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8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
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The Village Council Seeks Members for the Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Fence Standards of the Village Code

On Monday, March 11th, The Village Council approved the creation an ad hoc committee according to the authority in Chapter 288 of the Village Code The assigned objective of this ad hoc committee is to review the fence standards of the Village and recommend amendments to the Village Council as it deems appropriate. The expected time frame of the ad hoc committee’s work is six months. After the Village Council is presented with the final report of the ad hoc committee, the ad hoc committee will be dissolved. The Village has received informal feedback regarding fences in various aspects such as style, material, size, and location. The fence standards in the Village Code have been amended several times. Recent fence variance requests have generated many disparate opinions on possible changes.

The goal of the committee is to bring relevant data and research on existing conditions, examples from other communities, and innovations to an inclusive process to consider all positive improvements to the Village process of regulating fences and derive consensus on a comprehensive recommendation for code amendment on fences that reflects the community’s desire to maintain its open character and appearance while at the same time addressing certain residents’ desire for protective and decorative fences.

The Voting members of the ad hoc committee will consist of 5-7 members and may include:

A representative of the Zoning Board of Appeals
A representative of the Plan Commission
A representative of the Historic Preservation Commission
A representative of a single family homeowners association
A representative of a multiple family condominium association
Residential property owner(s) at large who own fences
Business property owner(s) at large who own fences

The Chair and Vice Chair shall be named at the time members of the ad hoc committee are announced.

Non-voting members will include:

Building Commissioner and Building Department Director
Non-voting members may also include:
A landscape architect
A fence contractor

Primary staff:

Building Department Director and Village Attorney

If you are interested in being considered for this Ad Hoc Committee, please contact Rick Boehm at 708.671.3702 or email him at rboehm@palospark.org or you can contact Sally Kinney at 708.671.3705 or email her at skinney@palospark.org.

 

 


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8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
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