The Environmental Review Committee shall have jurisdiction over requests to designate areas within the Village as Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) and all activities concerning areas with such ESAs. The goal of the ERC is to guide development to preserve open space and wildlife cover of locally endangered species of flora and fauna and avoid all possible damage to the natural environment contained within the ESAs. All ERC recommendations are forwarded to the Plan Commission for hearing and recommendation to the Village Board of Trustees.
Meets on an as needed basis.
The committee of five to seven individuals, appointed by the Village Board of Trustees, is collectively knowledgeable in planning, biology, hydrology, water quality, soil science, engineering, economics and the applicable agency permit criteria.
Judy Beck • Abigail Derby Lewis
Community Development Department