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The Administration and Planning Division provides three major functions: Coordinating effective communication between the General Public and the other Divisions of the Will County Land Use Department through the Administration Section. Developing land use plans and ordinances and maintaining important land use and growth data through the Long Range Planning Section.
The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing both commercial and residential building codes and standards adopted by the Will County Board. The Division's main focus is issuing permits and performing inspections to ensure compliance with the adopted codes.
The Community Development Division strives to preserve, develop and improve the quality of life in our unincorporated neighborhoods and communities. The focus remains to maintain a balance between accessibility, livability, and affordability all within a healthy and safe environment. The Grants Section of the Division utilizes grant funds it receives from federal and state government sources to carry out various community development activities that also aide in providing decent housing, suitable living environments and more importantly improved community facilities and services focused on potable drinking water and sanitary sewer improvements. The Enforcement Section of the Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the property maintenance, building and zoning codes that aide in providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.
The Development Review Division, comprised of the Current Planning & Zoning group and the Subdivision Engineering group, has an important role in the development life cycle of both the man made and natural assets in unincorporated Will County by administering and implementing the Will County ordinances and adopted plans listed below. It also supports and assists the Land Use and Development Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee.
The Resource Recovery and Energy Division is a division of the Land Use Department, that responds to complaints, answers thousands of calls each year, presents information to over 10,000 children and adults, staffs booths at health fairs, community celebrations and more while also providing special collection events. In addition, the office assists municipalities and townships with curbside collection contracts and drop-off sites, helps schools expand their waste reduction and recycling efforts, works with businesses to improve their recycling and energy efficiency and offers a website filled with information on recycling, energy savings information and more.
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Personnel of the Will County Land Use Department are charged by the County Executive and the County Board to serve as the citizens' land use stewards, providing guidance and assistance for the lifecycle development of the built and natural environments within unincorporated and, in some instances, incorporated portions of the County. The individual and collective efforts of Land Use team members accomplish this charge through efficient and effective planning, regulatory and procedural systems that are applied in a transparent, consistent, equitable and courteous manner.

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Public Hearing Notice: PUBLIC DISPLAY PERIOD FOR THE FY2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISPLAY PERIOD

FOR THE FY2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2018

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 FOR WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

Notice is hereby given that Will County, IL will hold a public hearing on MAY 24, 2018 AT 1 P.M.

 

IN THE WILL COUNTY BOARD ROOM

302 N. Chicago Street Joliet, IL 60432

 

The County Board room is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate residents in order for them to participate in the public hearing, including a Spanish interpreter, please call Mr. Ronald Pullman, Director, Community Development Division, at (815) 774-7890, to make those arrangements.

 

The purpose of the public hearing is to entertain comments and funding considerations for the County’s FY 2018 Annual Action Plan for its housing and community development needs and to present the proposed funding for the FY 2018 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs funds, and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The County Action Plan includes proposed spending of HOME Consortium funds in Will County, the City of Joliet and Village of Bolingbrook, The County intends to submit its FY 2018 Annual Action Plan in the amount of $2,090,783 for Community Development Block Grant funds and $1,284,391 for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) CONSORTIUM funds, and $141,915 for its ESG program. These amounts are based on published HUD allocations. The FY 2018 Annual Action Plan will be submitted to HUD on or before August 15, 2018.

 

In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, and other interested parties, the County and City of Joliet will place its FY 2018 Annual Action Plan on display from June 1st through June 30th 2018, at the following location during normal operational hours:

 

Will County Land Use Department

58. East Clinton Street, Suite 100 Joliet, IL 60432

On the website at www.willcountylanduse.com

 

These documents will be available for examination during normal business hours of operation for a period of thirty (30) days beginning June 1, 2018. The plans will be submitted to the Will County Board at its regularly scheduled board meeting the morning of July 19, 2018, at which time these documents will be presented to the Will County Board for approval at its regular meeting.

 

If the County or the City of Joliet would undertake an activity that would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the County/City would utilize their existing anti displacement policy, and settle agreements, for minimizing such displacement. Furthermore, the County is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result the use of CDBG or HOME Funds.

 

All interested persons, groups, and organizations are encouraged to attend this public hearing and will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed FY 2018 Annual Action Plan.

 

Written comments may be addressed to Mr. Ronald Pullman, Director, Community Development Division, Will County Land Use Department, 58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

 

 

Lawrence M. Walsh, Will County Executive Published: May 8, 2018

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