Sugar Grove village notes

by Susan O’Neill

Board adopts 2009 zoning map
The Village Board adopted a 2009 zoning map that includes several revisions approved in 2008, including the Prairie Grove Commons annexation and rezoning, the Nickels property rezoning, the Hannaford Farm PUD amendment, Dr. Craig Zabel’s Main Street property rezoning and special use, and the township’s property rezoning and special use on Main Street.

The map does not change any of the current zoning districts. The adoption of a new zoning map each year is required by state statute.

Board approves LED signage ordinance
The Village Board on Tuesday approved an amendment to the village sign code that would allow for electronic message display (LED) signs, which the current code does not allow. The amendment includes standards for color, design, sign display area and setbacks, and prohibits rotating, flashing, blinking or scrolling effects.

The new Sugar Grove Library building ground sign and the sign for the new Walgreens will comply with the standards in the amendment, as well as future commercial buildings.

Work on water main continues
Village Board members approved a sixth grant of easement for the Route 47 and Wheeler Road water main improvement to service Kaneland Harter Middle School. The easement grants permanent and construction easements to the village to construct, install and maintain the water main.

Board establishes backup SSA for The Landings
The board on Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a backup Special Service Area (SSA) for The Landings development located west of Route 47 and south of Park Avenue.

The ordinance allows the village to authorize maintenance, repair and replacement of storm water systems, landscaping, private roads, parking areas and signage, and to establish a mosquito abatement program.

The ordinance allows the village to levy an annual tax if the association fails to conduct the maintenance.