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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Items of interest from village staff and recent board meetings

  • Free fall leaf pickup runs daily from October 16 to December 8. Have leaves at curb by 8 a.m. See Page 1 for more details.
  • At the September 5 Board meeting, Community and Economic Development Coordinator Andrew Zupkoff spoke about a text amendment to the Village’s personal wireless service facilities development ordinance. Approved action would send the item back to the Planning and Zoning Commission, at Chairman Bill Busbey’s request, to correct some ambiguities in the ordinance’s language, particularly related to height of buildings and structures within a specific radius. At staff’s recommendation, the measure carried.
  • Also at the September 5 meeting, Trustee David Wendt requested staff prepare an ordinance prohibiting engine braking within the Village by commercial vehicles that operate excessively loud engine-braking systems. Wendt had received complaints from residents, including “my wife,” he said. Village Administrator David Strohl said most provisions of the new ordinance come from the state’s vehicle code. Fines for violations will be $75; signage will be posted on Route 51, particularly at the Village’s north entrance. Trustee Jim Peck expressed skepticism about the ordinance being effective without enforcement, and he asked who would pay for signs; Strohl replied that the Village would. The measure carried with one “No” vote by Peck.
  • The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public.


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