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Summit residents voice 74th Avenue traffic concerns 

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By Carol McGowan 

Residents who live on the north side of the village voiced concerns about traffic flow on 74th Avenue at the August 21 village board meeting.

The residents are worried about the direction of traffic flow on 74th Avenue.

At present, 74th Avenue is a two-way street from Archer Road to the first alley to the north of Archer.  It had previously been a one-way street.

Residents asked the village board to change the street back to one-way from Hanover to Archer, saying it’s dangerous in the section that is now a two-way street.

The residents said the change has caused confusion and could lead to accidents.

Village Manager Jerry Hurckes and Mayor Sergio Rodriguez said they would look into why it was changed.

In other business, two business licenses were approved.  One being for 55 Interstate Auto Repair, located at 5418 S. Harlem Avenue.  This is where Solid Auto was located for many years and will be a motor vehicle repair business with new owners.

The other, was for 4MG Automotive, Inc., located at 6350 S. 73rd Avenue.  This will be an auto body collision repair shop.

Several motions were passed, including:

  • Approval to pay Priority Landscaping and Maintenance for work completed on the 2023 Landscape and Right-of-Way Maintenance contract.
  • Approval to make the final payment to Lindahl Brothers Inc. for work completed on the 2021 Street Rehabilitation contract.
  • Approval final pay to MYS Inc., for work completed on the 2022 alley improvements.
  • Approve an ordinance declaring various parcels of real estate to be surplus property, directing the sales of said property, and authorizing publication of notices of sales and requests for proposals.

A motion to approve final payment to Strada Construction Company for work on the 2023 50/50 Sidewalk Replacement contract was tabled, as the job hadn’t been completed at that time.

A motion was tabled granting special use for the property commonly known as 7225 and 7255 West 63rd Street. This is until an Intergovernmental Agreement is presented.

Special use was granted for the former Angry Slice restaurant building, 5436 S. Harlem to be used for a cannabis infusion business.  This will not be open to the public and will not have signage.  It will be used to infuse edibles to be distributed to dispensaries that can sell to the public.

In the Mayor’s Report, Rodriguez made a proclamation commemorating the 236th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, and proclaiming Constitution Week as September 17-23.

A liquor license was approved for El Famous Restaurant.

An ordinance was also approved for an agreement with the South Suburban Emergency Response Team Joint Task Force.

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