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Plan Commissioner Member needed!


     The Byron Township is accepting applications for a soon to be open position on the Township Plan Commission from the citizens of the Byron Township. Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the job responsibilities and/or obtaining an application please submit an email to info@ByronIlTownship.com requesting information for Township Plan Commission Position (application and Information will be emailed back to you in PDF format or click here for PDF); or write to Byron Township, Township Plan Commission Position, PO Box 712, Byron, Illinois 61010 requesting the position information and application. Completed applications must be returned by mail to the Township’s Post Office Box by August 15th 2015.
The Township appointed interview selection committee will review all applications and the top 5 candidates will be contacted for interviews. The position serves with no pay and reports to the Township Board of Trustees.


                      Byron Township Plan Commission Member Information

The Township Supervisor with the advice and consent of the Byron Township Trustees appoints residents of the township to the five member Plan Commission Board. The Township Supervisor will appoint one member of the five to serve as the chairman for the Plan Commission and the Plan Commission members may elect other positions, as they may deem necessary to fulfill their task. The Plan Commission members serve with no pay and meet twice per year (the first Tuesday of April and September) or as needed to hear requests made within the township for variances or special use permits or whenever the Township’s Comprehensive Plan needs updating.

The Plan Commission members may have the power and duties as follows:
 Submit a budget to the Supervisor at their April meeting each year.
 The Township Supervisor must approve expenses before they are incurred. The chairman of the Plan Commission will submit the expense and reason for the expense to the Supervisor along with an estimate of cost.
 The Plan Commission will review plans submitted for compliance to the Comprehensive Plan and submit their recommendation to the Board of Trustees of the Byron Township for their final approval.
 The Chairman of the Township Plan Commission will present the Plan Commission’s findings whether the submitted development is in compliance (approved) or non-compliance (denied) to the Adopted Comprehensive Plan.
 The Township Plan Commission may meet from time to time or as directed by the Township Board of Trustees to review the Comprehensive Plan for changes needed.

It is the intent of the Board of Trustees of the Byron Township to have a fair Comprehensive Plan, and to work with the officials of the City of Byron and the officials of Ogle County, to promote an orderly growth which protects agricultural land and takes into consideration environmental issues such as water runoff and drinking water protection as well as public safety with a minimum impact of tax burdens to the people.




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Local Democracy and the Townships of Illinois: "A Report to the People" is a document that was created after some critics published some information about townships that was not true.  The report spoke to the issues that were presented and can be accessed here.  (Click here for the report)



Last Updated July 9, 2015