Release date: Friday, April 2, 2010
On March 31, 2010, Hanover Park's Village President Rodney Craig hosted a meeting with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) President Terry O'Brien, Commissioners Frank Avila, and Mariyana Spyropoulos, along with the assistance of State Representative Fred Crespo. Also present were representatives from the Hanover Park Park District, Hanover Park Hurricane Football & Cheer Club, the Hanover Park Baseball Association, Hanover Highlands Elementary School, and Village and MWRD staff. The informal meeting established future opportunities for the proponents to build a strategy to make improvements to the property that parallels Barrington Road.
Topics discussed were Hanover Park's organizations of interest to serve youth in a collaborative manner to make improvements to the area where baseball and football associations play and the role of the Village to work a grant and provide revitalization of the area. Other topics discussed included the long-term plans of the MWRD for this area, the concern of odor at Hanover Highlands School and the neighborhood, and ability to establish a bike path along the creek into DuPage County.
The MWRD President and Commissioners were very helpful in sharing their vision for the future and opportunities for sharing water, opening up the facility for school visits, and building a relationship for the future.