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updated: 5/29/2014 8:42 AM

Lake Zurich village board to hold first meeting since SUV crash

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Lake Zurich's elected officials plan to get caught up on business two weeks after a meeting was canceled by a sport utility vehicle crash that caused village hall to shut down.

Village board members were an hour away from meeting at 7 p.m. May 19, when a man driving the Jeep Commander left westbound Main Street, struck a ComEd transformer and continued on to damage an area outside the government building in downtown Lake Zurich, according to police.

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Officials canceled the village board meeting after the crash, which caused power outages in Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich's six trustees and Mayor Thomas Poynton will try again with a scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, at village hall, 70 E. Main St. They are expected to handle new business and issues originally on the May 19 agenda, such as voting whether to allow a liquor license for a planned El Jardin restaurant on Ela Road.

Village Manager Jason Slowinski said officials were fortunate the May 19 agenda was light and nothing was negatively affected by the meeting's cancellation.

"We were most concerned about the liquor license that was set to be approved for the new El Jardin restaurant, as we did not want to delay their opening," Slowinski told the Daily Herald on Wednesday. "We did follow up with the ownership after our canceled meeting, and they indicated that postponing the approval until June 2 did not cause them undue hardship and will not delay their opening."

Lake Zurich police Cmdr. David Bradstreet said Wednesday the village hall damage included a light pole, a decorative lamp and a landscaped area with a pond, brick wall, wooden fence, retaining wall and flagpole. He said a damage estimate has yet to be calculated.

Slowinski said the damage awaits repair.

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