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.
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.
Williamsville village trustees agreed at their meeting Monday to ask bond attorney Mike Southworth to prepare a bond issue to pay for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.
The main business of Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting was to complete the agenda (completed in eight minutes) to get quickly to the celebration of the high school Bullets football team and cheerleaders.
The possibility of a sanitary sewer rate increase or a bond issue to pay for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant loomed large at Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting.
The Village of Sherman has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Plumbers Local 137 to temporarily hire a pair of licensed plumbers to change out the oldest remaining grinder pumps.
Members of the Williamsville School Facility Vision Plan Committee presented survey data to the school board at Monday’s regular meeting.
Cost to improve Williamsville’s wastewater treatment plant is estimated at $1.1 million. Trustee Matt Bunger presented that figure and a breakdown of repairs compiled by Meco Engineering Co. of Pittsfield at Tuesday’s village board meeting.
Heeding the wishes of the community, Williamsville board trustees will vote on an ordinance next month to opt out of marijuana sales for recreational use.
One person spoke in favor of allowing recreational cannibis sales in Williamsville at a public hearing Tuesday, while several said there should be more study done.
After returning from executive session and after a short open session prior, the Sherman Village Board last Tuesday night authorized attorney Don Craven to start the litigation process against the lone holdout landowner as the village, along with the Village of Williamsville, work on trying …
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.
The Williamsville School District is starting to expand its informational efforts as it moves forward with planned renovations and upgrades of its facilities.
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.
With a major bond payment coming off the books in a couple of years, the Williamsville School District is starting the process of explaining its vision to taxpayers regarding upgraded facilities and how to pay for them.
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.
The Williamsville School District agreed to enter into an energy savings performance contract with Johnson Controls at a quick meeting Monday night.
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.