LaSalle News Tribune | LaSalle, IL
Due to weather related issues, in some areas there may be delayed deliveries of your Monday issue of the NewsTribune.
If road conditions are severe enough, your delivery person may not be able to deliver your NewsTribune at all on Monday.
In this case, your Monday edition will be delivered with your Tuesday newspaper.
We ask you to be understanding for the safety of our carriers.

You can view Tuesday's newspaper online at

home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

2/5/2014 11:49:00 AM
Granville misses out on grant

NT Staff

By Ron Bluemer
For the NewsTribune

GRANVILLE — Mayor Doug Gimbal began the village board meeting Tuesday by announcing, “We’re not getting the money.” He was referring the water plant grant the village had applied for from the state.

Gimbal said the amount requested in grant applications across the state had exceeded the funds available.

On a more positive note, the mayor said there is an opportunity to reapply for the grant beginning in February, with a deadline June 2.

The mayor asked Larry Good, engineer from Chamlin and Associates, about a new approach to submitting the grant.

“See what we can find out about the ranking point system to maximize the points available to maximize our advantage,” he said.

“I think it should be resubmitted,” the mayor said.

Village trustee Randy Borio expressed his frustration with the distribution of grant money from Springfield. While other towns, large and small, were getting large grants, “We can’t seem to get any money,” he said.

Good said the village did receive $540,000 for the storm sewer project.
Borio was not satisfied.

“We’re the dog at the table begging for scraps,” he complained.

“Pester your representatives,” Good replied.

“We have some time,” said trustee Roy Leckonby. “Let’s see what we can do.”

“Put together a plan to sweeten our chances,” concluded Good.

A question from the audience resulted in a brief explanation of the village’s representation at a forthcoming Illinois Department of Commerce workshop, where more information on grants might be obtained. Good said representatives of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments would typically be there.

Other business:
* The trustees authorized a donation of $150 for Special Olympics,
* The mayor read a notice from Medicom regarding the increase in rates.

Login to your account:
Remember me
Login reminder
  If you'd like to comment on this article, please log in or click here to subscribe.


Subscription Login

Mayor's tax bill to jump 9% if L-p passes referendum
Updated: 5/23/2016 8:46:00 PM
Valley voters to decide on sales tax increase
Updated: 5/23/2016 8:31:00 PM
Working from home: Does it work?
Girls track and field: Hickey wins 800 state title
For the Record (5-23-2016): Births, police reports
Girls track and field: Zimmerlein wins three medals

Illinois Valley Events
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Photo GalleryVideo LibraryMagazinesDealsAbout UsAP Terms of UseAdvertise With UsExtra Content

Copyright 2016 NewsTribune, LaSalle, Illinois. All rights reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved