The Commercial Task Force was established by the town board in March 2002 and charged to conduct fact-finding on the issue of new commercial development in the township, including whether such development is desirable. The purpose of the task force was to provide the town board and township citizens with the necessary information to make an informed decision about future commercial development. The work of the task force has no relationship to the Nonconforming Commercial Ordinance passed by the town board in September 2002, which regulates existing commercial businesses.
The Commercial Task Force completed its study in the fall of 2003 and presented the Eureka Town Board with a preliminary written report. The Town Board will use this information when developing the business part of the Zoning Ordinance.
The mission of the Eureka Township Commercial Task Force is to research the desirability and feasibility of additional commercial development in Eureka Township – including but not limited to defining “commercial” activity, the positive and negative aspects of such development, and possible locations and timelines for such development – and to report results of said research to the town board on an ongoing basis, culminating with a final comprehensive report.
Commercial Task Force Members