Politics and Government

Philo village board addressing golf cart and ATV problems

The village board is trying to address problems with golf carts and ATVs in town.

Agenda for June 20 Tolono village board meeting

I.      CALL MEETING TO ORDER                        

Community building plans on hold

Plans for a shared village/township building have stalled.
Sidney Village President Chuck White told the village board Monday that he had attended the last Sidney Township board meeting to talk about plans for a building that would replace the community building that serves as the village hall and the township hall, which was demolished last August due to mold problems.  

Trustees hear options on water line

Residents in one neighborhood will be getting their water for free for the next three months.

Planning commission agrees to annex more properties

County Star correspondent
The Planning Commission approved an agreement to annex and rezone four more properties into the Village of Savoy last Monday night. Now just two properties are left to finish up proposed rezoning for homes and properties that are now within the boundaries of Savoy.
The village board must approve the agreement.

Tolono water, sewer rates expected to rise by 20 percent

The village board is expected to raise water and sewer rates by 20 percent at its next meeting.
Village Treasurer Robert Kouzmanoff reported that the village water system’s expenses outweighed its revenues by about $40,000 last year. Taking into account depreciation, the difference was about $130,000.
The village is on pace to fall short by $40,000 again this year, Kouzmanoff added.

Seven to be interviewed for job at Savoy Rec Center

County Star correspondent

Village will reimburse residents for septic issues

The village will reimburse two residents of the 400 block of East Washington Street $817 for having to pump out their septic system twice as a result of a problem created by a village drainage tile.
The home’s previous owners placed the septic system underneath and close to the drainage tile, which was repaired after breaking, in 1984.

Mini-Relay for Life raises over $3,000

This year’s fifth annual mini-Relay for Life at Unity High School raised over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s event featured a kickball tournament for the first time in which six teams competed for the top prize. The winning team, LDS, donated back its winnings of $100 in cash.

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

New village president, trustee sworn in

Last Wednesday’s meeting was the changing of the guard for the Pesotum village board.
Joyce Ragle officially took her place as village president, replacing the departing Cheryl Smitley.
New trustee Dee Ann Hoffman was sworn into the board, along with re-elected board member Dianne Reed and village treasurer Melanie Schultz.

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