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TAe Accepted Influence in the Northwest Suburbs ElkG rove 12th Year --24 Elk Grove Village, Illinois 6000? FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1968 4 Sections, 48 Pages $9.00 a Year -- 15c a BRANICAR MAY GO FOR ANNEX FRIENDLY TOWN youngsters on a two-week visit found Elk Grove Village to be a friendly town Sunday. The eight village families who are hosts to inner-city children got together for a picnic in the Cook County Forest Preserve. While children played in games, the families got to meet fellow village neighbors. Competing in the hula hoop contest above is Dave Velez, 9, of 1632 W Jackson, Chicago, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hicks. At the picnic, Dave met his brother Ricky, 8, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bryn of Clarendon Hills. Dave was reported a little homesick Monday but determined to stay until this weekend. (Staff Photo) A promising indication that Branigar Estates might be annexed to Elk Grove Village was given in a straw poll taken Wendesday. A majority of persons present for a Forest View Homeowners Assn. meeting voted in favor of annexing to Elk Grove Village. A desire for village police and fire protection was the apparent swaying factor in the reversal from a past firm opposition to annexation. Economics also influenced the vote, when it was pointed out higher village taxe« might not be much more than an assess- m e n t each Branigar home should be charged for village fire protection in addition to fire protection district taxes. It was | said homeowner costs for installation of water lines and fire hydrants would be offset by increased home value. THE MEETING was called to m o r e . Jones said. Jones i Some left before the vote discuss terms of a pre-annexation agreement between Branigar residents and Elk Grove Village. Despite one objection to wording on a clause regarding wells, those favoring annexation generally agreed to terms. Under state annexation procedures, petitions of annexation must be circulated through the area, a chore Don Pollitz, homeowner president, said he w o u l d personally undertake. For annexation, Pollitz will be seeking 51 per cent of the homeowners' signatures. Pollitz came out strongly in favor of annexation at the meeting, citing statistical arguments adamantly opposed annexation during the meeting. Approximately 75 persons were present for the meeting. ing annexation was taken. Of those remaining, 34 stood up be counted for annexation. Objectors numbered less than 15. Streamlined Agenda Drawn E l k Grove Village board meetings , may be shortened from 14 inches to perhaps, eight. In an attempt to streamline sessions which sometimes reach the midnight hour, a new form of agenda will be used. Action and discussion will be to appear on the agenda. Pahl also asked that reports be submitted in writing by Thursday to allow trustees a chance to evaluate these before Tuesday meetings. Besides expediting meetings, a brief agenda would have important effect of trustees' establishing priorities for

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 26 Jul 1968, Fri,
  3. Page 58

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