Four business regulation certificates were approved at the Evergreen Park Village Board meeting on Monday night, but only after an extensive discussion on the hours of operation and availability of parking spaces at the locations of two of the applicants.
Questioned at length was Karen Bradley-Brown, the owner of the Overflow Salon, also known as Salon Overflow at 3142 W. 92nd St., who stated her hours of operation would be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday; and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The salon will be closed on Sunday.
Mayor James Sexton expressed concern about the hours because the salon, which is zoned for commercial use but is basically in a residential area, just east of Kedzie.
“I am not sure who gets their hair done at 6 a.m.,” said Seton, with a laugh.
Bradley-Brown responded that the business is by appointment only and there are only two chairs in the salon, so parking would not be a problem.
Trustee James McQuillan also questioned the hours and availability of parking at the site. Bradley-Brown explained there was ample parking for only two customers at a time. She added that she lived close enough to the site to walk, and would leave her own car at her home.
The business certificate was approved in a 4-1 vote, with McQuillan casting the “no” vote.
Also questioned about parking was the Empire Property Management Solutions, a condominium and property management group seeking approval for the business in office spaces 1 and 2 at 9500 S. Avers Ave. A spokesperson for the group assured the board that there would only be two to three employees located at the site and there would be no foot traffic. Approval was granted with a unanimous vote.
Approval was also granted to IL & IN Restaurant Realty for an IHOP restaurant to be located at 9150 S. Western Ave., and to Magaly Del Valle, a mental health counselor, for office space at 3830 W. 95th St., Suite 103.
On other matters, Sexton recognized Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus, who has been named as recipient of the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association Chiefs (IFICA) Award. The award will be presented at the Fire Prevention Week Banquet on Oct. 28 at the Medina Banquet Hall in Addison.
Board action also approved a request for the Public Works Department to issue a request for proposals for construction of a parking lot at 9138 S. Kedzie Ave. The lot will provide additional parking spaces for the fine dining Asian restaurant Thi-Thi’s at 91st and Kedzie.
Sexton also proclaimed the month of October 2016 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and Nov. 16 as “School Board Members Day.”
Trustee Mary Keane was absent with notice.