Planning & Zoning: Land Use Committee
The Land Use Committee is concerned with all aspects of the environment, land use and zoning in the County. It recommends, establishes, and enforces appropriate ordinances and regulations which are beneficial to the general welfare of the citizens of the County.
The Land Use Committee reviews and recommends to the County Board, County ordinances for the improvement of zoning procedures to achieve the highest and best use of real estate in Peoria County. On cases referred by the Zoning Board of Appeals for decision by the County Board, the Committee determines whether any particular case received from the Zoning Board of Appeals is controversial under the provisions of the Statutes of the State of Illinois and advises the County Board to make a recommendation.
The Committee may return any case to the Zoning Board of Appeals for further hearings and deliberations. In order for objections to a proposed zoning to be considered by the County Board at its regular meeting, such objections must be filed with the office of the County Clerk not less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the time the County Board convenes, excluding Saturday, Sunday or any intervening legal holiday.
The Committee has the right to conduct its own hearings concerning zoning matters and submit its findings and recommendations to the County Board. The Committee considers and makes recommendations concerning the Flood Insurance Act. The Committee considers and identifies, in coordination with the Peoria City/County Health Department and Zoning & Planning, problems of hazardous waste being deposited in the County of Peoria (To protect the water supply, health and welfare of Peoria County Citizens).