Politics and Government

Flag at field to honor Auth

A United States flag atop a 30-foot pole will be installed at Ivesdale’s community ball field in memory of William Auth, who passed away in August.
It seems an appropriate tribute for the man who was born on the Fourth of July and was known for placing memorial veteran flags at a local cemetery.

Leaf burning draws complaint

The village of Tolono is making a transition toward prohibiting leaf burning, with that change coming next year, but for some, it’s not soon enough.
Resident Karen Bretzlaff came to the board at its meeting last Tuesday with her concerns about leaf burning in the village.
She said her 90-year-old mother has asthma, and the fumes and smoke from burning leaves affect her greatly.

Over 80 people attend, give opinions at meeting about Curtis Road corridor study

Over 80 people had a chance to learn more about a corridor study on Curtis Road and to give their opinions about the road during a public meeting Oct. 13 at the Church of Christ in Urbana.

Officials explore a paperless future

The village board is looking into going paperless.
Trustee Terrence Stuber presented quotes for seven Microsoft Surface Tablets, with prices for “good,” “better,” “even better” and “best” versions from Chicago-based CDW-G, the company with the state contract.

Visit Champaign County organization has big plans

Champaign County is growing as a tourist and event destination, Jayne DeLuce from the Visit Champaign County organization told the Savoy village board on Wednesday night.   

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.

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