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City to vote on rezoning land for RV park

ROCK FALLS – The City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to allow Rock Falls businessman Brent Porter to build an RV park on 17 acres at 600 E. 17th St., behind Crystal Lake, his seasonal swimming and go-cart facility.

The council is being asked to rezone the land to Ag-1 special use, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Mayor David Blanton said he hopes the council will approve the request. Porter plans to begin construction on Phase 1 this spring. There be sites for RVs, and eventually, tent camping, Blanton said.

"I think it's going to be good," Blanton said. "It's going to bring a lot of folks to the community; [it will] certainly bring revenue, fuel, food, shopping."

Also tonight, the council will get an update on the creation of its Facebook page. The city will train department heads and their assistants on March 19, then the city's newly formed Social Media committee will launch the page.

Blanton said the page will be a "nice tool" for the city, but he hopes it doesn't become a place for residents to hold "gripe sessions."

To attend

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. The meeting also will air live on Comcast Channel 5.

Go to City Hall, rockfalls61071.com or call 815-622-1100 for an agenda and more information.

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