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LINCOLN

County OKs law about body art

Meeting: Logan County Board

When: Dec. 20

Key action:-; Approved a body-;art ordinance as a preventative measure, including a permit fee and an annual inspection of the facility.

Other action: Added 300 days to the juvenile detention contract with McLean County at $80 per day. Any additional days will be carried over to the next contract.

Higher tax levy will yield $97,000

Meeting: City Council

When: Dec. 19

Key action: Approved the new tax levy, up 6-;percent from last year. The city's tax rate will now-;be $1.176 per $100 of assessed valuation, compared to $1.107 last year, which will yield about $97,000 more for the city than last year's levy.

Other action: Police Chief Bob Rawlins said the switch from video recordings to digital recordings in all squad cars is complete, allowing officers to store all images to hard drives.

CARLOCK

Mayor: I'll stay for comp plan work

Meeting: Village Board

When: Dec. 20

Key action: The mayor announced he would postpone his resignation until Feb. 28 to allow the board to complete the comprehensive plan, provided no one accepts the position by Jan. 31.

Other action: Appointed Bob Messenger to the zoning and building appeals board.

EL PASO

Council OKs levy, water rate charge

Meeting: City Council

When: Dec. 19

Key action: Approved the annual tax levy of $417,261.

Other action: Approved a water rate charge increase of 42 cents for every 1,000 gallons used. The increase will be seen on the February water bill.

EPG decides to cut loss on gym floor

Meeting: EPG school board

When: Dec. 17

Key action: Decided against having Designer Showcase return to redo work on the high school gym floor. The school will make the final payment less a balance amount.

Other action: The board and administration reworked the organizational chart to determine who each employee was responsible for and to whom to report. The board also discussed the goals' action plans and potential expenditure reductions not related to staff.

MINONK

Fieldcrest OKs levy of about $5.1 million

Meeting: Fieldcrest school board

When: Dec. 15

Key action: Approved a levy 4.99 percent higher than last year's, although it probably will be closer to 2.9 percent. The levy is about $5.1 million, up from $4.9 million last year.

LEXINGTON

Board approves levy, hike in yearbook fee

Meeting: School board

When: Dec. 15

Key action: Approved the 2006 levy at $3,007,975.

Other action: Approved increasing the high school yearbook fee from $35 to $40.

DELAVAN

Council OKs pact for rabies control

Meeting : City Council

When : Dec. 20

Key action : Approved an intergovernmental agreement to provide animal and rabies control services through the Tazewell County Animal and Rabies Control Department for $1,822.

Other action : Approved the clothing allowance for Delavan ESDA at $1,123.75.

FORREST

Prairie Central eyes closing one campus

Meeting: Prairie Central school board

When: Dec. 15

Key action: Approved an operating levy of $7,978,378, 5 percent higher than this year's extension.

Other action: Discussed the possibility of closing the high school campus to nonstudents. A public hearing will be conducted at the January meeting.

Board renews pact for police protection

Meeting : Village Board

When: Dec. 15

Key action: Approved renewing a $50,435.79 contract with Livingston County Sheriff's Department for police protection.

Other action: Approved Christmas bonuses of $200 for the village's four full-time employee and $100 for the five part-time employees; and approved extending an hour to the village's two taverns' operating time for New Year's Eve.

CHENOA

City receives grant for Prairie Trail

Meeting: City Council

When: Nov. 28

Key action: Learned the city has received a $300,000 grant for the Chenoa Route 66 Prairie Trail.

CARLOCK

Village board talks about speed problem

Meeting: Village Board

When: Nov. 28

Key action: Approved a 5 percent tax levy ordinance increase, $6,615, for fire protection service.

Other action: Named David McClure to the board, replacing JoAnne Kyrouac, who resigned earlier this year; and discussed options to address speeding in the school zone.

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