Politics and Government

Savoy village board study session rescheduled

Savoy village board study session previously scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, is canceled and has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11.


Fundraiser offers to help with grants

A professional fundraiser has offered his services to help Philo officials find grant funding.
Brendan McGinty, a Philo resident, offered to serve as a liaison with legislators like State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and Rep. Adam Brown, R-Champaign, as the village seeks financial help for a proposed village-wide wastewater system.
“There are never guarantees,” McGinty cautioned.


Savoy expected to vote on budget

The Savoy village board is expected to vote on its fiscal year 2016-17 budget at the next meeting, scheduled for April 20.


Pesotum trying to clarify property laws

The Pesotum village board is taking steps to make their laws against unfit dwellings more clear to residents.
At its meeting last Wednesday, the board approved an ordinance amending a chapter of the village code pertaining to dangerous and unsafe properties, including those under construction.
Village Attorney Elizabeth Megli said the ordinance does not change any laws.


Some drainage relief under way

 A resident of the 200 block of North Elizabeth Street came to the village board last Tuesday looking for relief from drainage problems.
“We’ve always had significant flooding at the intersection (with Reynolds Street),” Jana Terven said.


Savoy OKs car dealership incentive plan

The board unanimously approved an economic incentive agreement with Honda/BMW of Champaign at 100 Burwash Drive in Savoy that will allow the company to improve its facilities and expand its operation.  


Hearing set on proposed recovery treatment center

Sidney residents will have another chance in two weeks to ask questions and express  concerns about a planned residential recovery treatment center north of town.


March 15 Savoy EDC meeting canceled

The March 15 Savoy Economic Development Commission meeting has been  canceled. Tuesday is the Illinois primary, and the board room is being used for voting.
The next meeting will be held at noon on April 19.


Tolono 1 polling place moves

Voters in the Tolono 1 precinct will be going to a new polling place on March 15.
The polling place has moved from the Tolono Township Hall to the Tolono Public Library. Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten explained that the precinct was one of 13 polling places in the county that moved this year to make them more handicap accessible.


Curtis Road railroad crossing fix gets OK’d

The board has granted the necessary approval on its part to allow the refurbishing of the Curtis Road railroad crossing.  
The Illinois Commerce Commission requires all involved parties to enter an agreement that outlines the description of the work to be completed and the responsibility of each entity.


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