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The Philo Village Streets and Alleys Committee will meet at 7 a.m. Monday, April 27, in the Village Maintenance Shed at 105 W. Washington St. in Philo to discuss summer road repairs.
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.
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.
The village will spend $6,690 to fix a problem caused by a frozen water line on Main Street.
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 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.
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.