Politics and Government

Two Philo committees to meet

The Philo Village Water, Sewer and Drainage Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the mayor’s office of the R. E. Franks Meeting Center, 127 W. Washington St., Philo. The agenda for the committee meeting shall be as follows: Survey of residents for state grant funding and sewer feasibility questionnaire.

Davis visits Willard, talks technology

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation, last Thursday, traveled the 13th Congressional District on an aviation listening tour.

Tolono to host special meeting on drainage project

A special meeting is being held to explain a storm sewer extension project to the public.
A meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Tolono Township Hall, 111 E. Holden St., to give information on a project to install concrete pipes along North Calhoun Street from Main Street to Campbell Street.

Lake Park residents oppose MTD annexation

A group of Lake Park residents spoke out against a proposed Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District annexation of the subdivision during a public hearing Thursday at the Savoy Recreation Center.
Residents of the unincorporated subdivision between Champaign and Savoy along South First Street objected to paying for a service they said they won’t be using.

Members choose option for water line repairs

The village will spend $6,690 to fix a problem caused by a frozen water line on Main Street.

Trustees revisit budget for 2014-2015

The village board revisited the annual budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at its most recent meeting. Village officials hope to reduce expenditures by about $600,000 to avoid a deficit budget and to give the village the $500,000 buffer they usually allow.
Much of the conversation at the meeting was centered around spending at two of the village’s parks.

Voters reject tax increase for roads

Voters in this southern Champaign County township have rejected a proposed 10-cent tax rate increase to help with road repair.
A total of 730 residents cast ballots, with unofficial results indicating 445 no votes and 285 yes votes.
Tolono Township encompasses Tolono, south Savoy and northeast Sadorus. The township maintains 48 miles of road.

Hale Park baseball diamond to be upgraded

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.

Fire, library districts requesting TIF funding

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.

Panel endorses design for new outlet store

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.

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