Andover may get mini-storage units


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 11:18 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, correspondent@qconline.com
ANDOVER — An Orion man is asking for four acres to be rezoned from residential to commercial on the west end of Andover for mini-storage.
Neil Hamerlinck, owner of Stor-Mor Storage Units in Sherrard, appeared before the Andover Village Board on Monday to talk about getting board approval for a site plan in order to take it to the Illinois Department of Transportation to enlarge an entrance off Illinois 81. The two-lot acreage is north of Route 81 adjacent to the Central Bank branch.
He said the 42-by-100-foot building would be 10 storage units long by two wide. He would build one storage building to start, although there is room for more.
A meeting of the zoning board will be set to take up his request.
— In other action, Trustee Amber Lilly reported on grant work for Andover Lake Park as well as getting an Andover website up and running.
— A pie auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Luther Hall at Augustana Lutheran Church to raise money for a veterans memorial walk through Andover Lake Park. The auction is being sponsored by the Andover Tourism Committee. Trustee Judy Olson reported that veterans and veterans' families are being encouraged to buy flags to line the walk. The cost of a flag has not been finalized.
— People wanting to use the gazebo and/or Legion building should phone Ms. Olson at 521-8456. She is retiring from the board, but she plans to continue to maintain the Legion building for the village.
— People's Party caucus candidates in Andover are: for mayor, Dave Crippen; clerk, Beverly Josephson; incumbent trustees, Mike Mielke and Amber Lilly; and newcomer trustee, Mandy Browning.
— The board also approved the appointment of Kevin Johnson to the zoning board to replace Travis Noyd.


















 



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