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Enterprise zone extension plan
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Adds Sangamon County and Elkhart to Lincoln-Logan County
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[SEPT. 21, 2004]  A plan to extend the Lincoln/Logan Enterprise Zone to four new sites was approved by the Lincoln City Council. The extension adds the Formosa Plastics plant at Illiopolis, in Sangamon County, and it adds the property where CornBelt Energy would like to build a power plant in Elkhart. The extension also adds two property areas in Lincoln

The measure, which first passed the Regional Planning Commission on Sept 1, changes the organization from two to four units of government involved. The new intergovernmental agreement between Lincoln, Logan County, Sangamon County and Elkhart calls for a presiding organization composed of the Lincoln mayor and a representative, the Logan County Board chairman and a county representative, the village of Elkhart president, and the Sangamon County Board chairman. An administrator will be appointed for the day-to-day operations.

Sangamon County passed the plan two weeks ago. It met with preliminary approval from the Logan County Board last Thursday. It will come up for a final vote from the county tonight. Next it will be presented to the village of Elkhart. Then it will go forward to the state zoning office of Illinois Commerce for final approval.

[Jan Youngquist]

 

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