The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

February 26, 2013

Veedersburg town council gets its first look at possible town website

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Town council members viewed a prototype website Tuesday for the town as created by Rahmtech of Veedersburg.

Chris Rahm said Veedersburg resident David Leek asked Rahmtech to create a town website with three things in mind. It needed to be informative, easy to use and, most important, affordable. The example had town contact information, a link for paying utility bills, a brief town history and photographs of town landmarks.

Rahm said they will try to provide as much information as they can on the website. Important town information such as boil orders or street closures also could be posted on the main page.

“The town could put whatever they want on the website,” Rahm said.

Rahm presented a cost estimate for the creation of the website and its maintenance, but asked that it not be made public. Town council president Ken Smith thanked Rahm for the presentation. Council members will consider the proposal.

In other business, town council members:

Street and water superintendent Paul Keeling said the town pool needs to have two pump motors replaced as well as two flow meters. The town took care of the pools piping last year. Keeling estimates the motors and meters will cost around $2,300 to $2,500 through In the Swim of West Chicago, Ill. Council members asked Keeling to get a few more quotes on the equipment.

Heard from Crystal Brewer with the Veedersburg Revitalization Association that a company representative will be at the next council meeting to discuss new town Christmas lights.

Heard from Gavin Strand with the Statewide Apprenticeship Program for electric linemen. Mr. Strand reported that Veedersburg lineman Adam Houser is a dedicated student and lineman. The apprenticeship is a four year program with 576 hours of classroom instruction and study as well as 8,000 hours of on the job training. Mr. Strand stressed to the council that it is not only important to give linemen the time and tools to do a good job, but also the safety guidelines to keep them and their fellow employees safe on the job.

Heard from resident Dave Leek that he will be lighting firecrackers and making loud noises again this year in an effort to scare off the turkey vultures that have roosted in the trees on his property.

Received a report for review from Stuart Savka, with Triad Engineering on the Hub Civic Center. Savka said that the cracking in the walls in the newer addition of the building are more severe than first thought. The cracking is a sign of structural fatigue and needs to be addressed. Savka added that a lot of time and work could be saved if the building’s original blueprints could be located.

Learned that the town clean up will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m.-noon May 4 at the sale barn.

Approved Ordinance 1-2013 that amends the town’s trash rate from $12.00 to $11.00 per month.

What’s next

Town council members will meet at 6 p.m. EDT March 12.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Fire hits Tilton restaurant

    Firefighters from several area departments battled a fire Thursday afternoon at Monical's Pizza on Georgetown Road.

    April 24, 2014

  • Blood drive set for Friday

    April 24, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    April 24, 2014

  • One man hospitalized after overnight shooting

    Police continue to investigate an overnight shooting that left one man in the hospital.

    April 24, 2014

  • D118 OKs uniform dress code DANVILLE -- Next school year will usher in a new way of dressing for school for most of Danville District 118's students. School board members voted 4-3 Wednesday night to implement districtwide a uniform standard of dress for all students in grades

    April 24, 2014

  • Alderman organizes diversity talk DANVILLE - Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Davis has helped organize a diversity conference. Diversity is the state of having people who are of different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization, according to a press release. Davis, in a

    April 24, 2014

  • Day care closes for church growth DANVILLE - Growth at Second Church of Christ is causing the closure of a day care that sees 95 children daily. A letter given to parents and published in the Commercial-News this week announced the upcoming closure of the Two by Two Christian Early E

    April 24, 2014

  • CASA planning racy event for fundraiser DANVILLE -- A day at the horse races is the theme for a fundraiser and auction for the local Court Appointed Special Advocates. This is the third year for the CASA's Night at the Races and Hometown Celebrity Auction, scheduled for Friday at the Knigh

    April 24, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls: Tuesday, 8:43-8:55 a.m. -- A car fire at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 12 N. Bowman Ave. Tuesday, 8:54-9:09 a.m. -- A false alarm at Schlarman Academy, 1307 N. Walnut St. Tuesday, 9:51-9:58 a.m. -- A medical c

    April 24, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include: Danville Monday: Battery in the 400 block of Oak Street. Fuel theft at Circle K, 121 S. Gilbert St. Fuel theft at Circle K, 121 S. Gilbert St. Property damage in the 1600 block of East Main Street. Disorderly con

    April 24, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Grumpy Cat Not Impressed at "Idol" Is Shaquille O'Neal the World's Best Ex-Athlete? Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 2 BASE Jumpers Set World Record Screaming 2-year-old gets psyched at Penguins game Pineda: Put pine tar because he didn't want to hit anyone Beyonce on Her Biggest Influence Michael Strahan's First Day on "GMA" Clerk catches on fire after man throws Molotov Cocktail into Brooklyn store Amazon's Deal With HBO Leapfrogs Streaming Rivals Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India
Must Read