Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Dec. 5, 2011
Council Approves Amendment to Annexation Agreement
The City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the Amberwood Estates Subdivision annexation agreement that alters the front and side yard setback requirements for the properties. The subdivision’s new owner requested a uniform front yard setback requirement of 30 feet, plus modifications for how the side yard setback requirement is calculated within the subdivision. The changes to the setback requirements are consistent with an amendment approved for the Legends Subdivision.
Residents Appointed to City Commissions
The Council approved the appointment of Nancy Flannery to the Community Media Commission and the reappointment of Dottie Mackie to the Band Commission.
Council Receives First Reading of Tax Levy Ordinances
The Council received the proposed 2011 Property Tax Levy ordinance for a first reading. The revenues generated from the 2011 Property Tax Levy will be received in fiscal year 2012-2013, and the proposed ordinance levies $18,581,736, which is a decrease of $132,864, or 0.7%, from the previous year’s levy. The Council will formally consider the ordinances at its Dec. 19, 2011 City Council meeting. The Council will also formally consider the levy and appropriations ordinances for Special Service Area 2 and Special Service Area 3 at this meeting, which fund downtown parking enforcement services and the maintenance of the Streams waterway.
Bid for Briarcliffe Boulevard Improvement Project Approved
The Council approved a bid for an outside engineering firm to begin work on the Briarcliffe Boulevard Improvement Project. The roadway was originally constructed in the 1960s, and there has been a significant increase in pavement failures within the past five years.
Proclamation Presented in Remembrance of Pearl Harbor
Mayor Gresk presented a proclamation to Alison Kroeze of the Daughters of the American Revolution in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
The Mayor also presented a copy of the proclamation to Louis Licastro Sr., a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack left 2,402 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded and served as the catalyst for the United States’ entry into World War II.