August 1, 2014

Edgerton council annexes intermodal land

The Edgerton City Council annexed the 1,000 acres designated for the BNSF intermodal facility at Thursday night’s meeting.

According to Edgerton City Administrator, all three parties involved in the annexation agreement – the city, BNSF and the Allen Group – have signed the document. According to the agreement, the city is required to annex the site within 60 days of it being eligible to be annexed. The council’s vote to annex was unanimous.

The property on which the intermodal would be located were annexed along with 90 acres owned by the Brewer family. The council had annexed that land previously, but at Thursday’s meeting had to repeal the annexation and annex the land again due to a mistake in the legal description.

All told, the city of Edgerton’s boundaries now extends to a half mile west of Gardner Road to a half mile west of Edgerton Road (see accompanying site map).

In other business, the council:
* joined the mayor in recognizing the month of April as Fair Housing Month in Edgerton.
* adopted the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve a conditional use permit (CUP) allowing the placement of two billboards at 36450 Frontage Road.
* Approved a resolution approving the city’s water emergency conservation plan for the city and authorizing the city administrator to implement the plan as needed.
* Approved Mayor Don Roberts’ appointment of Edgerton resident Linette Rutledge to the Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee. Rutledge’s term expires in 2014.

The council will next meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Community Center, 404 E. Nelson St.

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