- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Clarification regarding ‘County’s stance vs. septic faces first test’
Responding to the article “County’s stance vs. septic faces first test” in the March 3-9 issue, Winnebago County Planning & Zoning Officer Troy Krup contacted The Rock River Times to dispute the accuracy of a statement indicating no opportunity for public input had been provided regarding the final plat and variation request for the Gensler property detailed in the article.
Krup indicated public comments were allowed during the Feb. 24 Zoning Committee meeting.
The final plat and variation request were not reviewed in a public hearing by the Zoning Board of Appeals, however, when public testimony is typically taken.
Zoning Committee member Paul Gorski (D-5) acknowledged that public notice was made regarding the committee meeting, as is the case for all committee meetings, but the agenda did not reflect an opportunity for public comments.
“Typically, we don’t have testimony given at Zoning Committee meetings,” Gorski noted. “We even open the meeting stating, ‘This is a meeting, not a hearing.’”
From the Mar. 10-16, 2010 issue