Trucking school promises to move from Burr Ridge
Updated: November 5, 2012 6:11AM
BURR RIDGE — Roy Dobrasinovic apologized to his neighbors for the noise and dust caused by his truck driving school and promised to do his best to cease operations as soon as he can.
“I want to be (a) good neighbor,” said Dobrasinovic, owner of Compass Truck Sales and the Compass Driving School, 15W580 N. Frontage Road.
The Burr Ridge Village Board is ready to force annex the property, which now is in unincorporated DuPage County, if Dobrasinovic doesn’t have a plan in place to move the driving school by its meeting on Oct. 8.
Dobrasinovic promised to move quickly to move the school out of the neighborhood.
Trustees balked at Dobrasinovic’s request, made through his attorney, Tim Dwyer, that Compass be given until May 2013 to end its trucking school operation.
“I think that is outrageous,” Trustee Robert Grela said.
Grela said the driving school is not a permitted use and Dobrasinovic is and was operating the school without permission from DuPage County.
“I think this is disgusting. I think asking for forgiveness rather than permission is absolutely shameful,” Grela said.
Dobrasinovic said he hopes to avoid forced annexation by entering into an annexation agreement with the village. A public hearing regarding an annexation agreement is set for Oct. 15.
Neighbors have complained of dust and noise from trucks traveling not only within the Compass property but also on area streets.
Dobrasinovic said he has taken steps to remedy the problem. He said gravel will be replaced with crushed asphalt to control dust and trucks have been moved off of local streets for instruction and testing.