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Princeton City Council

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:04 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council conducted the following business at its June 16 meeting:

• Approved a recommendation from the Princeton Plan Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a joint special use petition from North Central Illinois Council of Governments and Don Mitchell for property located at about 110 N. Main St. The request was to allow a retail use in a B-3 district in order to use the existing building for a retail antique/furniture shop.

• Heard from a Princeton resident who lives on Backbone Road West and was concerned about the speed of traffic on the road. The resident said he lost a dog last month because of the speeding on the road.

• Heard from Princeton’s Tourism and Marketing Director Joni Hunt who presented the council with the city’s new visitor’s guide. Hunt asked Mayor Keith Cain for an endorsement of the recently completed guide as the city’s official visitor’s guide. Cain and the council agreed to endorse the new guide as the city’s official visitor’s guide.

• Heard the Illinois Department of Transportation has approved the appropriation of $300,000 in Motor Fuel Taxes for city street projects, from May 1, to April 30, 2015. City Manager Jeff Clawson said the city will do the projects in phases, so as to not overspend.

• Passed an ordinance to place a stop sign at the intersection of Meadow Lane and Prairie Lane.

• Approved the monthly building permit report for May.

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