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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Items of interest from Village staff and the Feb. 21 Board meeting


  • Trustees approved three ordinances involving One Market Place at the corner of Rt. 51 and West Weaver Road. Postponed until the next Board meeting on March 6 due to the absence of trustee Eric Morr was approval for Ordinance No. 845, which would suspend Forsyth’s hotel/motel tax. Four votes are required to pass an ordinance.


  • This year an increased number of special interest groups requested funding provided by Forsyth’s hotel/ motel taxes. Included in the list were Future-Charity Golf Tournament, Decatur Celebration, Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rodney Miller Triathlon, Macon County Fair, Decatur Swim Club, Forsyth Sunrise Rotary Club and American Heart Association’s Darrell Beck Memorial Heart Walk/ Run. Additionally, funding requests from the Village’s general fund came from the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur Macon County, Decatur Park District, Children’s Museum of Illinois, Decatur Crimestoppers, Maroa-Forsyth High School Post Prom Committee and Warrensburg-Latham High School Post Prom Committee. Trustees will review the monetary requests and announce recipients during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 5.
  • Trustee Bob Rasho asked that Ordinance 803 be included on the agenda for the March 5 Board meeting and discussed prior to decision on the requests from the special interest groups. The ordinance addresses representation of elected officials on outside Boards and organizations. Discussion on capital projects to be included in the 2012-13 operating and maintenance budget will also be discussed that same evening.
  • Sandi Hayes has been hired as the new children’s librarian, and longtime library clerk Sheila Schmahl has announced her retirement effective March 31, according to a report from Head Librarian Rachel Miller.

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