Yesterday, McHenry County Blog laid out what is in the minutes of the Cary Village Board for February 7, 2006.
That seems to be the day village board members agreed to trade $250,000 a year for ten years (or more) of noise and dust for some of their Fox Trails constituents.
Today, let’s look that some more information mentioned in the January 16, 2007, minutes.
As the Cary Area Citizens for Responsible Government point out,
…the Village Administrator provided an update on the three “revenue initiatives” – “the Cimmaron Project, Meyer pit proposal and the investment policy initiative”…
The group asks if residents knew about this report and supply this reply:
Probably not, since all of these items were discussed after the executive session part of the meeting under “Any and All Other Business”.
Is Meyer Material asking the Village of Cary for permission to expand the existing pit into incorporated Cary?
We don’t know because all attempts at getting any information through the Freedom of Information Act, including documents that were presented to the board, has been blocked by the Village Staff and the Village Attorney.
Why can’t the residents of Cary get information on what is happening in their own backyards?
Oh, according to the letter to neighboring property owners in Fox Trails, the Chally property will be reforested, and there will be a lake and walking trails on over 80 acres, plus 15 acres of future commercial development along Route 31.
There will be dust blowing from the west until the mining is completed.
There will be probably noise to awaken you and maybe to put you and your children to bed.
But, there’s nothing about those possibilities in the risk manager’s letter.
The neighborhood will have to pry that out at village board meetings where the deal has pretty much already been decided upon.
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Thanks to Cary Area Citizens for Responsible Government for the zoning map and pointing McHenry County Blog to the minutes. Google deserves credit for the satellite map of the current pits and proposed one on the north.