The Effingham City Plan Commission meeting was held on Tuesday. The commission began the meeting by approving the July 12th minutes.
The commission heard from Effingham City Engineer, Jeremy Heuerman, about the site plan for the new South Central FS facility. The facility is planned to be built at 3401 South Banker St and will include a feed mill and warehouse/retail portion. South Central FS CFO, Joseph Meinhart, spoke to the commission during the public hearing. Meinhart confirmed that the lot is currently used for agricultural purposes and that some of the operations currently on Willow St will be moved to the new location. The petition is to rezone the land from a Non-Urban District to a Light Industrial District.
Jason Vahling also petitioned for a rezoning of land during the public hearings. Vahling is wanting 911 W. Edgar Ave, which is two lots, to be rezoned from a Single-Family Residential to a Two-Family Dwelling. Vahling is hopeful that he can transform the currently vacant lots into two quality and affordable duplexes.
Jacob Doedtman also spoke on behalf of a petition by Effingham State Bank Trust 1267 to turn 406 S. Third St into a two-story apartment building. The lot will have to be rezoned from a Light Industrial District to a Multiple Dwelling District.
The Plan Commission decisions will not be final until the Effingham City Council discusses and votes on them in their Tuesday meetings.