If you store your recreational vehicle or boat in your driveway in the off season, you are in for some serious changes.
The McHenry County Board is considering a Unified Development Ordinance.
One of the significant differences between today’s rules and those proposed concerns the storage of recreational vehicles.
If the new zoning ordinance passes, you won’t be able to store them in your driveway.
There are nuances, so read the proposed language yourself:
To see how widespread the practice of storing RV’s and boats is in Wonder Lake, I drove a block on West Lake Shore Drive and up one street to Thompson Road and, then, south past the bank.
I’ll intersperse what I found with what McHenry County Board member John Hammerand, who alerted me to the change, has sent constituents, which starts below the next photo.
Thank you so much for contacting me.. I definitely plan to vote against this ordinance!
The article below [see here] was posted a week ago, when I first found out about this issue and asked to have it posted.
Since then, I have been working unincorporated areas with a flyer, trying to get the word out.
It would make a huge difference if you could attend Tuesday’s Meeting and speak during Public Comments.
The matter will not be voted on that night, but it may give the impetus needed to change the ordinance before adoption
The County Board meeting will begin at 7 pm – public comments come early in the meeting following Zoning and Plats.
So Tuesday the public will have two opportunities to address the Board, tho the attendance of the Committee of the Whole meetings has been weak. You are more likely to have the most County Board Members at the 7 pm meeting.
Give me a call if you have further questions at 815-728-0700
I hope to give you a call to answer any questions you may have. I also suggest you contact other county board members – they don’t seem to understand the issues.
Joe Gottemoller 815-382-9940 Nick Provenzano 815-355-8540
Jim Heisler 815-404-4775 Sandy Salgado 815-276-2317
Tina Hill 815-347-4222 Carolyn Schofield 815-455-9550
John Jung 815-338-6201 Ersel Schuster 815-338-2207
Ken Koehler 815-459-7841 Mike Skala 847-669-3804
Donna Kurtz 815-788-0632 Mike Walkup 815-477-8978
Paula Yensen 847-669-0507
See below for information on the Planning and Zoning Committee members
John Hammerand 815-728-0700