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City Council to vote on tobacco products, electronic cigs sales ordinance

Staff Report

June 18, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on an ordinance that would prohibit the sale and delivery of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to people under 21 years of age during its Tuesday meeting. Signs will also be posted “at or near every display” of any of ...

City Council approves emergency purchase of ozone chiller

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2019


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The Charleston City Council voted to approve authorizing the emergency purchase of a new ozone chiller for the water treatment plant during its Tuesday meeting. Kurt Buescher, director of public works, said the chillers act as radiators for the ozone at the water treatment plant. The ozone chillers...

City Council to vote on purchase of ozone chiller for WTP

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2019


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The City Council will vote on 12 action items during its meeting Tuesday, one including the emergency purchase of a new ozone chiller for the water treatment plant. The resolution says if it is approved, the total cost of the emergency purchase for a new ozone chiller will not exceed $32,640. With only one ozone chiller currently working dependably, the replacement of the one is important because they “t...

City Council approves appropriating MFT fund for FY18 to FY19

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019


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The Charleston City Council voted to approve the motor fuel tax funds supplemental resolution that includes another $125,000 for FY18 to FY19 during its Tuesday meeting. “The 2019 fiscal year is complete. We know that more was spent than the original amount, so we must pass a supplemental resolution...

City Council to vote on FY18 to FY19 MFT funds

Staff Report

May 20, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on eight action items Tuesday night, one including a resolution appropriating $125,000 of motor fuel tax funds for FY18 to FY19. According to the final expenses for FY 18-19, the department budget in total was $670,331, but the final projection was $787,902. The difference betw...

Charleston to vote on budget, tourism fund expenditures

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 15, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on approving the fiscal year 2019-2020 Budget as well as tourism fund expenditures during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Library, playground and recreation, motor fuel tax, drug traffic prevention, tax increment financing (TIF), health self-insu...

City Council to vote on water, sewer rate increase

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on 14 agenda items during its meeting, including a water and sewer rate increase, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. According to the ordinance that would amend the rates to increase them, “it is necessary to increase the charges for said service in order to ...

Charleston named ‘Butterfly Capital of Illinois’

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2019


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The City of Charleston was named the “Butterfly Capital of Illinois” by the Urban Butterfly Initiative during the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday. Paul Switzer, biological sciences professor, presented the award to Mayor Brandon Combs and the council. Switzer said UBI’s mission is to...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 6, 2019


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The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

City Council to vote on SBLHC plan proposal

Staff Report

March 4, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items during the March 5 meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. The council will vote on approving a conceptual plan proposal for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center HOPD Surgery Center Building. Three easements will also be voted on for homes on Terrace La...

City Council approves agreement with Coles County

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 19, 2019


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The Charleston City Council approved the authorization of a contract between the city and the Coles County Regional Planning and Development Commission along with four other action items. The city was recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Eco...

City Council to vote on bid award, ordinance

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 18, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will meet to vote on five action items, including a bid award, during their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The council will vote on a bid from Mid-Illinois Concrete, Inc. to provide concrete for parking improvements for the Illinois Department of Natural Resource...

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