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The Tolono village board has scheduled two special meetings.
The first will be held Thursday, March 6. On the agenda is the consideration of approval of a village employee contract and the authorization of payment pursuant to a village employee contract.
The second will be held Tuesday, March 11. On the agenda is consideration of a village personnel policy.
An anonymous donor is putting up the money to upgrade the Hale Park baseball diamond.
Rick Gallivan of Gallivan’s Drafting and Design in Philo Wednesday presented plans for an athletic park grandstand to the village board. The grandstand has been modeled after one in Canton, Ill.
Read the full story in the Sept. 19 issue of The County Star.
The village board is considering two requests for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funding from two public entities, the Tolono Fire Protection District and the Tolono Library District.
The planning commission recommended approval from the village board for the building design and site layout of the new Flooring Surfaces store, with the caveat that the owners “be sensitive” to the noise of the rooftop HVAC units with the nearby residential area.
Help is available for homeowners who have suffered damages due to the recent flooding that have limited resources with which to make repairs. USDA Rural Development can make one-percent home repair loans to eligible homeowners with modest incomes.
On April 9, 2013, voters in local towns will elect village presidents and some village board members.
Some villages nominate candidates through party caucuses, which will be held this year on Dec. 3. For those who are not elected at the caucus and wish to run for a position, a petition is required.
In conjunction with Hunger Action Month, State Sen. Mike Frerichs is hosting a food and fund drive to benefit Eastern Illinois Foodbank through Sept. 28. “This fall, I wanted to find a way for the community to come together to help those who need a little extra help this week,” Frerichs said.
The Savoy village board has canceled its previously scheduled study session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Any questions can be directed to Village Clerk Billie Jean Krueger at 359-5894.
Effective immediately, Savoy Fire Chief Mike Forrest has lifted the ban on burning previously enacted on July 27.
The Village of Savoy allows burning of yard waste in approved containers, although some subdivision covenants in Savoy prevent open burning.
The August meeting of the Active Senior Republicans will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Champaign Public Library, located at 200 W. Green St., Champaign. The group assembles in the Robeson Pavilion Rooms A and B, next to the coffee bar. Doors open at 9 a.m.