Politics and Government

Stop signs, speeding traffic debated

Much of the discussion at last Wednesday’s study session was about street signs in the village and attempts to improve traffic.
Board members talked about putting a stop sign at the intersection of West Adams Street and Weasel Drive to control the speed of cars and trucks coming in from the west side of town.

Controller for scoreboard missing

nity Park’s scoreboard controller has gone missing.
Village Trustee Jim Thompson said the maintenance shed where the controller was stored has repeatedly been found unlocked. Thompson said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the device.

Read the full story in the June 23 issue of The County Star.

Four residents share comments during meeting

Although the village board invited public comment at a committee meeting about a planned new police station, only four residents gave their input Tuesday night.
Tolono resident John Moore asked where the $700,000 allocated for the new police station would come from.

Savoy gives co-op start-up funding

The village board unanimously supported a $10,000 grant to help the Savoy Business Co-op get on its feet.
The new business co-op is meant to promote and support businesses within the village. The idea for the co-op developed as an alternative way to use tourism funds from the hotel/motel tax after the village discontinued its fall festival.  

Agenda for June 15 Savoy village board meeting

The Savoy village board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.

Board approves balanced budget

In a fairly short meeting last Wednesday, the Pesotum village board passed its annual ordinances pertaining to the new fiscal year’s budget and the prevailing wage.
The 2016-17 budget, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows Pesotum is operating with balanced books, with both income and expenditures projected at around $443,000.

Savoy to aid with Paradise Inn remodel

The board has again approved funds to aid with the update of Savoy’s Best Western Paradise Inn. The village will contribute $66,918.37 of TIF money to the second phase of the extensive remodel.
Beginning in 2012, the owners of the Best Western have completed the first phase of the remodel, demolishing and rebuilding an entire wing and adding a larger lobby and front desk area.

Garage sale sponsorship discussed

The village board last Wednesday discussed whether the village should sponsor the annual community-wide garage sales.
Village President Cheryl Smitley said she received multiple phone calls about whether the village could pay to advertise the sales.
“We don’t have a policy of advertising for people who are doing something for profit,” Smitley said.

Ivesdale board bumps funds in appropriations

Village trustees Monday approved an appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year starting May 1 that includes some increases over last year’s.
The board expects to spend $310,200 in the 2016-17 fiscal year, a 4-percent increase from last year’s appropriation of $298,200.
The ordinance gives the village the authority to spend up to the designated amounts in individual funds.

Savoy, Worden-Martin reach agreement

After years of negotiations, Worden-Martin and the Village of Savoy have reached an agreement they hope will improve the functionality of Worden-Martin and the surrounding area.

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