Meeting began with public hearing to annex 9601 N. Allen Road. Ron Holohan,
Treasurer of Dunlap Library Board spoke to concerns regarding Peoria annexation
of property parcels five times over past years, resulting in decrease revenue for
Library. Public hearing regarding proposed Medina Plains-Allen Road Business
Park Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District will be reconvened on January 24, 2023
at 6:00 P.M.
Consent agenda approved with little discussion: worker compensation
settlement for $140,000.00 to firefighter injured on two separate dates; adult use
cannabis dispensary located at 1210-1222 W. Glen Ave. and properties on N.
University, commonly known as Crossroads Center Shopping Center in District 3;
mixed use building approved for residential including short term rental in addition
to use for commercial (class C-N)at 331 NE Perry Ave. This was recognized as
creative use of space.
Community Development Director Dulen gave follow up on abandoned school
demolition scheduled for spring that will be using local labor and hiring of local
Councilor Riggenbach gave update on Darwin Corp. housing issue on East Bluff.
Director Dulen was recognized for his efforts to get one month extension on order
to vacate; virtual town hall with Prairie State Legal on resident rights was held on
December 20, 2022, as well as a neighborhood meeting to clarify misinformation.
Council adjourned for closed session. Next meeting scheduled for January 24,
2023. Agenda, minutes and video of meeting available on city website:
- Connie Romanus, Observer
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