Construction Permit Delay?


WARNING….. This blog post contains a rumor and opinions. A piece of information in this post was received through word of mouth and has not and can not be verified. Please read it at the risk of seeing a possible bigger picture, and forgive me for rumor mongering

My question is a simple one. Who is truly at fault? An architectural firm with decades of undeniable successes, or a potentially politically motivated village department simply following the changing beliefs of people swayed by an upcoming election cycle?

The following was taken directly from the School Districts main web page. Link found here. Items in red or italics added by me, James J Tompson

The Board Facilities Committee met on Thursday, March 24th. The committee discussed the status of the Kennedy Addition. The architects reported that we are currently waiting for a permit from the MWRD (It has been wispered in my ear, yet unconfirmed that the preverbiall ball in this instance was dropped by one John Zalud, the  Director of Community Development here in lovely Schiller Park (Info found here). The permit delay has compromised  the timeline for the project.If true Thank you Mr Zalud- As a result, an addendum has been added to Bid Package #2 to explore the possibility of moving the substantial completion date from August 15th to October 3rd. The architect recommends we consider this option only if there is a premium cost to maintaining our current timeline given the delay. Bids will be opened on March 29th at 3pm and the Board Finance Committee will meet April 4th to discuss the cost difference between the two substantial completion dates, if any. The committee also discussed the need to move the FAA Windshear Tower that is located on Kennedy School property and the progress made towards that end.

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Sabotage from the village, or a simple mistaken interpretation of someone’s meaning? It’s a very commonly known fact that there is some people with an almost devout opposition to a project they know virtully nothing about.  Given the track record of the people in charge of this project I have a very strong opinion of who is at fault, and it is not the architectural firm or anyone involved with Schiller Park School District 81.

Maybe just another case of Blaming Schiller Park School District 81 for all of your problems? Or a politically motivated delay? You be the judge.