It is uncertain how staff, plan commission and village board members missed this inadvertent change in zoning. But tonight the board voted to amend multiple sections to the intended zoning of Residential.
Tom and Danah Zoulek have a proposal of redeveloping the pit. The Zoulks also want horses on the property and might subdivide a portion of the property.
Tom spoke at the public hearing on the amendment. He explained there could be a potential of 55 loads per day, or 110 trucks coming in and out of the property daily for 9 months for numerous years. That equates to approximately 13-14 trucks per hour in an 8 hour day. The preferred route would be from Hwy Q, then north on Colgate Rd to Willow Creek Rd then west to Scenic Rd.
There were between 75-100 village residents is attendance. Perhaps 25 or so spoke, and most spoke against having the pit redeveloped. Their concerns included water contamination, noise of trucks, damage to local roads, dust in the air.
They also were concerned about safety for people who walk in the area as well as bicycle riders in the area. One person actually accused the Zouleks of lying, and perhaps the reason for the redevelopment was financial from trucking revenue.
If the Zouleks want to purchase the property for horses and to subdivide this option is still possible after the property gets rezoned to Rs-1 Country Estates and Rs-1R Country Estate Remnant Parcel District. The p[an commission will discuss this rezoning in the upcoming months.
Image below is Tom Zoulek speaking to the village board and residents.