Politics and Government

Paxton aldermen to discuss employee grievance

PAXTON — A special meeting of the Paxton City Council has been called for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at City Hall, 145 S. Market St.

On the meeting’s agenda arefour items:

— Consideration of authorizing the addition of a signatory of city banking accounts.

— Discussion of a grievance by a city or past city employee.

Solution for Christmas tree OK'd by Gibson City Council


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members on Monday night approved a permanent solution to the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas tree.

Marc Miller hired as Ludlow's attorney

LUDLOW — A new village attorney has been hired by the Ludlow Village Board.

The board last week approved the hiring of Marc Miller of the Miller & Hendren law firm, Champaign.

Miller spoke to the board, discussed his credentials and said he charges $175 per hour for municipalities.

Wind-farm moratorium now legally binding

Ford County Record correspondent

PAXTON — For the second time in a month, the Ford County Board voted Monday night to place a moratorium on granting any future wind farm permits until the county’s permitting ordinance is  reviewed.

Paxton ERS to change name to Paxton EMA


PAXTON — The Paxton Emergency Response Service (ERS) is one step closer to having its name changed to the Paxton Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

PBL board to discuss preliminary property tax levy Wednesday

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss the preliminary property tax levy for the school district during its meeting Wednesday night.

Also during the meeting, which is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton:

CORRECTION: Country Gardens is not for sale

The Country Gardens Restaurant by Interstate 57 on Paxton’s west side is not for sale, its owner said.

Buckley bar to be forced to close on Sundays

BUCKLEY — After being pressed for months to punish the Dutchmaster Bar for a series of violent incidents there in recent months, the village board agreed last week to do nothing — except to enforce the town’s liquor ordinance as it is written.

Falcons logo approved for Gibson City water tower


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved spending up to $6,500 to paint a Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School Falcons logo on the city’s north water tower as part of a water-tower repainting project approved earlier.

Former France Broom property sold for $125,000

PAXTON — Gifted to the city two years ago, the former France Broom Co. property on Railroad Avenue has been sold.

The city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) attorney, Dan Schuering, told the city council last Tuesday that a contract for the sale of the property was signed earlier that day.

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