Government Affairs Issues
Our Government Affairs Committee is very active with the different units of government to come up with solutions and remedies for issues ranging from impact fees, reviewing subdivision codes as well as providing input on building codes. Each member with the DCBDA can help make us an even better association, giving a stronger, louder voice to government officials on matters that concern not only us but the customers who buy our products.
DEKALB COUNTY BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
COUNTY LEGISLATIVE POSITIONS
We are in support of action to ensure that DeKalb County and the State of Illinois do what it takes to develop sources for renewable energy. We believe all sources of energy such as: Wind, Solar and Ethanol are in the fore front for the County and its Energy plan.
We support the county’s efforts along with other county communities to provide for a good highway network, providing routes of transportation to expedite commerce to and from DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Building and Development Association encourages that Peace Road be 80,000 lb. road allowing for efficient means of moving products to and from the county.
We encourage the County’s Forest Preserve commissioners to fully examine the effects of new land purchases. Thoughtful planning is encouraged to determine the need for more forest preserve areas. Careful consideration should be given for new acquisition, focusing on the expenditure of the taxpayers dollars. The DeKalb County Building and Development Association is opposed to any Public Land Takings.
The DeKalb County Building and Development Association supports the county’s plan in so much as to allow for developments in and or near communities that have the zoning rights for annexations. The association supports fully the two thirds vote of the county board to allow or not allow for annexations that are not contiguous to the annexing municipalities. We also recognize the vital role our agriculture community plays in the economic development of the county. We encourage and support all efforts for developing areas to commingle with new developments. The Association believes in the right for any and all to rightfully develop without undue burdens imposed by local governments.
LAW AND JUSTICE
We support and encourage the county to be open to all avenues of incarceration. We support the county on its’ plans to continue to explore all avenues for making the court system more effective.