The Peoria County Board held its regular meeting face-to-face Aug. 12. All were present except Chairman Andrew Rand and Member Matt Windish; three members participated via phone— Rachel Reliford, Brian Elsasser and Paul Rosenbohm. The regular agenda was very short with the seven items on the consent agenda passing unanimously with no discussion.
Two rezoning petitions were approved without opposition. One permitted a tavern to open within the Madison Park shopping center and the other waived a public water supply in favor of a private well in a single lot subdivision in Rosefield Township. A third rezoning request in Radnor Township was denied on the recommendation of the Land Use Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals. The petitioner had requested rezoning to permit the creation of a buildable lot. However, it was denied since the lot would have been located in a flood plain.
The only other item of new business was a resolution from the Executive Committee recommending approval of $200,000 to settle a legal case related to a fall by a nursing home resident. It was approved on a vote of 15-0, with one abstention.
A proclamation was approved on a 13-3 vote extending the Declaration of Emergency due to COVID-19 in Peoria County.
——— Jim Runyon, Observer
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