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-ivV\ p,<vO^ .\>^^ HUNTLEY TOWN PICNIC See Advertisement On Page 3 ... Come Out & Enjoy! SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 ®I)e iluittlep jfarmsfitre HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1992 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 10 USPS 580-360 Huntiians Attend Landfill Town Meeting Over 130 concerned Huntley area residents attended last Thursday's LEACII's Town Meeting concerning the landfill petition filed with Lake-In-The-Hills by the Veugeler family earlier this month. The LEACH board presented five speakers to present facts about legal, environmental and public safety aspects of siting and fighting this landfill proposed to be located just two miles north of Huntley on Rt. 47. Village of Huntley Attorney Mike Kukla and Attorney George Mueller of Ottawa, are working together for LEACH to fight the landfill siting. Kukla discussed the 90 day hearing process LITH must go through and stressed the importance of residents contacting their McHenry County Board representatives. County Solid Waste Manager Hank Fischer was denied by the county board his request for $7,500 to obtain geology and hydro-geology experts to review of Veugeler's evaluation of this landfill site. One of the board members to vote no was from Huntley's district, District 3 representative Mary Lou Zierer. Mueller talked about landfill modeling or simulating the decomposition process on computer and the pitfalls of this tactic. John W. Thompson, an engineer with the Central States Education Center, and Dr. Louis Marchi, PhD, discussed the geology of the land and the chemistry of leachate. continued on page 6 Martines Shelter Dedicated At Deicke Park Sally Martines, who recently passed away, had planned on building a shelter in Deicke Park. Her husband, Jim, and his friend, Bob Eckman, saw to it that the shelter was built in memory of Sally. The two planned and worked together, with help from Charmichael Construction Co. Last Tuesday, family and friends of the Martines' gathered to witness the shelter dedication in Deicke Park and enjoyed a reception afterwards. The Martines' moved to Huntley in 1946. Jim dainu that William Hoy, a local banker, loaned him money on a handshake, allowing him to buy 8 cows. By the time he sold his cows in 1968, he had built ss?| -ii iM ^m Jim Martines and Bob Eckman at the Martines Shelter Dedication and Reception in Deicke Park. up a fine rugistered dairy herd. In recent years Jim and Sally made their home on Bemice Ave. in Huntley. Planning Commission Discusses Town Square Historical Site, Inland Property, Bakley Car Wash V The regular monthly meeting of the Huntley Planning Commission was called to order at 7:40pm by Chairman Wilmer Rohlwing. Those members of the board present were Ron Hahn, Ed Domagalski, Darrick Francen and Paul Mercer. Also present were Village Administrator Krauss and Mayor Dhamer. Mr. Mercer moved to accept the minutes of the last meeting of May 11, 1992, as submitted. Mr. Domagalski seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Al Kramka of the Historical Society was present to address the Commission's concerns about adopting a Historical District for Huntley. He serves on the McHenry County Historical Society and the Historic Sites Committee who voted recently to plaque the City Square Park in Huntley as a historical site. They need more historical data on the park. They would support Huntley's efforts to acquire a Historical District and are willing to work with the Village in any way. Mayor Dhamer, Administrator Krauss, Trustee Gow and Mr. Kramka will get together to get things started. Mr. Kramka'said that there are periodicals provided by state with guidelines and he will see to it that the Village gets those. Robert Schachtner entered the meeting at this time. The next order of business was to hear the request by Inland for Annexation and Rezoning. Attorney Sam Diamond, representing Inland, made the presentation. Inland is a Limited Partnership Land Trust. They have a piece of property north and west of town that they would like to annex to the Village and have rezoned. Property is a 372 acre farm with 198 acres to the north and 188 acres to the south. Inland owns the property and is coming to the Village to see what they want there. They propose industrial and manufacturing to the south and single family homes to the north. Possible clustering if PUD approval without exceeding density. Mr. Grossman, Land Planner, explained that there is an environmental area in the industrial area. This is concept only so engineering needs to be done. Their plan showed the proposed extension of Algonquin Road according to Baxter ic Woodman's proposal. Mr. Franzen moved to accept the request for rezoning from Inland from RE-1 to M, PUD and R-1, PUD, upon annexation. Mr. Schachtner seconded. Roll call was as follows: Mercer, aye; Franzen, aye; Domagalski, aye; Schachtner, aye; Hahn, pass; Rohlwing, aye. There being five (5) ayes, no (0) nays it one (1) passing vote, motion carried. The next order of business was presented by Mr. Ken Bakley who is proposing a car wash on his property in the triangle north of town between Rt. 47 and Vine St. The water usage would be between 17,000 and 18,000 gallons of water a day based on 36 cars in the automatic and 20 cars in self-wash. The ear wash would be a no brush, high-pressure wash with one automatic and two self-serve washes which he could add on to later. It would be block brick. The car wash installer was also present at the meeting. All products used, detergents, waxes, etc., are biodegradeable. Would use a small amount of recycled water in the winter. It would take $20-25,000 extra to recycle water and save 80% of water. The entrance and exits would be off of Vine St., none off of Route 47. The property is presently zoned B-23 for business and has sanitary and sewer. When asked about future plans there, Mr. Bakley said would some day like to put up big restaurant with banquet facilities on other part of triangle. He figures he will have about 6 acres of detention area eventually. Mr. Mercer moved to approve the concept of ingress and egress for Car Wash for Ken Bakley on Vine Street. Mr. Franzen seconded. Upon roll call there were six (6) ayes ti no (0) nays, motion carried. Mr. Bakley will meet with Baxter ti Woodman to take care of deep ditch problem. All will be paved, no curb and gutter, 8-inch sanitary and 8-inch water main. Mr. Bakley also presented to the board a conceptual plan for a four-acre parcel down Timer Drive. It is zoned R-6, needs PUD. Proposing 33 units with two-car garages and two cars in each stall. All privately owned units. Needs T at end for fire truck. AH roads and sewers (possibly) would be private. City would have access to all utilities, but would be maintenance free. Sewer and water would be up to Village standards. May not have sidewalks within units. No parking on streets. Homeowners would maintain private roads. The Commission said they would like to see sidewalks incorporated in plan. The meeting was adjourned by mutual consent at 9:20pm. /s/ Nancy Dvorak, Secretary /s/ Wilmer Rohlwing, Chairman These minutes are subject to board approval at the next regular meeting scheduled for July 13 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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