comprehensive plan

Creation of Comprehensive Plan
10:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Hancock County Surveys Residents

Hancock County
Credit Photo courtesy of Infobahn Outfitter, Inc.

Residents in Hancock County are being solicited for their opinion in a regional survey.

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Fears of Zoning
12:08 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Land Use Suggestions In Comprehensive Plan Irk Farm Bureau

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

The McDonough County Comprehensive Plan Committee made some last minute changes before sending the plan to the full county board for its approval.

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.

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McDonough County Comprehensive Plan
6:19 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Residents Worry Proposal Will Result In Zoning

The McDonough County Courthouse
Rich Egger

Questions about land use dominated the first public hearing on McDonough County’s proposed new comprehensive plan.

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.

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Still Interested in Opportunity
10:22 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Fort Madison Turns Down TV Spot

  • FM City Manager Byron Smith

The Fort Madison City Council has turned down an opportunity for some national recognition after voting against a proposal to have the city featured on the national television program, “Today in America.”

City Manager Byron Smith says the show’s production company contacted Fort Madison about producing a five-minute, “network-quality” feature on the city as a “hidden gem.”

The feature would have cost the city nearly $20,000.

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Document To Be Finished By November
7:29 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Burlington Updating Comprehensive Plan

Burlington residents still have plenty of opportunities to weigh in on a new “blue-print” for the city.

Development and Parks Director Eric Tysland says it has been at least 15 years since Burlington updated its comprehensive plan.  He says this type of document is crucial to future planning and development.

“It looks at all aspects of the city,” says Tysland, “from land-use to streets to infrastructure and public services (police & fire).  Basically every aspect of the city is addressed in the plan in one way or another.”

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