Water bill increases for LaFayette, trustee resigns
- Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 14:59
- Written by John A. Ballentine
The Village of LaFayette will soon be paying more for water. The Village board discussed and voted unanimously to increase customer’s water bills by $5 per year.
It was decided to split the increase into two installments, the first $2.50 going into effect on August 1, 2012. The second $2.50 increase will occur six months later beginning on January 1, 2013.
Customers will be receiving a letter of explanation soon and will contain the reason why the increase in the water rate is necessary.
Judge Stuart Borden announces retirement
- Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 19:41
- Written by Administrator
Stark County resident Circuit Judge Stuart P. Borden has announced that he will retire at the end of his term on December 2, 2012.
“I have mixed emotions regarding my decision not to seek retention to another six year term of office. The office of Circuit Judge is certainly one of the most fulfilling and challenging positions that can be attained and I will thoroughly miss the interaction with the public, the attorneys, my fellow judges and the courthouse personnel.
Wyoming adopts gambling ordinance
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:29
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Wyoming City Council adopted an ordinance at their June meeting to permit gambling in compliance with the Illinois Video Gaming Act. The ordinance changes the city code so that any current prohibition on gambling does not apply to any device for which a license or permit has been issued by the Illinois Gaming Board.
The city voted to renew a lease agreement with the state for property that is part of the Rock Island Trail. The lease runsfor five years and costs the city $100 per year. The land is behind the city shed.
County board fixes salary review rotation
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 17:56
- Written by Jason Musselman
After reviewing the matter over the past month, the Stark County Board voted to increase the circuit clerk’s salary 3% annually for the next 2 years, putting that position’s salary review on the same four year rotation as other offices in the future.
The board, under the reign of vice-chairman Ron Musselman in chairman Michael Bigger’s absence, also voted to reappoint John Leezer to a three year term on the Farmland Assessment Review Board.
Also discussed and voted on was a change to the employee flower/memorial policy.
Local farmer sued by Village of LaFayette
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 17:55
- Written by John A. Ballentine
LaFayette Village Attorney David Cover filed in Stark County circuit court on June 6, a lawsuit against Mr. Jerod Brown. The suit complains Mr. Brown, a farmer, drove his farm equipment on Village streets in violation of recently enacted Village ordinance No. 420.
The Village of LaFayette is seeking a temporary order to restrain and permanently keep Mr. Brown (or any other farmer) from entering the Village with farm equipment. Furthermore, the complaints seek a fine of from $100 - $750 a day for each day the situation persists.
In the complaint, Village President Pro Tem Donald (Greg) Bartley alleges the following: