County Board Talks Acreage For Rural Homes

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In the Bond County Board’s recent meeting, Zoning Administrator Ed Doll told the board he had been receiving a lot of negative feedback about the county’s ordinance requiring five acres of land to be purchased in order to build a home in the rural areas of the county. Doll wondered if the county would be better off requiring two acres of land rather than five.

Board members Frank Lucco pointed out that many who build homes would rather have two acres instead of five in most cases.

The board agreed to think about the matter and Chairman Howard Elmore pointed out that part of the acreage issue has to do with the distance from the road, as farm machines need extra space on rural roads.

The board also approved spending $5,421 in dues to the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Regional & Planning Commission and reported that two residents of the Bond County Housing Authority are interested in serving on the Housing Authority Board.  An election will be held among residents to select a resident representative.