Catlin hears about county electronic recycling event

Kim Luttrell

Correspondent

Independent News

Catlin commissioners heard from Doug Toole, administrator of the Vermilion County Health Department, and Brenda Adams, executive director of Keep Vermilion County Beautiful, about a countywide electronics collection event.

According to Toole and Adams, their two agencies as well as Danville Area Community College are joining together to allow county residents to dispose of up to four unwanted electronic items each.

The event will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Oct. 28 in the front parking lot of DACC at 2000 E. Main Street in Danville.

Bryant Industries of Danville will be collecting the unwanted electronic items for recycling.

County residents will be allowed to drop off up to four televisions, monitors and other electronic items at no charge.  This event is for Vermilion County residents only and proof of residency will be required.

The organizers are also asking any towns, villages and townships that have collected discarded electronic items along the roadsides to contact them about a special pick up time so that they will not have to wait in line on the day of the event.

Commissioners also renewed their membership in Keep Vermilion County Beautiful at a cost of $150.

In other council action, commissioners:

- Set Halloween trick or treat hours from 4 – 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

- Learned that the village is stilling waiting on a deed for 406 Allison Street.  The village purchased the property at the county trustee tax sale.  Once the village has the deed, it will advertise for bids to sell the property.

- Set the Christmas parade for 6 p.m. Dec. 3.

- Learned the NS Railroad has scheduled the Paris Street railroad crossing to be repaired in 2019.

- Mayor Butch Schmink said he has contacted the Illinois Commerce Commission about Aqua Illinois’ 47 percent rate increase.  The ICC advised residents to contact them by phone or letter about their opposition with the rate request.  Schmink said the ICC takes into consideration the number of citizens in opposition to the rate hike request.  According to Schmink, the ICC will hold preliminary hearing on the rate increase on Nov. 6 with public hearings on Nov. 7 – 9.  The ICC will hold additional hearings Nov. 29 – Dec. 8 with additional hearing next year.  Schmink will be testifying at the hearings which will be held in Chicago.

The Catlin village council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the village hall.

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