City of West Peoria Plan Commission met June 27
City of West Peoria Plan Commission met June 27.
Here is the minutes as provided by the commission:
1. Call to Order
Chair Swearingen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Roll Ca||
Members present were Mike Swearingen, Mike Powers, Dan Morse and Sue Roos. Also present were Mayor Dillon, City Administrator Krider, Township Supervisor Kennedy, Alderperson Dohm, Alderperson Siewert and Clerk Silver. Absent was Amy Furgiuele.
Quorum was present at 5:31 p.m.)
3. Additions to/or Deletions from the agenda
No additions or deletions to the agenda were offered.
4. Approval of minutes of the last meeting - May 16, 2017
Dan Morse made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017 meeting. Mike Powers seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously by voice.
5. Comprehensive Plan Review
a. Review of two chapters
ii. Economic Development
Chair Swearingen opened by providing an overview of the structure of the Comprehensive Plan and stating that recommendations for changes would be evaluated two chapters each meeting until the review is complete. Once the review is complete, a summary of the recommendations would be provided to the Council for approval. The Committee looked over action items within the first two chapters of the Comprehensive Plan and debated what had been accomplished and what needed additional work. Mayor Dillon and Alderperson Dohm outlined the definitions of curb cuts as identified by state statute and its relation to action items under review. Mayor Dillon also provided historical references regarding tree preservation efforts within the city.
6. City Administrator/Community Development Coordinator Report
a. Annexation Update - no annexations at this time.
Mayor Dillon reported a scheduled change to the bridge at Farmington Road and Kickapoo Creek road would be expedited from 2020 to 2018. The change is to widen it enough for a three-lane road including a turn lane and a walk or bike route. City Administrator Krider and Mayor Dillon also mentioned discussions regarding a light at Farmington and Swords which are not currently finalized. Mayor Dillon also provided an update on the Temple Hill road project, including plans for additional parking and work that must be done to utilities to allow for the project. Additional members of the Plan Commission are being brought to vote for appointment at the June 27, 2017 City Council meeting. City Administrator Krider reported on research work into the Abandoned Housing Act and what resources the City will have available to remediate the challenges associated with abandoned housing.
7. Public Comment
No public comment was offered.
8. Old Business
a. Commercial Façade Program
City Administrator Krider reported on publicity of the Commercial Fagade Program and future plans to contact businesses in the City in the next month. Krider also reported that suggested changes to the Enterprise Zone are under review by Peoria County and noted that the Enterprise Zone may expand but no acreage should be eliminated from the current Zone. Mike Powers asked for clarification on eligibility of the grant programs. Mayor Dillon and City Administrator Krider confirmed that State statute lays out the eligibility requirements.
b. City Emergency Plan - recommendation to Council
Chair Swearingen called attention to the reports provided summarizing Code Enforcement efforts within the City. Mayor Dillon reported efforts being made to encourage mortgage holders to properly care for yards.
9. New Business
a. Enterprise Zone area recommendation
Chair Swearingen outlined the contents of a memo regarding changes to the Enterprise Zone and referenced 32 properties utilizing the City Redevelopment Grant Program with a total of $30,072.39 in reimbursements and renovations to properties totaling $108,242.11.
10. Public Comment
No public comment was offered.
11. Determination of Future Agenda
The committee next meets July 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Mike Powers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. Dan Morse seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously by voice