Board approves members to fire districts


At the April Lee County Board meeting, the board denied a request for the zoning ordinance variation as recommended from the zoning board.

The Zoning Board had approved a petition from Kole and Kelsie Weaver for a special use permit. The couple was planning to purchase property and open a wedding barn on Sink Hollow Road, north of Rt. 2.

Several board members reported that they had been inundated by phone calls from citizens showing concerns over the possible ramifications of this type of venue in the quiet rural neighborhood. The major concerns had to deal with increased noise levels as well as increased traffic on Sink Hollow Road.

The zoning board had put several restrictions on the variance, including no music and alcohol after 11 p.m. When all was said and done the board voted no by an 11-9 vote.

While those involved noted that the county could use the revenue that this type of venue could create, the members voted it down and for now it is a done deal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The board appointed Foster Dorn as a trustee to the West Brooklyn Fire Protection District, Tyler Burke as a trustee to the Sublette Fire Protection District, Robert E. Jones as a trustee to the Sublette Fire Protection District, Edwin Lilja as a trustee to the Amboy Fire Protection District. and Jeffrey Politsch as a trustee of the Paw Paw Fire Protection District. They also appointed Michael Napodano as a commissioner of the Lee County Housing Authority and Christ Henkel to the Lee county Regional Planning Commission.