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The DeKalb County Sherriff's Department is proposing to construct a 350 foot tall communication tower on property located at 31900 Irene Road, Kirkland in Franklin Township, as part of their upgrade of the DeKalb County 911 System. The property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District and communication towers are a Special Use Permit in that district. The proposed tower requires the approval of a Special Use Permit. 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. Additionally, the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance requires that towers greater than 200 feet in height have a setback from the road equivalent to at least 90% of the height of the tower. The proposed tower would require a setback of at least 315 feet, however, the tower as proposed will not meet that setback. In order to allow the proposed tower to be located less than 315 feet from the road, a variation from this standard must be granted. Before such a variation can be granted, a public hearing must be held by the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

The DeKalb County Sherriff's Department is requesting approval of Special Use Permit and a Variation for the proposed communication tower at 31900 Irene Road, Kirkland. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administrative Building, 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, FR-18-8, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

The North 30 acres of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 42 North, Range 3 East of the Third Principal Meridian; ALSO The South 10 acres of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 42 North, Range 3 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois.

 

P.I.N. 01-28-100-011

 

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 communication tower on property zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and to approve a Variation from Section 4.02.C.1.u of the Zoning Ordinance to allow a 350 foot tower to be located less than 315 feet from a roadway.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, April 28, 2018