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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Intergovernmental agreement for bridge inspections passes

At the Aug. 4 meeting of the board, an item in the New Business portion of the agenda was for consideration and potential action on approval of Resolution No. 14-03. The resolution authorizes execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Macon County and the Village of Forsyth for bridge inspections.

The resolution formalizes bridge inspection services already provided by the county and is in accordance with new federal standards. It also designates Macon County as the program leader. The cost to the village is $500 per bridge inspection.

According to a report from Village Administrator David Strohl, the county now inspects the bridge on Weaver Road while a Springfield firm inspects the Hundley Road bridge, due to the fact that Macon County does not have the appropriate equipment needed to inspect the bridge on Hundley.

Separate memos from Jeff Jurgens, village attorney and one from Strohl both recommended that the board pass and approve the resolution. The motion carried with all trustees in attendance voting in favor of the resolution.

Threat of increased property taxes prompts community to form group

The Maroa-Forsyth School District is facing serious financial shortfalls, and discussions are reportedly underway to organize a referendum to raise community property taxes to help meet the challenge. As a result, there is a newly formed independent community group dedicated to keeping the communities of Maroa and Forsyth informed on issues related to Maroa-Forsyth public schools. This group is made up of concerned taxpayers, teachers, parents and residents of Forsyth and Maroa; it is not affiliated or endorsed by the Maroa-Forsyth School District.

The group is known as the Maroa-Forsyth Community for Excellent Public Education or CEPE (sounds like “keep” as in keep in touch).

If you would like to receive email updates from CEPE regarding news related to the public school district, including how community taxes may be impacted by school district policy decisions, contact to be added to the mailing list. 

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