Archive: December, 2013


Taxes – yet again

Local Liquor Control Commission Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m., Civic Center Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16, streamed on City site Our last meeting of the year almost always takes up the City’s property tax assessment. This year, staff has recommended a $90,000, or 10.57% increase from last year’s taxes. At our November 19th meeting City […]

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Buried Under Snow

Carbondale’s Challenge Today’s Southern Illinoisan carried an excellent front page story by Dustin Duncan. It outlines our city’s efforts to deal with the weather emergency that left snow clogged sidewalks and streets. City Manager Kevin Baity accurately stated that the occupants of properties are responsible for clearing their sidewalks and parking lots. Moreover, a city […]

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The Big Snow

Neighbors helping neighbors D. and I drove around Carbondale earlier today to see how people were handling the snow and how much of the city had been opened up. We found lots of people out and about. Many were busy shoveling out their cars and helping their neighbors. The snowplows had not made it to […]

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Winter storm updates

I hope you’re able to stay warm and dry. I haven’t seen a storm like this since when —  1978-9?  — when I lived in the Union Hill subdivision. During that storm we were without power for many days, rural roads were impassible, and neighbors with cross country skies had a great time. Neighbors with wood […]

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Do you favor a property tax increase?

Downtown Master Plan in the works Citizen input is needed Local Liquor Control Commission and City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Civic Center Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16, streamed on City site A Public Hearing and Council discussion of staff’s proposal that Council authorize a $90,000, or 10.574%, increase in the City’s property […]

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