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Tax levy ordinance ready for public inspection

Corryn Brock, News Editor

December 3, 2019

The Charleston City Council approved putting the annual tax levy ordinance for the fiscal year May 1, 2020, to April 20, 2021, on file for public inspection. The total amount for the levy on file is $4,913,525. Some amounts included in the levy include: • $185, 525 for playgrounds and recreation ...

City Council to vote on annual tax levy Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

December 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on the annual tax levy during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The tax levy ordinance is for the fiscal year beginning on May 1, 2020, and ending April 30, 2021. A resolution to approve the fire and police pension fund board report with regard to t...

City Council approves loan to purchase ambulance

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 19, 2019

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved all items on its agenda, including a resolution for a loan to purchase an ambulance. The loan will be used to purchase a Type 1 AEV Traumahawk ambulance. The loan that will not exceed $226,500 was obtained through First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust for a period of five years at an interest rate of 2.31 ...

City Council approves tourism fund expenditures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 5, 2019

The Charleston City Council approved the expenditure of $5,500 in tourism funds in two separate resolutions during its meeting Tuesday night. Five thousand dollars went toward covering the entertainment expenses for Red, White & Blue Days that will be held on July 3 and 4.  Mayor Brandon Comb...

City Council to vote on CPD renovation items

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 14, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two items related to remodeling and renovating the Charleston Police Department.  The first agenda item would allow the allocation of up to $350,000 of the Tax Increment Financing fund for the remodel and exterior renovation. The second agenda item is a r...

Cannabis businesses will benefit Charleston

Staff Editorial

October 1, 2019

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Charleston City Council approved an ordinance to establish a moratorium on cannabis business establishments. The reason given by Mayor Brandon Combs was that the council needed to do more research and have more information on what the regulations for cannabis ...

City Council approves moratorium for cannabis businesses

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted unanimously to establish a moratorium for cannabis businesses at its meeting Tuesday evening. This moratorium was established to study the introduction of cannabis businesses in Illinois and develop the appropriate regulations consistent with the intent of the city’s...

City Council approves 6 street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve six street closures during its meeting Tuesday. The street closures approved were: * 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on ...

City Council to vote on street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The council will vote on six street closures during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  A street closure for the Charleston High School Homecoming Parade was requested for 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on Monroe Avenue...

City Council to vote on proclamations

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two proclamations from the mayor and a raffle license. The two proclamations will designate two weeks as Constitution Week and Fire Prevention Week in the city. The week of Sept. 17–23, 2019 will be named as Constitution Week if it is approved because “it...

City Council approves Do Not Self Deploy city agreement

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 21, 2019

The Charleston City Council approved a Do Not Self Deploy intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Charleston and Mattoon Tuesday evening. The agreement will make it so that if a disaster occurs, volunteers will not come to the area without being asked or qualified to help in a disaster. Volunteers...

City council to vote on $200,000 bike path resolution

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote  Tuesday on a resolution of $200,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax Funds into the resurfacing and striping of the Lincoln Prairie Pedestrian and Bike Trail. The trail goes from the City of Mattoon to the City of Charleston, spanning 12.9 miles. The council will...

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