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Kendall to discuss new police shooting range

Updated: March 14, 2013 6:32AM

YORKVILLE — Kendall County is looking at getting a new shooting range for its Sheriff’s Department and other police departments in the county to use.

The shooting range would be built in a former quarry in Lisbon, near Route 47 and Joliet Road. A private company has offered to build the range for a nominal cost.

The County Board’s Planning, Building and Zoning Committee this week discussed the matter. The board would have to approve a rezoning change and a text amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow the range.

The planning committee approved the text amendment, which would add shooting range as a special use to the M-2 and M-3 districts, which are both for manufacturing.

The committee also would change the proposed site to M-3 manufacturing.

County Board members are expected to discuss the measure Thursday when they meet as a Committee of the Whole.

Distillery zoning

The board on Thursday also will discuss amending the zoning ordinance to allow a micro-batch distillery for making whiskey — the first of its kind in the county.

The distillery is being proposed by Jason Leslie and Boyd Ingemunson, who own and operate Three Angels Brewing, a nano-brewery on 40 acres at Ashley and Caton Farm roads.

They are proposing their micro-batch distillery for the same property. The zoning change would allow them to make a limited amount of whiskey at the site.

As a nano-brewery, they already are limited to making 1,000 barrels of beer a year.

The county is looking at making a micro-batch distillery a permitted use in four zoning districts, A-1, an agricultural district, B-3, a business district, and M-1 and M-2, manufacturing districts.

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