Bourbonnais zoning committee discusses IM Steel's annexation request
The Bourbonnais Annexation, Building and Zoning Committee trustees discussed the IM Steel annexation, noise complaints, stormwater draining and the use of personal emails during its September meeting.
After being informed that the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals had turned down IM Steel’s request for annexation, the trustees discussed the company’s placement of its bailer and sheer, as well as truck traffic from the plant.
The trustees also addressed improving the stormwater drainage flow along the village’s railroad tracks and the Shell station so that extra water will flow into a detention pond.
Trustees also discussed the 5-foot berm of trees planted to reduce noise at the Bourbonnais Target after the village received another complaint about the matter.
Committee members also were told by the village attorney that they should be sending business-related emails from their newly created village email addresses instead of using their private email accounts. The trustees were reminded that if a Freedom of Information Act request is filed, all personal emails would be open to scrutiny if private email addresses are used.
The Bourbonnais Annexation, Building and Zoning Committee includes Chairman Rick Fischer, Jack Littrell and Jeff Keast.