The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 19, 2013

Acord joins Georgetown council

BY KIM LUTTRELL
The Commercial-News

GEORGETOWN — Monday night's Georgetown city council meeting began with a moment of silence for alderman Wilma Wilming, who passed away last week. Wilming had been an alderman for the past five years.

Later in the meeting, Mayor Kay Sanders appointed Darrell Acord as an alderman for Ward 3 to fill the vacancy left by Wilming's death. Acord's appointment was approved by the council and he was sworn in by the city clerk. Acord is a former mayor of Georgetown.

Sanders also appointed and the council approved two persons to the planning commission. Fred Kudney and Amy Fourez were appointed to the planning commission.

Council members received the preliminary numbers for the tax levy. Treasurer Kathy Galyen said the proposed tax levy the city will be seeking is $167,796. This compares with last year's levy of $160,172. The council will vote on the tax levy in two weeks.

In other council action, aldermen:

Learned the Georgetown Ladies Community Club will sponsor a holiday parade at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25. The parade will begin at the high school and end at the fairgrounds.

Learned the Community Christmas Basket committee seeks donations to provide food baskets for local families in need. Alderman Janet Martin told the council the group provided food baskets for 126 families last year and expects there to be an even greater need this year. Martin said it costs about $75 to fill one food basket. Donations can be made at the First National Bank of Georgetown.