Litchfield Council To Talk Mental Health, Eagle Ridge

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The Litchfield City Council will hold their second meeting of the month on Jan. 21, at Corwin Hall with public access available online through Zoom.

The night will begin with two public hearings, the first beginning at 6 p.m. for the closing out of the city’s Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant. The public can access the meeting by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82173534351.

The hearing will provide information regarding the amount of grant funds used, the type of work involved in the grant, the estimated amount of activities that benefitted low and moderate income persons and the amount of individuals that were involuntarily displaced as a result of the implementation of each activity and the assistance offered to these people.

The second public hearing is regarding the annexation of a parcel east of North Sherman Street in Litchfield that is currently owned by M&M Service Company. The public can access the hearing by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84479176777.

The regular council meeting will begin immediately after the annexation hearing, with the public able to access the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84479176777. Links to all three meetings can be found in the agenda at www.cityoflitchfieldil.com.

Among the items scheduled for the regular meeting are discussion regarding the implementation of a substance abuse/mental health program in the city, with a presentation by Macoupin County Health Department Director Kent Tarro for the new Safe Passages program.

Also on tap are authorizing ordinances for the city to execute a lease for certain property located in the Eagle Ridge subdivision, to set 2021 Lake Lou Yaeger fees and to approve designating stop signs in the Eagle Ridge subdivision.

The council will also discuss the 2021 lease agreement and rules and regulations for the lake front seasonal camping and Bi-Centennial Campground seasonal camping, plus a motion to approve a 20 percent credit for returning Bi-Centennial annual leaseholders for the 2021 season.

Purchases for a new upper and lower Polypro filter press belt for the wastewater treatment facility ($3,650) and a new mini pumper fire truck for the Litchfield Fire Department ($244,495) are also on the agenda, in addition to repairs to the varying frequency drive for the high service pump at the water treatment plant ($6,719.94).

The full agenda can also be found at www.cityoflitchfieldil.com.

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