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Ronald and Carol Nightingale acquired the property located at 28752 Moose Range Road in Sycamore Township in 2003. The 37-acre property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and contained a residence that was a pre-existing, legal, non-conforming use.

 

However, the residence is in disrepair and has not been in use for many years. County regulations note that if a nonconforming use ceases for a period of greater than a year, the subsequent use of the property shall conform to the regulations and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance for the district in which the property is located. In order to re-establish use the house on the property, a Variation must be granted by the County Board from the one year requirement. Before a Variation can be granted, a public hearing must be held by the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

Per the request of the petitioner, the hearings for this petition were discontinued, and the petition reinstated under the review of the Alternative Hearing Officer. This action requires that a new public hearing be scheduled.

 

The Nightingales are requesting approval of a Variation for the property located at 28752 Moose Range Road, Sycamore. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administrative Center, Conference Room East, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. Because this will be the only opportunity for public input on this application, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The Variation petition, SY-18-20, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Assessor's Lots 7 and 8 (Except the Westerly 285.9 feet thereof) and Assessor's Lots 9 and 10, all in the Northwest quarter of Section 11, Township 41 North, Range 5, East of the Third Principal meridian; also that part of Assessor's Lot 1 in Section 10 and that part of Assessor's Lot 6 in Section 11, all in Township 41 North, Range 5, East of the Third principal meridian, described as follow: Commencing on the South line of Lot 1 of said Section 10 at a point where the East line of the highway intersects said South line; Thence East along the South line of said Lot 1 and also along the South line of Lot 6 of Section 11, said Township and Range, for a distance of 745 feet, Thence North 25 feet; Thence West parallel to the first course to the east line of said highway thence Southeasterly along the East line of said highway to the place of beginning, in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

Commonly known as 28752 Moose Range Road, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois 60178

 

P.I.N.'s 06-10-200-004 & 06-11-100-014

 

The requested Variation is from Section 8.03.D of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance, in order to waive that portion of the regulation that states that when a nonconforming use has ceased for a period greater than one year, the subsequent use of the property must conform to the regulations and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance for the district in which the property is located.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, November 10, 2018