Attorney Hendren presented the history of the proposal. In 2010 the Village entered into a pre-annexation agreement with Crop Production Services. The proposed ordinances and resolution are an extension of that agreement. CPS wishes to add 4.29 acres to this annexed property to be zoned industrial usage. By law, a public hearing is required to include a newspaper notice and notices by mail to the property owners within 250 feet of the property under consideration. All of this has been done. Attorney Hendren said that the public is invited to ask questions at any time during the meeting.
Present were Kyle Ash of CPS; Wes Meyer, engineer for Farnsworth; Jim Cottrell, attorney for the Pennells; and Mike Pennell, land owner.
Kyle Ash said that the new ground would be used to build a new office and scales and the old office would be removed. This would allow more room to move around equipment and provide more room and privacy for the offices.
There was a question of there were any disadvantages for the Village. Attorney Hendren said that the Village would receive no taxes on the property but there was very specific language on what the Village has to provide. The advantage to the Village is that the property will be annexed when it is contiguous. It is more an absence of cons that it is a presence of pros.
Wes Meyers then presented the survey for people to look over. It is a 250 feet long strip next to the existing property. Jeff Blue of the county highway department had been contacted and the first 45 feet north is dedicated to the right of way.
All costs are to be paid by the property owners, not the Village. Rezoning makes the new property one taxing parcel with the existing property.
After some discussion, Trustee McCloud moved that the public meeting be adjourned. Trustee Finn seconded the motion. The motion passed with all ayes from the three Trustees present and from President White. Meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
Carol Moore, Village Clerk Date Approved