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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...

City Council accepts IHDA APP grant award

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to accept the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP grant award in the amount of $55,000. Mayor Brandon Combs said the city applied for grant funding from the IHDA's Abandoned Property program in December of last year. Since then, the IHDA agreed to issue...

City Council to vote on Illinois Housing Development grant

Staff Report

July 16, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items Tuesday, including a resolution that would authorize accepting the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP Grant Award. According to the resolution, the Illinois Housing Development Authority has agreed to issue a grant from the Abandoned...

City Council approves resolution for project to improve Lake Charleston

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve all action items on its agenda, including a resolution to accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a steel sheet pile shore wall for Dam A at Lake Charleston, during its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Brandon Combs said the sheet piling shore wall will...

City Council to vote on bid award for Lake Charleston project

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on a resolution that would accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a public works project at Lake Charleston during its Tuesday meeting. The resolution says the bid award is for the city’s steel sheet piling shore wall on Dam A at Lake Charleston. Out of five total bidders for the project, G & H Marine Inc. had the lowest at $267,785: it charges a total of...

City Council approves tobacco products, e-cigs ordinance

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 18, 2019

Effective July 1 2019, those under 21 years of age in Illinois are prohibited from purchasing tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products. Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs said during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the state is raising the minimum age to purchase...

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

Staff Report

June 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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