Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 6, 2013

Lot construction topic of Teutopolis meeting

Bill Grimes
Effingham Daily News

TEUTOPOLIS — A Teutopolis business will be allowing another company to use part of its lot as a drop station for grain trucks passing through the area, a village official said Wednesday.

Building Official Tony Esker told the Teutopolis Village Board that Dale Ruholl, owner of Dale's Diesel Service on U.S. 40 at the west edge of town, sought a building permit to allow for the construction of an oil-and-chip lot in the back of his business at 1608 W. Main St.

Esker said the project will include a 7-foot-tall privacy fence in the back of the lot that will hopefully insulate nearby homeowners from evening noise and lights. He said the trucks will be parked facing south, toward the main building. Moreover, he said, the only entrance to the lot will be from U.S. 40.

"Our only concern is having excessive noise from trucks running overnight," Esker said, adding that he didn't expect that to be an issue.

Esker said all drainage from the lot will run south, toward the highway and away from the nearby subdivision. He assured trustees that no hazardous materials would be hauled into the lot and that Ruholl is in compliance with all aspects of the village building ordinance.

"There's nothing in the ordinance that can stop it," he said.

In action taken during Wednesday's brief meeting, the board authorized the village treasurer to set up direct deposit on all checks received from the state.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or at bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com