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Agenda for Aug. 24 Tolono village board special meeting

VILLAGE OF TOLONO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING
AUGUST 24, 2016



I.    CALL TO MEETING

II.    ROLL CALL    
MAYOR         Jeff Holt __             CLERK             Dixie Phillips __


Animal control contract renewed

The village has renewed its contract for animal control services from a privately owned company for another year. Savoy has used Lee’s Nuisance for the past year to avoid significant increases in the cost of Champaign County Animal Control.  
Lee’s Nuisance charges per incident with a fee of $62.25 per call.

Read the full story in the Aug. 25 issue of The County Star.


Tolono library gets families laughing

The Tolono Public Library hosted a back-to-school event last Monday hosted by Mr. Steve, the Master Facilitator of Fun. Families laughed, sang and danced. There was also a coloring contest winner chosen and balloon animals.


Park district may use diamond

The Sadorus Community Park’s ball diamond may have a new occupant next year.
Trustee Jim Thompson said Tolono Park District baseball/softball coordinator Bob Hasty had asked him about the possibility of using the diamond.
Thompson said the park district would be in charge of maintenance on the diamond, something that Sadorus paid a private contractor $1,200 for this year.


Chicken rules being discussed

The village is considering an ordinance to regulate “backyard chickens.”
Village trustees on Monday tabled a decision until the next meeting, scheduled for Sept. 19.
Trustees are considering allowing a maximum of 12 chickens with a minimum of 4 square feet per hen, the amount that Village Administrator Jim Brewer said that the United States Department of Agriculture recommends.


Officials studying cemetery organization

Village officials in Pesotum are hoping to get a better handle on the local cemetery’s organization.
At the village board’s study session last Wednesday, Village President Cheryl Smitley said that beginning this week, she and Clerk Mary Jo Harvey would be going over the plots, maps and paperwork at Davis Memorial Cemetery.


RC Fest brings competitors

The sixth annual RC Fest was held Aug. 13 at West Side Park.
Adam Munds, 15, who was born needing platelets to keep him alive, started the event for remote controlled cars and trucks as a fundraiser for Comty Blood Services of Illinois. Community Blood Services also brought its Bloodmobile for a blood drive.

Read the full story in the Aug. 25 issue of The County Star.


Village board hears about cell phone tower plans at Unity

Unit 7 Superintendent Andy Larson on Tuesday told the village board about a planned cell phone tower on the Unity High School campus.
Larson reported he has been in contact with a company called Insite about putting a 160-foot monopole tower on the school property’s southeast corner. The carrier on the tower will most likely be Verizon, and other carriers may be added later.


Internet safety lecture planned at Unity Junior High

An Internet safety specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be speaking to Unity Junior High School students later this month.
School Resource Officer Kevin Franzen said he contacted Christine Feller about speaking at the school Aug. 26 after hearing her give a presentation at a conference.


Plans under way for bench memorializing school

Plans are under way for a memorial bench to mark where a school stood here for 52 years.
For years, an alumni board organized a reunion for students who attended Unity Senior High School between 1950 and 1958. The reunions stopped, though, and there was some money left over.

Read the full story in the Aug. 18 issue of The County Star.


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