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Property annexation okayed

The new Nutrien Ag Solutions facility west of town has been annexed into the city.

A couple of property annexations were approved by the Fairbury City Council Wednesday night.

The first is residential property at 518 South Clay Street owned by Steven and Kelly Payne. The Paynes filed a petition with the City Clerk to annex the real estate into the city. The territory is zoned “R-2” which is a residential district, in accordance with the official plan of the City of Fairbury.

Another annexation request was approved for Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. just west of town at 8196 N. 2000 East Road. Some of the property was already annexed into the city.

In other action, the council amended Chapter 5 of the Municipal Code Book in relation to water service lines. This means the city would own the outside curb stops of the water line. Also, Chapter 6 of the Municipal Code was amended for garbage collection service charges. The city will only collect garbage from the property being picked up and the city will provide a dumpster as available upon request to residential properties.

Police Chief Robert McCormick reported testing took place for police officer candidates last week and two individuals were hired. One will be starting later in the month while the other starts the academy in a couple of weeks.

Alderman Steve Endres passed along information from a citizen who wants a stop sign on Calhoun Street to slow down motorists.

“He says people fly up and down that street,” said Endres.

Mayor David Slagel reminded everyone the speed limit is 30 miles per hour in that area and felt the only thing the city could do is have an officer watch and see if there is a need for a sign.

City Superintendent Brett Ashburn said the auditors will be in town prior to the next City Council meeting to review the city audit with everyone. The review is scheduled for Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. which is just before the 6:30 p.m. regular council meeting.

The group approved an application for alcohol sales and consumption on city property from Gig’s Place, 220 East Locust Street, on Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m. They will have workers checking ID’s, according to the mayor.

Council members were also reminded of a Sept. 13 request for the use of Sunken Park by the First Presbyterian Church for a praise band performance. The church is reserving the park from 3-7 p.m. which includes setup and teardown. The actual performance is planned for 4 p.m.

The consent agenda was approved, which included Aug. 18 meeting minutes, voucher invoice register, treasurer’s cash report and check register. A sidewalk request was authorized for the 200 block of East Oak Street.

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