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By ROSS BROWN
GIBSON CITY — Josh Johnson was re-appointed to a two-year term as president of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board Monday night, while Phil Whitehouse was re-appointed vice president and Tyler Young as secretary.
All three held the same positions for the past two years.
GIBSON CITY — The visitor comment portion of Monday night’s Gibson City Council meeting was dominated by passionately delivered remarks from the city’s recently retired police chief, Steve Cushman, that were critical of both recent council action and newspaper coverage of that action.
PAXTON — In Alderman Rob Pacey’s opinion, among the city’s top priorities over the next couple of years should be improving the condition and number of sidewalks in town.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, to approve a contract with a construction management firm to oversee the completion of a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton.
PAXTON — If the old liner for the public swimming pool at Coady Park isn’t replaced in time, the pool won’t be able to open on Memorial Day weekend as it usually does, according to the Paxton Park District’s recreation director, Neal McKenry.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will wait until its May meeting to vote on whether to grant 3 percent raises to the city’s six non-unionized employees.
The council discussed the proposal briefly during its April 11 meeting, opting to postpone a vote until three newly elected or appointed aldermen are seated in May.
PAXTON — Next Tuesday, Paxton aldermen will consider amending the city’s redevelopment agreement with Scaggs Properties LLC to ensure the company is fully reimbursed for the renovations it has been making to the former 102 Lounge building it owns downtown.
PAXTON — A revised redevelopment agreement pertaining to land located south of Illinois 9 and west of Interstate 57 in the city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) district is expected to finally be voted on by the Paxton City Council in upcoming weeks.
LODA — The Loda Village Board directed its attorney last week to send letters to the owners of several dilapidated properties in town, seeking immediate cleanup.
By ROSS BROWN
GIBSON CITY — Both of Gibson City’s water towers will receive a fresh coat of paint in a year’s time.