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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Items of interest from village staff and recent board meetings

  • Millikin University Director of Golf Sam Osborne spoke to trustees during the public comment portion of the July 15 meeting. Osborne expressed his displeasure at the Board for backing away from the Village’s sponsorship of the long-running Symetra Tour event at Hickory Point Golf Course. Osborne said he was appalled telling trustees they “owe families in this community an apology” for rejecting a “quality-of-life event” that attracts families and businesses. He asked that the matter be reconsidered, adding that the Symetra Tour is growing and will be on television someday.
  • BP Gas, at the corner of U.S. Route 51 and Shafer Street, applied for a special use permit for its new electronic message sign, which the station put in place before receiving full approval and for which it was subsequently fined. Trustee David Wendt made a motion that the item be tabled and put on a future agenda once the fine has been paid.
  • Community and Economic Development Coordinator Nik Duffle’s July 15 report to trustees noted that he recently had a discussion with developer Reed Sullivan regarding the Prairie Winds development. Duffle wrote that Sullivan is making progress on the project’s infrastructure and hopes to start building homes this fall.
  • The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public.


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