Politics and Government

Agenda for Jan. 22 Savoy village board meeting

7 p.m.

Robert C. McCleary Municipal Center, 611 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy

Note: The full PC meeting packet is now available online at www.villageofsavoy.il.us

Bob Bash, Chairman

Members: Michelle Henderson, Teresa Kelnhofer, Larry Kienzler, Bill McNamara, Bill Vavrik, Joshua Young

Business planning some changes

Village President Larry Franks is promising some positive transformation on the horizon with a local business.
Franks said he met recently with Philo Country Store owner Dinesh Chawla.
“There are going to be some new and improved changes,” Franks said, without revealing exactly what those changes might include.
“It sounds really neat."

Local governments approve sexual harassment policies

As sexual harassment continues to make headlines with reports of allegations against a growing list of public figures, the Illinois General Assembly has created a new state law that requires all governmental units to establish a policy prohibiting sexual harassment has some area towns scrambling to make it by the Jan. 15 deadline.

Water building parcel declared surplus

Some final bookkeeping associated with the village’s sale of its water system were taken care of last Wednesday.
The village board adopted a resolution declaring a parcel of about .1 acres at 200 W. Lincoln St. as surplus property.

Bid for water projects OK’d

The village will spend $29,365 to help residents suffering from water quality problems.

Friends of 900 East speak out

Dan Nolan of Savoy addressed the village board Jan. 2 as spokesperson for a group of residents calling themselves “Friends of 900 East,” who are concerned with the future development of the area between Old Church Road and Monticello Road.   

Jan. 16 Savoy EDC meeting canceled

The Jan. 16 Savoy Economic Development Commission meeting has been canceled.

Jan. 10 Savoy study session canceled

President Joan Dykstra and the Savoy Village Board have canceled their previously scheduled study session at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10. Any questions can be directed to Village Clerk Billie Jean Kruieger at 359-5894.

Tolono village board to have special meeting

The Tolono village board will have a special meeting from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at the police station, located at 205 E. Main St., Tolono. The agenda includes an executive session for the limited purposes of discussing the hiring, performance, compensation and/or employment of one or more village employees, possible litigation and acquisition of land.

Vacated house raises questions

The village board last Wednesday discussed what to do about a house in the 200 block of East Church Street that apparently has been vacated.
Village Attorney Marc Miller said he could begin by sending a notification to the owners, which would likely receive no response. He could then seek a court order to demolish the house, which would take between three and six months.

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