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Drivers on Illinois 47 are slowing down thanks to some new speed limits imposed this month.
In mid-July, the speed limit on the stretch of highway that passes the Briarcliff and Thornewood neighborhoods on the north side of Mahomet was lowered.
As summer draws to a close, drivers will have to move a little slower on many Mahomet streets.
A proposal before the village board would lower the speed limit in residential areas of Mahomet by five miles per hour.
After months of preparation and review, the board of trustees passed a budget for the Village of Mahomet on Tuesday night—a task that Acting Village President Sean Widener said is “probably the most important job we have” as elected officials.
Village leaders are hoping a special census will help enumerate Mahomet’s newest residents—and bring in some extra revenue.
On Tuesday night, members of the board of trustees gave their approval to a plan to hold a partial special census intended to find out how much Mahomet has grown since the federal census in 2010.
If voters in Mahomet’s five precincts had their way, the November presidential ballot would feature a showdown between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Voters in Seymour and the rural areas of northwestern Champaign County also favored Cruz and Sanders by similar margins.
Village trustees gave a nod to a plan to raise water rates at their Tuesday night meeting.
Last month, officials proposed raising usage rates by three cents, to 41 cents per hundred gallons.
Wastewater rates, as well as hookup fees and the $5 per month water facilities charge, will remain the same.
Village officials are proposing a water rate increase in order to help fund replacement of the community’s aging infrastructure.
The proposed hike would increase the Village of Mahomet water rate by three cents, to 41 cents per hundred gallons of use. Sewer rates, as well as connection fees, would remain the same.
In the end, the debate over Mahomet's video gaming ban came down to taxes.
The board of trustees voted 4-2 to repeal the ban on Tuesday night, with proponents of the measure citing the need to encourage commercial growth in a community where the tax base is overwhelmingly residential.
Residents on both sides of the gambling issue came out to express their opinions at Tuesday night's study session of the Mahomet Village Board, ahead of a possible vote next week.
Video gaming has been illegal in Mahomet since 2009, though there are already places in town where it's available.