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MCJ Investments has submitted an application for a 2 megawatt, 19.64–acre solar garden on properties located on Twombly Road, approximately 1300 feet west of Annie Glidden Road, in DeKalb Township. The properties are zoned PD-R, Planned Development – Residential and RC-1, Residential District 1, and solar gardens are a Special Use in these districts. Before a Special Use Permit can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

MCJ Investments is requesting approval of a Special Use Permit for the proposed solar garden on Twombly Road, DeKalb. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 1:30 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 Special Use Permit petition, DK-18-32, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Parcel 2:

 

Part of the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ and part of the North ½ of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 16, Township 40 North, Range 4, East of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 16; thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,260.64 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet for the point of beginning; thence continuing Southerly along the lost described course, a distance of 180.0 feet; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,197.0 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 225.0 feet; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 195.0 feet, more or less, to the West line of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 16: thence continuing Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 40.0 feet, thence Northerly parallel with the East line of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 16, a distance of 450.0 feet: thence Easterly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 40.0 feet to the East line of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 16; thence Northerly along the East line of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16, a distance of 505.0 feet to the Northeast comer of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 220.36 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,172.0 feet to the point of beginning.

AND

 

Parcel 5:

 

The North 1,303.90 feet (except the South 640.32 feet of the East 1,180.64 feet thereof) of the North ½ of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 16, Township 40 North, Range 04, East of the Third Principal Meridian; Excepting therefrom part of the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 16, Township and Range aforesaid, described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast comer of said Section 16; thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,260.64 feet for the point of beginning; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 622.0 feet; thence Northerly parallel with the East line of said Section, a distance of 550.0 feet to the North line of said Section 16; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 622.0 feet to the point of beginning;
Also excepting therefrom: part of the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ and part of the North ½ of the Northwest ¼ of Section 16, Township and Range aforesaid, described as follows: commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 16, thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,260.64 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet for the point of beginning; thence continuing Southerly along the lost described course, a distance of 180.0 feet: thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,197.0 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 225.0 feet; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 195.0 feet more or less to the West line of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 16; thence continuing Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 40.0 feet; thence Northerly parallel with the East line of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16, a distance of 450.0 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 40.0 feet to the East line of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16; thence Northerly along the East line of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16, a distance of 505.0 feet to the Northeast comer of the Northwest ¼ of said Section 16; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 220.36 feet; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,172.0 feet to the point of beginning;

Also excepting: That port of the Northeast ¼ of Section 16, Township 40 North, Range 04, East of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 16; thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,180.64 feet for the point of beginning, thence Southerly and parallel to the east line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,303.9 feet; thence Westerly and parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 80.0 feet; thence Northerly and parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,303.9 feet to the North line of said Section 16; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 80.0 feet to the point of beginning; Also excepting that port of the North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 16, Township 40 North, Range 04, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 16; thence Westerly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 1,882.64 feet for the point of beginning; thence Southerly parallel with the East line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet; thence Northerly parallel with the East line of said Section, a distance of 550.0 feet to the North line of said Section 16; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 16, a distance of 550.0 feet to the point of beginning, all in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

AND

 

Parcel 8B

 

That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 40 North, Range 04 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Northwest quarter; thence Southerly along the quarter section line 955 feet to the place of beginning; continuing thence Southerly 348.9 feet to a point 1,303.9 feet Southerly of the Northeast comer of said Northwest quarter; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Northwest quarter 40 feet; thence Northerly parallel with the quarter section line 348.90 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the North line of said Northwest quarter 40 feet to the place of beginning, all in DeKalb County, State of Illinois.

 

P.I.N.s: 08-16-200-013 and 08-16-200-035

 

The application for the Special Use Permit has been filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.02 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to approve the construction of a solar garden on property zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, August 25, 2018