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DeKalb County Zoning Public Hearings Temporarily Conducted Electronically

Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 5), which suspends the requirement of the Illinois Open Meetings Act requiring in-person attendance by members of a public body during the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, attendance by the DeKalb County Hearing Officer, all the members of the public, County Board, County Staff and applicants or their representatives shall be electronic via an online meeting platform. A general overview of the process to watch and provide public comment for the applicable hearing(s) are provided on this webpage.

The Hearing Officer, County Staff and applicants or their representatives will not be physically present for the May 28, 2020 Public Hearings as identified below but will instead be participating in the meeting through audio or audio/video access using a virtual meeting platform.

For the complete list of rules please review the Temporary Rules document.

 

HOW TO WATCH THE PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Zoning Public Hearings of the DeKalb County Community Development Department conducted by the DeKalb County Hearing Officer will be available for live public viewing on the County’s virtual meeting platform:

DeKalb County Government is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Community Development Public Hearings
Time: May 28, 2020 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Hearings scheduled on May 28, 2020
    • Mr. Vosburgh is requesting approval of an amendment to Special Use Permit petition, KI-20-02. The virtual public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, May 28, 2018. The Public Hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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    • Nexamp is requesting approval of an amendment to Special Use Permit Ordinance 2019-1. The virtual public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, May 28, 2018. The Public Hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m., or at the conclusion of the previous public hearing, whichever is later.
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    • The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) Public Hearing which was originally scheduled for April 16, 2020, will now be held as a virtual public hearing and will be held before the DeKalb County hearing Officer on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 3:00 pm. or at the conclusion of the previous public hearing, whichever is later.
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Hearings scheduled on June 18, 2020
    • Borrego is requesting approval of a Special Use Permit Ordinance, MI-20-5, for the proposed solar garden. The virtual public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Public Hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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Hearings scheduled on June 25, 2020
    • PSCS, LLC is requesting approval of Special Use Permit Ordinances for the two (2) proposed solar gardens. The virtual public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The Public Hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT

The County encourages residents to continue to provide public comment regarding public hearings. To promote social distancing, Public Zoning Hearings will be conducted electronically and in-person public comment is temporarily unavailable. There are two ways for residents to provide comments to the DeKalb County Hearing Officer relevant to the applicable hearing on the daily agenda.

  1.  Web Form
    Public comments may be submitted via the form at the bottom of this webpage in advance of and during the Public Hearing prior to the public comment section. Comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the hearing will be read aloud during the hearing and published online as soon as practicable. Comments received on the day of the public hearing and prior to the public comment section of the hearing will be read aloud during the meeting. Comments will be read aloud in the order in which they were received, and accepted until the public comment section of the hearing. Any comments received after the conclusion of the public hearing will be returned or deleted and not be included into the public record. The web form is available when the Public Hearings are pending, noticed properly and is published and will be closed once the Hearing is adjourned.
  2. Hard Copy
    Individuals will also have the option of submitting public comment in hard copy. Individuals who wish to do so must place their comments in the drop box located inside the vestibule of the DeKalb County Administration Building at 110 E. Sycamore Street in Sycamore. Hard copy public comments shall state the individual’s name, city/township of residence, and to which hearing the comment relates. Hard copy comments must be placed in the drop box by 5:00 p.m. on day prior to the public hearing to be received by staff and included in the record as correspondence for the Public Zoning Hearing.

For more details about how public comments will be handled, please review the Temporary Rules document (see link above).

 

SUBMIT YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS

The public comment web form is available from the time the meeting agenda is published (typically on Friday) until the meeting is adjourned.

Click here to open the Public Comment Web Form (opens a new page)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ZONING HEARINGS

Links to the public comments received for the Public Zoning Hearings which are held electronically will be posted here for public review, and included in the official hearing minutes. Public comments will be provided verbatim and unedited.

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The public comment web form above is available from the time the meeting agenda is published (typically on Friday) until the meeting is adjourned.

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