Politics and Government

Mayor resigns; appointed administrator

Mahomet Village President Patrick Brown resigned on Tuesday night—only to be appointed to the vacant post of village administrator less than an hour later.

The appointment was made by trustee Sean Widener, who stepped into the role of acting village president after Brown's resignation, and confirmed by the board.


Brown declares intent to resign

At a special meeting of the village board on Tuesday night, Village President Patrick Brown declared his intention to resign—and set in motion the process to find his successor.


SVPWD breaks ground

Staff and board members from the Sangamon Valley Public Water District gathered with representatives from engineering firm Fehr Graham and Curry Construction to celebrate groundbreaking for the district’s new water treatment plant.


Candidate forum canceled

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled its candidate forum set for Oct. 23.

Chamber Director Theresa Berry said that only one of the candidates who was invited would have been able to appear at the event that evening, as the rest had made prior commitments.

The Chamber invites local and statewide candidates to its forums, which include a Q&A session for voters.


Renovation, demolition proposed on village property

In December, the Village of Mahomet bought the former R&S Sales and Service building on Lake of the Woods Road to house its transportation and public works equipment and staff offices.

Now, as their first year in the building winds down, officials are looking to make some improvements—and address issues at the old facility on Center Street.


Equipment sale falls short

Bids for sale of several pieces of surplus Village equipment came in significantly lower than expected this month.


Thornewood North wants you to slow down

Residents of the Thornewood North subdivision sent a petition to the village board on Tuesday night, asking trustees to consider lowering the speed limit to 20 miles per hour in their neighborhood.


Residents weigh in on video gaming

Mahomet's leaders asked for input from residents on repealing the ban on video gaming—and they got it on Tuesday night.

A crowd of about 30 packed the meeting room to offer their input, with the majority urging trustees to keep the ban in place. Members of Mahomet's ministerial alliance presented trustees with petitions signed by members of the community.


Trustees asked to consider gaming

Local restaurant owners are asking Mahomet’s board of trustees to consider allowing video gaming in the village. Representatives from JT Walker’s and The Wingery came to Tuesday night’s study session to urge leaders to revise the village’s ordinances.


Residents advocate for golf carts

Some residents are asking the village board to consider allowing golf carts on Mahomet streets.

The board last discussed the possibility of drafting an ordinance allowing the vehicles to use Mahomet’s roadways in 2011, but trustees opted not to act.


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