Council approved intergovernmental agreement between city of Peoria and Dunlap Community Unified School District regarding Medina Plains-Allen Road Business Park TIF district. Councilman Cyr was recognized for his leadership on this well thought out agreement and revenue sharing with school district ; Councilors Oyler and Grayeb were recognized as well.
Collective bargaining agreement approved between city of Peoria and AFSCME, Local 3464 for two years ending December 31, 2025; requires staff to reside within limits of city of Peoria. City staff and legal department were commended for work on this.
A presentation was given on the scope of work done on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project year one and plan for year two (2023). It was noted that CSO plan is city’s response to unfunded federal mandate to met clean water act. There is no sunset on this plan which includes using long term loan with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) at 1.34 % interest. The amount of funding approved for 2023 is $7,854,859.00.
Council adopted rezoning and special use provisions in District 1 for residential housing, including single family, multi-family and elderly. This action is necessary as first step to apply for Illinois Housing Development (IHDA) funding for project. Jane Genzel, Peoria Opportunities Foundation Director will be involved with these projects as well as Pivotal Partners Development Company.
Two residents gave comments: one individual and her family were seeking housing and have been evicted; another individual from District 1 was objecting to plan for housing development voted on southside that was voted on earlier in meeting.
More information is available on city website on agenda, minutes and video: www.peoriagov.org
- Connie Romanus, Observer
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