Permits and Zoning
As a governmental entity, the St. Charles City-County Library District is immune from the permitting and zoning ordinances of local governments that do not relate directly to public health or safety, as long as the project is on land owned by the Library District or the St. Charles Library Building Corporation and is used for library purposes.
The Library District shall make a good faith effort to comply with local zoning ordinances, but the Library District need not comply with zoning ordinances if the Library District determines that compliance would be unreasonable or unduly burdensome.
The Library District will file applications for approval of its construction projects with the applicable local government, and when doing so shall include a statement substantially similar to the following:
The St. Charles City-County Library District is immune from permitting and zoning ordinances that do not relate directly to public health or safety, and is filing this application as part of a voluntary, good faith effort to comply with the regulations of this locality. The Library District reserves the right to assert its immunity against any requirement it determines to be unreasonable or unduly burdensome.
This policy shall not apply to facilities leased or rented from non-governmental entities.
This policy shall not apply health and/or safety regulations imposed by other units of government.