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April 5th Election Candidate Responses
School Board Candidates
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David M. Ramsay
Teresa L. Osmulski
CITY OF ELMWOOD FOR CITY ALDERMAN WARD I
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Thomas K. Ramsay
I held a public meeting on August 6th trying to reach out to the community, so that everyone would get involved in helping promote and redevelop Elmwood. I followed up with the actions agreed to at the meeting. Erik Davis had volunteered to write a bi-monthly summary of the actions of the organizations, which he would provide to the Tri-County News and would be posted on this site. The response was, well response is too active a word, only the school district participated. We will have to give up on the project.
The city does now have a web site now, and they are posting their minutes. Here is that page
I have created a page to update City of Elmwood information; I feel needs to be posted. Here is that page. City Page
Elmwood CUSD # 322 has been very cooperative, I thank them for their strong outreach to work with the community.
I am placing link to that page on their web site. Elmwood School Board
The Recovery Committee said they would send their monthly reports but did not.
No other contacted organization responded to the request to participate in helping build better communication with the community. These organizations are the City of Elmwood, Association of Commerce, Elmwood Township, and Elmwood Community Foundation. Monday, November 15, 2010 10:23 AM
The City Council did not respond to my request for posting the agenda and minutes of the meeting on this web site. They continue to only publish, by thumb tack on bulletin board outside City Hall. I attended and took these notes. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:00 PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tiff project will have a public hearing: setting of date for hearing may happen in November.
Tax Levies based on rates and assessed evaluation of property in city has been trending higher the past few years.
Levy request passed
Local Zoning issue information
USDA Revolving Loan Fund Grant
Proposal for rendering of design for the corner of Magnolia and West Main
A marketing tool and show a historical look to help market the corner.
City Wide Recycling
Tangential Topic: County recycling trailer scheduled to come on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and leave on following Monday. Does not always stay on schedule.
Some West Park improvements
Work day of volunteers to help ball fields announced
Other committee reports.
left as meeting was closing Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:03 PM
I have missed the last two meetings of the Elmwood City Council. Nancy's sister from Alaska was here two weeks ago, and last night I was in Memphis playing the part of chauffeur. I guess my story would be driving Miss Nancy; which is a common form of expression here in the Mid South. The council does not release its agenda to me for this site. It will not release minutes until they are approved so reporting on any topic is delayed by two weeks or more. Last night a report on whether the city should issue its own building permits in place of the county. This issue will affect everyone in Elmwood; if you have an opinion get involved. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:49 AM
The City Council did not respond to my request for posting the agenda and minutes of the meeting on this web site. They continue to only publish, by thumb tack on bulletin board outside City Hall. I attended and took these notes. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:49 PM
City Council September 7th
Meeting Attending, Howerton, Paige, Moody, Avery, Ekena
Absent, Roberts (in Kuwait)
Reading of Meeting Minutes
Approval of Bills approved
State Income Tax: on time monthly checks for the past 3 mos. State of Illinois still 5 months behind
Elmwood Restoration Fund currently has somewhat in excess of $26,000
Trees for Central Park Report approved
Sept Schedule wil include added hours for Fall Festival
Agenda Topic 1 City Zoning in place of County Zoning
Dave Jordan speaking to City of Elmwood about doing the zoning in the city limits, as opposed to Peoria County. Many suggesting that Peoria County fees are high. Many have related problems encountered by property owners and contractors in working with the County Zoning Office. Delays in construction starts as approvals wait on Peoria County. Nearly every city or municipal unit in Peoria County is in charge of their own zoning.
Jeremy Dalton (local contractor) related his experience with zoning office today.
Tom Meyers speaking on general impediments to new residential development or improvements caused by the permitting process and zoning requirements.
Larry Waugh estimates Peoria County increases cost of building as opposed to other counties.
City of Elmwood indicated their interest into looking into zoning requirements for the City of Elmwood.
City Attorney Robert Potts will report at the next meeting on his current finding as to zoning requirements and consequences to the City of Elmwood of performing the permitting process.
Agenda Topic 2
Jeff Lampe youth league backstop repair at Sweetwater Park baseball fields
Project to include 1 new backstop & repair another backstop with recycled materials one replaced with new materials.
Bid on project $6471
Current available funds
Grant recieved $2500 and from baseball fund $500
Remaining amount in baseball fund $100.
Batting cage improvements and other improvements will occur this year.
Workdays will be organized to finish painting in bathrooms and work on batting cages
City will determine funds available report back to Jeff next month.
Agenda Topic 3
Did clearly hear how this was stated so will skip, seemed perfunctory.
Agenda Topic 4
Elmwood Recovery Committee Report
Applied to IDOT for sidewalk grant for Elmwood motion approved
Recovery Coordinator Report
Revolving loan funds
Debriefing of emergency response in general review was good.
Resurfacing of highway in town will start on Monday the 13th
Drawings for City Hall are in
Discussion of how to proceed with contracting and repair
Motion to let rebuilding of City Hall according to state statue with Disaster coordinator and other city officers to oversee project of rebuilding city hall.
Passed by all councilmen
Drawings begun for West Park --- Lowes assisting in project
CDAP grant under review
Recovery Committee meets on Wednesday at 4:30
Standing Committee reports
August 23, 2010
ELMWOOD C.U.S.D. #322
Regular Meeting, 8/23/10– The Elmwood Community Unit School District #322 Board of Education was called to order at 6:02 pm with the following present: W. Davis, T. Dwyer, B. Frietsch, T. Meyers, D. Ramsay, and D. Young. T. Teel was absent.
City Council Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 PM
Association of Commerce meets on 3rd Mondays at 7 PM
Elmwood CUSD #322
Board 4th Mondays at 6 PM
Save the Palace
Recovery in Elmwood
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