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Where the Rails Cross the River


FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR

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From the Desk of the Mayor


 
July 13, 2018

 For those following the FLM gravel pit issue just west of town, here’s a report. We won! The Judge has upheld the decision by the Peoria County Zoning Board to deny FLM the right to mine gravel. Our lawyer informs me that FLM will likely file a motion, in the next 30 days, for the Judge to reconsider. Assuming he denies that request, FLM will likely appeal to the Appellate Court in Ottawa, but that task will not be easy. So, although we’re not out of the woods yet, things are looking good? I’ll keep you posted.

 It looks like we have a new restaurant coming to town. The owners of the Germantown Grille are planning on opening a second restaurant, Grille 2, in the building where Cedar House recently closed. They hope to open soon after Labor Day. Looks like a good addition to town. They plan on having the same menu, etc. as they do in Germantown Hills. So, if you want a preview, go there and get a bite to eat, or check them out on the web. Welcome to town?

 The next Downtown Thursday will be the Corn Boil; the date is July 26th. At the last event, we tried a photographic scavenger hunt and allowed open container alcohol on the street. Both of these experiments turned out to be popular, so we’ll do them again; just stop by the tent at Second and Pine to check it out. There will great food and lots of things to see and do for the whole family. Hope to see you there.

 One of my goals as Mayor has been to improve the general appearance of the town. We’ve accomplished several things toward this goal. We have enhanced our Façade Program through which a business owner can ask the City to pay 80% of the cost to improve the look of their building. And, through a grant, a consultant recently completed a Fourth Street Corridor Improvement Study. And, I have asked our police officers to be more aware of ordinance violations (tall grass, derelict cars, etc.) and property maintenance violations (broken windows. detached gutters, etc.). So, be warned…. You can blame me if you get cited…. Keep your property in good shape and it will become contagious. We deserve an attractive community, and it will attract others to our town.

 That’s all for this time. See you around town!

 Don
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DOWNTOWN THURSDAY 2ND STREET MARKET 
ANNUAL CORN BOIL - Thursday July 26, 2018
5:00 to 8:00 - Live Music, Food and Fun!  
Photo's from THE TASTE OF CHILLICOTHE
  - JUNE 28, 2018
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