• Mayor Randy Philhower said he will contact Progressive Energy Group, which has offices in Aurora and Yorkville, to solicit bids from energy companies, after village residents approved an electric aggregation issue on the Nov. 6 ballot.
This company will seek bids from energy companies and present this information at two public hearings that must be held prior to any program being implemented for village residential and commercial electric users.
Electric users can either accept the bid village board members choose to provide electricity to the village users; opt out of this choice to get their own company; or stay with the current electric provider (Ameren), Philhower said.
• Village board members approved a tentative levy of $71,180, down from last year’s levy of $72,220, which is caused by the village’s equalized assessed valuation going down about 11 percent in the last few years. Philhower will have John Isaacson, the village’s attorney, draw up an ordinance to be voted on at December’s meeting to adopt the village’s tax levy for next year
• Board members heard the used snowplow recently purchased for $2,000 is too heavy for the village’s trucks to operate. Village employees have been able to fix an old snowplow used 15 to 20 years ago to get it ready to plow snow this winter. The used snow plow recently purchased from the Whiteside County Airport will be sold.