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§he HuntUg Farmside ^*' 9 •^ TTCDC CQA OiiA USPS 580-360 VOLUME 18-NUMBER 37 THURSDAY, JANUARY 11,1979 . PHONE- 669-5621-lf no ¦naw'eff idl 459-1456 or 459-0998 FRANK PARISEK PO 192' HUNTLEY. ILL PAGES SnvING THE PEOPtf OF HPWTLgWIWCl 19t9 ass !5e PER COPY PENGUINS CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday, December 17th families from the Huntley Penguins Club gathered at the Huntley American Legion for a true Christma? party. Around seventy of our members showed up with theit youngsters to let them in on some of the Gub's fun. At 4:30 Santa came and made every child glimmer with wide eyes! He sat and called each ones name and had a little gift for them. Soon he had to move on for he was busy getting ready for Christmas Eve, but we were happy that he could make our party complete! Then, when all had settled down from the appearance of Santa we ate and sang songs. How lovely it was to not only see the youngsters group and sing but, also the men of our club grouped and held a few notes! Much thanks goes to the Huntley American Legion, Paul Mercer, Santa Claus and all those too many people to mention for making 1978's Christmas a Christmas toremember. THREE MAJOR CHANGES IN COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE ANNOUNCED Last Tuesday, January 9th, an informational meeting, concem¬ ing a new McHenry County Zoning Ordinance, was held at the Huntley High School Gym at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was conducted by members of the McHenry County Board who formed a committee to revise the County Zoning ordinance fo. the last two years. Chairman of the group was Irv Walters with other members consisting of Dean Marlowe, Don Dorrey, Lou Anne Majewski - Robert Stoxen was not present. Also attending were three staff members. About forty residents, real¬ tors, busineumen and farmers attended. (Xiairman Walters gave one reason for a revised ordinance as the old one was passed in 1946. Township officials had a hand in helping the committee complete this task. The Chairman stated that he had heard the comment that this was called a "No Grow Ordinance", but that he felt the ordinance should be called an "Organized Growth Ordinance" He said that he feh that it was important for the county to grow in an orderly manner. He also stated that McHenry County's land had always been primarily agriculture. Staff members then present¬ ed facts such as the population in 1946 was 45,000 in McHenry County, while today it is 142,000. Permits issued back then were 120 per year, while in 1978 2.240. It was stated that there were 3 major changes: 1. Zoning for commercial, industrial and residential will have to be specific and the land zoned can only be used for the specific zoning. In the past land zoned Industrial I could be used for a lessei zoning use. With the new ordinance this will not happen. 2. There will be a 35 acre minimum to property owners in an agricultural zone. The owner may conduct agricultural pur¬ poses on his property and may have a residence on the 35 acres. If he wishes to divide his land into parcels less than 35 acres, he must petition for a zoning change. This minimum was suggested by the Farm Bureau by resolution. In the past, the minimum for farmland was 5 acres. Farm land could be divided into 5 acre parcels with 330 frontage with no zoning change. With the -new ordinance, if less than 35 acres of farm land is sold, it must be rezoned, 3. An agricultural intensive zone which would be optional for the farmer who owns hogs, cows, sheep, etc. It would protect the farmer against anyone complaining about odors or flies, since their zoning wotld have showed these conditions. The point was made that zoning is not only regulatory but protective. It is not supposed to be'^'tHrfi.e. Continued on Back Page VILLAGE BOARD REPORT The Regular Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held in the Board Room, January 4, 1979 in the Village Hall and was broughi to order ai 8:00 p.m. with the following members present: President Enstrom, Trustees Mercer, Stroupe, Ackman, Eisenmenger and Lohneis. Trustee Frank absent. Also attending were Attoraey Caldwell, Village En gineer schwegel and the Chair¬ man of the Planning Commiss¬ ion, as was Mr. Art Wicke. The December 7th, 1978 minutes were brought before