Durand has been working diligently on many projects. Check out their facebook pagehere.
MAPPING is a strategic visioning and planning process for rural communities for long-range economic development. Local residents of that community come together to create an action plan, identify goals and strategies necessary to move forward towards common goals and a community they envision.
For more information on the MAPPING program or how to get your community involved, contact the
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs or visit their website at http://mappingthefuture.org
Here are a few communities that have started planning!
The City of Mount Carroll is in the process of finalizing a Business Development District. Visit the City's website or contact City Hall for more information.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS
Check out Savanna's First Fridays! Click here for more information on their events.
Elizabeth unveiled their long-range vision for their community. Check out facebookfor more more information!
Contact Mayor John Huggins at 815.541.0557 with questions.
The City of Galena received a DCEO Community Development Assistance Program Grant in the amount of $199,443.00 for the construction of roughly 2700 L.F. of new sanitary sewer main and the purchase and installation of grinders pumps for residents along Rives and Thirst Streets. The project will eliminate private septic systems for these residents and connect them to City sewer. Construction is close to completion!
The City of Savanna is in the process of creating a new TIF district. The new TIF district will expand over more of the City than the previous district which in turn will generate more funds.
CFPS assisted the Village of Tampico in securing DCEO funds of $13,837 in addition to $20,000 for a U.S. Rural Development grant for the purchase of a new storm siren and generator. The siren has replaced an antiquated system that does not provide adequate notification to local residents. The generator also provides backup power needed for the new siren. The new system has remote activation connected to the national weather system, and is located in a central location within the Village. This new siren will provide public safety to approximately 790 residents.