3 Changes being considered to County Zoning Ordinance


The DeKalb County Board is currently considering three (3) proposed text amendment changes to the DeKalb County Code and Zoning Ordinance. The first proposal is to revise the regulations regarding the height of accessory structures. The second proposal is amend the definition of “gun club” to include “gun range”. The third proposal is amend the Zoning Ordinance to allow for and establish regulations for regulating solar energy systems. In order to change the County Code and Zoning Ordinance, an Amendment must be approved by the County Board. Before the County Board can approve an Amendment, a public Hearing must be held by the County Hearing Officer.

The DeKalb County Community Development Department has filed a petition for the proposed Zoning Text Amendments. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the DeKalb County Legislative Center, Gathertorium, south entrance, 200 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. As this will be the only opportunity for public input on this matter, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments, Petition DC-18-2, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

The requested Zoning Text Amendments to the DeKalb County Code and Zoning Ordinance would be to Articles 2, 4, and 5, and Section 14-3 of the County Code.

The application for a Text Amendment has been filed in accordance with the requirements of 10.04 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance.

Marcellus Anderson, Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department



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