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Channahon approves adding 203 acres to village

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

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CHANNAHON – The Channahon village grew by about 203 acres after two separate annexations the Village Board approved Monday night.

West of town, 122 acres of land owned by Tabler Road Investments, was annexed. The parcel is north of Route 6 along the CSX railroad line and roughly between Tabler and McLinden roads. The Village Board also approved rezoning the land for industrial use.

The annexed property is land-locked, with no roads leading into it, and is surrounded by land zoned agriculture to the north and east and intensive industrial to the south and west.

An annexation agreement between the village and owners also was approved and mirrors the annexation agreements between the village and the owners formalized 13 years ago with other large expanses of land in western Channahon. It will expire no sooner than July 5, 2030.

Under the agreement, Channahon will design and engineer a water system when building permits issued for the property total at least 200,000 square feet, and the village and owners together will work on a wastewater treatment solution.

Another 83 acres owned by Hoffman Rail Distribution Center and Hoffman Property Holding was annexed southeast of town. Currently, the company operates a facility specializing in transloading plastic pellets on its adjacent site, utilizing 18 tracks and 425 railcar spaces with BNSF rail sources and daily switches. The newly-annexed property will be used for expansion of that facility.

The board also approved an annexation agreement with the firm and rezoning the property to I-2 intensive industrial. In the 20-year annexation agreement, the company is allowed to continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The village board also approved changing the way it notifies those who fall behind on their water, sewer and garbage bills. Previously, if an account became in arrears, a note was hung on the resident’s front door. From here on, final cut-off notices will be sent through the mail, rather than by door hangers.

The Channahon Village Board also approved the purchase of a Hotsy power washer from Great Lakes Distributing, of Lansing, in the amount of $6,890. The unit will replace the older power washer at the public works garage, which has needed several repairs recently.

Village President Joe Cook also announced this month’s trick-or-treat hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

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