Bravo HG

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On Dec 27, 2015, at 11:08 PM, Joe Eenigenburg  wrote:
Dear Mayor Yukich,

I'm sure that most e-mails and letters to you either make a request or contain a complaint.  This e-mail does neither.  It is strictly a compliment.

After 40+ years in Tinley Park, we moved to Homer Glen late this summer.  I needed more garage space than the house we bought had and have just completed construction of an additional attached garage.  While I was dreading the thought of a major addition to the house with the attendant building permit, inspections, anticipated red tape, etc, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the entire process.

I met initially with Scott Chance to explain what I was proposing to do, submitted a building permit request, the plan reviews and subcontractor approvals were promptly done, I received a building permit only 17 days after application, and was able to begin construction in late September.  I was somewhat apprehensive about starting that late in the year because not only would the new garage tie into the house roof, the condition of the main roof was such that it warranted a total tear off and replacement.  Fortunately, I was blessed with a nice fall and almost no weather related construction delays.

Once construction began, the various building inspections were performed as requested with essentially no delays.  Whenever an inspection was required, either Scott or Joe Baber made themselves available and performed it, sometimes with comments or minor issues, but never in a confrontational manner.  These men were clearly knowledgeable, and while they had a job to do to be sure things were proper, they were not an impediment to the overall project.  It was truly a pleasure to work with them and I appreciated the flexibility to either request the inspection personally or have the subcontractor make the request directly.

While I have personally thanked both Scott and Joe for their cooperation, flexibility, and help during this project, I thought it was also appropriate to let you know how well things went from my perspective as a new village resident.  The Building Department is truly a credit to the Village of Homer Glen.  I'm glad we're here and happy to have the construction phase now behind us.

Joe Eenigenburg
Homer Glen, IL, 60491



 Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Subject: RE: Wild Bill's 



Thanks for all you did today!  We are certainly a work in progress here at Wild Bill’s, but we are getting closer to the final product!  Please extend my thanks to all the staff at  Homer Glen for everything they have done to help us get going.  Holly & I have had a truly fantastic experience with all of the people from the Village that have helped us at every turn to get this far.  Wild Bill is tired and would like to rest J


Chad Allison
Wild Bill’s RV & Outdoor Center, Inc.
13515 W. 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Subject: Nicor Gas - Special Use Permit


Dear Mayor Yukich:

Good afternoon, I felt compelled to write you about my recent experience in obtaining zoning approval for Nicor Gas’ natural gas regulator station and working with Mike Schwarz. I wanted you both to know what a pleasant experience it was to work with Mike during this process.  Mike displayed a thorough knowledge of all Village codes, took the time to explain the reason for each requirement and the process to obtain a special use permit.  In my 20 years of working with land use issues, it can be rare to cross paths with someone as hardworking, passionate and knowledgeable about their job as Mike.  The professionalism and dedication that Mike has for his career and community is bar none.  You and the citizens of Homer Glen should be proud to have Mike on your team and working for the betterment of the entire community.  Thank you both kindly for your support in helping Nicor Gas move our project forward. 


Eric Sadler
Nicor Gas Company