comprehensive plan en Hancock County Surveys Residents <p>Residents in Hancock County are being solicited for their opinion in a regional survey. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Emily Boyer 49205 at Hancock County Surveys Residents Land Use Suggestions In Comprehensive Plan Irk Farm Bureau <p></p><p>The McDonough County Comprehensive Plan Committee made some last minute changes before sending the plan to the full county board for its approval.</p><p></p><p>Most significantly, almost all references to “land use” were removed. Some committee members and the McDonough County Farm Bureau Board of Directors treated the seven letter phrase like a four letter word and feared it would eventually lead to the “z” word: zoning.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:08:32 +0000 Rich Egger 25208 at Land Use Suggestions In Comprehensive Plan Irk Farm Bureau Residents Worry Proposal Will Result In Zoning <p>Questions about land use dominated the first public hearing on McDonough County’s proposed new comprehensive plan.</p><p>About 25 people attended the hearing along with county board members, county government employees, and representatives of the Western Illinois Regional Council, which facilitated the process for replacing the county’s 40 year old comprehensive plan.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:19:52 +0000 Rich Egger 23447 at Residents Worry Proposal Will Result In Zoning Fort Madison Turns Down TV Spot <p>The <a href="">Fort Madison City Council</a> has turned down an opportunity for some national recognition after voting against a proposal to have the city featured on the national television program, &ldquo;<a href="">Today in America</a>.&rdquo;</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the show&rsquo;s production company contacted Fort Madison about producing a five-minute, &ldquo;network-quality&rdquo; feature on the city as a &ldquo;hidden gem.&rdquo;</p><p>The feature would have cost the city nearly $20,000.</p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 15:22:53 +0000 Jason Parrott 17931 at Fort Madison Turns Down TV Spot Burlington Updating Comprehensive Plan <p>Burlington residents still have plenty of opportunities to weigh in on a new &ldquo;blue-print&rdquo; for the city.</p><p>Development and Parks Director Eric Tysland says it has been at least 15 years since Burlington updated its comprehensive plan.&nbsp; He says this type of document is crucial to future planning and development.</p><p>&ldquo;It looks at all aspects of the city,&rdquo; says Tysland, &ldquo;from land-use to streets to infrastructure and public services (police &amp; fire).&nbsp; Basically every aspect of the city is addressed in the plan in one way or another.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:29:17 +0000 Jason Parrott 14179 at Burlington Updating Comprehensive Plan