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ROBERTS — The village board on Dec. 1 voted to borrow $43,723 from an area bank to cover patching of water-main breaks, trench backfill and other occurrences.
MELVIN — The village board was unable to legally hold December’s monthly meeting because too few members were present.
The Illinois Open Meetings Act requires that a majority of a quorum of a public body be present to conduct public business. For Melvin, that means at least three trustees must be present for a meeting to be held, but only two showed up for the December meeting.
Life is “a lot simpler” for Rod Copas these days. The 52-year-old rural Onarga resident finally has some time to relax.
LODA — The Loda Village Board had extensive talks last week about the Loda Big Mart’s application for a video-gambling license, which would allow its owner to put video-poker machines in his business.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved Wednesday a teacher’s request to take up to 15 students with him on a community service trip to Mississippi during spring break in 2015.
The students will be assisting with a Habitat for Humanity home-building project while there.
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners received its loss-control review results from its risk-management representative, the Park District Risk Management Agency, at last Tuesday’s board meeting.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board postponed its approval of a contract for dispatch services with the Iroquois County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) last week.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board last week approved spending up to $5,650 to have a forensic expert examine 18 computers used by ex-employees of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.
Those 18 computers are in addition to five that were already examined, free of charge to the county, for evidence of misuse and fraud.
WATSEKA — Iroquois County Board members appear to be divided on whether to hold their monthly meetings at night, rather than in the morning, on the second Tuesday of each month.
PAXTON — A year after ending his 16-year career as Ford County circuit judge, Stephen R. Pacey of Paxton is a candidate for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board.
Pacey was among the persons who had filed nominating petitions to become a candidate for the school board as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Ford County Clerk’s Office.