Village of Williamsville, IL
Sangamon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Williamsville 3-16-1962. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Floodplain management — See Ch. 171.

Official Map — See Ch. 210.

Subdivision of land — See Ch. 263.

Zoning — See Ch. 320.

§ 59-1
Purpose; authority. 

§ 59-2
Membership. 

§ 59-3
Terms of office; compensation. 

§ 59-4
Rules and regulations. 

§ 59-5
Powers and duties. 

§ 59-6
Official Map. 

§ 59-7
Public improvements. 

§ 59-8
Staff and services. 

In order that adequate provisions be made for the preparation of a Comprehensive Village Plan for the guidance, direction and control of the growth and development or redevelopment of the Village of Williamsville and contiguous territory not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality, a Plan Commission, is hereby created under authority of 65 ILCS 5/11-12-4, and as amended.

Said Plan Commission shall consist of seven members, citizens of said Village, appointed by the President of the Village Board on the basis of their particular fitness for their duty on said Plan Commission, and subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees. In addition, the Supervisor of Williams Township, the President of School Unit District #15, the President of the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Williamsville and the President of the Williamsville Fire Protection District shall be ex officio members of said Commission.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

Of the seven members one shall serve for a period of seven years, one for a period of six years, one for a period of five years, one for a period of four years, etc. Thereafter such members shall serve for a period of seven years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointments for unexpired terms only. The four ex officio members shall serve for the terms of their elective offices. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation except that, if the Village Board of Trustees deems it advisable, they may receive such compensation as may be fixed from time to time by said Village Board of Trustees and provided for in the appropriation ordinance.

Immediately following their appointment, the members of the Plan Commission shall meet, organize, elect such officers as it may deem necessary, and adopt and later change or alter rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with Village ordinances and state laws. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceedings, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The Commission shall also file an annual report with the President and Board of Trustees, setting forth its transactions and recommendations.

Said Plan Commission shall have the following powers and duties.

A. 

To prepare and recommend to the Village Board of Williamsville a Comprehensive Plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of said Village and contiguous unincorporated territory not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits of said Village and not included in any other municipality and the growth and expansion of the water and sewer utility operated by the Village. Such plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official Comprehensive Plan, or part thereof, of Williamsville. Such plan shall be advisory, except as to such part thereof as has been implemented by ordinance duly enacted by the Village Board of Trustees. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds, and filing of said plan and ordinances with the Municipal Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law.

B. 

To provide for the health, safety, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the Village of Williamsville and contiguous territory, such plan or plans shall establish reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined and shall establish reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, stormwater drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment. The requirements specified herein shall become regulatory only when adopted by ordinance.

C. 

To designate land suitable for annexation to the municipality and recommend zoning classification for such land upon annexation.

D. 

To recommend to the Village Board of Trustees of Williamsville from time to time such changes in the Comprehensive Plan or any part thereof as may be deemed necessary.

E. 

To prepare and recommend to the Village Board of Trustees from time to time plans and/or recommendations for specific improvements in pursuance of the official Comprehensive Plan.

F. 

To give aid to the officials of the Village of Williamsville charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan or parts thereof to further the making of such improvements and generally to promote the realization of the official Comprehensive Plan.

G. 

To arrange and conduct any form of publicity relative to its activities for the general purpose of public understanding.

H. 

To cooperate with municipal or regional planning commissions and other agencies or groups to further the local planning program and to assure harmonious and integrated planning for the area.

I. 

To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted under authority of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled "Illinois Municipal Code" approved May 29, 1961, and effective July 1, 1961, and as amended (65 ILCS 5/1-1-1 et seq.), as may be conferred by the Village Board of Trustees of Williamsville.

A. 

At any time or times, before or after the formal adoption of the official Comprehensive Plan by the corporate authorities, an Official Map may be designated by ordinance, which may consist of the whole area included within the official Comprehensive Plan or one or more separate geographical or functional parts, and may include all or any part of the contiguous unincorporated area within 1 1/2 miles from the corporate limits of the Village of Williamsville. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds, and filing of said plan and ordinances, including the Official Map, with the Municipal Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law.

B. 

No map or plat of any subdivision or resubdivision presented for record affecting land within the corporate limits of the Village of Williamsville or within contiguous territory which is not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits shall be entitled to record or shall be valid unless the subdivision shown thereon provides for standards of design, and standards governing streets, alleys, public ways, ways for public service facilities, streetlights, public grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm- and floodwater runoff channels and basins, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment in conformity with the applicable requirements of the ordinances including the Official Map.

The Village Clerk shall furnish the Plan Commission for its consideration a copy of all ordinances, plans and data relative to public improvements of any nature. The Plan Commission may report in relation thereto, if it deems a report necessary or advisable, for the consideration of the Village Board of Trustees.

A. 

The Commission may at the discretion of the Village Board of Trustees employ a paid secretary or staff, or both, whose salaries, wages, and other necessary expenses shall be provided for by adequate appropriation made by the Village Board of Trustees from the public funds.

B. 

If said Plan Commission shall deem it advisable to secure technical advice or services, it may be done upon authority from the Village Board of Trustees and appropriations by the Village Board of Trustees therefor.