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McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals met May 7

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 25, 2019

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McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals met May 7.

Here is the agenda provided by the board:

1. CALL TO ORDER: Chair, James Finnigan called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2. ROLL CALL: Secretary Philip Dick called the roll and noted the presence of a quorum as follows: James Finnigan, Rick Dean, Michael Kuritz, Brian Bangert, Julia Turner and Drake Zimmerman. Marc Judd arrived at 7:05 PM. No members were absent. Also present were Darrell Mitchell, Zoning Enforcement Officer, and Trevor Sierra, Assistant State’s Attorney.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion was made by Zimmerman/Kuritz to approve the minutes from the April 2, 2019 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

The roll call vote was six members for the motion to approve, none opposed and Member Mark Judd was absent.

4. APPEARANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: No one came forward to speak on matters not on the agenda.


Case ZA-19-03, application of Nussbaum Properties Inc., in case ZA-19-03 on parcel 14-04-300-013. It is requesting a map amendment to change the zoning classification from A-Agriculture District to M-1 Restricted Manufacturing District on property located in Normal Township immediately east of 1425 East Road, approximately.5 miles north of 1900 North Rd. (W. Ziebarth Rd.).

Secretary Dick called the case, provided exhibits to the board and submitted a staff report for review. He indicated the seven standards for a zoning map amendment are met.

Brent Nussbaum, 19336 N 1425 East Road, Hudson, IL appeared to give testimony and was affirmed. Mr. Nussbaum indicated that they will be using this property, which is located across 1425 East Road from their existing truck terminal and farther away from Interstate I-39, to store trucks and truck trailers. He said that he thought this location would offer a better view aesthetically by people traveling on I-39. Mr. Nussbaum said that the location across the road from their existing truck facility will provide needed additional overflow truck parking capacity and will be very accessible from their existing facility.

The board reviewed and discussed the seven standards for a map amendment and found them met.

Motion was made by Kuritz/Zimmerman to recommend approval of case ZA-19-03.

The roll call vote was seven members for the motion to approve, none opposed and no members were absent.


The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:24 PM.

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