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City council to vote on ambulance billing in Taylorville

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

December 3, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on amending the agreement that provides ambulance billing services to the City of Taylorville as well as three other resolutions and an ordinance. The agreement amendment will increase the current fee of $25 to $30 per claim. Currently, the City of Charleston...

City Council approves 7 items

City Council approves 7 items

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Charleston City Council heard three announcements from the Eastern community and approved all seven action items on their budget Tuesday night. Olivia Meents represented Student Government’s University Enhancements Committee as well as the non-Student Government affiliated Tree Campus Committee a...

Charleston City Council to vote on amending city code referencing ineligibility for liquor licenses

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 5, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on amending the city code referencing ineligibility for a liquor license as well as six other action items at its Tuesday meeting. The subsection the council will vote to change currently says, “No person, individually or as a partner or shareholder in any corpora...

Charleston City Council approves road work at meeting

Charleston City Council approves road work at meeting

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Charleston City Council approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation among other action items during a meeting on Sept. 4. IDOT will begin work on Lincoln Avenue. According to the agreement between the city and IDOT, they will work on approximat...

City Council to vote on raffle license for Five Mile House

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on raffle license for the Five Mile House Foundation to raise funds for the Barn and Blacksmith Shop Project, as well as on other items, during a city council meeting Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at 520 Jackson Ave. According to the application for the raffle license, the fund...

City Council to vote on solar energy system regulations

Staff Report

February 5, 2018


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The City Council will vote on establishing regulations governing commercial solar energy systems at its meeting Tuesday. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. According to the agenda, the city of Charleston researched how commercial solar energy systems affect development in the community,...

City Council approves purchase of playground

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved resolutions for the purchase of a playground to be at Lake Charleston and to set aside $120,000 for the restriping and resurfacing of 10th and 14th streets Tuesday night. A playground will be placed at Lake Charleston to continue an ongoing effort the city...

City council to vote on agreement with commission, street closures

Staff Report

November 6, 2017


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Charleston has chosen the Coles County Regional Planning and Development commission to provide technical assistance services to the city. Because of this, it will vote on a resolution to enter and execute a contractual agreement with the commission at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. According...

City council to vote on amending ambulance rates

Staff Report

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Charleston City Council will amend ambulance and the sewer and water rates at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Council members will vote on whether to amend the base rates applicable for service to residents of the city, including full-time students of Eastern. If passed, the rates...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report

March 20, 2017


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The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

Health inspections lead to new alcohol license regulations

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 7, 2017


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After a series of health and sanitation inspections that found bugs in liquor bottles and dirty taps, the Charleston City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the City Code of Ordinances regarding alcohol license regulations during its meeting Tuesday night. This amendment will grant the city...

City council votes to destroy, archive recordings

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 18, 2017


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The City Council met briefly on Tuesday and voted to authorize the destruction of both audio and video recordings of closed-session meetings and will release some of the closed-session meeting minutes. Anything recordings from the closed-session meetings older than 18 months will be destroyed and...

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