Homewood to Consider $900,000 Investment in Downtown Hotel: On the Agenda
A preview of what's going to be discussed and voted on during Homewood's Dec. 11 village board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Trustees will vote to hire Alfred G. Ronan, Ltd. to represent the village's interest in developing a joint casino with East Hazel Crest. The agreement specifies a one-year contract with the lobbyist beginning Jan. 1, 2013 at a rate of $3,000 per month.
Tax Incentive Money for Future Downtown Homewood Hotel
Dr. Claude Gendreau is requesting $900,000 from the village in tax incentive money to help rehabilitate his property at 2034 Ridge Road into a boutique downtown hotel. Gendreau is also requesting a Class 8 property tax designation for his future hotel. These designations are reserved for the improvement of properties in areas in need of substantial renovation. Should trustees give it to him, he will get tax breaks for the next 12 years.
New Public Works Software
Homewood Public Works is requesting $43,580.00 for new centralized work order management system.