Something certainly is at stake in the 2030 County Land Use Plan to be voted upon at Tuesday night’s McHenry County Board meeting. The following press release from the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water might give you an idea what:
BE PROUD OF DISTRICT SIX REPRESENTATIVES!
NOW THEY NEED OUR HELP TO GET THE AMENDMENTS PASSED
If you live in District 6, (or even if you don’t) you can be proud of your D-6 County Board Representatives: Mary McCann, Dan Ryan, Randy Donley and Ersel Schuster.
On Thursday at the Committee of the Whole Meeting for the County Board, the District 6 Representatives stood united and presented a MINORITY REPORT objecting to the proposed McHenry County Land Use Plan as is and introduced five amendments that effectively FIX most of the problems. In an impressive show of representative unity, they jointly spoke for their constituents on the issues of farmland preservation, water recharge protection and compact, contiguous land use.
Among other things the amendments require that the Sensitive Aquifer Recharge Areas map be used in future zoning decisions (Fourth Amendment) and that the productivity of farmland be determined by use of the entire LESA assessment tool rather than just by the LE score of the soils (Third Amendment). The Fifth Amendment offers a much more reasonable map for Future Land Use than the currently recommended one in the Plan.
Even if you don’t live in District 6, THESE PEOPLE NEED OUR SUPPORT NOW. These amendments will FIX the Plan.
Not all other members of the County Board were thrilled with these amendments.
In fact, some are downright opposed and will certainly be working to prevent them from even reaching the floor.
IT IS TIME TO CALL ALL COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS AND TELL THEM YOU WANT ALL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO PASS! Call District 6 members to thank them.
Call the others to tell them you support District 6 amendments. Read them AND CALL FOR their passage! (list attached). FIX that Plan or NIX that Plan!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO YOUR OTHER GROUPS AND ANY OTHER PERSON YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED. The attached Minority Report is in pdf format. If you can’t open it, you can find it on the County Board agendafor April 20 or email us and we will get it to you.
Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water, Inc.
PO Box 1021, Woodstock, IL