TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
WEST PEORIA CITY HALL
2506 W. ROHMANN AVENUE
WEST PEORIA, ILLINOIS
1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Mike
Swearingen at 5:30 PM.
2. ROLL CALL Members present were: Chair Mike Swearingen,
Jason Barth, Sue Roos
and Amy Furgiuele. Mike Powers, Nancy Carson & Lynn Dempsey
were not in attendance.
Also present: Economic Development Coordinator Gene Pratt
and Nick Hayward of the
Tri-County Planning Commission.
3. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA None.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING 1/22/2013 It was
by Amy Furgiuele and seconded by Jason Barth and carried
unanimously by voice vote
to approve the minutes.
5. NICK HAYWARD/TRI-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION/UPDATE OF
COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN Mr. Hayward spoke about the
updating of the
Comprehensive Plan. He also suggested setting up a Citizens
Advisory Committee for
input through a survey. He stated that the cost of the
update is an average of $15,00.00 and
they are in the process of receiving funds from the State
to enable them to complete Plans
for several communities in the region. He said that some
costs will have to come from the
City, such as; printing costs and postage for the survey.
He said the process will likely take
approximately a year and a half. A discussion followed and
Chair Swearingen stated that
they would wait for the grant before pursuing this.
6. IDENTIFICATION OF POSSIBLE NEW MEMBERS Chair Swearingen
asked if there
was a list of people who have already been suggested so
they dont repeat themselves. Mr.
Pratt stated that several names have been given to the
Mayor and the City Clerk ahs
contacted them but they refused. There was also a
discussion of the number of vacant
properties in the City.
7. AMENDMENT TO COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN REGARDING AREA OF
RECENT ANNEXATIONS Mr. Pratt stated that this was covered
in item # 5.
8. CITY ADMINISTRATOR/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR REPORT
Mr. Pratt spoke about attending the meetings concerning
economic development for a four
county area. He also spoke about the assets of each county.
Amy Furgiuele asked questions
bout the benefit of Mr. Pratt attending these meetings.
9. OLD BUSINESS None.
10. NEW BUSINESS None.
11. OTHER BUSINESS None.
12. Public Comment
13. Determination of
Future Agenda The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 19,
2013 at 5:30 PM.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013, AT 5:30 PM
AT WEST PEORIA CITY HALL