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The Chatham Village Board held a short meeting Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with all trustees and Mayor Dave Kimsey in attendance. There were just a couple of items on the agenda, and the meeting lasted 25 minutes.

The Ball-Chatham School District will be holding Kinder-garten pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, Feb. 6. from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all of its elementary schools. 

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held a regular meeting Tuesday night at the District Office. Supt. Dr. Doug Wood and all board members except Patrick Phipps were in attendance. The meeting lasted just over an hour.

The South Sangamon Water Commission (SSWC) will soon be making a change in its disinfection process. It will be replacing the current method of chlorination with a change to chloramination.

Featuring a glorious Gersh-win score as the backdrop of a screwball, romantic comedy, the Broadway-acclaimed musical, “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” will be presented at Glenwood High School this weekend, Nov. 8-10.

The Village of Chatham has leaf bags left over from the last spring pick-up. They will be made available on a first-come basis beginning the morning of Monday, Nov. 4, outside of the Police Department. 

The Chatham Police Department will host its 2019 Food Drive Friday, Nov. 1 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 2 (7 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at County Market in Chatham.

It took a long time to get there, but when a vote was finally taken, the Chatham Village Board passed an ordinance on Tuesday night to prohibit cannabis business establishments inside Village limits.

Titan Fuel, a supplemental food program for students K-12 in the Ball-Chatham School District, will host an informational meeting for potential volunteers Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Chatham Area Public Library.  

The Chatham Village Board held both a brief regular meeting and committee of the whole affair Tuesday night at Municipal Hall. Mayor Dave Kimsey and all trustees except Brett Gerger were in attendance. The proceedings lasted one hour and 45 minutes.

The Chatham Police Department will be offering BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Servers and Sellers Education and Training Program) training Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6-10 p.m. at the Village Hall, 117 E. Mulberry St.

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year in the Ball-Chatham School District begins after 12 p.m. on July 15, and continues through Aug. 2 at 3 p.m.

Members of the Chatham American Legion Color Guard led off last Saturday’s Homecoming Parade. From the left: Greg Harris (Weapon), Les Morgan (American Flag), Rose Connolly (POW/MIA Flag), Dave Rogers (American Legion), Matt Mau (Sons of Legion) and Dan Smith (Weapon).

he Village of Chatham will now officially contract out for yard waste and leaf collection and disposal, along with limb and branch pick-up, after two separate resolutions were approved at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Chatham American Legion Post 759 and Chatham VFW Post 4763 will host Memorial Day services Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Chatham Veterans Memorial “On the Square” in Veterans Memorial Park. 

There was a changing of the guard at last Thursday’s Ball-Chatham Board of Education meeting, as the board said goodbye to three outgoing members, including four-year president Steve Copp, and hello to three newly-elected members.

The Village of Chatham will receive sealed Request for Proposals for yard waste and leaf collection services; as well as limb and branch collection services until Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at the Village Hall, 117 E. Mulberry.

Village of Chatham officials will now seek a Request for Proposal (RFP) for branch pick-up, leaf bag pick-up and village-wide clean-up services following a special meeting that was held last week at Municipal Hall.

Fourth grade students and their teachers from all three Ball-Chatham elementary schools will be planting seeds and seedlings to begin restoring approximately 10 acres of land located adjacent to Ball Elementary School to its original habitat. 

The Village of Chatham is poised to end its leaf bag and branch pick-up policies soon, leaving those responsibilities and costs up to each individual resident.

The deadline is noon on April 26 for Memorial Brick applications to be turned in.  This will allow enough time for the bricks to get engraved and laid in time for Memorial Day.

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for March at a different location last week - the new mutli-purpose room at GHS.

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 2, for a local election that includes candidates for Village of Chatham trustee and the Ball-Chatham Board of Education, along with candidates for the Chatham Area Public Library District Board of Trustees and an annexation question for residents …