Roberts sign RTSA

File photo

The Village of Roberts Board and the Town of Warren Board met in their respective locations Sept. 13. 

One the dockets were approvals that would have paved a way for the proposed Project Mallard. However, Warren voted down a key ordinance, potentially halting the project indefinitely.


  • The ordinance to amend the Joint Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of updating and modifying future land use map was voted down 4-1 due to water and traffic concerns.

  • A vote regarding the Intergovernmental Agreement between Roberts and Warren in order to amend the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Project Mallard was tabled indefinitely due to the latter being voted down. 

“The Town found itself in a unique position of voting on a development project proposed in the Village of Roberts because the Town of Warren has a Joint Comprehensive Plan with the Village of Roberts in place currently,” said Town Chairman Geno Hanson in an email to the Star Observer.

"The Town of Warren values its ongoing relationship with Roberts and wish them the best going forward. The Ryan Companies working on behalf of the Mallard project were professional in their dealings with Warren and we appreciate their efforts.” 


  • Amended the building height and size for “light industrial” and “general industrial” districts.

  • Amended the definition of fence and added the definition of fence security.

  • Amended to add permitted principal use to the “light industrial” district.

  • Accessory use and structure setbacks requirement amended, including the height of security fences in industrial districts

  • Amended sections on wayfinding signs, projecting and ground signs and wall signs. 

  • Approved the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village of Roberts and the Town of Warren regarding agreement to amend Joint Comprehensive Plan for Project Mallard.

  • Adopted ordinance to amend the Joint Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of updating and modifying the future land use map.

Ryan Companies had no comment at this time.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you