Plan Commission Hears City is Getting Closer to Starting on a New Comprehensive Plan


Published on June 11 2024 7:24 pm
Last Updated on June 11 2024 7:24 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham City Plan Commission members Tuesday learned that a consultant has been selected to assist the City in developing a new Comprehensive Plan. 

The plan will take into consideration the City's zoning ordinances, subdivision ordinances and future land use plans. City Planner Greg Koester said other local governmental entities will be consulted, but the city population will be the chief resource in deciding how the plan will be developed and what should be included.

Koester said the issue could be considered by the City Council at next week's meeting. It is not expected an agreement with the consultant will be finalized by the meeting.

In regular business, the Plan Commission voted to recommend the City Council rezone property along South Raney Street at Parker Drive in the City Business Park. The parcel would be rezoned from non-urban to light industrial to make way for development of a freight terminal. 

The Commission approved an annexation agreement with Ted and Angela Thompson for property at 13328 North 1000th Road so the Thompsons can get sewer service for the home they plan to build at that location.

Commission members voted to recommend the Council deny a wireless communications tower permit for Harmoni Towers at 400 JCAN Drive on the west side of town. The Commission wants more documentation as to the need for the tower.