Wheaton – Special use permit for HayMarket Denied

2/5/2018 Wheaton city council voted “NO” to zoning law changes requested by Haymarket.

https://www.wheaton.il.us/696/Wheaton-Videos  which links to https://vimeo.com/254428063

  • 7:20 Haymarket discussion starts.
  • 13:10 rules for public comment – only taking comments for the text amendment (item on the table) and says not to repeat items already in the record. All speakers except attorneys will have 3 minutes.  Changed his mind will limit to 3 minutes rather than 5.  What is the city’s public comment policy?
  • 13:45 Haymarket proponents Mr. Bond
  • 15:20 Haymarket CEO
  • Then back to Mr. Bond goes until 28:19 (about 15 minutes)
  • 28:20 Public comments (Mayor interrupts to remind him of the rules and timing)
  • 2nd speaker DuPage already has 8 location serving the same type of clients (4 in hospitals, 4 near) & we know of outpatient areas not near hospitals.
  • 32:00 Mayor Gresk interrupts to stop anything he thinks is not on topic and to announce 1 minute left – is this stifling freedom of speech.
  • 54:45 Ron Almiron (candidate for County board, district 4)
  • 1:00:00 Comments by each city council member.

By 1:10:00 they voted to deny the text amendment, then went on to vote to deny the special use permit.


Thank you to all residents who participated in this process.

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