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No decision made on switching to single-hauler system in Rantoul

RANTOUL — No decision has been made on whether Rantoul will change to a single waste-hauler system.

Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh emphasized last week that seeking proposals from garbage haulers for a single-hauler system does not mean the village board has made up its mind to make the switch.

Rantoul currently has two haulers.

Rantoul Village Board opts not to change meeting schedule

RANTOUL — The village board has decided to keep its meeting schedule the same as in previous years.

Study sessions and monthly meetings will continue to be held at 6:15 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of the month, respectively, at the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.

Several scenarios had been discussed at the December study session about meeting date changes.

Area candidates pick up petitions for village office

Monday was the first day for candidates to file nominating petitions for the April 7 election.
Candidates have until Dec. 22 to file petitions with the minimum number of signatures with the proper election authority.

Up for election: Trustees Gary Wilson (two-year term), Hank Gamel, Chad Smith and Jennifer Fox (four-year terms).

Ludlow trustees to pick top decorated homes

LUDLOW – Village trustees will judge which Ludlow house is the fairest of them all. At least in terms of holiday cheer.

Members of the board will cruise the community and select their top choices for best-decorated home for Christmas.

The trustees are to pick their top four homes and get the results to Mayor Pete Walker.

Updated: Fisher hears pitch for affordable housing facility in village

FISHER — For the second time this year, representatives from the Housing Authority of Champaign addressed the Fisher Village Board about bringing affordable housing to the village.

Fisher creates position of village manager

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board met in special session Monday and passed an ordinance to create the position of village manager.

Office manager and Treasurer Mary Wier is retiring April 30. She has done accounting and billing and collects water bill payments.

Affordable housing project again pitched to Fisher Village Board

For the second time this year, representatives from the Housing Authority of Champaign addressed the Fisher Village Board about bringing affordable housing to the village.

Rantoul moves closer to single-hauler garbage contract

RANTOUL — The village board appears ready to take another step toward the change to a single waste-hauler system in the community.

The boad was asked at its study session last week to consider seeking bids for the contract in the future.

The village currently has two waste haulers serving the community.

Rantoul considers raising sales tax

RANTOUL — The village board is studying possibly raising the sales tax by a quarter of a cent.  

The sales tax, which was proposed at last week’s village board study session, would generate about $224,000 annually and would bring Rantoul in line with Champaign’s 9 percent sales tax.  

It would not affect the sale of groceries, prescription drugs or licensed vehicles.

Rantoul Village Board considers changing meeting schedule

RANTOUL – When is the best day for the village to meet for trustees and residents? That was the question discussed at last week’s village study session.

The board has met at 6:15 p.m. on the first and second Tuesdays of the month for several years, with the first meeting being a study session. Trustees have a week to mull proposals before acting on them at the regular meeting.