Airport chairman Gene Rohlfs reported
that everything is moving forward for this year's Logan County
Airport capital improvement plan. This year's plan calls for new
runway and taxi lighting systems, a bigger windsock and light, and
some other upgrades at the airport. The cost of $481,925 for the
lighting project is mostly picked up by the federal government's
Department of Transportation, with matching funds supplied by state
and county. The state's share would be $21,974 and the county's part
would be $25,633.
Cat and dog sale
Logan County Animal Control is having a big sale on cats and
dogs. That's right, the take-home price on pets is being reduced for
a couple of months to help save more lives.
Cats will be $35; dogs will only be $50. Animal control chairman
Kevin Bateman said this is a $35 discount on the fee for both the
cats and dogs. Bateman said the $35 is what it costs the county to
euthanize an animal, so you will be saving a life and saving money.
The sale begins Wednesday (today) and goes to Nov. 13.
Bridge repairs will be coming for Corwin Township at $8,500 and
the Elkhart Road District at $8,000.
Report completed on how to save energy
Jan Schumacher announced that she had just received a custom
report on how the county could save more energy. The extensive,
50-page report from the
group is on how to save energy and money at the safety complex. A
past assessment led to a grant and new windows for the Logan County
Schumacher said the new report is pretty impressive, and she
encouraged board members to look it over when they have time.
Hazard Mitigation Night
Emergency Management Agency director Dan Fulscher urged people to
attend a "Hazard Mitigation Night." The information to be presented
is an important part of this project. The public portion is
scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Lincoln Park District complex
on Primm Road.
Fulscher said the state of Illinois has been allocated about $25
million in federal funds. He said itís great to have a plan in
place, but you need to learn the process for requesting the money.
He added that it looks like about 160 projects have been submitted,
coming from seven communities in Logan County, and there are several
projects that look like they could be approved.
"Remember that up to 75 percent of the funding could be provided
in any one of these projects," he said.
"What is important now is that everyone learn the procedure on
how to ask for the money," Fulscher emphasized.
[to top of second column]
Great festival, nice parks
Terry Carlton expressed his appreciation and compliments to
county employees Hector Castro and Dennis Reves for the fine job
they did cleaning parks and painting in preparation for the Art &
Balloon Festival. City of Lincoln crews helped a lot too.
"They did a nice job of making everything look great," Carlton
He said the festival brought a lot of people to town and the
streets were filled with people.
Golfing at night
The second annual golf outing fundraiser for the Lincoln & Logan
County Development Partnership has been set for Oct. 11. The
after-dark event was a lot of fun last year, with glow sticks on
people and outlining the golf carts. The event is $50 per golfer.
Information is available on both the development partnership and
chamber of commerce websites.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]
Register for golf outing:
Lincoln/Logan County Development Partnership:
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce:
Learn more about energy-saving programs:
The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, or SEDAC, provides
valuable services at no cost to Illinois businesses and public
facilities. It is an applied research program at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working in collaboration with the 360
Energy Group and the Energy Resources Center at the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
The program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce
and Economic Opportunity in partnership with Illinois investor-owned
utilities to achieve energy efficiency savings in buildings
throughout the state of Illinois.
SEDAC provides advice and analyses enabling private and public
facilities in the state to increase their economic viability through
the efficient use of energy resources.
Find more information on conferences and assistance from SEDAC at