Burr Ridge may annex business to silence trucks
Updated: October 1, 2012 6:23AM
BURR RIDGE — The Burr Ridge Village Board plans to force annex an area business next month to prevent it from operating as a trucking school.
Compass Truck Sales has operated from its North Frontage Road location since 2003. But in recent months, it also has operated as Compass Trucking School.
“They were pretty good neighbors,” said Sherry Tameling, who has lived within about 50 feet of the Compass parking lot since before the company was in business.
In recent months, she said, noises caused by fledgling drivers learning to back up, brake and drive have disturbed the peace in the neighborhood.
“Usually it starts around 7 in the morning and goes until around dark,” Tameling said of the back-up signals and horns. “They’re constantly going from forward to reverse, teaching them to park the trailers.”
She and several other residents who live near the trucking business spoke at the Burr Ridge Village Board’s Aug. 13 meeting and asked what could be done.
Village Administrator Steve Stricker said the business, which now is in unincorporated DuPage County, is completely surrounded by land within the village limits. Annexation is a matter of a simple vote, which Stricker said should take place at the board’s Sept. 10 meeting.
The matter came to the village’s attention when Compass Truck, 15W580 N. Frontage Road, petitioned the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals for a conditional use to operate as a commercial drivers license training school.
Stricker said the training school apparently has been operating without proper zoning approval for several months. The company’s website advertises its trucking school and is soliciting students.
Attempts to reach Compass owner Roy Dobrasinovic were unsuccessful.