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Some on Fisher board might favor tax increase

FISHER — At least two trustees here said they are not averse to seeking a property tax increase to help pay for the many needsof the village. Trustee Deb Estes raised the subject when she produced three example tax bills, one each from the three townships that Fisher lies within.

Voter registration set 2 days in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Two voter registration sessions have been scheduled in Rantoul to enable unregistered voters to be able to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election.

The sessions include:

• 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Community Service Center, 520 E. Wabash Ave.

• Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 Sheppard Place.  

Hays to speak to Rantoul Republicans

RANTOUL — State Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, Aug. 20, meeting of the Rantoul Republicans.

The Rantoul Republicans meet at 8 a.m. every third Saturday of the month in the side room of the Red Wheel restaurant.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions will be taken.

Fisher board sets special meeting to prioritize village departments

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the community center to discuss and prioritize projects in the water and wastewater and public works departments for the immediate future and beyond.

Village board approves bid for work on police station

RANTOUL — The village board last week approved the low bid of $123,300 submitted by Stronghold Construction Inc., Monee, for building improvement work on the Rantoul police station.

The work includes repairing faulty insulation and ceilings as well as replacing outdated lighting fixtures.

Village board sets special meeting on property

RANTOUL — The village board will hold a special meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 16, to hear a Plan Commission recommendation to grant a special use under the village zoning ordinance to allow a property at 214 S. Garrard St. to be used as a residence.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.

Vences new Rantoul airport director

RANTOUL — After working at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Eric Vences likely finds the Rantoul airport is a little more laid-back. A little quieter.

Still, it was just the kind of job Vences was after. One that could provide management experience.

Couple might convert former Len's Auto Sales, Ludlow

LUDLOW — A rural Paxton couple might be interested in buying the former Len’s Auto Sales property on Ludlow’s east side.

Mark and Leah Wagner discussed the property with the Ludlow Village Board at its monthly meeting last week.

Gifford board approves contract for bioreactor

GIFFORD — The village of Gifford is going forward with a more cost-effective way of filtering out nitrates from its water supply — but not without some trepidation.

At its meeting Thursday, the village board voted to pay civil engineering firm MSA $30,250 for a service agreement to help design and build a bioreactor.

No decision yet on Thomasboro street resurfacing question

THOMASBORO — It will be at least another month until a decision is made regarding the resurfacing of Main Street in Thomasboro.

At the monthly village board meeting last Monday, Mayor Brad Morris tabled the discussion in advance of a meeting he is set to have with leaders of Premier Cooperative later this month.