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Oakwood Hills to hold Thursday meeting at McHenry County College

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Oakwood Hills Village Board meeting will be Thursday at McHenry County College with some restrictions in place.

The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in Room B170 at the college, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, with seating starting at 7 p.m. because of the expected large crowd. Those who want to attend should park in Lot B and enter through Entrance B.

Room B170, which is known as the Luecht Conference Center, can hold about 350 people.

According to the Oakwood Hills agenda, those in attendance will only be allowed to address the board on agenda items at the beginning of the meeting. The proposed power plant is not on the agenda.

Spectators will have an opportunity to address the board at the end of the meeting on non-agenda items, but the meeting will only go until 9 p.m. and the board scheduled an executive session before the public comment session.

An executive session can last for an indefinite amount of time, including up to the 9 p.m. end time.

Village officials also stressed the McHenry County College code of conduct, noting no weapons would be allowed. While signs are allowed, they must be carried by hand and cannot be attached to any stick or pole once the person enters the building.

This will be the first public meeting since officials suspended Village Hall access and hours in early August. The next meeting involving the proposed $450 million power plant is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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