Kristin Ottolino of the Citizens Alert Social Media Network sends the following email concerning the Coral Township zoning request by the Fraternite of Notre Dame:
To All Concerned McHenry County Citizens,
I apologize, but on the last email regarding where to turn in petitions to STOP THE EXPANSION of the FND (“Fraternite of Notre Dame”), I apparently missed the two most important board meeting dates regarding this expansion. That’s interesting because I actually received that meeting information directly from a McHenry County Board member.
Again, I strongly encourage all of you to attend these two upcoming meetings, as the expansion of this “religious order” can directly affect both your property taxes of McHenry County citizens, and the safety of our community as expressed in my earlier emails.
The following is accurate information, meeting dates, locations, and times:
I have received this information from an active member of our community: Information re: Petition #14-037 Fratenite of Notre Dame Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request.
If you support the community and agree that the proposed uses (Boarding school, Nursing home w/ hospice, commercial kitchen for wine and beer making and retail store) should not be located in a residential/agricultural community and do not fit the land use plans of the Township or the County, please consider attending the meetings below. Thanks for your support.
Just below is the information on the two important meetings:
The first one is the McHenry County Board meeting this Tuesday, April 21st, at 7:00 pm Conference. Rm B in the Administration Building 667 Ware Rd. Woodstock IL. (next to the courthouse).
We need as many people as possible to attend this meeting in force.
This is our first opportunity to introduce the County Board to the Coral Township “community”.
If you attend this meeting, sign in. List the petition number #14-037 as the reason you are attending. Even if you are not speaking, still sign in. It serves as an official public record of how many were in attendance.
There will be no discussion or vote by the Board at this meeting. Our main goal is to show up in force, so the more the merrier!
The next meeting on this issue is the ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) hearing which will continue on Wednesday April 29th at 1:30 pm in Conference. Room B of the Administration Building at 667 Ware Rd. Woodstock, IL.
The FND still has at least two more witnesses presenting; the architect and the soil & water expert.
It’s likely there will be a third hearing.
Once the FND is done presenting, the public will have an opportunity to give public statements.
However, until that time we are only allowed to ask questions based on what they present.
After public participation is concluded the hearing will be closed and the petition will be placed on the ZBA Vote Meeting agenda.
The ZBA then forwards their recommendation to the County Board.
Please inform yourself by reading the information on this “religious order” here… this is one article supporting our argument: http://patch.com/illinois/
Here is another article regarding the last meeting as reported in the Northwest Herald: (This is page one of this article) http://www.nwherald.com/2015/
(Here is page two of the above article): http://www.nwherald.com/2015/
I do also strongly encourage each and every one of you to call your McHenry County Board members to express your opinions regarding this expansion. Here is a list of numbers of the McHenry County Board members: (I know Michele Avang is not listed but, and her phone number is 815-648-4210)… and this is the link to the rest of that list of phone numbers:https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/
Hope to see you at the meetings!! (I will definitely be at the first one).
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A participant at the meeting took photos of the first meeting and wrote what was seen. Here is the McHenry County Blog article.