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Letter from the Mayor 05 2015

There is no question…it was a tough vote. In the face of a 12.5 percent decline in water usage over the past two years, the City Council voted last month 6-1 to raise the water/ sewer rates by $10.05 per quarter beginning this August to offset most of the $169,153 operating cost deficit that would have been in the Water/ Sewer Fund’s Fiscal Year 2015- 16 budget. Because it is being charged in the form of a flat fee, this increase will be equal to $3.35 per month for the water/ sewer user, no more or no less.

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Inside the Police Department 05

We have recently experienced a string of traffic mishaps at our high school. We realize that getting that first license is truly a “life-changing” experience, but we want to insure that these changing experiences are positive. When young drivers are burning off tires, losing control while showing off to their friends or other such risky behaviors we have and will take enforcement actions. Driving is a privilege and as such, can be revoked due to inappropriate activity. I strongly implore parents to open up dialogue with their young drivers to reinforce the idea of safely operating vehicles.We have recently experienced a string of traffic mishaps at our high school. We realize that getting that first license is truly a “life-changing” experience, but we want to insure that these changing experiences are positive. When young drivers are burning off tires, losing control while showing off to their friends or other such risky behaviors we have and will take enforcement actions. Driving is a privilege and as such, can be revoked due to inappropriate activity. I strongly implore parents to open up dialogue with their young drivers to reinforce the idea of safely operating vehicles.

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M.O.R.E. News May 2015

With Spring finally breaking, we begin to turn our eyes to warm weather activities. If you are looking for a place to tend a small garden of your own, you can sign up at the M.O.R.E. Center. Pick up the guidelines and get all the information. Dr. Ron Rood is heading up the Community Garden project and we are assisting with the sign-ups.

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Pondering the Past, Tales Lost in Time- May 2015

All too often we’ve seen the poignant images of flag-draped caskets being off-loaded from a military transport aircraft. These caskets contain the remains of our military heroes killed at great distances from home and family. In some cases family members of the fallen heroes are present at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to accept the remains; in other cases the bodies are delivered to the family.

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Marengo Route 23 and I-90 Interchange In Process

I 90 InterchangeThe interchange project connecting Marengo’s leg of Route 23 with the I-90 Jane Addams Tollway is formally underway, as The Mc Henry County Division of Transportation has issued a payment for the engineering study to be initiated. Construction of a bridge and interchange is slated to begin in 2017, with completion the following year.

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City Council Reviews Water Rate In Final Fiscal Budget

City Council Reviews Water Rate In Final Fiscal BudgetThe Marengo City Council heard discussions and debated three different options attached to increases in the water and sewer bill, during the regular Apr. 13 meeting, before voting 5-1 to accept a plan that will add 13.9 per cent to the quarterly bill. The increase, due to take effect Aug.1, is part of the overall fiscal year budget starting May 1.

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Marengo Residential Conflict Aired At Zoning Meeting

Fraternite of Notre DameWhat was considered a “broad neighborhood dispute” actually displayed itself to be a decade-long history of simmering discord in rural unincorporated McHenry attached with a Marengo address. The resulting Apr. 9 meeting of the county’s Zoning Board of Appeals brought more than 160 people to the county’s Woodstock Administration Building for an exposition of democracy in action.

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Indians Split At Sectionals Ending Whirlwind Season

The Marengo Indians (27-6 Overall) varsity basketball team had their goal curtailed in the IHSA Class 3A Sectional playoffs in Rochelle following a 69-58 finals loss to Rockford Lutheran. The game capped their 2014-15 run with a second consecutive 20-win season.

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Voice of the Candidates: Marengo Alderman Election

Voters accustomed to voting at the Fire Rescue building will vote at the Maren-go Township building.

The Marengo-Union Times gave candidates from each ward an opportunity to share their vision for Marengo.

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Marengo Council Tentatively Completes Budget Discussions

The Marengo City Council opened discussions on the water and sewer budget, as part of the overall picture for the fiscal year 2016, during its regular Mar. 23 session. Coupled with the separate budget for general revenue funds, council members will meet Apr. 13 to formally effectuate the plan.

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Marengo Route 23 and I-90 Interchange In Process

Marengo Route 23 and I-90 Interchange In Process

The interchange project connecting Marengo’s leg of Route 23 with the I-90 Jane Addams Tollway is formally underway, as The Mc Henry...

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City Council Reviews Water Rate In Final Fiscal Budget

City Council Reviews Water Rate In Final Fiscal Budget

The Marengo City Council heard discussions and debated three different options attached to increases in the water and sewer bill, during the...

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Marengo Residential Conflict Aired At Zoning Meeting

Marengo Residential Conflict Aired At Zoning Meeting

What was considered a “broad neighborhood dispute” actually displayed itself to be a decade-long history of simmering discord in rural unincorporated McHenry...

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