South High School Stadium Seating

In response to a Freedom of Information Request filed late last night the City of Crystal Lake has provided the following letters to High School District 155 dated July 30th and 31st:

The July 30, 2013, letter from the Crystal Lake Zoning Department to District 155.

The July 30, 2013, hand delivered letter from the Crystal Lake Zoning Administrator Michelle Rentzch to District 155 Superintendent Johnnie Thomas.

A second letter was hand delivered to District 155 Superintendent Johnnie Thomas on July 31st.

A second letter from City Engineer Erik Morimoto was hand delivered to District 155 Superintendent Johnnie Thomas on July 31st.


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District 155 Ignores Hand Delivered Letters about South High School Stadium Seating — 9 Comments

  1. Isn’t this just about obstructed views for football games?

    Just have the homeowners build skyboxes and charge admission group parties and corporate outings!

    Homeowners win, city gets taxes!

    PROBLEM SOLVED!

  2. No, this is not about obstructed views for football games.

    Unless you are hanging out an upstairs window there was never any way to see a game with the old bleachers anyway.

    There is no objections to building new, even slightly larger, safer bleachers or moving the Home team to the other side of the field.

    This is about our home values, the safety issues, the security issues, the parking issues, the fact that as homeowners directly affected by this we were never notified by the district of their plans which they are suppose to do before building was started and the fact that the district has not obtained any of the proper city permits for this.

    The district is in the wrong here not the residents or the city.

  3. Scarpacci: Hopefully you are being sarcastic and not as dim as your “Wings” namesake.

    That is an incredible eyesore.

    Usually affected neighbors are contacted by the person making changes.

    Often the city acts as an ombudsman or assists in brokering an acceptable agreement.

    For example, when we lived elsewhere, a developer came to an empty space behind our houses.

    It affected the subdivision and the area.

    Neighbors got together and came up with a pretty good solution.

    And yes the area was empty and the yes the builder said “Don’t worry.”

    I’ve long since given up on respecting realtors.

  4. And ignoring repeated requests from city officials should be actionable.

    Perhaps it is time for the D-155 superintendent to follow D-47’s out of town.

  5. Anything in the codes about noise or light pollution.?

    How about the fact the spectators will have a prety good view into the homes?

    This is not a good selling point for the homes that will have to keep their cutains covering the windows all the time.

    All those property taxes that get paid to a district.

    It is funy that districts want to be good neighbors and hear concerns BEFORE elections and referendums but sometimes pretend to be deaf or unconcerned later.

  6. Just to inform you all school was called off due to sever weather on the 26 and 27 yet the 28 is meant to be worse and the district thinks its ok to have kids wait a the bus on the morning of the 28.

    lol way to go D155 your brilliant.

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