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Williamsville Superintendent Tip Reedy said Monday at the school board meeting that he hopes school will begin on time and in person in August, though he knows a lot of things must happen before a final decision is made.

With state revenues taking a huge hit and Sangamon County delaying property tax payments because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is quite likely that school funding could be severely impacted, Superintendent Tip Reedy cautioned the school board at Monday’s meeting.

Williamsville children will soon have new playground equipment in the city park. The Village Board approved buying new equipment from Al Pro Recreation for $128,812 at Monday’s meeting. 

After a request from Sherman MOVE for assistance in their beautification efforts, the Village of Sherman agreed to hire Dave Thurber to a part-time Public Works position at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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The three members of the Williamsville Police Department have petitioned to join the Fraternal Order of Police. Their petition will be conducted in accordance with the Illinois Labor Relations Act, village trustee John Brennan said at Monday’s village board meeting.

The police squad car that Chief Richard Edwards drives needs lots of repairs, including needing new tires, and so the Williamsville Village Board agreed that Public Safety chairman John Brennan can order a replacement.

The long-awaited presentation of the Village of Sherman audit will be delayed a bit longer, the Sherman Village Board was informed Tuesday night.

The Williamsville School District has received another positive audit, Superintendent Tip Reedy informed the school board at Monday’s regular meeting.

Like other municipalities are doing, Williamsville will impose a 3 percent cannabis retailer’s occupation tax on any marijuana sales in the village when the drug is approved for recreational use. The village board took action Monday on that measure.

Expanding video gaming, as permitted by state law, will be written into an ordinance for the Williamsville Village Board to consider, the board decided Monday at its regular meeting. Mayor Tom Yokley asked for the board to give the measure tentative approval, leading to the writing of an ordinance.

Village engineers Mike Trello and John Sestak of Kuhn and Trello Consulting Engineers explained to Williamsville Village Board members Monday that the railroad overpass project is running behind schedule because of so much rain.

A public meeting in Williamsville to discuss the recreational marijuana law and get public feedback is planned for October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. The meeting will be a joint effort of the Economic Development and Public Safety committees, both of which continue to research the …

How the village will address the sale of recreational marijuana, which becomes legal in the state on January 1, 2020, was the main topic of discussion at Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting, and produced more questions than answers. 

Rules for operating non-highway vehicles on Williamsville streets were approved Monday by the Village Board. They fit in with the ordinance on non-highway vehicles passed recently.

Several residents, including a former village trustee, appeared at Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting to protest and question the $100 registration fee to be charged for each off-road vehicle the owner plans to drive on the road.

While the Williamsville School District is not “out of the weeds” with its financial “struggles,” the outlook continues to trend in the right direction, Superintendent Tip Reedy said at the monthly school board meeting Monday.

Superintendent Tip Reedy provided some positive financial news at the monthly school board meeting Monday night, and the district decided to move forward with purchase of alternative revenue bonds not to exceed $4 million for its summer deferred maintenance projects and infrastructure upgrades.