Will County Land Use Department Regular Commission will meet April 5.
Will County Land Use Department Regular Commission will meet May 5.
Here is the agenda provided by the Commission:
1. Call to Order
Vice-Chairman Seggebruch called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M.
2. Roll Call – Establishment of a Quorum
Commissioners Present: Daniel Seggebruch, Vice-Chairman Ann Marie Nagel, Secretary Matt Galik John Kiefner Judy Panozzo William McCollum
Commissioners Absent: Sandy Vasko, Chairwoman Catherine Boo Kirsten Steeves
Staff: Janine Wilkosz, Will County Land Use Department Colleen Novander, Forest Preserve District of Will County Phil Mock, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office
A quorum was present.
3. Approval of Agenda
Panozzo moved that the agenda be adopted as presented. McCollum seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
4. Approval of March 1st, 2017 Minutes
McCollum moved that the minutes be approved as presented. Panozzo seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
5. Public Comments
No Public Comments.
6. Chairman’s Report
Vice-Chairman Seggebruch expressed that the Commission missed Chairwoman Vasko and wished her well during her recovery. Seggebruch stated that he had been Vice- Chairman for a few years and this is his first chance to be Chairman.
Seggebruch informed the Commission that Governor Rauner signed an executive order to abolish the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a separate entity and move it under the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Historically, IHPA was under a different agency before being separated and combined with the Lincoln Presidential Museum. The museum will now be a separate entity. This transition is estimated to save $3M.
Seggebruch expressed his appreciation for the condolences received on his father’s passing. The obituary written by Seggebruch should be published by the Peotone Vedette this week.
7. Staff’s Report
Wilkosz discussed that on April 29, 2017 from noon to 2pm, members of the commission will take a tour of the Grand Army of the Republic in Aurora, IL. The tour is from noon to 2pm, and afterwards they will be able to visit the David L. Pierce Art and History center across the street from the site.
Wilkosz discussed that the WCHPC will have a table at the Homer Glen Earth Day/Arbor Day event. Nagel volunteered to set up and man the table for WCHPC. The event is to take place at the Konow Farm inside the Tilsy Barn in Homer Glen.
Wilkosz noted that the Commission was awarded the IHPA CLG 2017 grant to complete the Washington Township survey only, not Washington and Monee Townships. The grant agreement will be voted on at the next Commission meeting. It was noted by a
couple of the commissioners that staff should explore other options to perform the survey for Monee Township since the CLG grant would not fund it.
8. Old Business
No Old Business.
9. New Business
Discussion of 25th Anniversary Celebration The Commission explored three options for the Commission’s 25th Anniversary to be decided upon at a future meeting: (1) celebration as part of the regular September meeting; (2) county-wide bus tour of landmarks; (3) non-meeting/separate celebration. The Commission will need to also determine (1) location (Four Rivers in Channahon or Wilmington); (2) attendees/invitees (IHPA, elected officials, landmark owners, etc.); (3) guest speakers/presentations.
Discussion of WCHPC Goals and Objectives Staff updated the draft 2017 Goals and Objectives sheet with the suggestions from the Commissioners. The final will be reviewed and voted upon at the May meeting.
10. Commissioner Discussion
Seggebruch discussed a sympathy card that the Deutsch family sent him which mentioned his family’s farm and local landmark.
Galik and McCollum were congratulated on their recent local election victories.
Nagel discussed interest from Molly Gorman on potential landmark nomination of her family barn on Bruns Avenue in Monee. Nagel also asked Seggebruch to contact Christy Holston regarding landmark nomination of St. Paul’s Church.
Panozzo discussed the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit and distributed an informational sheet that stated what it is, the benefits, how to apply for it, and where to go if you have questions.
Galik moved that the meeting be adjourned. McCollum seconded the motion which passed unanimously at 8:04 P.M. The next meeting will be May 3, 2017.
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