MTD plans annexation of subdivisions
URBANA — Hearings on the annexation of four subdivisions into the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District have been scheduled for early June.
The areas are Sawgrass and Boulder Ridge subdivisions in northwest Champaign; Stone Creek in southeast Urbana; and Lake Park, an unincorporated subdivision between Champaign and Savoy along South First Street.
The first hearing will be held for the Sawgrass/Boulder Ridge annexation on Tuesday, June 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Tony Noel Center at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign.
The Stone Creek annexation hearing will be a day later on Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 S. Philo Road, Urbana.
The third hearing will be for the Lake Park area on Thursday, June 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive, Savoy.
The public hearings are required by law before the MTD board can vote to bring the areas into the transit district.
MTD Managing Director Bill Volk said last month that letters would be sent to all property owners in the subdivisions.
“Although it’s not required by law, we’ll be sending letters to every property owner in the affected areas, with information about the public hearing, the location and a link to our website if they want to get information on it,” Volk said.
MTD policy requires the district to annex “all areas not taxed as farmland within the cities of Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. As these municipalities extend their jurisdictional boundaries, MTD will follow suit with subsequent annexations.”
Last year the MTD annexed the Prairie Meadows subdivision in Savoy, with about 65 homes, into the district.
More information on the proposed annexations is available at the MTD website at: http://growth.cumtd.com