According to an article in the Morton Grove Champion, Morton Grove politicians voted last week to spend more money on a “pre-development study,” to see whether the 8300 Lehigh building, which the village purchased last year, would be suitable for a police station.
In 2012, the village hired a consulting firm and asked them to evaluate the police department’s space needs and weigh the costs and benefits of constructing an addition or moving to a new location. The consultant presented its findings and recommended a new location.
Subsequently, the village purchased the 8300 Lehigh building from General Bandage.
The obvious question here is why wasn’t this study done to determine the buildings’ suitability before the village purchased the building?
Trustee Bill Grear says that the village must decide whether to leave the Village Hall in the building or move it to the same facility as the police station.
Village Hall is not overcrowded, but it is a more than a century old, said Grear.
Sounds as though there are some politicians who want to see their name on a new village hall. The pertinent question is; “at what cost?”
With the recent increase in the villages’ share of the property taxes and water bills to the residents out of control, do Morton Grovers REALLY want to spend millions on a municipal monument to our elected officials ego?