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Mum's the word for village officials on dissolution question

RANTOUL — Prior to the Nov. 8 election, village officials won’t be providing information on how they will maintain park district property if voters opt to dissolve the park district.

Fisher board approves excavator purchase

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board has authorized the major purchase of a piece of equipment that will make work easier and safer for its employees.

The village will spend up to $95,000 for a hydro vac excavator from Vermeer Corp..

Water department head Ron Ragle told the board he and other employees can get a lot of work done with the excavator.

Moisture delays opening new Ludlow Community Center

LUDLOW — Too much moisture in the concrete base has delayed opening of the new Ludlow Community Center.

Mayor Pete Walker said it is imperative the moisture level be reduced to at least 90 percent — it’s now at 95 percent — or new flooring would be affected.

Village administrator clarifies neighborhood services position

RANTOUL — Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh sought to clarify the role a potential neighborhood services coordinator would serve if the position is created.

Fiegenschuh broached the idea at last month’s village board study session.

“I think there’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this position,” Fiegenschuh said.

Gifford might look at changing its golf cart ordinance

GIFFORD — The village board approved an ordinance last March to allow residents and visitors to use golf carts and other utility vehicles on village streets, provided the vehicles are in compliance and drivers follow the rules in the ordinance.

Bus route moves closer

RANTOUL — The village board last week heard more details about the planned fixed-stop bus service that will come to the community.

Mid-November restart of Lincoln's Challenge campus construction targeted

RANTOUL — The restart of construction on the new Lincoln’s Challenge Academy campus will be delayed by at least a month.

'Public needs answers on park district dissolution'

RANTOUL — Resident Terry Workman said it’s going to be difficult for voters to make a wise decision on the fate of the Rantoul Park District if they don’t get some more information.

Information such as, “Is this going to save taxpayers money, and if so, how much?” Or, “Is the village going to maintain the parks and Brookhill Golf Course if voters opt to dissolve the park district?”

Opening nears for Ludlow Community Center

LUDLOW — The village is pushing closer to moving into its new community center. So close that the village board might hold its October meeting there.

The last major project to be completed at the center is installing the floor.

Public forum with police chief, village administrator set Thursday

RANTOUL — Rantoul’s village administrator and police chief will be available to meet with the public later this month.

Jeff Fiegenschuh and Erman Blevins will hold an open forum from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at C&C Kitchen (Java Connection), 107 E. Sangamon Ave. in downtown Rantoul.