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Champaign County Board Environment and Land Use Committee met February 6

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 15, 2020

Meeting 06

Champaign County Board Environment and Land Use Committee met Feb. 6.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda/Addendum

IV. Approval of Minutes

A. January 9, 2020 – open meeting minutes

B. January 9, 2020 – closed session

V. Public Participation

VI. Communications

VII. New Business: Items for Information Only

A. IEPA Appointment to Statewide Materials Management Advisory Committee

B. Online Registration Opens February 3 for Residents to Attend IEPA One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection

C. IEPA Notice of Application for Renewal of NPDES Permit for Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District NE Plant

VIII. New Business: Items to Receive & Place On File by ELUC Committee to Allow a 30-Day Review Period

A. Zoning Case 947-AT-19. Amend the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance by amending the requirements for PV solar farms by deleting Section 6.1.5 B.(2)b. that requires a 0.5 mile separation between a proposed PV solar farm and the CR Conservation Recreation Zoning District.

B. Zoning Case 971-AT-19. Amend the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance by amending the requirements for PV solar farms by amending the requirements for a letter of credit in Section 6.1.5 Q.(4)e. to change the minimum acceptable long term corporate debt (credit) rating of the proposed financial institution to a rating of “A-” by Standard & Poor’s, or a rating of “A3” by Moody’s, or a rating of “A-” by Kroll Bond Rating Agency.

IX. New Business: Items to be Recommended to the County Board

A. Zoning Case 968-AM-19. A request by Kyle Britt, 412 Deerpath St, Tolono, and Alex Wilson, 134 W Orleans St, Paxton, d.b.a. Big Rig Diesel Service, LLC, to amend the Zoning Map to change the zoning district designation from the AG-1 Agriculture District to the B-3 Highway Business District in order to establish a Major Automobile Repair Shop on a 6.8 acre tract in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 18N Range 10E of the Third Principal Meridian in Sidney Township, commonly known as part of the former Agrigenetics tract with an address of 2310 CR 1050 North (County Highway 15), Homer.

B. Resolution Authorizing Brookfield Properties and Champaign County Event Agreement for IEPA One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection on April 4, 2020

C. Resolution Approving Champaign County Opt-in Form to Illinois EPA to Participate in Manufacturer E-Waste Program in 2021

D. Zoning Case 945-AT-19. Amend the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance requirements for a photovoltaic (PV) solar farm in Section 6.1.5 B.(2) of the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance by adding the following requirements for any proposed PV solar farm that is located within one-and-one-half miles of a municipality:

Part A: Increase the minimum required time for municipal review as described in the legal advertisement.

Part B: Require municipal subdivision approval for any PV solar farmland lease exceeding five years when required by any relevant municipal authority that has an adopted comprehensive plan.

Part C: Amend Section 8.2.3 to allow any PV solar farm authorized prior to the effective date of this amendment and that is in the process of being repaired to not lose its zoning right to operate.

Part D: Add new Section 8.2.4 to allow any PV solar farm authorized prior to the effective date of this amendment to be constructed pursuant to the standard requirement of a Zoning Use Permit, provided that the Special Use Permit for the solar farm has not expired.

E. Zoning Case 946-AT-19. Amend the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance requirements for a photovoltaic (PV) solar farm in Section 6.1.5 B.(2) of the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance by adding the following requirements for any proposed PV solar farm that is located within one-and-one-half miles of a municipality:

Part A: Increase the minimum required separation between a PV solar farm and a municipal boundary from 0.5 mile to 1.5 miles.

Part B: (same as Part A in Case 945-AT-19) Increase the minimum required time for municipal review as described in the legal advertisement.

Part C: (same as Part B in Case 945-AT-19) Require municipal subdivision approval for any PV solar farmland lease exceeding five years when required by any relevant municipal authority that has an adopted comprehensive plan.

Part D: (same as Part C in Case 945-AT-19) Amend Section 8.2.3 to allow any PV solar farm authorized prior to the effective date of this amendment and that is in the process of being repaired to not lose its zoning right to operate.

Part E: (same as Part D in Case 945-AT-19) Add new Section 8.2.4 to allow any PV solar farm authorized prior to the effective date of this amendment to be constructed pursuant to the standard requirement of a Zoning Use Permit, provided that the Special Use Permit for the solar farm has not expired.

F. Zoning Case 948-AT-19. Amend the Champaign County Zoning Ordinance by amending Section 8.3.2 to authorize a variance to rebuild a nonconforming structure before the structure is damaged.

X. Other Business

A. Monthly Report

i. September 2019 ii. October 2019

XI. Chair’s Report

XII. Designation of Items to be Placed on the Consent Agenda

XIII. Adjournment

http://www.co.champaign.il.us/CountyBoard/ELUC/2020/200206_Meeting/200206Agenda.pdf

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