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Sandahl separation agreement released

RANTOUL — Former Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl will receive $78,598 — one half of his annual salary — as part of his employment separation agreement and release with the village of Rantoul.


Village board to begin discussing criteria for new administrator

RANTOUL — The village board held a special meeting Tuesday evening to discuss criteria for a new village administrator.

Village attorney Ken Beth said such meetings can remain open “to the extent you’re discussing generally.”

“When you’re talking about specific individuals, it would be closed,” Beth said at the board’s April 8 monthly meeting.


Fisher to buy ESDA radios; county director says they're invaluable in emergency

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board voted unanimously to purchase $5,405 worth of radios for the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency volunteers to use.

Their current radios aren’t in sync with even the local fire and police departments.  Last month the motion to do so died for lack of a second.


Thomasboro board approves Taser purchase

THOMASBORO — Budgetary matters and the purchase of a Taser for police use are the highlights of Thomasboro’s April village board meeting.

Village board trustee Fred Meek announced his resignation from the board.  He plans to move away from Thomasboro closer to Rantoul.


Special Rantoul board meeting to discuss administrator criteria

 RANTOUL — The village board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday (April 15) to discuss criteria for a new village administrator.

Village Attorney Ken Beth said the meeting can remain open since no individual candidates will be discussed.


Village board approves administrator's separation agreement

RANTOUL — Former Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl will receive $78,598 — one half of his annual salary — as part of his employment separation agreement and release with the village of Rantoul.


Undertreated sanitary waste causing Rantoul problems

RANTOUL — Undertreated sanitary waste from the Rantoul Foods pork processing plant pretreatment facility is causing problems with the village of Rantoul’s filtration of material running into the wastewater treatment plant.


Slow, steady approach set for food, farm initiative on former base

RANTOUL — The village will take a graduated approach in beginning its food and farm initiative on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

Mike Royse, a community innovations consultant for the Center for Community Adaptation, which has a contract with the village, said organizers don’t want to bite off more than they can chew in the first year of the project.


Rantoul board eyes 2014-15 budget

A total of 49 percent of the village of Rantoul’s general fund budget is being spent on police protection and public safety, it was learned last week at a public hearing of the 2014-15 fiscal year budget held at the municipal building.


Board expects response soon on Gifford water tower repair grant

GIFFORD — A response to an application to repair the Gifford water tower should be received in about two weeks.

That’s what Susan Chavarria of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission told the Gifford Village Board last week.