Village Board approves Accessory and Temporary Use amendments

By on July 8, 2011

by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to update the Temporary and Accessory Use portions of the village’s zoning ordinance.

A document from Community Development Director Richard Young and Village Planner Mike Ferencak states that the Accessory and Temporary Use amendments were proposed as part of the effort to improve the village’s zoning ordinance.

The document also states that the portion of the zoning ordinance in question was cited by staff as lacking the text necessary for it to be as comprehensive as other sections in the zoning ordinance. Therefore, the amendments will improve continuity and eliminate excessive jargon that may be difficult to understand.

“Our staff’s been going through our ordinances and updating them to be current with building additions and make it a little more streamlined and self-explanatory, as opposed to having somewhat of a ‘government speakeasy,’ if you will,” Village President Sean Michels said. “They’re trying to just clean it up so people can understand (the ordinances) when they read them.”

The document from Young and Ferencak states that changes such as additional definitions, added parking requirements for accessory uses, and appropriate additional wording are also expected to be made