Village of Coal City Planning and Zoning Board met January 21
Village of Coal City Planning and Zoning Board met Jan. 21.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
At 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, Chairman Georgette Vota called to order the regular meeting of the Coal City Planning and Zoning Board in the boardroom of the Village Hall. Roll call-members; Maria Lewis, Jill Breneman, Richard Crotteau, Georgette Vota, John Hawkinson, and Irving DeWald. Absent; Amanda Burns. Also in attendance was Matt Fritz, village administrator and Richard "Bob" Malone, building and zoning official.
The minutes of the January 7, 2019 meeting were presented for approval. Lewis moved to approve the minutes as written, second by Crotteau. Roll call-Ayes; Lewis, Breneman, Crotteau, Vota, Hawkinson and DeWald. Nays; none. Absent; Burns. Motion carried.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Conditional Use Presentation CVS Pharmacy 245 S. Broadway
Mr. Fritz explained that the CVS Pharmacy has a drive-up window on the north side of their building which affects the Village's sidewalk and right of way. With the reconstruction of South Broadway scheduled for this year, this might be the appropriate time to address the situation and rectify the problem. In the audience was Michael Fleming and Tony Sartoris, the owner of the CVS Pharmacy building. Discussion included:
• Moving the sidewalk
• Add revision to the South Broadway Reconstruction Project
Right of way is required
• Public hearing is set for February 4th
Eliminate driving on the village sidewalk
Close sidewalk all together on the south side of Church Street
• Parking on north side of Church Street is north of the Village sidewalk (Amanda Burns arrived at 7:05 pm)
• One-way entrance-exit
One-way street-west bound only ADA compliant sidewalk Braidwood & Wilmington CVS stores do not have drive-up windows Safety issues Construct ramp to drive-up Traffic back-up at drive-up
Relocate drive-up to the south side of the building
Excess of 50% use the drive-up;CVS would not want to lose the drive-up option
• Stock room is located on the east side of the building off the alley
Eliminate parking on south side of Church Street
• Drainage issue in the alley
The Board requested and commented:
• Oppose making Church Street one-way or changing the direction of the street
Present the issue to the engineers for suggestions
Mr. Fritz gave a PUD update for the D'Orazio Development at 103 Blackstone. The first PUD Committee meeting was held on January 18th Draft minutes from that meeting were distributed for review. Highlights from that meeting included:
• Rezoning the property from l-1 to RM-2 or RA-1
Next PUD Committee meeting is Wednesday, January 23rd
• Consider surrounding properties when rezoning
Buildings will look the same; uniform construction. All brick
• Entire parcel-over two acres
Discussion was held regarding the property owned by the Village and located between the railroad tracks between Railroad Street & 5th Avenue. There is a party interested in purchasing the property. Prospective purchaser has requested re-zoning from Industrial to C-5 with a conditional use for storage. Access to the property will be off 5th Avenue and Railroad Street. Mr. Fritz will keep this Board informed of the progress, if the Village should decide to sell the property.
From the audience, Manuel Villafuente, of 55 W. Walnut Street, expressed concerns regarding the parking of his vehicle on West Walnut. He explained the situation to the Board, the safety issues and the fact that his full size truck is the culprit. Mr. Fritz stated that he would speak to Chief Best about the problem.
The revised zoning map is ready to be inspected by the Board with formal approval of the changes to be made in March.
Mr. Fritz was asked if the training meeting dates with the Village attorneys have been scheduled and Mr. Fritz stated that no dates have been confirmed.
Breneman moved to adjourn the meeting, second by Crotteau. All signified by saying aye. No one opposed. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.