Politics and Government

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


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.

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.

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.

Developer requesting design changes to subdivision

A developer will have to wait until next month to get permission to make some design changes in his new subdivision.
Ted Rund asked the village board Wednesday if he could put a temporary turnaround at the end of a cul de sac in the third phase of the Willow Run subdivision. Rund said he would like to put in a 50-foot round island with decorative landscaping in the middle.

Trustees not forcing removal of dog

Sidney resident Gayla Sargent spoke during the public comments portion of the meeting to make a special plea for her dog, Bear, who was classified as a dangerous dog by Champaign County Animal Control in June in connection with the dog escaping her yard and encountering a neighbor dog next door.    

Work to get cemetery organized continues

The work continues to get Davis Memorial Cemetery more organized.
At last week’s Pesotum village board meeting, Village President Cheryl Smitley talked about the work undertaken in the past month to try to get a better handle on who is buried there.
“Instead of being able to answer questions, we just created more,” Smitley said, adding that several plots are out of alignment.

Rec vehicles may be allowed on streets

Recreational off-highway vehicles soon may be allowed on Tolono streets.
The village board Tuesday discussed updating its golf cart ordinance to allow permitting for vehicles like the John Deere Gator, in addition to golf carts. All-terrain vehicles will still be prohibited from driving on village streets.

Read the full story in the Sept. 15 issue of The County Star.

Willow Run annexed, plat OK’d

During a special meeting Wednesday night, the village board annexed a new subdivision and approved its final plat.
Developers Ted and Linda Rund and their corporation, Grassland Development Company, received the approval for the third phase of the Willow Run subdivision. The property is currently zoned for agricultural use and will be changed to residential use.

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