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Following is Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith's statement, issued Monday morning, in which he explains his decision to hold to his decision to fire Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl.
Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith said he has decided to stick with his decision to terminate the contract of Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl.
Smith informed Sandahl of his decision to annul Sandahl’s contract at a meeting the morning of Feb. 28.
The action drew the ire of many in the community.
Former Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl has been a valuable addition to the village both from an economic development standpoint and a community standpoint.
That was the consensus of opinion of those who addressed Mayor Chuck Smith and the Rantoul Village Board at last Tuesday’s study session after Sandahl’s contract was terminated Feb. 27.
Former Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl was treated with dignity and respect after he was informed that his contract was being terminated, both Mayor Chuck Smith and Police Chief Paul Farber said.
Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith said since Tuesday’s village board study session, citizen feedback regarding his termination of the contract of Village Administrator BruceSandahl has run about 70 percent in favor of the action.
“I’m getting more positive comments than negative comments,” Smith said.
“They’re saying: ‘It’s a good move on the part of the village.’
GIFFORD — Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.
A number of residents are angry about Friday’s firing of Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl, and several of them, including business people and two former trustees, let Mayor Chuck Smith and the village board know about it at Tuesday’s village board study session.
A Rantoul tech firm will be allowed to pay back a loan to the village of Rantoul over a longer period.
The village’s Revolving Loan Committee last week voted unanimously to allow Atlas Energy Technologies Inc. to pay off the remainder of its loan over seven years. The loan had been scheduled to mature in June 2016.
Village of Rantoul accomplishments while Bruce Sandahl served as village administrator from 2008-2014 as compiled by Rantoul Press.
1.) Easton Bell builds 800,000-plus-square-foot facility in Rantoul Industrial Park along I-57, consolidating local and some out-of-state facilities and expanding operations
Principals Award winners from Rantoul Township High School and Rantoul City Schools have been named.
RTHS seniors named are Hannah Cargo and Tanner McLain, who were recognized by the Illinois Principals Association at the I Hotel in Champaign.