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Special Approval - Annexation

Governing Code: Zoning Ordinance Article 3-2.3

To annex any property for future residential or commercial development, the City of Wood River must abide by law as stated in Illinois Compiled Statutes (Chapter 65 ILCS 5/7-1). This involves notifying taxing authorities, public hearings, proper filings with officials, review by Planning Commission and ultimately the approval of the City Council. Not fulfilling all the obligations as set by law can invalidate an annexation and possibly interrupt services. Although annexations can be accomplished in several different ways, the process Wood River wishes to use is voluntary annexation.

Property owners will be asked to "petition" the City for annexation. It will be the responsibility of the property owners wishing to annex to gather the addresses and notarized signatures of all owners and other affected residents of the property. The City will provide the property owner with a complimentary annexation plat, which is required for the petition. The City staff will take all of the necessary steps to abide by State Statute before requesting final approval of the City Council.

Review Process: Staff Review → Planning Commission → Council Action

Assuming deadline compliance, estimated length of process: 60 days




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