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2015
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Articles About Village Council

  • Council stand on utilities is giving way

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    The unanimous stand taken by Village Council at its last meeting for holding property owners responsible for their tenants’ utility debts began crumbling at Monday’s meeting, when two Council members formerly for the policy change weighed in against it, and another expressed ambivalence.

  • Village Council— Go ahead for water softening

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    At their April 6 meeting, Village Council members unanimously voted to move ahead with adding water softening to the proposed new water plant.

  • Village Council— Public Arts Commission busy in ’14

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    After a long pause following its 2013 launch, the Public Arts Commission was busy last year, making progress on a number of projects, according to PAC member David Turner in the group’s 2014 report to Council at Council’s Feb. 2 meeting.

  • Council agrees on ’15 goals

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    At their Feb. 2 meeting, Village Council members gave initial approval to four main goals for 2015. Discussion on goals will continue in upcoming meetings, after two Council members meet with Village staff to clarify some of the language.

  • 2014 Village revenues beat expectations

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    There was good news regarding last year’s Village general fund budget at Village Council’s Jan. 20 meeting, according to Finance Director Melissa Vanzant. In 2014, revenues exceeded projections and expenses came in lower than expected.

  • Village Council considers solar project

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    At their Jan. 5 meeting, Village Council members heard robust support for a proposed community solar project.

  • Village Council— Deficit spending raises concerns

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    At Village Council’s Dec. 15 meeting, leaders expressed concern over the amount of deficit spending in the 2015 Village general fund budget. However, due to the need to move ahead, Council approved the final reading of the budget.

  • 2015 enterprise funds in red

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    Immediate needs in the water department will require the Village to significantly dip into the Village general fund surplus in 2015 to pay for two urgent projects, Village Manager Patti Bates said last week.

  • Village Council chooses top firm— Water plant process begins

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    At their Nov. 3 meeting, Village Council members took a significant step toward constructing a new water plant. Council selected its top choice out of three preliminary design firms for the project, and if negotiations on cost are successful, the firm could begin the design process soon, according to Village Manager Patti Bates this week. The entire building process is expected to take two years.

  • Council eyes Village commissions

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    At their Oct. 20 meeting, Village Council members began a discussion on whether and how best to standardize practices for Village boards and commissions.