Politics and Government

Feb. 16 Savoy EDC meeting canceled

The Feb. 16 Economic Development Commission meeting has been canceled.
 The next meeting will be held at noon on March 22.

Surplus equipment to be disposed of

The village will be working to dispose of surplus equipment it no longer has a use for.  The various pieces are no longer needed due to the age of the equipment or because the equipment has been replaced.  
The two largest items the village has on hand are a 2001 International dump truck and a Ford Expedition.

Read the full story in the Feb. 11 issue of The County Star.

Dangerous-animal law considered

An incident in which a dog was seriously injured in a Jan. 15 attack by two other dogs on Byron Street has officials considering enacting a dangerous animal ordinance.

First public forum about bicycle and pedestrian plan held

The first public forum about a bike and pedestrian plan was held last Thursday at the Savoy Recreation Center.
During the meeting, Savoy residents learned about the planning process and commented on preferred walkways, bikeways, destinations, issues and opportunities.

Call made to preserve old fire station

The village board is postponing plans to demolish a former fire station while they study an objection from the president of the Tolono Historical Society.
William Kirby, a former village president and volunteer firefighter, wrote to the board Jan. 17 requesting that the former east side fire station at 205 E. Main Street not be demolished.

Driveway widths debated

 The planning commission last week discussed the village’s ordinance that outlines the rules for the allowable width of driveways.  

Plans to demolish old fire station under way

Plans are in motion to demolish the former east side fire station.
Project architect Scott Burge of Farnsworth Group told the village board last Tuesday that the cost to demolish the building at 214 N. Bourne St. would be between $50,000 and $75,000.
“We’ve already identified that there are some hazardous materials in the building,” Burge said.

Savoy EDC gets updated on special census

The economic development commission was updated with happenings in the community, including the special census the village staff has requested.  

No parking ordinance updates revisited

The village board revisited the no-parking ordinances throughout the village at its most recent study session. The updates to the parking ordinances were prompted by a resident concerned about the lack of “no parking” signs along the east side of Wesley Avenue, despite the village ordinance prohibiting parking on this portion of street.

Rural Tolono business seeking variances

A rural Tolono family farming business will go before the county board next month to try to remain open in the same location.

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