Three businesses approved in Chicago Ridge

  • Written by Jesse Malloy

The Chicago Ridge board approved three business licenses at its meeting Thursday night.
  Clopay Building Products Co., a garage door company, will open at 10047 Virginia Avenue, Food Safety and Quality Systems will be moving into space at 10103 Kitty Avenue, and Gillons, Inc., an Alsip based cosmetics company will be opening a location at 10150 Virginia Avenue.
  The board also approved the placement of a one-way street sign at Oxford and 109th Streets. Between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on school days when children are present Oxford will function as a one-way, southbound street, as a safety precaution for students.
  Also in the interest of safety, the board approved a proclamation declaring September 19 “Drive 4 Pledges Day” an event intended to encourage drivers, especially teens, to pledge not to text while driving.

  Another issue of new business that was introduced was the installation of ATM at the village hall/police department. The board voted to table the issue until a the company, All in One ATM, Inc. could come in to make its case for the machine, though it was suggested that the idea is to make it easier for individuals going to bail people out at the police station to get money out.
  Civil engineer Andy Purfundt said the three road work projects currently underway in the village are all moving on schedule. The Lyman Water main project, the 2013 Motor Fund Tax street resurfacing project on Lyman and 109th Streets between Major and Central, and the Cook County community development block grant water main project on Nottingham and 100th Streets should all be complete by the end of August.

  Chicago Ridge senior trustee Dan Badon presided over the meeting in place of Mayor Chuck Tokar, who was ill and unable to attend.