the Board and there being no additions nor corrections, they stood approved. The financial reports were next to come before the Board. Trustee Stroupe made a motion that the Treasurer's Report be approved subject to the finance committee straightening out individual fund balances in the Treasurer's report, which need sorting out in relation to the management reports. This mot¬ ion was secmided by Trustee Lohneis and upon roll call, all trustees voted aye and the motion carried. Mr. Wendell Calhoun (aka Farm Town Realtors) and his attorney, Mr. Ralph Hardy, requested that their petition to rezone the parcel of land commonly known as 10802 Vine Street, as well as the parcel contingent being 95 feet deep and 12 feet wide, to B-3 and that the parcel last mentioned be reclassified to B3 if and when the property is purchased by petitioner. The recommendat¬ ions of the Planning Commis¬ sion and the Zoning Board of Appeals were read, and after a study of the map showing the position of the property, a motion was made by Trustee Eisenmenger, seconded by Tmstee Mercer, that the Zoning Board of Appeals, recommenda¬ tion to rezone the property known as 10802 Vine Street to B-3 and to reclassify the "cow path" to B3 with the stipulation that this be done only if purchased by the petitioner. Upon roll call, all trustees voted aye and the motion carried. In connection with the above, Mr. Hardy presented an Ordin¬ ance Amending the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Huntley, Dlinois to rezone the above property in question to B3 and a motion was made by Tmstee Stroupe, seconded by Tmstee Ackman, to adopt this Ordinance and upon nil call, all trustees voted aye and this motion carried. Again, Mr. Everett Scheflow had asked for a postponement regarding the Foz Valley Grease Plant matter as they were still in the process of preparing detaUs for the Board, a Mr. Art Continued on Inside Page PARK DISTRICT MINUTES The regular meeting of the Huntley PeA District was called •to order by Vice-President William Ruth at 8:00 P.M. cin Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1978. Present were Commissioners Ruth, Mackeben and Borhart. Attorney Cowlin and Bev .liomas. Absent were Commis¬ sioners Deicke and Tures. The minutes ofthe Nov. 22nd tneeting were read. Mr. R'^rhart moved to approve the inutes, seconded by Mr. .lackeben. All Commissioners /oted aye and the motion carried. The Treasurer's report wis given. Mr. Borhart made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Mr. Ruth. All Commissioners voted aye and the motion carried. The board then heard mfor- ¦nation from Beverly Thomas rom Northem Dlinois Speoial Recreation. She gave a most interesting report, including pictures, statistics and their future plans. The bills for the month were jresented. Mr. Mackeben nade a motion to pay all bills, teconded by Mr. Borhart. All Commissioners voted aye and the motion carried. Thc April 17, 1979 election was discussed. The Secretary was instructed to order the election supplies. A motiotf to adjourn was made by Mr. Ruth, seconded by Mr. Borhart. All agreed and the meeting was adjoumed at 9:30 P.M. -« 'vois Parisek, Secretary iuntley Park District MEET&EAT PROGRAM IN HUNTLEY NOW 3 DAYS AWEEK The "Meet and Eat" program will be extended to 3 days a week in Huntley beginning Monday, January 15th. On Mondays and Tuesdays will be the "Meet and Eat" program only with serving of the meal at 12- noon. On Thursdays the Walk-In Center will be open from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Crafts, programs and social activities will only be conducted on the one day. Having the "Meet and Eat" for the 3 days will .give many a chance to have a nutritious meal more often. Any Senior 60 years of age or older may participate in the program by calling in their reservations in advance for meals to Site Manager, Betty Mercatoris at 669-5732 or the Council office at 338-6075. Louise Kreutzer, Walk-In Center hostess, invites Seniors in the area to join in the many programs and social activities every Thursday. Coffee is served beginning at 10 a.m. and craft projects and entertainment are conducted throughout the day. Magazines with colorful pages and neckties are need~l for current projects.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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