Bradford Schools review budget

bradfordThe Bradford School Board was told at their August meeting that the strategic planning committee is waiting on available dates from the person who will be the moderator.  Once received, dates will be set up for the committee to meet.
The board thanked the summer crew for the grounds and buildings looking great at the start of the school year.  They also thanked the teachers and staff for a successful start to the year.


Bradford conducts special and monthly meetings

The Bradford Village board of trustees held a Special Joint Review Board meeting of the TIF district bradfordMonday evening at village hall prior to the regular board meeting, which was held in lieu of September’s meeting.
During the special meeting, Steven Kline of the Bloomington based Economic Development Group, LTD spoke to the board in a review of the Tax Increment Fund for fiscal year 2014, beginning May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.



Bruce Rauner visits Stark County

toulonRepublican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner promised “to take what I learned in business and turn Illinois around” during a campaign stop Saturday at Connie’s Country Kitchen in Toulon.
A wealthy investment company executive from Chicago’s suburbs, Rauner received a hearty round of applause when he declared that he would live in the Executive Mansion in Springfield if elected, something recent governors have not done.

Stark School budget on display

The finance committee recommended a tentative budget to the Stark County School Board at their August meeting.  The budget projects that total expenses will exceed total revenues in the operating funds by $3,251,000 for the 2015 fiscal year.

County board says they’ll waive fees to keep jobs

The Stark County Board was scheduled to hear from an investment group last Tuesday night interested in building a medical marijuana facility, but the group never showed.
County board member Tom Howes said a group contacted him about the current ordinances and regulations the county has on such facilities, now that the law allows them. Howes invited the group to be present at the meeting, but it became apparent they had likely chosen another location.