Politics and Government

Steps to dissolve Loda Sanitary District to be discussed

LODA — The Loda Sanitary District board will discuss the legal requirements to dissolve the district during a meeting called for 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Loda firehouse.


Tri-Point school board rejects transportation contract

KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board rejected a transportation contract proposal from Illinois Central School Bus and accepted a bus lease proposal from Midwest Transit at the board’s May 18 meeting.

The cost for the lease for one year is $142,116, plus $6,522 for a camera/GPS unit for each bus. The agreement includes 12 buses with an allowance of 20,000 miles per bus.


Look at other health plans continues in Ford County

PAXTON — The Ford County Board has adjourned a special meeting to 6:30 Wednesday night to continue a discussion about whether to switch employee health insurance providers.

The board voted 7-2 last week to continue the process of examining alternative plans with just one broker, Marty Nuss of the Insurance Providers Group out of Gibson City, because he is located in the county.


IASB makes pitch to GCMS school board

GIBSON CITY — A consultant for the Illinois Association of School Boards made his pitch to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last Thursday about the services his organization can provide in searching for a new GCMS superintendent.


City to proceed with more engineering for Lott Boulevard

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council’s street and alley committee discussed additional engineering for the Lott Boulevard street resurfacing project at a meeting last Wednesday evening.

And, after an hour of discussion, the committee agreed to recommend the council proceed with just that, mainly increasing the corner radii, at a May 26 meeting of the full council.


Ford County board of health might reduce its number of meetings

GIBSON CITY — The Ford County Public Health Department board is considering reducing the number of times it meets per year, from 12 to six.

“We’ve talked about possibly meeting every other month,” board President Mike Short of rural Paxton said, noting, however, that no decision has been made yet.


Loda Village Board amends liquor ordinance

LODA — Many things were on the minds of Loda Village Board members in their nearly three-hour meeting last Wednesday night, but first and foremost were ordinances.

Three ordinances were discussed at length, but only one — concerning alcohol — was amended.


PBL board OK's increase in lunch, breakfast prices

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board last Wednesday approved raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.


PBL school board to discuss new CBA tonight

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will meet in closed session tonight to discuss collecting-bargaining matters between the district and its employees.

Superintendent Cliff McClure said the current three-year contract with the teachers’ union — the PBL Education Association — expires June 30, and the “length and terms” of a new contract are “up for bargaining.”


Park board approves reservation plan for pavilion at Coady Park

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board approved a system that will be used to reserve space at the newly built Coady Park pavilion during last Thursday’s meeting.

To reserve the pavilion for a day and/or time, interested parties can call the park district office at 379-4203.  There will be no charge to use the pavilion. 


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