Yorkville aldermen will vote to approve a special use permit, sign variance and subdivision plat for a new gas station at their meeting on Tuesday night.
Yorkville City Council documents indicate approval on those items for Lenny's Gas N Wash are on the agenda. As WSPY has previously reported, the city's planning and zoning commission in August unanimously recommended approval for the gas station and car wash to be constructed at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Waterpark Way.
Yorkville Economic Development Consultant Lynn Dubajic said developers have a five-plus acre parcel under contract and that they would like to begin construction this fall, and be open in the spring of 2020.
Developers withdrew their application for a Gas N Wash site on Route 34 and Sycamore Rd., due to title issues before proposing on the current site near Raging Waves Waterpark. Dubajic says the new site will be able to have a 7,000 sq. ft. convenience store, up from the 4,800 sq. ft. proposal at the previous location.
The location will have a full-service gas station, car wash and convenience store with a Dunkin'.
In other items, aldermen will again bring back a discussion about adult-use cannabis sales and whether or not to allow dispensaries and/or related businesses. Municipalities are discussing what regulations to put in place and how much to tax, if businesses are allowed.
No specific items regarding sales have been designated yet for Tuesday's discussion, which is expected to be the second of many more.
Two weeks ago, most aldermen in a straw poll to continue discussions, spoke in favor of allowing sales in some form, while one was against and a couple wanted more information.
Additionally, three new patrol officers, Luke Swanson, Sean Enk, and Cory Shepherd will be sworn-in at Tuesday's meeting.
Yorkville City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. at Yorkville City Hall on Game Farm Rd.