During the Township portion of the meeting, the Trustees certified the actions taken at the April 12, 2022 Annual Meeting regarding placement of an advisory question of public policy at general election to be held on November 8, 2022: “Should the State of Illinois Adopt an Independent Citizens Commission for the Federal and State Redistricting Process, that Would be Guided by Principles Established in Fair Maps Initiatives?” This will be submitted to the Peoria County Election Commission by the Town Clerk to be placed on November 8, 2022 ballot.
Consent agenda of nine items approved without discussion. Under regular business, the Council approved CDBG Public Service Commission to funding for non-profit capital program in amount of $563,085.00. These funds will be used for neighborhood revitalization and healthy living programs.
The Public Works department was recognized for its efforts to coordinate area road repairs and avoid conflict with state roadwork schedule over the next year. Some of the areas to be addressed are Orange Prairie Road, Nebraska from University to Sterling Ave, Allen Road from Northmoor to War Memorial Dr.
Council deferred voting on Video Gaming Ordinance until May 24, 2022 meeting. Information on fee structure for other communities in Illinois is available city website (go to Agenda, click on item 22-119 to view), as well as proposed Ordinance. The next council meeting is scheduled for May 24, 2022. Minutes, agendas and recordings of meetings are available at https://peoriail.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Connie Romanus, Observer
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