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Plan commission passes Kiva Recovery proposal

Published: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

CAMPTON HILLS – It’s now up to the Campton Hills Village Board to decide whether a drug and alcohol treatment facility should be granted a special-use permit to open at the site of a former school.

After several public hearings, the Campton Hills Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday after an hourslong meeting to recommend the Village Board approve a special– use permit for Kiva Recovery. If approved, Kiva Recovery would be one step closer to locating its facility to the former Glenwood School.

Many Campton Hills residents have spoken out in opposition to the facility locating to their neighborhood, citing an increased burden on fire and police services; lower property values; staff-to-patient ratios; the facility’s security; and secondary problems clients might have.

Village President Patsy Smith said the Village Board is in the process of setting up a public hearing, and she said she’s searching for a venue large enough to fit the hundreds of people who turned out at plan commission public hearings.

She said a hearing is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 27, but there may not be a quorum, which means the hearing could be pushed back to Dec. 4.

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