Warren County

Warren County reschedules public hearing to discuss storage unit zoning change

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 9/6/23

The Warren County Commission rescheduled the public hearing to discuss making storage units get a conditional use permit before building on agricultural land.

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Warren County reschedules public hearing to discuss storage unit zoning change


The Warren County Commission has rescheduled the public hearing on the issue of requiring conditional use permits for self-storage units.

The hearing will now be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Warren County EOC room on the lower level of the Administration Building at 101 Mockingbird Lane.

County Clerk Denise Stotler posted the notice outside the Warren County Commission chamber on Aug. 28.

Members of the public will be able to speak for or against a recommendation made by the county’s planning and zoning commission to require self-storage businesses to get a conditional use permit.

That decision was made during the planning and zoning commission’s June meeting.

Several people from Wright City had planned to speak during that evening’s public hearing, including the mayor and three aldermen, but the commission voted unanimously to approve a change to the current ordinance.

The public hearing before the Warren County Commission was originally scheduled for Aug. 8, but no one from Wright City attended the meeting, forcing commissioners to postpone the hearing.

That hearing had been scheduled for 1 p.m.

County commissioners cannot take action on the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation until after the public hearing.

“I deeply regret the absence of any Wright City representatives at the hearing,” Heiliger said in an email to The Record sent Aug. 8 after the public hearing had been postponed. “The unanimous approval of the change to the ordinance by the Planning and Zoning Board led us to believe that our attendance at the subsequent hearing was not necessary. … I assure you, we remain fully committed to engaging in this process and will take measures to ensure that such misunderstandings are avoided in the future. I have already spoken to Commissioner Gildehaus and he has committed to ensuring we are aware of the future date and time of the next hearing.”

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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