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^ht fluntlep jfarmsJibe HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1993 - VOLUME 32, NUMBER 41 USPS 580-360 Huntley Planning Commission Considers Road Change, Mini Mali The regular monthly meeting of the Huntley Planning Commission was called to order at 7:35pm, Jan. U, 1993 by Chairman Wilmer Rohlwing. Those members of the board pre¬ sent were Jack Daum, Darrick Franzen, Ron Hahn, Robert Schachtner, Ed Domagalski and Paul Mercer. Also present was Village Administrator Nelis and Mayor Dhamer. Chairman Rohlwing read minutes of December's joint meeting of Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. The first order of business was presented by Mr. Ed Ford of Westland. The Algonquin Road extension has been the hold-up on the plan and he and the Garliebs want to know if the latest plan is final. Administrator Nelis explained how traffic count has been done through that area, the most recent was in 1989, so would be higher now and that there is a problem with there not being an eastbound route. County proposes plan to accept road through for Algonquin. Mr. Nelis has letter from County that they will take road if designed correctly to their criteria. Village had Baxter & Woodman design a standard that the County would accept with smaller S curve. We need road that county will accept to tap-off traffic. Mr. Ford does not hold that County will even accept road. Mayor Dhamer showed how they would only go 550 feet to improve. When road becomes reality, then will lose corner and developer will have to develop road. It would be in annexation agreement as to time limit. Everything else is OK and Mr. Ford will meet with Village attorney and Mayor and Administrator soon. The next order of business was presented by Jim and Joe LaRose. They presented a conceptual plan for a building on the property presently owned by the Sweeneys to build a store complex and are asking for variation from Village's requirement for 30- foot set back off back of building and are unsure about side lots because of zoning. Were not sure about loading area requirement. If they have to build 30 feet from back will cramp them for parking in front. Presently zoned B-3 and Residential. Administrator Nelis suggests B-2 w/PUD for all lots on east side of Route 47 since lots vary in size. Route 47 will probably widen some day. There is point in front of their lot and suggests for right of way which would be IG-foot to 2- foot. He suggested 12-foot all the way around. According to ordinance for 5,000 square foot building will need 20 parking spaces and loading dock. They will need to come in 10 feet from right of way. They plan to put in Subway sandwich shop, maybe a cleaners, Fast Way, or Convenient, not sure. The Commission members would like to see building pushed back and do not see need for loading dock. Mr. Mercer explained some of the history of those lots. The following was suggested: request lot zoned 32 w/PUD with 6-foot set back in back and 12-foot set backs on each side without loading zone. Need fencing in back and will dedicate right of way. Also suggest shrubs along south side, curb off north side, 10-foot in front, plus right of way. The LaRose's were told they need to follow PUD procedures to get preliminary plan together. The next order of business was presented by Mr. Mike Gervasio, representing Felix Wrobel on 11906 Fourth Street. Their existing house is non¬ conforming. They are asking for 35-foot rear yard variation from 40-foot. Would like to add 3 bedrooms, family room & basement. Administrator State Bank Open House Honors Three Former Members An open house was held at the State Bank of Huntley on Friday, Jan. 29, to honor three former members of the bank. Mr. Louis Van Acker served as a director of the bank for 40 years. He and his wife, Henrietta, live in Huntley. Mr. Van Acker is continuing as a senior director of the bank. Mr. Paul Reed, President, had been with the bank for 12 years. He lives in Crystal Lake with his wife, Carolyn, and family and will be accepting a position with a bank in Crystal Lake. Mrs. Gertrude Koppen retired on Dec. 31, having been with the bank for 41 years. She worked in various capacities over the years, most recently serving bank CD customers. She and her husband, Lyle, are Nelis read a letter from the Wrobels stating that it is not their intention to use as a rooming house, but for family needs. The Wrobels own the two lots and by adding on would make lot 2 unbuildable, which they understand and is acceptable. Mr. Daum moved to recommend to the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a variance for rear yard for the Wrobel residence. Mr. Franzen seconded. Upon roll call there were seven ayes, no nays; motion carried. There will be another goal- setting session on Jan. 27 for the Planning Commission. Mr. Franzen moved to adjourn, Mr. Daum seconded. Motion carried. /s/ Nancy Dvorak Secretary of the Meeting /s/ Wilmer Rohlwing Chairman These minutes are subject to board approval at the next regular meeting scheduled for Feb. 8, 7:30pm, at the Village Hall. Mrs. Gertrude Koppen, Mr. Louis Van Acker, and Mr. Paul Reed (I to r) were each presented with a plaque commemorating their loyal service to the State Bank of Huntley at their Open House Ian. 29. active members of the Huntley community. We wish to thank all the people who attended the open house as a tribute to the service each of these individuals have given to their customers and the community. Each was presented with a plaque commemorating their loyal service to the bank. Village Board Passes Prime Group's TIF District Redevelopment Agreement Tuesday night the Village Board of Huntley passed a TIF (tax increment financing) District Redevelopment Agreement with Prime Group on a 6-1 vote. The agreement is one of several critical documents that need to be passed in order for last July's 2,650 acre Annexation Agreeement between the Village and Prime Group to continue successfully. More than a dozen Huntley Fire Protection District employees and representatives were in attendance at the special meeting. HFPD Attorney Zank presented the fire district's objections to the Redevelopment Agreement. The primary objection was that monies for TIF District eligible expenses would not be available to the fire district until years 13-15 of the 20 year agreement. Zank stated they will have an immediate need for another ambulance that cannot wait 13-15 years. The Village Board negotiated a clause written into the Redevelopment Agreement that would allow the fire district to be reimbursed at year 15 for TIF eligible expenses made before year 15. In addition, the fire district will receive $100,000 immediately from the first senior bond sale, to take place after the first 12-16 months of the agreement. However, before the fire district can incur any TIF District expenses, a written agreement between the Village of Huntley and HFPD, showing these intentions, must be signed. A 2/3 vote of the Village Board was required to pass the Redevelopment Agreement. All Trustees including Village President Jim Dhamer voted yes except Trustee Roger Borowicz. Borowicz voted no and submitted a statement for public record in which he voiced his objections to the project.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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