Politics and Government

Packed room as reassessment of properties discussed

Editor's note: A version of this story that appeared in this week’s Ford County Record accidentally attributed remarks made by Piper City Mayor Jeff Orr to former mayor Richard Chandler, who died in November. The Record sincerely apologizes for the error and any confusion it may have caused.


Paxton road repairs prioritized

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton City Council’s public works committee were given updates about the public works department’s future projects during a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23.


County board to discuss re-assessment process tonight

PAXTON — The Ford County Board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, to address concerns with recent property reassessments in the northern towns of the county.

On the meeting’s agenda is the opportunity for Supervisor of Assessments Patricia Langland to review the process used for the reassessments.


PBL school board hears update on construction projects

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board heard an update on the Clara Peterson Elementary School renovation and expansion project and the PBL High School renovation project during their monthly meeting last Wednesday night.


'Clean opinion' earned by Gibson City in annual audit

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council adddressed four agenda items and heard one committee report Monday night.

The first item of business was hearing a summary of the 2016-17 fiscal year’s audit from Curt Liles of the Kemper CPA Firm of Champaign. Liles said the city earned a “clean opinion,” referring to wording from the management letter in the report.


GCMS school district's finances in good shape

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members learned Monday night that the school district’s mid-year fiscal outlook is solid and that things are running smoothly.


Ford County assessor: Re-assessments more 'equitable'

ROBERTS — Larry David was surprised, to say the least, when he was notified last month that the small home in the village of Roberts that he bought 11 years earlier for $12,500 had jumped in assessed value all the way up to $33,510.


Treasurer hopeful to hold meet-and-greets in February

PAXTON — A series of meet-and-greet events will be held in February to introduce the public to Krisha Shoemaker, one of two women seeking the Republican nomination for Ford County treasurer in the March 20 primary election.


Three redevelopment agreements approved by Paxton aldermen

PAXTON — During a 45-minute meeting last Tuesday, members of the Paxton City Council’s economic development committee heard details of three redevelopment agreements for properties in the city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) district.

The committee also discussed ongoing frustrations over the existing equalized assessed values of properties both inside and outside the TIF district.


Nicor Gas to pass savings from federal tax reduction to customers

NAPERVILLE — Nicor Gas plans to file testimony with the Illinois Commerce Commission seeking approval to pass along tax-reduction savings to its 2.2 million natural gas customers in Illinois.

If the new program is approved, Nicor Gas will begin providing a credit to lower customers’ bills.


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