Community Briefs from June 27, 2013

Pet clinic

  Just Animals Low Cost Wellness Clinic will be at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St., from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 providing vaccines and other pet health services. Visits are by appointment only.
  Services for dogs include vaccine examinations for $10, one-year rabies vaccine for $12, three-year rabies vaccine for $25, distemper vaccine for $12, lepto vaccine for $12, Lyme disease vaccine for $20, heartworm test for $20 and microchip for $20. Heartworm preventative and actyvil plus deworming prices vary by the animal’s weight. County rabies tags are sold separately.
  Cat services include vaccine examinations for $10, one-year rabies vaccine for $12, three-year rabies vaccine for $25, DRC vaccine for $12, feline leukemia vaccine for $12, FELV test for $20 and microchip for $20. Actyvil plus deworming prices vary by the cat’s weight.
  To make an appointment call 815-830-6568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
— Kelly White

Sign ordinance

  Oak Lawn trustees on June 11 voted to amend the village’s sign ordinance.
  The measure loosens the restrictions on businesses and allows for temporary signs outside stores if the business applies a proper permit and can prove it has insurance. Village Board members implied they are open to further amending the ordinance if it would help businesses.
  During the public comments section of the meeting, five business owners complained about the village’s prohibition of temporary sign age for advertising. The owners all claimed the ordinance reduces the number of impulse buyers and walk-in customers, and is negatively impacting their revenues.
— Jessie Molloy

Village will spend
$5M on water main

  Trustees voted June 11 to grant the village’s roadway resurfacing and water main project to K-Five Construction for $5 million.
  The village has also contracted Vision Internet to redesign the village’s website, and maintain it for $6,000 per year. The redesigned site will be much more interactive and allow for residents to have better communication with the government, according to village officials.
— Jessie Molloy

Street resurfacing

  The Hickory Hills City Council voted last week to approve a contract for $52,889 to micro-surface streets as part of the city’s 2013 road maintenance program.
  The contract was awarded to AC Pavement Company. Streets scheduled for micro-resurfacing are Nida Court, Parkview Lane, 86th Court, and all streets north of 95th to 91st Street. No start or end dates have been determined, but work is expected to begin in late July, according to Hickory Hills Public Works director Larry Boettcher. Motorists can expect temporary two-hour closures on streets being resurfaced, Boettcher said.
— Emily Szymanski