The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

December 19, 2012

Westville council hears about floors, electricity and water

WESTVILLE — Village trustees spent much of their monthly meeting Tuesday hearing from representatives of different businesses that want to do business with the village.

First up was Pete Altieri with IDEAL Environmental Engineering of Bloomington concerning the removal of floor tile in the council meeting room. According Altieri, the floor tile have been tested and confirmed to contain some asbestos.

However, Altieri said he believes the tiles can be removed in whole pieces, which would eliminate the need for major environmental controls in the room or the building.

No action was taken on the proposal and the matter was referred to the building and grounds committee for study.

The second presentation was from Jared McMorris with Good Energy LP of Peoria.

According to McMorris, Good Energy is an energy consulting firm that forms purchasing pools of municipalities to purchase wholesale electricity on the open market.

McMorris said his firm represents 80 percent of the Ameren-served communities south of Interstate 80.

McMorris said his firm has already formed three pools of municipalities purchasing electricity. According to McMorris, the terms of the contracts range from 24 months to 12 months. The last pool that went out for bid was able to secure a rate of .0399 cents per kilowatt hour for a period of 17 months.

McMorris said his firm is forming a fourth pool and hopes to include Bloomington and Danville in this pool pending municipal aggregation proposals on the April ballot.

McMorris urged council members to put the issue on the April consolidated ballot.

McMorris said Good Energy estimates the participating communities will save $150 million during the next 17 months. McMorris said there will be one flat rate with no summer or winter rates and the lines will still be maintained by Ameren. There also will still be one power bill from Ameren.

The third presentation was from Jon Johnston with the Farnsworth Group of Bloomington concerning the village’s CDAP grant application.

According to Johnston, his group has received 28 of the 39 income surveys sent out and has determined that 71 percent of those residents qualify under the guidelines of the CDAP grant program.

The purpose of seeking the CDAP grant is to help with the cost of a proposed installation of new water main from Illinois Route 1 to Lafferty Hill. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has identified this section of water main as needing upgrading at the earliest possible date.

Johnston said the CDAP grant would pay for 75 percent or $400,000 of the project cost, whichever is lowest.

According to Johnston, the next step is for the village to enter into a contract with Farnsworth Group to prepare the grant application and to assist in conducting a public hearing for the project. The grant application deadline is Feb. 15, so Johnston said it is necessary to get started as soon as possible.

Johnston tendered a contract to the village on behalf of the Farnsworth Group to charge from $5,500 up to $7,500 for its work in preparing the grant application and conducting the public hearing. Johnston said the final cost would be determined by how much assistance village personnel are able to give in collecting information for the grant application.

Council members approved the contract with the Farnsworth Group pending the village attorney looking over and approving the wording in the contract.

What’s next

Westville Village Council members will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the municipal building.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Talent show entries due

    July 24, 2014

  • Library sells books

    July 24, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 24, 2014

  • DHA celebrates 75 years; contract under review DANVILLE — As the Danville Housing Authority celebrates 75 years this year, it’s also undergoing some transition with new board members.July 20 marked 75 years for the housing authority. DHA officials are talking about having a recognition event.The

    July 24, 2014

  • U.S. pushes for truce as battle rages GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.But ne

    July 24, 2014

  • Jet victims' bodies arrive EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine’s restive east as fight

    July 24, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Tuesday, 9:23-9:33 p.m. — A medical call in the 200 block of Grace Street.Tuesday, 10:41-10:50 p.m. — A medical call in the 600 block of Pixley Street.Wednesday, 12:30-12:45 a.m. — A medical call in the 3

    July 24, 2014

  • Malachi Hatcher.jpg Murder charges coming soon DANVILLE — A man arrested on shooting charges at the end of June now will face murder charges stemming from the incident.Seventeen-year-old Malachi D. Hatcher was arrested on June 24 on a warrant charging him in connection with the June shooting of t

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jobs board sees numerous openings DANVILLE — Vermilion Advantage President and CEO Vicki Haugen can’t remember a time when the local job openings board had so many open positions.It reached 68 job opening postings, some representing multiple job opportunities totaling more than the 6

    July 24, 2014

  • Fair Oaks7.jpg A full, balanced meal The line of children forms early in the day in front of the community building at Danville Housing Authority’s Fair Oaks public housing complex.The children, ranging in age from 1 to 18, eagerly wait for the nutritious lunch they will be served as pa

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
NDN Video
Facebook Is Officially A Mobile Company 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter
Must Read