Here’s the official notice:
A resident writes asking,$100,000.00 set aside for land acquisition.
- If this is approved, is this fair market value?
- What about cost estimates for construction/improvements for the recycling center?
- Who will own and maintain the property?
- What is the involvement of the Land Conservancy?
- Do we need another township recycling location?
- Can Dorr Township partner with the established Algonquin Township recycling programs instead of owning/maintaining/operating their own location?
Here is what appeared on the subject in the last Dorr Township minutes:
Davis Road Property Highway Commissioner Fuller advises he has had enlarged maps prepared to be used for presentation at public meeting. Supervisor Sue Brokaw contacted The Land Conservancy, and met with their Director, Lisa Haderlein, who advised they are very excited to be involved in this project.
Next step is to schedule Open House presentation and Special Meeting thereafter.
15 elector approval votes required.
Letter of Intent to purchase provided to Davis Road property owner Michael O’Leary, price not to exceed $95,000.00.
Shooting for September 1st Page 2 – 05/14/2019 closing.
Our next regular meeting is June 11, 2019; Open House at Highway Department garage Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Special Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Dorr Township Building. Public Notice to be placed in the paper.
The following comment from “Dorr Township Resident” adds new details for the proposal:
I spoke with Sue Brokaw, Dorr Township Supervisor, and she said that the property will be purchased and owned by Dorr Township.
The Land Conservancy is only assisting in the restoration of the wetland portion of the property, contrary to the NW Herald letter to the editor, will not own the property.
I asked why the McHenry County Conservation District was not involved with the restoration and Sue said that she was familiar with the Land Conservancy projects within Woodstock and had not thought about MCCD.
I also spoke with John Fuller, Dorr Township Highway Commissioner and he said that recycling was only a secondary use of the property.
No buildings will be constructed and the initial and primary purpose will be for yard storage of material and supplies related to the township operations. i.e. Culverts, Gravel, Dirt, Supplies…
The limited existing yard storage space does not allow for efficient operations.
Future use may include a drop off location for brush, utilizing a rental tub-grinder, the brush would be ground up and made into mulch.
Additionally, used tires could be dropped off and would be stored within a hoop-roof storage area, possibly eliminating the roadside dumping of used tires.
I stressed to him that it may be more practical to partner with existing recycling programs at other townships.
However, John stated his primary need is for yard storage and recycling could be setup in the future on a portion of the property.
I also mentioned that the entire use plan and maps should have been posted on the township website in an effort to fully inform Dorr residents.
John also said that about 50% of the property is non-wetlands and usable, with the usable areas being directly adjacent to existing township property and Davis Rd.
Shouldn’t a complete use plan be developed and all implementation costs for these programs be provided to Dorr Residents?
Please attend the Special Meeting and VOTE.