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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Moratorium on Harrisburg Lake leasing ends Dec. 1

  • Harrisburg City Council is ending its moratorium on leasing property at Harrisburg Lake Dec. 1. During Thursday's city council meeting Public Properties Commissioner Dale Fowler announced amendments to the lake lease ordinance.
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  • Harrisburg City Council is ending its moratorium on leasing property at Harrisburg Lake Dec. 1.
    During Thursday's city council meeting Public Properties Commissioner Dale Fowler announced amendments to the lake lease ordinance.
    The ordinance increases the rent by $100 to $400 for residents and $450 for non residents.
    There is also a one-time deposit of $500.
    The ordinance also gives the council the ability to select any subsequent renter of a piece of property.
    "There have been some major improvements at the lake over a short period of time," Fowler said.
    "It has come a long way."
    During the meeting:
    Council adopted the Harrisburg Downtown Tax Increment Finance Plan and Redevelopment Ordinance, designated the TIF Area Ordinance and adopted the Tax Increment Financing Ordinance, three pieces of procedure that begins the Downtown TIF District.
    Commission Ron Fearheiley suggested paying Terance Henry of TBay Online Sales to design and set up the City of Harrisburg Web site for $800. Former City Treasurer Charles Will said from the audience Henry had already been paid $1,700 to do the Web site, did the work, but it was never turned on.
    Fearheiley said he would be checking on the matter.
    "Did you write a check and sign it?" McPeek asked of Will.
    Will said he did not recall.
    Fowler said due to some recent problems with people renting the Harris-Pruett Building, but not using it when other parties might have rented it rent and deposit fees will now be collected up front prior to making the reservation.
    Council approved city retirees paying $1,800 toward their health care deductible.

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