September 18, 2019 Dear Residents:
Tonight, the Itasca Plan Commission had to postpone tonight’s hearing because of capacity.
Despite making extensive plans to hold the meeting in the largest public space in Itasca, using both the gym and cafeteria, the crowd exceeded the Fire District’s maximum capacity of 1,350. At 7 p.m., the District estimated 200-300 more people were waiting to get in. In total, the number of people who showed up amounts to 16 percent of Itasca’s population—a number Itasca has certainly never experienced until tonight.
According to public hearing procedures, if there are people who want to attend a hearing but cannot gain entrance, the hearing has to be postponed.
The Village staff is currently considering options and locations to hold the next scheduled public hearing set for Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.
On behalf of the entire Village staff, Fire District and Police Department, I would like to thank everyone for coming out, and for cooperating with the authorities.
I am committed to working with the Village staff and the Plan Commission to ensure we identify a location where everyone who is interested can attend.
Thank you for your patience.
Mayor Jeff Pruyn