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Agenda for Oct. 5 Savoy village board meeting

Village of Savoy
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 –7:00 p.m.
Village of Savoy Board of Trustees Meeting
Meeting Location:  Savoy Municipal Center

 AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
1.CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3.PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
4.PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
5.OTHER AGENDA ITEMS


4-H club hosting annual Harvest Days this weekend

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The Sadorus 4-H All-Stars will host their annual Harvest Days from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, across from the grain elevator in Sadorus.


Friends of Santa being reinvented

A charitable organization is carrying on after the passing of its founder earlier this year.


Hearing set for water upgrades

The village will have a public hearing next week about applying for a Community Development Assistance Program grant for water plant upgrades.
The hearing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Sept. 26 at the village hall and will be followed by a special village board meeting at 7:30 p.m.


Park district to use ball field

Village officials are planning to enter into an contract to allow the Tolono Park District to use the ball field at Sadorus Community Park during the 2017 ball season.


Local archaeology hidden but present

There is archaeology in the area — it’s just not always obvious.
That was what audience members learned when they want to hear Philo resident Doug Jackson, who works for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, during an evening of conversation titled “The Archaeology of East Central Illinois” last Thursday at the Philo Presbyterian Church.
Jackson focuses on prehistoric societies.


Police station design changes OK’d

The village board on Tuesday approved a $4,700 change order for the design of a new police station.
Trustee Mike Golish said he would like to see “a little bit of an overhang” above the front entrance to the station, which will be built at the recently demolished fire station at the corner of East Main and North Bourne streets.


Unity schools to get surveillance cameras

The Unit 7 school board is looking into buying 12 new outdoor surveillance cameras to replace six cameras at Unity High School and Unity Junior High School.
Unit 7 Technology Coordinator Tim Gateley reported that he had sought bids from three different vendors. The lowest bid was from Barbeck Communications, which also supplies two-way radios to the district.


2 concepts for Savoy park improvements

The Savoy village board heard two innovative proposals for improvements to Colbert Park in their study session Wednesday night.
The board has been looking for specific project proposals from community members to build park infrastructure that will add diverse features to the current plans for walking and bike paths, sports fields and wild prairie areas.


Tolono department has blood drive; encourages others

The Tolono Fire Protection District marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, by hosting its second annual blood drive.
The department collected a total of 25 donations.
The fire protection district challenged all of the other Champaign County fire departments to provide donors to Community Blood Services.


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