Category: Savanna Illinois

Savanna Public Works To Purchase New Vehicle – By Michael Miller

BY MICHAEL MILLER The City of Savanna’s Public Works Department has been approved for a new vehicle, thanks to the action at the Savanna City Council meeting on January 8, 2019. Alderman Pat Sanchez delivered the Finance Committee report, including a request for funds for a new vehicle for Public Works. This is a budgeted item, Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman noted, which will replace the department’s current 2006 Chevy Colorado, which has amassed about 152,000 miles.  Lindeman said this vehicle had experienced multiple issues in the past year and was no longer safe to put on the road. ...

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Savanna Food Pantry Says 2018 One of Its Best Years

The 20th Anniversary Canadian Pacific Holiday Train chugged through Carroll County last Sunday afternoon, and it made a stop in Savanna. Over 120 people showed up to enjoy the show, which was put on by Canada’s Willy Porter and The Trews, sponsored by Canadian Pacific. While the train was stopped in Savanna, Andy Cummings, Canadian Pacific Railway spokesman, announced that the rail company would be donating $5,500 to the Savanna Food Pantry. Cummings also stated that, since 1999, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has raised $14.5 million and received 4.3 million pounds of food, all for Food Banks across...

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Two Savanna Businesses Move Forward in TIF Reimbursement Process

BY MICHAEL MILLER Savanna — Two Savanna businesses were approved for redevelopment agreements with the city of Savanna, enabling them to receive partial TIF district funding for their renovation and renewal projects, thanks to action at the November 28th, 2018 regular Savanna city council meeting. BV Prowant, LLC, who owns the property at 44 Main Street (former KFC/Taco Bell location) will receive $5,300 per year over the next ten years, for a total of $53,000, toward renovations of that property.  The company plans to open a coffee/Wi-Fi/video gaming lounge and drive through liquor store, and the renovation project is expected to finish in July of 2019.  The first scheduled payout is projected to be in December of 2019. William Parks, owner of Keyhole Ink Studios, at 519 Main Street, will receive annual payments of $1,996.00 over three years, for a total of $5,987.00 to renovate that property.  This project is complete, with first payout in December of this year. The council also approved an ordinance which amended the annual budget ordinance for 2018-2019, to correct a mathematical error, waiving the second reading. The council approved the annual tax levy, for a total amount of $791,593.00, on its first reading. Approved paying J.C. Carey $6,000.00 for fair market value of property, $21,000.00 for damage to the remainder of the said property, and $3,000.00 for temporary construction easement at that site,...

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Great River Outreach (GRO) Holds Community Summit

This #GivingTuesday, and for the rest of this December, make your donation dollars work for those in need in your local communities. The Great River Outreach (GRO) is a local organization that helps connect those in need with the services they require to help them get back on their feet, or even to make it to the next week or month. 

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Savanna City Council: Ups Loan Amounts for Wacker Project

SAVANNA APPROVES INCREASING LOAN AMOUNTS FOR WATER/SEWER PORTIONS OF WACKER PROJECT The Savanna City Council approved increasing the IEPA loan amounts for both the water and sewer portions of the Wacker Road project, ensuring flexibility for all costs, at the council’s November 13th meeting. Community Funding and Planning’s Sharon Pepin explained that the city passed two ordinances for loan authorization for IEPA loans, one for water/sewer and the other for sewer improvement.  These will pay for the work to be done on Wacker Road as part of that overall project.  The amounts were initially to take care of the water and sewer mains only, as the roadways were being financed by IDOT monies and EDA grant monies.   The anticipated construction date came and went, with the city now looking at next year for a target start time, Pepin said, due to a long review time by IDOT. In reviewing the rising construction costs, Pepin said she consulted with Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman and MSA Engineering’s Jared Fluhr on how to maximize these grant monies and forgivable loans.   “I said to Jared we need to take the average cost of whatever roadway restoration works might be necessary on the water side and sewer side and add those as part of the water and sewer loan project,” Pepin said. She said this would maximize the EDA grant...

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Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 21

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

October 21 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 28

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 28

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

October 28 @ 7:00 pm

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