The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Hoopeston

August 8, 2013

Hoopeston urged to take over buildings

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Toole said he would not ask Hoopeston to foot the whole bill. He said there are funds out there for projects such as these.

Both Sloan and Linda Bolton, director of business development and government relations with Vermilion Advantage, agreed the quickest way to solve the problem was for Hoopeston to take possession of the sites and focus on economic development.

Alderman Randy Carter commented, “At some point in time, we have to take responsibility. Need to look at increasing the sales tax in Hoopeston with half going to residential and half going to commercial property remediation.”

An increase in sales tax would not affect food or medicine, explained Crusinberry. As an example, he said, if you bought $50 worth of gas, the sales tax would amount to 25 cents.

Vermilion County received a Brownfield Grant in 2010 to identify areas that were contaminated as part of Phase I of the Brownfield Grant.

In other business, council members learned sealer would be laid on certain roads at the cemetery Friday or Monday and Tuesday of next week. Signs will be posted, according to Carter and Alderwoman Nancy Stipp.

n Learned that Country Terrace Assisted Living was closing due to vacancies and Autumn Fields was expanding its facility by 21 rooms to accommodate the residents at Country Terrace.

n Learned that Crusinberry was compiling costs to Hoopeston in regard to the J&R Used Tire fire to send to the insurance.

 

What's next Hoopeston City Council members will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in City Hall, 301 W. Main St.

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