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Olney Council Rescinds Vote For Country Club Work –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 17, 2013


During this week’s (Oct 14th) Olney City Council meeting, the council voted to rescind their Sep. vote approving  the use of public equipment, personnel, and funds to perform work on the private country club.

Their attorney basically recited Article VIII of the Illinois Constitution and other items. From the audio of the meeting, is appears they will try and do the work under some “economic development” purpose. It isn’t clear if that is possible since the Richland Country Club in not in any designated area such as TIF District, or even within the city limits.

At least the council listened to the messages they received on the subject (for now), and I don’t think this subject will come up again in the near future, since the attorney stated he will request an opinion from the Attorney General – and we know how fast they work…

Listen to the discussion here, I think it starts at around the 9 minute mark in the audio


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