December 13, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-13-19

Dec 13, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-13-19

Learning from other regions about how to improve water quality

The need for clean, abundant, and reliable water resources tends to be taken for granted until shortages, flooding, or low water quality make the water unfit for its intended use. ON TO 2050 recommends strategies to protect and enhance the integrity of aquatic systems to ensure all residents have access to clean drinking water.

 

According to the Illinois EPA, more than 600,000 public service lines in the Chicago region are made of lead. A Chicago Tribune investigation reported that lead is found in nearly 70 percent of homes in the City of Chicago where drinking water is tested. This week, WBEZ reported on what other cities in the Midwest are doing to address lead service lines and key takeaways for Chicago. The article mentions best practices for funding and tips for decision makers from case studies in Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Oswego begins zoning code update project with CMAP assistance

The Aurora-Beacon News reported on an effort between the village of Oswego and CMAP to update the village's zoning regulations. Village Administrator Dan Di Santo said he hopes the updated code will help create "a downtown that is vibrant and pedestrian-oriented." CMAP has worked with a number of communities in the region through its Local Technical Assistance program to update, streamline, or simplify zoning and subdivision regulations. Learn more in this video.

 

Public comment opportunity

The Central Council of Mayors has released its draft STP Shared Fund and Transportation Plan, which will allow the Council and its members to maximize funding opportunities over the next decade. The report identifies numerous projects that are regionally significant as well as projects that local communities may pursue in the coming years. Public comments are being accepted through Tuesday, December 31, by emailing Michael Fricano (mfricano@westcook.org).

 

Partner job posting

McHenry County is seeking its next Planning Manager/Zoning Enforcement Officer. Under general direction from the Director of Planning and Development, the Planning Manager leads the five member Planning Division, which is responsible for both current and long range planning. The Planning Manager serves as the County’s Zoning Enforcement Officer and oversees the processing and review of zoning petitions, subdivision applications, site plans, and building permit applications for zoning compliance.

 

A full position description and directions for applying are available on the McHenry County Employment website. For additional information email Director of Planning and Development Dennis Sandquist at DASandquist@mchenrycountyil.gov.

 

Events

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
Addison Village Hall
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
December 17, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
PowerForward DuPage
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
January 7, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

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Dec 13, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-13-19

Learning from other regions about how to improve water quality

The need for clean, abundant, and reliable water resources tends to be taken for granted until shortages, flooding, or low water quality make the water unfit for its intended use. ON TO 2050 recommends strategies to protect and enhance the integrity of aquatic systems to ensure all residents have access to clean drinking water.

 

According to the Illinois EPA, more than 600,000 public service lines in the Chicago region are made of lead. A Chicago Tribune investigation reported that lead is found in nearly 70 percent of homes in the City of Chicago where drinking water is tested. This week, WBEZ reported on what other cities in the Midwest are doing to address lead service lines and key takeaways for Chicago. The article mentions best practices for funding and tips for decision makers from case studies in Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Oswego begins zoning code update project with CMAP assistance

The Aurora-Beacon News reported on an effort between the village of Oswego and CMAP to update the village's zoning regulations. Village Administrator Dan Di Santo said he hopes the updated code will help create "a downtown that is vibrant and pedestrian-oriented." CMAP has worked with a number of communities in the region through its Local Technical Assistance program to update, streamline, or simplify zoning and subdivision regulations. Learn more in this video.

 

Public comment opportunity

The Central Council of Mayors has released its draft STP Shared Fund and Transportation Plan, which will allow the Council and its members to maximize funding opportunities over the next decade. The report identifies numerous projects that are regionally significant as well as projects that local communities may pursue in the coming years. Public comments are being accepted through Tuesday, December 31, by emailing Michael Fricano (mfricano@westcook.org).

 

Partner job posting

McHenry County is seeking its next Planning Manager/Zoning Enforcement Officer. Under general direction from the Director of Planning and Development, the Planning Manager leads the five member Planning Division, which is responsible for both current and long range planning. The Planning Manager serves as the County’s Zoning Enforcement Officer and oversees the processing and review of zoning petitions, subdivision applications, site plans, and building permit applications for zoning compliance.

 

A full position description and directions for applying are available on the McHenry County Employment website. For additional information email Director of Planning and Development Dennis Sandquist at DASandquist@mchenrycountyil.gov.

 

Events

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
Addison Village Hall
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
December 17, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

DuPage County ADA Transition Plan Public Meeting
PowerForward DuPage
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy.
Warrenville, IL 60555
January 7, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
More information

 

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