Prophetstown To Update UTV/Golf Cart Ordinance

Brief discussion was held regarding a request by a local business to build on city-owned property on Lyndon Road. The Council agreed to discuss the matter further in executive session.
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The Prophetstown City Council met via Zoom for their January 11 meeting. The council passed one ordinance regarding the Zoning Committee and agreed to a change another related to the rules governing the use of off-road vehicles.

Informational Items

The City Hall office is having are going problems with the current Frontier phone system. Office staff was given approval to reach out to set up a meeting with Mediacom to discuss replacement of the current system.

The Council agreed to have the City Attorney Tim Zollinger rewrite the city ordinance regarding the use of UTVs and golf carts within the city limits. The change will make the use of the vehicles legal during the entire calendar year. The current ordinance only allows use between April 1 and November 30. The change will be voted on during the February meeting.

Brief discussion was held regarding a request by a local business to build on city-owned property on Lyndon Road. The Council agreed to discuss the matter further in executive session.

Mayor Swanson again asked residents to express their interest in bringing high-speed fiber Internet into the city by filling out a brief questionnaire on the Sand Prairie website. The company has provided informational flyers to the city which will be mailed to residents.

Council Action

Approved amending the municipal code to reduce the number of the members on the Planning Commission from nine to seven. The issue had been discussed at previous meetings with Mayor Steve Swanson citing a difficulty in finding and retaining members.

Approved the resolution for the use of Motor Fuel Tax for road maintenance under the Illinois Highway code for 2021 and 2022.

Department Reports

Police – Chief Bruce Franks
Reported the “Light Up The Park” event sponsored by the city’s first responders went well with $3,200 in donations being collected. Franks gave a special thanks to the public works department for their help on the project.

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Public Works – Director Brian Strike

Full Report

The Council took no action following executive session.


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

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