PUBLIC HEARING UPDATE FOR THE B DISTRICTS IN BIG ROCK ZONING
The village will be undergoing amendments to the B districts and Big Rock. The process will begin with discussions in the regular board meeting to give guidance to the planning commission. The idea is to make the downtown area uses more conforming and not put the landowners in a position of having to come to the village board for multiple variances. Most of these buildings are being use in the same way they always have for many years. We are not trying to change that, but rather change the permitted uses.
THE FINAL MEETING WILL BE HELD AUGUST 8TH at 6:30 pm BIG ROCK TOWNHALL
Upgrade to the Rockway liquor license
As most people Rockway has gaming machines on the premises. These gaming machines bring revenue into Rockway and to the village. We receive about $30,000 per year from these machines. There is certain criteria that has to be met in order for Rockway to have these machines on the premises. The one they have been using for many years is that they are a truck stop. To be considered as a truck stop they are required to sell at least 10,000 gallons diesel fuel a month. They have not been able to reach that quota. One of the other ways is to have a full liquor license which entails packaged goods and a pour license. Communities all around us have adopted the same process for keeping gaming in their communities. The BP in Hinckley and two of the gas stations in Sugar Grove both have the same licenses but do not pour on the premises. The village trustee needs are always looking to create revenue streams that do not cost the taxpayers any money. We are proud of the fact that we are a non-taxing government body and still provide all the services and maintain all the roads in the community. This license will be issued on a six-month trial basis, for the first year, if it is approved.
SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE PARK BUILDING 7:00 PM
OFFICE HOURS : TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 9 am to 3 pm AND BY APPOINTMENT (CALL THE VILLAGE OFFICE)
SCHEDULE AS NEEDED AT THE FIRE STATION 6:30 PM
WASTE & STORM WATER COMMITTEE:
FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT TOWN HALL 5:30 PM (AS NEEDED)
SECOND WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH AT TOWN HALL 7:00 PM
PARK DISTRICT MEETING:
FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT PARK BUILDING 7:00 PM
The Village has heard and witnessed firsthand for many years traffic that comes through our small town driving at speeds well above our posted speed limits. As a result the village entered into an agreement with Kane County to police our community paying special attention to speeding. A Kane County officer will randomly be patrolling within Big Rock during high traffic times paying special attention to violators on Rte 30, Rhodes Rd, Jericho Rd. and Granart Rd. The village hopes that with more police presence/enforcement that this will slow people down and make our community roads safer to be on.
Electric aggregation contract canceled!
As of January 1, 2022 the villages agreement for electric aggregation has been canceled. The company that took the contract canceled it and everyone will be going back to Com Ed.