The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

February 9, 2013

County board to hear electrical update

DANVILLE — Integrys Energy representatives will be on hand Wednesday to discuss the status of Vermilion County’s electrical aggregation program with county board members.

Residents voted to pass a referendum in November intending to allow electrical aggregation for residents throughout the county. A ruling by the Illinois Power Agency, however, reduced that coverage to only residents in unincorporated areas.

Vermilion County Board Chairman Gary Weinard said the county is at a point where “there is a lot of confusion.”

“Hopefully they’re going to be able to give us a little bit of an idea from their perspective of what happened” with the electrical aggregation plan, he said.

Once restrictions on the November referendum were determined, Integrys announced it would extend the same rate it was getting for unincorporated residents to those people living in eligible cities, villages and municipalities.

Weinard said there have been rumblings of some communities ready to join the county at Integrys and he hopes Wednesday’s presentation will verify that.

Earlier this week, the city of Hoopeston announced it was considering New York-based Good Energy if voters there pass an electrical aggregation referendum on April 9.

Weinard said the county asked for Wednesday’s presentation as a way to also get a current understanding of the electrical aggregation program’s status among residents in the county’s unincorporated areas.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting:

Board members will vote on annual aggregate letting of materials for township road commissioners and the county.

Weinard said the process — which used motor fuel tax funds — is intended to help the townships by bringing all the needs together at once.

“If each had to conduct their own bids process, the likelihood of having six or eight bidders come in is not good,” he said.

Board members will vote to put another $77,250 toward the project for masonry work on the original Public Safety Building.

The project focuses brickwork and caulking on the three sides of the original PSB, including the east side of the building where bricks have expanded more over the years than expected as a result of heat.

The money will come from the $100,000 the county gives the Public Building Commission each year for capital improvements.

FYI

Because of Lincoln’s Birthday on Tuesday, the Vermilion County Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Courthouse annex, 6 N. Vermilion St.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • City to discuss chicken ordinance, animal control DANVILLE -- Residents love their pets -- ranging from the furry to feathered kind -- and let city officials know about it. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said two of the biggest issues he's received phone calls about since he's been mayor have been about the

    April 20, 2014

  • NWS-CN0420 - Vignette2 image Danville thrift store glass gets a second life Chris Moore of Danville admits he's never been known as an artistic person among friends and family. But after seeing some glass garden decorations at a landscaping business about a year ago, something clicked and he decided to try his hand at creati

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three injured in shooting on east side DANVILLE -- Police have made one arrest in connection with a triple shooting incident Friday night on the city's east side. Police and emergency personnel responded around 6:30 p.m. Friday to the 1000 block of Moore Street to reports of shots fire. T

    April 20, 2014

  • NWS-CN 0420 - Vignette3 image Odds and ends turn into great useful objects Four Danville Area Community College students took some wooden pallets, a used tire, two broken clocks and a fallen tree limb and created four completely usable objects that will be entered in the college's Trash to Treasures repurposing challenge on

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - CN0420 - Repurpose5 image Trash into treasure What started out as an idea for a class project quickly snowballed into a campuswide initiative at Danville Area Community College, with the results being on display this week. To mark Earth Day this year, the Biology Department and the Sustainabilit

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS - CN0420 - Rock Church cross image Floral cross celebrates Easter DANVILLE — A cross at The Rock Church is blooming with the beauty of spring and the promise of Easter.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-CN 04-20 Vignette1 image Couple creates rustic salvaged furniture Kim Hannah of Danville has been salvaging and reusing materials -- most notably barn wood -- for close to two decades. Hannah has sold her handmade crafts and primitive, rustic furniture made of salvaged barn wood at shows around the Midwest for 18 y

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Auxiliary buys ‘Wagons for Warriors’ Auxiliary buys ‘Wagons for Warriors’

    A benefit last month raised $771, which was donated to Wagons for Warriors.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Latest ‘Genealogist’ mailed to members

    The most recent issue of the Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society’s quarterly publication, “Illiana Genealogist,” (Spring 2014, Vol. 50, No. 1) has been mailed to the society’s members.

    April 20, 2014

  • Musician collects novelty radios Musician collects novelty radios

    Remember that old saying: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck? Well, that reasoning gets turned on its head when one enters Bill Montgerard’s Danville home.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

E-edition
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday
Must Read