Libertyville Trustees Agree to Put Bolander Property Up for Sale
The property, which includes a park and building, is located on Winchester Road.
The village of Libertyville may soon no longer own the Bolander property.
Trustees voted unanimously Sept. 25 to sell the Bolander Property, located on Winchester Road. According to a document drafted by Village Administrator Kevin Bowens, "the village staff and Parks and Recreation Committee have been conducting a study of the property, and determined that it is underutilized."
The study revealed that just four staff members work in the building on the Bolander Property, and that the property is "facing significant capital needs and repairs," Bowens stated in the summary provided to the village board.
The necessary work includes: $100,000 for roof replacement, exterior repairs, painting and hockey rink repairs within the next one or two years; and $200,000 for additional capital repairs in the next three to five years.
The resolution approved by trustees at the Sept. 25 meeting states that the nearly 5.3-acre property will not be sold for less than 80 percent of its appraised value of $1.725 million.
Trustee Jay Justice what will happen to the Bolander Park sign when the land is sold.
Bowens said the village could consider incorporating another site and naming it Bolander Park.
"That would be a nice gesture," said Justice.
The four staff members who work in the Bolander building will be relocated to the Libertyville Sports Complex and other village facilities. The Parks and Recreation Committee, along with village staff, will evaluate the possible relocation of the outdoor ice skating/roller-hockey rink that is now at Bolander Park.
Editor's Note: The headline has been changed to reflect that the property is being put on the market but has not yet been sold. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.