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RANTOUL — A supporter of urban chickens hopes the backyard fowl will someday be allowed in Rantoul.
Rose Smith said she will speak to the village board about the subject at its study session Tuesday night.
FISHER — The Fisher Village Board will not sell its water and wastewater systems, at least not now.
RANTOUL — This summer’s farmers market will move around the corner from its previous location.
Formerly held in the vacant lot that at one time held the Wings Theater, the market will be held on Sangamon Avenue.
URBANA — Property tax bills will go out Friday, said County Treasurer Dan Welch, and the average property taxpayer in the county will pay about $150 more in taxes this year than last.
This year’s average tax bill is $4,491.40, based on dividing the total tax take ($332.6 million) of taxing districts in the county by the number of tax bills (74,067) being mailed out.
This year, school districts account for more than two-thirds of all the property tax funds collected in Champaign County. The list, by district:
Champaign: $94.5 million
Urbana: $45.6 million
Mahomet-Seymour: $14.6 million
PBL: $10 million
Tolono: $8.6 million
Monticello: $8.3 million
GCMS: $7.44 million
RANTOUL — One of the first municipally sponsored solar energy units in Illinois began operating in December in Rantoul.
Village and corporate officials involved formally cut the ribbon for the project Friday in a ceremony that also recognized two local leaders who have been involved with promoting Rantoul’s tree population.
FISHER -- The Fisher Village Board will meet in special session at 6:45 p.m., Monday, April 24, to discuss the possible sale of the water and wastewater systems.
RANTOUL — Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh said mistakes were made in how the village handled the rerouting of a storm sewer line around a village board member’s property, but none of it was designed to deceive the public, and there was never any intent not to reimburse the village.
RANTOUL — Rantoul’s food hub will be equipped with a walk-in cooler where produce can be kept until producers wash and pack it.
The village board last week approved the purchase of the cooler from McCormick Service for $27,165.
The USDA earlier awarded a $55,000 grant for the food hub, and purchase of the cooler will come from that funding.
LUDLOW — Village officials are wondering what it will take before senior citizens are able to eat their Peace Meal lunches at the town’s new community center.
Already open several months, the village is having trouble getting the site inspected so the meals can be served there.