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RESOLUTION NO. 25-91 _ <br />A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONCERN REGARDING CERTAIN PROPOSED LAND <br />USE CONTROLS BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THE FEDERAL AVIATION <br />ADMINISTRATION AND THE AIRLINES UTILIZING O'HARE INTERNATIONAL <br />AIRPORT AS THEY WOULD AFFECT LOCAL NEIGHBORING MUNICIPALITIES <br />BY THE VILLAGE OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE <br />WHEREAS, it is Federal, State and local governmental policy that it is <br />essential to provide for the health, safety and general welfare of the <br />public; and <br />WHEREAS, comprehensive planning and zoning are commonly used tools used <br />for the protection of the health, safety and general welfare of the <br />public; and <br />WHEREAS, that in the providing for the health, safety and general <br />welfare of the public it is essential that land use and zoning must also <br />adequately consider environmental matters, including but not limited to <br />noise and air pollution; and <br />WHEREAS, it is a fact that a use existing_ in one municipality can have <br />negative impacts upon the health, safety and general welfare of the public <br />residing beyond the immediate corporate boundaries of the municipality <br />containing that use; and <br />WHEREAS, that in the providing for the health, safety and general <br />welfare of the public it is essential that land use and zoning must <br />adequately consider the fiscal implications of various land uses not only <br />because of the need to protect the taxable value of property so that local <br />governments do not lose revenues for the providing of necessary and basic <br />services, but also because of the need to preclude the uncompensated taking <br />of value from real property of the public; and <br />WHEREAS, O'Hare International Airport is such a use affecting not only <br />the health, safety and general welfare of the municipality in which it is <br />located but also neighboring municipalities; and <br />WHEREAS, land uses zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans existed in <br />many of the neighboring communities prior to both the establishment of the <br />airport, as well as its annexation into the City of Chicago; and <br />WHEREAS, the State has enabled municipalities and the Courts have <br />recognized the authority of municipalities to address the concerns of <br />noise, noxious fumes, dust and other factors derived from land uses; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has undertaken a federally funded noise <br />compatibility study commonly referred to as the Part 150 Study; and <br />WHEREAS, the stated goal of the Part 150 Study is to develop a balanced <br />and cost-effective program to minimize and/or mitigate O'Hare Airport's <br />noise impact on the local neighboring municipalities; and <br />WHEREAS, the Part 150 Study includes the evaluation of airport and <br />aircraft operational measures and land use measures, including but not <br />limited to zoning, to reduce the effects of noise and air pollution on the <br />local neighboring municipalities; and <br />WHEREAS, the State and the Courts have recognized the right of a <br />municipality to control the intensity of use, type of aircraft, clear <br />zones, local operations and types of aircraft operations in airports <br />located within its municipal boundaries; and <br />WHEREAS, because of the mobility of the product being governed; the <br />continued technological advancement of aircraft noise abatement and engine <br />pollution control; and, the ability through the use of lease agreements <br />with tenants and aircraft operators to ameliorate negative impacts upon the <br />health, safety and general welfare of the public, and by doing so, <br />ameliorate negative impacts upon the health, safety and general welfare of <br />the public, upon neighboring municipalities; and <br />WHEREAS, the representatives of the local neighboring municipalities <br />have requested that airport and aircraft operational measures be evaluated <br />