School acre annexed on Harter Road
Village also changes the parcelâ€™s zoning
by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday annexed an additional acre of Kaneland School District property along Harter Road.
The School District did not own the one-acre parcel along Harter Road when the Village Board originally annexed the Harter Road Middle School site in February 2007.
The Village Board also rezoned parcel from E-1 Estate Residential District (E1) to Business Park District (BP), a change the School District requested.
The School District developed the Harter Road site in 2008 with a middle school building, parking lot and athletic fields. The village amended the annexation agreement in April 21 to allow the School District to make landscaping modifications.
An annexation agreement amendment the Village Board also approved on Tuesday allows the School District to make minor improvements to the property without seeking other annexation amendments from the village.
â€œThere (are) simpler ways now to make minor modifications now that theyâ€™ve developed the Harter Road site, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re trying to help them with,â€ Village President Sean Michels said.
â€œWeâ€™re just trying to streamline the (School Districtâ€™s) approval process,â€ Michels said.