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Minutes <br /> Elk Grove Village Plan Commission <br /> June 6, 1974 <br /> The regular meeting of the Elk Grove Plan Commission was called to order by <br /> Chairman McGrenera at 8:09 P.M. on Thursday, June 6, 1974 in the Council Chamber <br /> of the Municipal Building, 901 Wellington Avenue. <br /> MEMBERS PRESENT: Richard Mc Grenera Thomas Hamilton <br /> Joseph Cimino Edward Hauser <br /> Marcus Grice Mead Killion <br /> William Wesley <br /> STAFF PRESENT: Thomas Rettenbacher, Building Commissioner <br /> Robert Franz, Assistant Village Manager <br /> NEW BUSINESS Item'1 :B '= Higgins Industrial Park Unit #152 <br /> This plat was approved by the Village Engineer and is not located in the <br /> flood plain. It was moved by Killion, seconded by Grice, that the plat be <br /> approved. All members present voted 'Aye' . <br /> UNFINISHED BUSINESS Item 3.F - Maioriello Rezoning - Special Use for Funeral Home <br /> Chairman McGrenera introduced Richard Dowdle, Attorney at Law, representing <br /> residents opposed to the subject petition, who requested to respond to testimony <br /> given by the petitioner at the May 2 Public Hearing on this matter. Mr. Dowdle <br /> stated that the 1967 Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Village indicated that <br /> with the exception of small clusters of commercial zoning, the area east of <br /> Arlington Heights Road and-,-west of Tonne was zoned residential . He said that <br /> the Courts have generally upheld the right of municipalities to rezone when such <br /> a change in zoning is for the common good. He cited five items which must be <br /> examined when considering a rezoning: 1 ) character of the surrounding neighborhood, <br /> 2) suitability of that particular parcel , 3) effect on the surrounding property, <br /> 4) existing uses of nearby property, and 5) relative gain to public compared to <br /> hardship imposed on owner. Mr. Dowdle stated that in examining the transcript ,he <br /> failed to see where the petitioner had supported his rezoning request relative <br /> to the foregoing. Furthermore, that the petitioner had presented in his testimony <br /> that the proposed location was good because he couldn't afford commercial property. <br /> Mr. Dowdle contended that it is not the purpose of zoning to subsidize businessmen <br /> in their chosen profession. The Attorney concluded his remarks by stating that <br /> the petitioner had failed `to produce any evidence that this request if granted <br /> would not be spot zoning. A petition containing approximately 300 signatures <br /> opposing rezoning the property was then submitted. <br /> The Attorney for the petitioner, Joseph Moschetti , then rebutted remarks <br /> made by Mr. Dowdle. He stated that Arlington Heights Road by nature of its size <br /> lends itself to this proposed use. It is a four lane thoroughfare with business <br /> located at both ends. Mr. Moschetti questioned the legitimacy of some of the <br /> petitions submitted stating that some people had signed who did not know what <br /> they were signing nor the exact location of the proposed funeral home. He <br /> concluded by suggesting that the proposed use would greatly enhance the public <br /> good by providing this area with a much needed service. <br />