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February 22, 2013

City may disconnect property

DANVILLE — Aldermen will consider Tuesday authorizing disconnection of territory for the Village of Tilton.

The village filed a petition earlier this month with City Clerk Janet Myers requesting that property that currently is the site of the Tilton water treatment facility and an ATV park be disconnected from the city.

Tilton is the owner of the property, which is less than 160 acres in size and has no electors.

Danville would not lose any property taxes from it. The Village of Tilton is exempt from property taxes and no city taxes or assessments are owed on the property.

Corporation counsel Dave Wesner said the city annexed property about three years ago and General Motors had owned the property in question and donated it to Tilton.

Somehow the property was annexed into the city of Danville.

The property is contiguous to the Village of Tilton and Tilton wants to annex the property.

In other business Tuesday, the committee will consider:

  • Creating a revenue line item in the city’s budget for video gaming income.

The state expanded video gaming in 2012, allowing certain businesses to operate video gaming machines for profit.

The city will derive revenue from the operations under the Illinois Video Gaming Act.

The city received $121.13 in December and $1,427 in January.

  • Amending the city budget for $10,000 in additional expenses related to advertising and job vacancy postings; and $10,300 in expenditures for fire and police promotional testing and employee safety program training.
  • Authorizing a five-year agreement with Comcast for phone and Internet service. The city would be paying $4,348, plus tax per month, instead of $4,678, plus tax per month, like it is paying now to AT&T.
  • Approving the city’s annual action plan for Community Development Block Grant funds for 2013.
  • Amending city code pertaining to electricity. Sections with changes include aluminum wire regulations and sale of equipment requiring additional wiring.

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