March 2013

Chicago Aerosol seeks annexation of residential property

Chicago Aerosol is asking the Village of Coal City, IL to annex a 1.5-acre parcel located on the southwest side of company’s plant at 1300 North Street. The manufacturing facility borders the newly acquired property on three sides.

The company is seeking to annex the home at 860 North St. and change its zoning from residential to industrial. Currently there is an unoccupied two-story residence and garage on the land and is in an unincorporated portion of the village.

Wayne Arndt, Chicago Aerosol’s VP of Operations, told the board the company has no immediate plans for the property, but wants to move forward with the annexation and rezoning.

Village trustees accepted the company’s petition, the first step toward annexation. It must also seek a zoning amendment from the village’s Planning and Zoning Board set for consideration on March18 with final approval coming from the trustees on March 25 at the earliest.

Mayor Neal Nelson thanked Arndt for the company’s voluntary request for annexation.

“We appreciate you stepping up and wanting to come in (to the village),” the Mayor said.

Chicago Aerosol is located on a 23-acre site on the village’s north side. The 252,000 square foot plant manufactures personal care items like hairspray, body spray,m deodorant and shave cream.

The Coal City facility, one of two in Illinois, employs 115 people.

“You’re a great employer for our area and a good business,” Nelson told Arndt.