No resolution after meeting with Mayor Moylan on Fountain Blue
Over thirty people gathered at a home in Des Plaines to meet with Mayor Marty Moylan to discuss the ongoing frustrations with the noise pollution coming out of the Fountain Blue tent. All those attending appreciated the Mayor taking time out of a demanding schedule to meet.
After a brief welcome to the Mayor, Alderman Brookman and guests ,the Mayor promptly stood up and for all practical purposes indicated that if and when a future vote were to be taken on the Fountain Blue tent noise and his vote would be required to break a tie between the alderman he would vote on behalf of the neighbors.
We appreciate his possible future vote, if it ever came to that, but we need his leadership on this issue now. We have been faced with this noise pollution going on 16 months. Without his leadership we can see this problem going into month 17, 18, 19 and beyond. By the way, if Mayor Moylan wins the election for State representative he would be nowhere to be found in terms of voting on this matter in the future. This is why we need his leadership now.
Last weekend we had to contend with the noise pollution coming from the tent and we will be going into probably more weekends of the same. Leaders lead and don’t merely push off obligations to serve the citizens.
Neighbors once again told the Mayor of their concerns about their property values being impacted and the right to have peace and quiet.
Another part of the equation in solving this issue is the support of the eight aldermen that serve on the City Council. Neighbors have spoken at a number of City Council meetings to this issue but still no resolution.
The neighbors challenged the Mayor and the City Council of Des Plaines to formally adopt the following RESOLUTION:
There will be no consideration of any extension of a Conditional Agreement with Fountain Blue until it has fully complied with either the existing City of Des Plaines sound ordinance or the Illinois Pollution Control Board standards and confirmation of that has been made by an independent acoustic consultant monitoring full events and testing one or more live events featuring, DJ, Music, and typical crowd noise.
The noise pollution with the Fountain Blue tent has taken place on Marty Moylan’s watch. Once again it is up to the mayor to get this resolved. We are tired of getting stalled still another time.
From our perspective, what is needed is for the mayor to impress upon the owner of the Fountain Blue Banquet Hall that the noise concerns of the residential neighbors in the area must be solved. If the Fountain Blue fails to successfully
address the noise issues, then there is serious risk of losing the Conditional
Use Permit that currently allows the tent to operate.
If the mayor will communicate this clear message to Tom Diamond, the owner of the Fountain Blue, we believe that there will be significant movement toward a resolution of this ongoing noise issue. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with the mayor and Mr. Diamond to move this issue toward resolution.