Burns: First is transparency and communication with village residents to ensure their voices are heard with all major events and projects in the village. They need to be informed about all these items and surveyed for input. Second is Northbrook Court revitalization, as we need to increase and support current businesses in the mall to then generate more revenues for the village. Third is the Green Acres property; we need to survey the village residents to hear what they want and then we talk to the developer about their plans. In the end we need to have agreement on how to move forward. This is not a 3-minute open meeting discussion, like the current Village Board has done. We need to make sure we understand the full impact of any decision before we move forward — schools, roadways, environment, costs, taxes, community. Residents will have a final say in this decision.
Source: By Kaitlin Edquist