Shannon Receives Finished CIP, Plans To Update ‘85 Maps
By JOHN HUGGINS | For The Prairie Advocate News
SHANNON IL – Sharon Pepin of Community Funding & Planning Services attended the Shannon Village Board meeting on October 2. She passed out final copies of the recently completed Capital Improvements Project (CIP) to the Trustees. A CIP is a short-range plan, usually four to ten years, which identifies capital projects and equipment purchases, provides a planning schedule and identifies options for financing the plan. Included in the plan are sections for project inventory, project ranking, a summary of funding sources, and a summary for each year.
Adam Holder of Fehr-Graham reported that the water and sewer maps have been updated. He inquired whether the Village would like them to proceed with updating the zoning and plat maps. The maps have not been updated since 1985. The previous maps were hand-drawn and the new ones will be available in electronic format.
Village President Bonnie Foust stated, “I think we have to.”
“The zoning in particular,” said Village Attorney Kipp Meyers, “By state statute you are supposed to update your zoning map every year.”
According to Illinois Statute (65 ILCS 5/11-13-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-19) “…the corporate authorities shall cause to be published no later than March 31 of each year a map clearly showing the existing zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications of such municipality for the preceding calendar year. If in any calendar year after the first map is published there are no changes in zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in such municipality, no map shall be published for such calendar year.”
Holder also reported that they are ready to test the new well. It is a 24 hour test scheduled for early part of the next week to assure that the well can provide at least 200 gallons per minute as prescribed by EPA. The 200 gpm is calculated by number of users and daily usage levels. If it does not produce the 200 gpm they will have to drill deeper. They will also be pulling a water sample to test the quality of the water for contaminants. It will take 30 days to get the results for radium and barium.
A resident inquired about the possibility of the Village selling off property that was originally a proposed extension of Cedar Street. He stated some possible uses for the property.
Attorney Meyers explained two methods a municipality can use to dispose of property. One method is to accept bids. The other method is to pass a resolution to declare it to be surplus property. The Village would have to have it appraised by a certified appraiser and sell it for less than 80% of the appraised value with a two thirds vote of the board.
After further discussion, it was determined that, since it was not on the agenda, they could not vote on it. It will be added to the agenda for the November meeting.
Supt. of Public Works, Jason DeMichele, read the water and sanitary sewer flow reports. He stated that all fire hydrants had been flushed. DeMichele also asked if the water ban was to continue. The board decided to continue banning the watering of all lawns for another month due to the drought conditions. And finally, reported the cost of salt for the streets this year.
- Trustee Butch Meinders passed around a photo album of pictures of the completed phase 2 of the park project.
- Renewed the contract for one year of website maintenance in the amount of $720 with Tracy Siegner. The Shannon Chamber of Commerce also contracts with Siegner for their portion of the website.
- Discussed the possibility of a providing residential electronics recycling.