The UDO continues to show its warts as the McHenry County Board works through the process. Here is a letter that was sent by a friend of the McHenry County Blog.
October 13, 2014TO: Vice Chair, J. Heisler
Peter Austin, Administrator
FROM: Chief Rich Tobiasz
The McHenry County Fire Chiefs have recently learned about a couple of issues written into the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that raise concerns for us, particularly as they relate to fire safety. Association President Rick Gallas has established a committee of three Chiefs and one Captain who are well versed in fire prevention and who will, on Tuesday October 21, 2014, discuss these issues at a meeting in Crystal Lake. We would like to have the opportunity to comment before the entire UDO is approved. Dennis Sandquist has been invited and has advised us that he will attend. You and/or any of the County Board members are also welcome to attend.
We do not know how fast this ordinance will be approved in total, but request that we have the opportunity to meet and comment. I see that your next meeting is the 21st at night and we would be able to have someone attend with the comments from the Chiefs.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the Spring Grove Fire Station at 815-675-2450, Chief Gallas at Richmond FPD, 815-678-3672, or Chief Bradbury at Marengo Fire Distirct, 815-568-8912.