Parks and Recreation

Exploratory committee for new Gibson City pool 'hitting the ground running'

GIBSON CITY — A committee formed last week to explore options for a new swimming pool in Gibson City is “hitting the ground running” and hopes to have a proposed design and estimated costs for the city council to consider within four to six months, Mayor Dan Dickey said.


Light fixtures in Civic Center to be replaced with LEDs

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners hired a company last week to replace all 58 light fixtures in the Civic Center and the attached Paxton Community Nursery School building.

Twin Supplies Ltd., based in Oak Brook, will do the work for a cost of $5,680.


Panel formed to explore options for new Gibson City pool

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — For 98 years, Gibson City has had a swimming pool at the southeast corner of Lott Boulevard and 14th Street.


North Park's basketball court to see improvements

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members unanimously gave their approval for the Gibson City Rotary Club to complete improvements to the basketball court at the city’s North Park on Monday night.


Marc Miller hired as Paxton Park District's attorney

PAXTON — An attorney who already represents a number of municipalities in the area was hired as the Paxton Park District’s attorney last Wednesday.

Marc Miller of the Champaign-based Miller & Hendren law firm was hired as a replacement for Ross Sorensen, who had served as the park district’s attorney since 2013 before resigning in December.


Paxton Park District looking for new swim coach

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District is looking for a new coach for the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats swim team for this upcoming summer.

Alex Goudy wrapped her coaching career at the end of last season. At the Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting Wednesday, the board approved a job description and seasonal salary for the vacant coaching position.


Park board won't issue bonds in 2019

PAXTON — Paxton landowners will pay less in property taxes to the local park district next summer.

The park district’s board of commissioners voted 4-0 Wednesday to approve the district’s tax levy ordinance for the 2019 fiscal year, showing $102,500 in property taxes to be collected next summer, down from the $202,380 collected this year.


Park board postpones meeting due to lack of quorum

PAXTON — A lack of a quorum for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners prompted the meeting to be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at the Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St.


Paxton Park District won't issue bonds for 2019 fiscal year

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners declined to issue a general obligation bond for the 2019 fiscal year during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.


Halloween parade in Paxton set for Oct. 31

PAXTON -- The Paxton Park District and WPXN Radio sponsored annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31.  
 
The parade begins at 4 p.m.

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