Arcola meets to plan support for food pantry event, tend to maintenance issues
The Arcola City Council gathered for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on March 7 to take steps toward decreasing hunger, seeing to mowing services and satisfying sewer maintenance concerns.
Approving previous meeting minutes from Feb. 16, bills for the period of Feb. 13 to March 4 and February reports from both the treasurer and zoning officer, council members moved on to hear new business concerning an array of municipal matters -- from community service donations to vendor contracts.
Most significantly, the council was charged with consideration and approval of a donation to the Arcola Food Pantry “Strides Against Hunger” event, slated for 7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in downtown Arcola. The event will feature both a five-kilometer and one-mile race to raise money for the pantry.
Members also planned to authorize an ordinance to amend the municipal code regarding water and sewer rates. Additionally, the council reviewed a contract for mowing during fiscal year 2017.
Committee reports were presented by elected officials and aldermen Mark Smith, Kendall Moore, Sue Key, John Guyot, Terry Foran and William Reece.
Prior to the general council meeting, the water and sewer committee and the park committee convened at 6 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
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Arcola, IL 61910