S. Beloit seeks a united voice

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SOUTH BELOIT - The City of South Beloit seeks to work with other small communities in Winnebago County to present a united voice on issues they have in common.

The South Beloit City Council approved a resolution Monday to adopt an intergovernmental agreement allowing cooperation with other area communities on issues of common concern.

Mayor Ted Rehl said the intergovernmental group would include all municipal groups in the county with the exception of Rockford. He said in recent times there have been significant issues that have come up that local communities have had shared concerns about.

"This isn't a power grab. It's about being recognized - that there's more in the county than just Rockford," Rehl said.

Rehl would act as the representative for South Beloit in the discussions with other communities, but he stressed that any issues brought up would be brought back to the South Beloit City Council to get council members' input.

In other business:

• The council approved an ordinance stating disabled or abandoned vehicles must be removed from the interstate highway in the city within two hours of being left on the highway. Disabled vehicles can be left on city streets for 24 hours before they must be removed.

• The council approved an amendment to the city's comprehensive land use plan, envisioning commercial uses of land along Stateline Road between Manchester Road and Interstate 39/90. Assistant City Attorney Aaron Szeto said there is no commercial development being approved for this area, but it would allow the council to consider commercial development in the area should the opportunity arise.

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