Local government meetings this week


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At their Monday, May 20, 2024 meeting [PDF], the City of South Beloit took another step toward adopting the 1% sales tax which voters supported 426 to 306 in a March 19 election. Commissioners had a first reading of the ordinance. They appointed a new member to the Zoning Board of Appeals, considered a Class D Liquor License for Family Dollar, the sale and disposal of City property, and an ordinance on the sale of secondhand goods.  They also dealt with resolutions to approve Fischer Excavating's bid to replace the Hayes Avenue sanitary sewer main. Fehr Graham bid $6,500 to provide survey services for the Union Pacific (UP) right-of-way at the Shirland Avenue site. Resolution 6526 concerned the "release or continued hold of Executive Session Minutes and destruction of Executive Session Audio."

The Village of Rockton is expected to approve the purchase of two Dodge Durangos for the police department from Enterprise Fleet Management, at a cost of $79,891.64, as well as a collective bargaining agreement Between the Village of Rockton and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, the union which represents Rockton officers. They are expected to approve the Knights of Columbus annual “Tootsie Roll Drive” for Friday, September 20, at the intersection of Union & Salem Streets from 4-8 p.m, to help those with intellectual disabilities. Trustees will also consider a special events permit for “Summerpalooza” for June 8, August 10, & July 15 on W. Main St., a summer street dance just west of Blackhawk.

The Village of Roscoe's Tuesday, May 21 meeting (see our separate article) includes the delicate question of the VFW's Memorial Day Parade and how long it should be. Other events on the agenda: the Stateline YMCA Stonebridge 1/2 Marathon & 5K, the North Pointe Triathlon and Fit N Fun Fair, the Screw City Flex Series Disc Golf event, and the Rock Valley Radio Control Flying Club. Back on the agenda: rent agreements [PDF] with Stateline Baseball/Stateline Fastpitch. Roscoe also plans to hire Place Foundry Design PLLC to provide design services for the Bridge Street multi-use parking facility. Trustees will also talk about whether they should continue to provide a space for the DMV Secretary of State DMV Facility, since services and hours have become more and more limited.

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