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Permit issued for water tank

Updated: December 23, 2013 12:09PM



CROWN POINT — A mistake was corrected at the Dec. 18 Lake County Plan Commission meeting. Previously the commission had approved the construction of a 500,000 gallon potable water tank on the property of Thomas Tapella at 9201 East 123rd Ave. in Winfield Township.

This is the location of the above-ground storage facility of Twin Lakes Utilities.

Twin Lakes provides drinking water to Lakes of the Four Seasons as well as the surrounding subdivisions in unincorporated Winfield Township. Because of usage levels and a slow leak in the old tank, the utility is adding this additional 500,000 gallon tank.

When this was approved the commission did not approve issuing a building permit. That has now been granted.

With the new storage tank, once the old tank is fully repaired, Twin Lakes will have one million gallons of water storage to assure water pressure for their customers as the unincorporated sites in their service area grows.

In other business, the Plan Commission appointed a nominating committee for selecting officers for next year.

Selected were Martin Kroll, Nikki Witkowski and Gerry Scheub.

Lake County Councilman Dan Dernulc also said his good-byes to the rest of the planners. He is not sure if he will continue to be the county council’s appointment to the commission.

Hanover subdivision gets
conditional approval

Peter and Linda Kozlowski received final approval from the Plan Commission, despite a letter from the Lake County Surveyor requesting a deferral, for a 7-lot subdivision on the south side of 133rd Avenue in the 11600 block, just over a fifth of a mile west of U.S. 41 in Hanover Township.

The Kozlowski’s attorney, Jim Wieser, told the planners that they letter from the surveyor was received a little late.

“We already had primary approval,” Wieser said.

Since they are required by ordinance to meet all the requirements for stormwater movement and storage, Wieser requested that the commission give final approval to the subdivision, conditioned to the developer meeting all the requirements of the surveyor’s office.

The Do Lasu Addition in the seven-lot subdivision in Hanover Township received tha conditional approval.



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