Village of Roscoe may add splashpad to Leland Park, move Fall Festival to Riverside Park


Leland Park, Sept. 8, 2021, during setup for the Fall Festival.

At the Committee of the Whole portion of their Jan. 11 meeting, Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees members discussed several proposed resolutions. The approved resolutions will be voted on at the next Village Board meeting, Feb. 1, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. The public is encouraged to attend or participate remotely.

Village Administrator Scott Sanders asked for approval of modification to the Village of Roscoe COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Staffing Plan. Trustees agreed that emergency paid leave should be limited to five calendar days. “The amount of time will be enforced, even if the person is vaccinated,” Sanders said. “Masks must be worn for the next five days.” The rules follow the latest CDC guidelines.

Proof of a positive test is needed to get paid leave. All tests are free.

The plan will be reviewed in June 2022.

A recommendation was made and approved to enter a five-year lease agreement with Axon Enterprises to provide equipment such as body cameras, tasers, redaction software, cloud storage and related miscellaneous equipment used by the Roscoe Police Department for an annual price of $30,742.

The Board recommended a Zoning Map Amendment from CG (Commercial General) to RM (Multi-Family Residential) at 5091 Edgemere Court. The 0.68-acre property is on the corner of Edgemere Court and Edgemere Terrace, south of Walgreens. Property owner Gregg Powers wants to build two multi-family buildings on the site. A landscape buffer will wrap around the east and north side of the property.

The Board supported a $32,000 agreement with Fehr Graham to provide engineering services for the reconstruction and paving of the reconstruction and paving of the Public Works parking lot at 5402 Swanson Road, next to Swanson Park.

Trustees discussed future use of Leland Park. A splash pad for elementary-age children is under consideration. Trustees also talked about moving the Roscoe Lions Club Fall Festival from Leland Park to a larger venue at Riverside Park. Further discussion will follow.

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