Superintendent Tip Reedy continues to be optimistic about the expansion of in-person learning, though precautions will continue to be taken.
The Williamsville Village Board officially passed an ordinance at Monday’s meeting that will raise water rates by 5 percent as of the February billing cycle.
The Williamsville School District plans to open the second semester with one week of full remote learning, it was announced at the school board meeting Monday night.
The Sherman Village Board declared its annual surplus from the TIF at Tuesday’s regular meeting, which means multiple area taxing bodies will be receiving a bit more in their coffers this holiday season.
Plans for the Community Foundation Christmas Parade Dec. 13 are on hold after concerns raised by the Williamsville Village Board at Monday’s regular meeting.
Superintendent Tip Reedy is planning on students returning to in-person learning Dec. 1, and he presented the school board with different options at Monday’s regular meeting.
Boo! on the Boulevard is still occurring later this month in Williamsville, but there will be some adjustments to account for COVID-19, the Williamsville Village Board was informed at Tuesday’s meeting.
The Williamsville School Board changed its Return to Learn Plan at a special meeting last Thursday, expanding in-person learning to all non-remote students starting Oct. 20, the start of second quarter.
Several impassioned speakers came before the Williamsville School Board Monday night imploring the district to expand its in-person learning.
The Williamsville Village Board approved bids for sewer repairs on Main Street and work on the Community Center at Monday’s regular meeting.
The Williamsville Village Board will put out bid requests for street work on Oakwood, Cherry Circle, and Ann Rutledge, it was decided at Monday’s regular meeting.
Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter is confident that the village will be able to withstand significant loss of revenues brought on by the pandemic, as the village board passed a balanced budget at a Tuesday meeting.
The Williamsville School Board spent almost two hours Monday night in open session, with an hour hearing from BLDD Architects and O’Shea Builders about the upcoming construction projects and the balance of the remaining time on reopening school.
The Williamsville Board approved a pair of contracts to upgrade its video storage capabilities for the police department at Monday’s regular meeting.
Looking to recoup some of its costs, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Sherman is looking to impose usage fees on various village properties, but there was some vocal pushback on ball diamonds and some of the other park fees during a 75-minute meeting Tuesday night.
After some spirited discussion, the Williamsville Village Board unanimously approved a plan to charge baseball teams a fee to use the park for this year only.
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.
The Williamsville Village Board has rescheduled the all-town garage sale and clean-up day for Sept. 26, it was decided at Monday’s regular meeting.
Williamsville Superintendent Tip Reedy reiterated to the school board at Monday’s regular meeting that school funding could see a major setback for FY21 and even into FY22, depending on linear state funding.
The Village of Sherman believes it will be able to weather the financial storm because of the coronavirus, after discussion at last Tuesday’s village board meeting.
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.
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 Williamsville School Board passed a resolution at Tuesday’s regular meeting abating property taxes that would have been used to pay debt service on the alternative revenue bonds recently taken out.
An intergovernmental agreement on the Williamsville to Sherman multi-use trail will now go to Sherman officials, following its approval given Monday by the Williamsville Village Board.
The Sherman Village Board meeting Tuesday night celebrated the heroic actions of two recent Williamsville High School graduates as well as three Sherman Police Department members.
Less than two months away from a ballot referendum, Superintendent Tip Reedy said that the Williamsville School Board is continuing to be both transparent and fiscally responsible while tackling deferred maintenance projects.