Before the meeting of Eldorado City Council began Tuesday, a public meeting was held during which Nick Hill of Select Energy Partners explained the advantages of shopping for energy instead of just buying at the price that a local provider sets.
Ameren still delivers the electricity but the source of power changes and great savings can be had, according to Hill. It is called Electric Aggregation. He explained that about 500 communities in Illinois that had voted for aggregation purchase of electric power in November's election were enjoying savings of up to 25 percent now.
The matter is on the April 9 ballot and will be decided for Eldorado during the upcoming election. The mayor and council seemed favorable to the idea.
The first item was the approval of a roadblock request by a student group, Student Outreach Awareness Program, at Eldorado High School on Aug. 24. The group's purpose is to make the high school environment a better and safer one.
The roadblock request was unanimously approved.
The second item was a special use permit for a mobile home outside an approved mobile home park. Tina Yager was granted permission to place a mobile home on 1107 Murray Street. The motion passed unanimously.
Approval of payment of interest on municipal bonds was given in the amount of $3,320 to Hometown National Bank.
Approval was given the Street Department to purchase a Honda sprayer at the price of 1,999.
All other departments made favorable reports of their status to the council.
The street department mentioned that Spring Cleanup Day was scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27 when citizens may bring the items they wish to dispose of to the Eldorado Street Barn. The city will not accept batteries or old tires. Citizens must bring a water bill to prove residency.
Starting on May 1 the city will issue fines of up to $750 for those who do not clean up or mow.
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