The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

November 7, 2012

Catlin board approves property purchase

CATLIN — Village commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday night authorizing the purchase of a house and two lots located at 107 and 109 Prairie Street.

The former residents of the house had been cited by police for numerous village ordinance violations and owed the village $3,000 in unpaid water bills.

The property, which is part of an estate, will be conveyed to the village. Under terms of the agreement, the village will release its lien of $3,000 on the property and will pay the 2011 real estate taxes of $1,472.

The village also will pay unspecified title fees and legal fees incurred in acquiring the property.

After the acquisition, the village plans to demolish the house and offer the lots for sale.

The commissioners also approved the purchase of a new police vehicle. Members approved the purchase of a 2013 Dodge Charger police car from Thomas Dodge of Highland, Ind. The base price of the car is $21,887 with options of $385.

With the cost to transfer radio, computer and light bar from the current police car, the total cost is not to exceed $25,000.

The new vehicle will replace a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. The village also has a 2011 Ford Expedition. Once the new vehicle is received, which is in about six weeks, the 2006 Ford will be offered for sale by sealed bids.

In other council action, commissioners:

Approved Simmons Tree Service of Catlin to take down some trees along the alley adjacent to the Catlin IGA. The roots of the trees are causing damage to the paved alley.

The village will have Simmons take down the trees to the height of an adjacent fence and village employees will remove the remainder of the trees and stumps. Simmons Tree Service will be paid $800 for its work.

Approved the hiring of Rachael Boyd of Catlin as deputy village clerk. Boyd will become the village clerk when current clerk Michelle Carter leaves next year. Boyd, who will start Nov. 26, will be paid $13 per hour. Mayor Jim Robinson said there were 32 applicants for the position.

WHAT’S NEXT

Catlin Village Council members will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the village hall.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Digital checkout limit increased

    April 16, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    April 16, 2014

  • Hoopeston council hears water project update

    Mike Streff, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, updated city council members Tuesday on the continuing progress of the ground and elevated water storage tank project.

    April 16, 2014

  • Trojans get past Ramblers

    STAFF REPORT sports@dancomnews.com ATTICA, Ind. -- Regan Foster hit a home run and drove in three runs as the Covington softball team defeated Attica 8-5 on Tuesday in Wabash River Conference action. Andi Taylor had three hi

    April 16, 2014

  • Mayor looks for fire committee members by Labor Day DANVILLE - Now with budget discussions done for the time being, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is looking for people to serve on a committee to analyze the fire division and its future. He'd like recommendations from the committee to the city council by Labo

    April 16, 2014

  • Salary talks go on at meeting DANVILLE -- Few members of the Vermilion County Board came out strongly for or against the issue of salaries for county offices and positions. Members of the Vermilion County Board discussed the issue of salary increases for offices up for election i

    April 16, 2014

  • Hoopeston group discusses economic development

    Economic growth was on the agenda Monday night in Hoopeston as about 50 people gathered at St. Anthony's Parish Hall to discuss an economic development strategy for the city.

    April 15, 2014

  • Covington Middle School students win at Purdue Science Fair

    Eighth-grader A.J. Kline and seventh-graders Shiley Claypool and Diana Shelby told school board members about their science fair projects Monday night. They competed at the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Purdue University last month.

    April 15, 2014

  • SpaceX delays station delivery launch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer. With less than two hours remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch from Cape Canaveral. A new launch date was not set; the next atte

    April 15, 2014

  • Oakwood sells its water and sewer systems

    Village trustees are faced with a responsibility many small towns would love to have — what to do with $2 million in cash.

    April 15, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Must Read