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|Galesburg City Council To Take Final Vote on New Unified Development Ordinance
|A nearly 10-year old effort to restructure the way the city zones properties, among other things, could be nearing completion after Monday night's Galesburg City Council meeting.
Aldermen Monday are expected to take a final vote on the city's new Unified Development Ordinance. Roy Parkin is the city's Community Development Director, and says the new document combines the city's zoning, signage, subdivision, drainage, planning and development, and other ordinances into one document, which he says will be useful for potential future developers.
Parkin says what's more, some of the individual ordinances being incorporated into the new document just became outdated.
"The zoning ordinance and the land subdivision ordinance were both adopted in the 1960's," Parkin said. "We've tweaked those ordinances over the years, but we really have never gone in and taken a real close look at the whole ordinance itself, and what improvements we need to make. Over the years, some of the regulations have been outdated, and there's a need to update those outdated regulations."
As a result of the changes, the city's plan commission and zoning board of appeals would be combined into one group, and city officials say a rezoning of some properties would occur, and would likely be complete by summer.
That's the main items on the agenda for Monday night's regular Galesburg City Council meeting. But prior to that, aldermen are scheduled to hold a work session on proposed changes to the city's noise ordinances.
CLICK HERE for more information on the the proposed Unified Development Ordinance.
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