The City is aware of some of the recent discussion within the community about the possibility of Aden Poultry Inc. establishing operations within Marengo. The property in question is located at 21808 West Grant Highway. This parcel is not within the City’s corporate limits and therefore not under the City’s jurisdiction. The City was approached about possibly servicing the property with City sanitary services and annexation, but declined on both as it was not felt this was an appropriate use as it was presented.
The City has been in contact with McHenry County, who would be responsible for any permitting on the property, and have been informed that this type of use is permissible on property zoned industrial as this property is. The City cannot force the property into the City’s corporate boundaries as has been suggested by some. The County is very aware of the situation and will continue to monitor the property. It is the City’s understanding any operation such as this would also require permitting and approval by the IEPA, which the County is aware of. Any questions about the permitting of the proposed use should be directed to McHenry County Zoning Department at 815-334-4000.