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Council to consider selling property to county

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council will consider the sale of city property to DeKalb County at its meeting Monday, in a situation that could benefit both government bodies.

The city of Sycamore recently restructured the Public Works Department, making it more in line with how the police and fire departments are structured, according to city documents. In doing so, the city moved public works employees to the city property at North Cross Street, making the facility at 202 E. Page St. surplus property.

“The city began to explore options for consolidation of these remote locations into one campus at roughly the same time the county was out to bid to construct a building for its storage needs,” according to Monday’s agenda. “Bids for the county building project came in well above budget and available resources.”

City and county staff have discussed the Water Division property, along with a storage building the city owns on the Engh Farm at 1730 N. Main St. Appraisals for the properties came in at $475,000, according to city documents.

The city of Sycamore would be able to enlarge the public works building on Cross Street with the additional funding, according to city documents.

“The result is a ‘win-win’ solution addressing space needs at locations that improve operation efficiencies for both organizations,” according to city documents.

Other business

The council will also consider three ordinances regarding planned development of properties.

One ordinance will rezone land for the Motel Corner Estates project, according to city documents. The ordinance was previously considered by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and recommended with a 9-0 vote.

Another ordinance would approve a special use planned unit development; preliminary and final plat; and development plans for the Fowler Farm Estates subdivision, according to city documents.

A third ordinance would approve the final plat of the Airport Road South subdivision.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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