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Grundy County Land Use Committee met June 27

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2019


Grundy County Land Use Committee met June 27.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Millie Dyer

Board Member

Present

Ken Iverson

Board Member

Present

Harold Vota

Board Member

Present

Mike Onorato

Board Member

Absent

Debra Jo Kinsella

Board Member

Present

James Olson

Board Member

Present

Ellen Hanson

Absent

II. Public Portion

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Land Use Committee/ - Regular Meeting - Apr 24, 2019 2:30 PM

RESULT: ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Ken Iverson, Board Member

SECONDER: James Olson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

IV. Land Use Department

A. Official Business

1. Petition 19-ZBA-005 Special Use for Dog Rescue

Miller provide the background of the case and explained that the 15 conditions that were added came from the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting that took place on June 18th. The concerns that were voiced from the neighbors were resolved as was the requests from the Animal Control Director Sue Gale.

Gina and Chris Bartucci the petitioners were present for any questions. Kinsella asked if the committee members had any questions. There were none.

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 7/9/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: James Olson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

2. Place on File the Five Year Update to the 20 Year Solid Waste Plan

Kinsella stated that George, Heidi and Drew Muffler had worked diligently on getting the goals revised to more tangible goals. Miller stated that she was grateful that the Kendall/Grundy Farm Bureau would allow her to join the Ag in the Classroom to teach the students.

She furthered by stating that there would be a public hearing on July 11th at 4:30 PM and that the neighboring counties, and municipalities would be receiving the document for their comments. The state does require that all solid waste plans be on file for a 90 day period prior to being approved. The County Board would place this on file and approve on October 8th.

Kinsella asked if there were any questions. There were none.

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 7/9/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: James Olson, Board Member

SECONDER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

3. Renewal of the Gillard Solar, LLC Solar Farm

Kinsella explained that the committee would be seeing a lot of these requests as the special uses were unable to be completed within the one year deadline. Therefore, these one year extensions would give the solar farm developers time to be approved for construction and to construct the farms.

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 7/9/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Ken Iverson, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

4. Resolution to Approve the Contract Between Treadstone Tire Recycling and Grundy County

Miller explained that the tire recycling event would be held on July 18th through the 20th at the Olson Recycling Center at 345 West Route 6 in Seneca. Treadstone Tire is a recycler in Joliet that accepted the request to recycle and provide the 53 foot trailer. The contract is between Treadstone and Grundy County and had been reviewed by Rudman for accuracy.

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 7/9/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

SECONDER: James Olson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

5. Request from Erienna Township to Waive Permit Fee

Miller explained that Erienna Township would like to construct a pole building for their facility. As has been done in the past, they would like the committee waive the building permit fees.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Ken Iverson, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

6. Petition 19-ZBA-004 Map Amendment from a to AR

Miller stated that the map amendment was requested based on having the home permits available for his children. She summarized the packet and explained that the Zoning Board of Appeals had no issue with this petition.

Kinsella asked the committee if there were any questions or concerns. There were none.

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 7/9/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Iverson, Vota, Kinsella, Olson

ABSENT: Onorato, Hanson

B. New/Old Business

1. Five Year Goals for the Land Use Department

Miller explained the five year goals that she had for the Land Use Department. The capital expenditures would be a new vehicle that would replace the 2009 Ford Explorer that currently has 140,000 miles and is showing some wear. The second would a new shredder.

As Miller explained, the extended duties of the storm water ordinance, and the goals of the solid waste plan more time would be needed by the director. As the property maintenance issues take extensive time away from both the inspector and herself, a request for a part time property maintenance officer would be needed.

Kinsella added that she thought with the amount of staffing deleted from the department, that an educator would also be needed.

RESULT: INFORMATIONAL ONLY

C. Monthly Reports

1. Monthly Report

Miller completed the summary of her report adding emphasis on the amount of books that they had already received from both the Coal City and Morris libraries for the Children's Used Book Drive.

She stated that the electronic waste event was successful and that the next event would be the Tire Event from July 18 -20th.

RESULT: INFORMATIONAL ONLY

D. Review of Recommending Committee's Minutes

E. Future Agenda Items

F. Claims

Claims were reviewed and signed.

Iverson motioned the claims to be approved, Vota seconded. Motion passed.

V. Budget Reporting

VI. FY20 Budget

1. 2020 Land Use Department Budget

Miller summarized the budget proposed as the following:

- Revenues would decrease based on the current years permits and petitioned.

- Contractor licensing would also be decreased based on the amount of permits.

- Zoning Board of Appeals costs in meeting attendance and mileage was decreased based on the amount of petitions that we currently have.

-All salaries were increased 2% based on MAP union requirements and suggestion by the County Board Chairman.

RESULT: INFORMATIONAL ONLY

VII. Executive Session

VIII. Action Taken as a Result of Executive Session

IX. Adjournment

Kinsella asked if there were anything further from the committee. There was not. Vota motioned adjournment, Iverson seconded. Motion passed.

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