Alma Plans to Go All Out for Halloween This Year
Mayor Russell Swift reported bids would be opened at noon on Friday for the village hall addition that will include two handicapped accessible bathrooms and an office expansion. The village's motor fuel tax fund has been straightened out with the Illinois Department of Transportation. Swift says they now have the full $54,000 available for road improvements. He's pleased the problems were straightened out without the village being fined for record keeping problems. Some of the money will be used to oil and chip the bus routes and major village streets on Wednesday of this week.
The Alma Board has directed the Police Chief to increase enforcement of ordinance violations. Derelict vehicles and golf cars and ATV's running on village streets without the required license tags were at the top of the list of concerns.
The board agreed to spend up to $350 for landscape blocks for the sign outside the front of the Alma Village Hall building.
The board voted to increase salaries to village officials elected in the April election. The pay for mayor will increase from $200 to $400 per month. The clerk's salary will increase from $225 to $300. Trustee pay will increase from $40 to $50 for a regular meeting and from $10 to $50 for any special meetings. Petitions for the mayor, clerk, and four open trustee seats in the April election are now available at Alma Village Hall.
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