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Channahon board to discuss annexation of land

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHANNAHON – The Village Board is set to consider annexing 122 acres west of town at an upcoming meeting.

Owned by Tabler Road Investments, the unincorporated land is situated north of Route 6 and roughly between Tabler and McLinden roads. To the north and east, plots are zoned agriculture, and to the south and west it is zoned intensive industrial.

Channahon staff and the owners have finalized a plan that was read by village trustees Monday evening. It mirrors the annexation agreements between the village and the owners formalized 13 years ago with other large expanses of land in western Channahon.

If approved, the new annexation agreement would set the zoning of the parcel as intensive industrial. Channahon would design and engineer a water system when building permits issued for the property total at least 200,000 square feet, and the village and owners together will work on a wastewater treatment solution.

There was no public comment during Monday night’s public hearing on the annexation agreement proposal, nor was there any at the last planning and zoning commission meeting on the subject.

The Channahon Village Board also is considering changing the way it notifies those who fall behind on their water, sewer and garbage bills. Currently, if an account is overdue, a note is hung on the resident’s front door.

However, this takes village staff quite a bit of time, according to Director of Public Works Ed Dolezal. There may be more than 100 door-hangings, he said, which involves two or three public works staff members working an entire day.

Dolezal proposed replacing the door notices with a final letter that would be mailed.

“The intent is to eliminate the need of staff to hang a door-hanger shut-off notice to people in arrears of payment,” he said. “We will mail it instead.”

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