October 7, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

St. Joseph Village Board- Live

Tonight is the night where they vote on the dispensary.

They are talking money. CDs and the like. And interest rates.

I am going to make a prediction that the board is going to direct the lawyer to write an ordinance NOT allowing sales of marijuana within the village. I just cannot see a scenario where they would vote yes.

TV is here! #someoneisgoingtobefamous


Public Participation time: The rules are you state your name, address, limit your talking to five minutes and don’t swear at the trustees, clerk or mayor or other audience members. #basicallybepolite

VOLO BROADBAND IS HERE. #Currentstateofbuildoutinstjoseph
All of a sudden we have started getting a high rate of interest.
In the Spring they are going to build out the rest of the town. #OURPRAYERSHAVEBEENANSWERED

Someone just said they got an $85 credit from Comcast for the last outage.

WAIT. It’s time. Dispensary talk.
Art Rapp “The sentiment of the people of St. Joe is that we opt out.” Rapp making the motion to opt out and direct the attorney to write an ordinance stating such. Seconded by Painter. 5-0 in favor of opting out.

#ITOLDYOU

I would still like to know how much it costs to put a referendum on the ballot though.

MSA Is making a presentation on updating zoning ordinances. To recap, the board spent a while discussing a town center zoning and then after tons of time they voted no. But the zoning is still 20 years old and needs to be updated. So this is the second chance at doing that.

Hopefully, if they go forward with this they 1. agree to work towards passing it. 2. DO not label it as a town center. People got real worked up about the name when all it basically was was a business district that meant certain things couldn’t go downtown like a pork processing plant, (that’s just an example.)

Mayor “Everyone was pretty much in agreement that the document that was presented to us was a good document.”

Mayor pointing out that with zoning how it is now they can’t even tell people where they could put a medical marijuana dispensary.

Wagner said there was some misunderstanding in the public regarding the town center. #fact #hespeaksthetruth #DONOTCALLITATOWNCENTER #itisazoningupdate

They have switched up committees now. (Well, now they call them teams)
Painter is in charge of finance.

People are coming to look at the parks, ect. so the village can get a grant.

Wagner is in charge of parks now.

The water fountains at Hackler are still not working. #fact #Mykidsweresad

Painter wants to look at what it would take to have a dog park within the village. He is asking about the next phase of the sports complex.

Mayor urging people to keep collecting bottle caps. Dump them off at village hall.

There is a hearing on Sept. 19 for the Monroe property. Joe asking if the village actually wants to go on the property and clean it up. Wagner saying he has someone who will do it. The property owner is being fined $50 a day. Now it’s up to $3,000. Painter asked for details. Wagner saying the owner was cleaning up but now there is mulch in the road, ect.

Rapp discussing parking now. Basically, stop parking on both sides of the road so emergency vehicles can get through.

A friendly reminder to not park in the middle of the road during the garage sales. #yourneighborsthankyou

That’s a wrap. To recap there will be no dispensary and we got three new benches and there will hopefully be new zoning within the next six months.

Banner
Related Posts

10 things you don’t know about me… Angi Landis

June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

1.  I’ve wanted to be a real estate agent since my girls were little.  They are 27 and 22 (will...

Talk of the Town with Mayor Ray Cunningham

August 25, 2019

August 25, 2019

Recently, Homer lost its grocery store and the Main Street Belly Deli. Mayor Ray Cunningham discusses how Homer is hoping...

SJO falls to Tolono, will take on BCC at home

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

St. Joseph-Ogden dropped a 48-16 contest to their long-time rival Unity Rockets in an Illini Prairie Conference tilt at Hicks...

Business owners thankful for community support after break-ins

January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

Around 6 a.m. this morning the owner of Country Chics, Stacy Cast, got a notification. The notification told her that...

5 things you don’t know about me… Deklan Quinn

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019

Deklan is in the running for the title of Little Prince! He is six years old. We asked him to...

Live at Village Board, Nov. 23

November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021

We are live at village board. Where we will discuss the Splash Pad and failed lift stations that cause sewer...

‘I am proud of all of us’ by Kristen Costa

June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

To the St. Joseph-Ogden High School Class of 2020, when I began writing this speech, I didn’t even know where...

Weekend Family Fun Guide

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

This post is sponsored by Island Travel Group and Events On Saturday, St. Joseph plays host to hundreds of runners...

Book nook: SJO English department starts project seeking diverse array of texts

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

The English department at St. Joseph-Ogden High School wants to allow students the opportunity to hear from voices that are...

Library page provides inspiration for reading

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Before the end of the school year, District #169 librarian Cindy Berry created a Ms. Berry’s Library page on Facebook....

Dinner date: Fire Wives to hold fundraiser

October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

The St. Joseph Stanton Fire Wife Tribe is hoping the community eats dinner out tonight. The group is holding a...

Splash pad committee moving forward

April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022

The St. Joseph Community Survey found that the community wants a splash pad. 47 percent of respondents thought the splash...

SJO boys’ basketball looks to get back on track against Prairie Central

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School boys’ basketball team played a flurry of games to end December. The steady, almost daily...

Barnes, Cramer help SJO girls’ basketball start off season perfect

November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

So far, so good. The St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ basketball team has opened the season with three straight wins...

Positive attitude and strong academics focus for Taylor

March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

Every month we feature a story on a student-athlete of the month. This post is sponsored by Christie Clinic. Maclayne...

Comments
Leave a Reply