Archive: August, 2013

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Liquor Licenses on Agenda

Liquor Control Commission and City Council meetings Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. Civic Center Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16, streamed on City site Tonight’s LCC and City Council meetings have many items on their agendas, but the most controversial ones are not on it. The prospective downtown developers have withdrawn their amendment to allow residential […]

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Downtown development – What is next?

City Council and the Local Liquor Control Commission will meet Tuesday, August 27. In my last blog I wrote about an amendment to our code that would have allowed residential uses on the first floor of the student housing development, with 300 to 500 beds, proposed for the 710 block of South Illinois and University. The Planning Commission recommended […]

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Downtown Development, Fisher Appeal, and more

Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 p.m., Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16, streamed on City site This week’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission meetings deal with issues that are very important to the residents and businesses in Carbondale. Zoning Board of Appeals rulings are final; only the […]

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Bike Path Plans and more

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m., Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16, streamed on City site I had the great pleasure this weekend of zipping through the forest canopy at the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour. It was my stepson Acton’s birthday and he and his friend Alicia came down from Champaign to celebrate with us. The weather […]

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IDOT Bike plan, Liquor, and More

Thursday, August 1, two meetings are being held that are important to Carbondale’s future. At 6:30 IDOT is holding a meeting on a statewide bicycle transportation plan. At 5:30 the Liquor Advisory Board is conducting a hearing and discussion to advise Council on expanding sales of package liquors — beer, wine, and spirits — to convenience […]

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