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SERVINC. mr. PHOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 f^!|t SuiTtlep Jfarms^ibe UPS 580-360 THURSDAY July17, 1997 - VOLUME 37, NUMBER 15 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Huntley Planning Commission Approves Del Webb Plan Planning Commission Minutes of July 7,1997 The meeting of the Planning Commission was called to order at 7:02 P.M. by Chairman Rohlwing. Commissioners present were Daum, Brown, Shamhart, Hahn, and Borchart. Minutes of June 9, 1997 Correction is made to the minutes as follows; Page 3, paragraph 6: He said that Union Special has 435 cars in their parking lot right now. (The word cars replaces the word cards.) MOTION by Borchart to approve the minutes with the above-noted correction. Motion was seconded by Hahn. Voice vote: ayes, all. Motion carried. % Del Webb Conceptual Plan Attorney Tom Zank, representing el Webb, addressed the Planning Commission. He introduced repre¬ sentatives from Del Webb who were in attendance: Mr. Jack Gleason, Ms. Martha Moyer, Mr. Robert Wagner, Mr. Phil Darrell, and other consultants; Mr. John Smith of Smith Engineering; Mr. Tom Hayward; and Mr. Joe VerDoorn, Planner. Mr. Zank presented an overview of the project. He said they are not in the TIF District. The Del Webb plan does not anticipate any special service area. Their original plan with the Prime Group called for residential on 1700 acres with 4690 units. They are not asking for any change in density. The density equals 2.79 units per acre. If any other property is acquired, it will be annexed at no more than this density. The application calls for open space of 35% on the entire project. Mr. Zank stated that they are requesting some adjustments to the annexation agreement previously agreed upon: 1) The annexation agreement of 1992 be amended in accordance with the proposed agreement. 2) Amendment to the zoning ordinance to provide for an Active A^t Residential Community. '# (¦' 3) A 50-acre piece of the Drendel property be annexed and zoned the new AR District. 4) The residential property they are buying and the Drendel piece be zoned AR District. Mr. Zank said that an interesting aspect to this zoning category is that all types of housing would be interspersed on the blocks. The Master Development Plan was displayed. An overlay was added. Mr. Zank said that, with the underlying zoning in place, the new property would be AR. Mr. Zank brought up certain points relating to amendment to the annexation agreement: Exhibit "J" provides for developer donation. Most provisions will be fulfilled by the Prime Group. Regarding school impact fees, the original formula provided for S1470 for each 2 bedroom attached residence. Since one household person in the Del Webb development would have to be 55 plus, with no children under 19, there would be no school children. They are proposing an adjustment to $1470 for each and every unit regardless of housing type. With regard lo the Park District, they are asking for an adjustment to a fee of $315 for each unit. Fire District - no change. They will have a traffic study one under the subdivision plan, Mr. Shamhart referred to the Master Plan with overlay and asked for the location of the treatment plant. Mr. Zank said it is there; donated by Prime and is Prime's property. Mr. Shamhart asked what is at the bottom left-hand comer? Mr. Zank said there is no contract to acquire this portion. Mr. VerDoorn, land planner, displayed the Concept I Plan. He said that Del Webb has assembled a team of local experts. He said he would like to share some interesting points: The property has storm water runoff from the East, West and South. The topography offers opportunities for views and vistas, with a centralized park, golf, and lakes. There are mature trees and groves, which they will preserve. There are a number of wetlands which will be protected and enhanced as part of the amenities. The challenge is to preserve the quality of the land and implement the Del Webb program. A community center will be centrally located. A sales and model complex will be nearby. There will be extensive Continued on Page 8 Centegra Health System - Huntley Medical Facility Site preparation and foundation work are done, the shell is up, and the plumbing and heating work has begun on the new Huntley Medical Facility. This facility is located on South Route 47 in Huntley and will be part of the Centegra Health System. Huntley Blood Drive at St Mary's Accident victims, cancer patients, leukemia patients and surgery patients cannot survive without life-saving blood. A single whole blood donations is made into components. One unit can produce up to three different blood products. Blood donors are needed in the summer more than almost any time in the year. Transfusion needs continue at an average rate of 1800 weekly. Donors of all blood types can donate at the Huntley drive which will be held on Sunday, July 27 at St. Mary Church from 1 lam-2pm. This drive is open to everyone, not just St. Mary's members. For more information about donating blood, or the donor center nearest you, please Call 630/892- 7055 or 1-800-786-4483. Flood Relief Drive Nears Deadline Time is running out to help flood victims of North and South Dakota. The Huntley Pioneers 4-H Club's Flood Relief Drive has been extended through July 23. Response has been slowly building in Huntley. A whopping donation of paint from Huntley's Ace Hardware has encouraged Pioneers to ask other businesses, as well as private citizens, to donate to aid those stricken by the devastating floods in the Dakotas. Primarily, they are looking for cleaning supplies, rubber gloves and boots, garbage bas of all sizes, paper towels, etc. They are also looking for children supplies for the start of school like pencils, folders and paper; or baby items like diapers and wipes. Donations of food are acceptable, provided they are non-perishables. Caslr donations may be made payable to the Huntley Pioneer Fund. PLEASE, no furniture and clothing, since there has already been many such items donated. The drop-off point for any donations will be at the Grafton Township Building on Vine Street in Huntley 9am-2pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you need more information, contact Sheryl Stier, 669-3848. 4-H/FFA Annual Livestock Auction One of the features of the McHenry County Fair provides the chance to support 4-H and to purchase quality meat for home use. The 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction will start at noon on Saturday, August 2 at the fairgrounds in Woodstock. Don Schellhaass, Extension Service Unit Leader in McHenry County, says the auction starts with market lambs, followed by the sale of cattle and hogs. Schellhaass explains, "The Sale of Champions at 1:30 pm features the grand champions shown by the 4-H and FFA members. The Sale of Champions will include champions in the beef, sheep, swine, goat, poultry and rabbit divisions. "By bidding and buying those who take part in the auction show their support of these youth programs. "The money received from the sale of projects enables members to pay 1997 project expenses and have funds to start their 1998 projects." In appreciation of the support given young people, buyers will receive a plaque and are listed in the advertisement following the fair.
|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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