Fountain Blue Banquets and Conference Center owners may have to tone down party events in their outdoor tent after several neighbors complained about late night noise.
The owners re-applied for a conditional use permit so they can continue booking events into 2013. Residents voiced objections at the city council meeting on Monday.
“Our whole summer has been ruined,” said Bill Dillon, a resident that lives near the facility. “No citizen in the city of Des Plaines should ever be treated this way.”
Dillon and his wife, Sandy Dillon, were among a group of residents at Monday night’s city council meeting that said the owners and aldermen had not addressed their complaints.
Sandy Dillon said working people could hear the music until midnight or later on many nights.
“We were forced to endure a horrible summer,” she said.
The police department has responded to 33 noise complaints for Fountain Blue since May 2011 and has 13 filed reports, 10 from the same residence, said Mike Kozak, acting police chief of the Des Plaines Police Department.
Council members unanimously decided to table discussion about the permit until the first council meeting in July.
“Its our responsibility to make a concerted effort to go hear this,” said Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten.