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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.
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.
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.
By NICOLE LAFOND
For the Mahomet Citizen
The new ban on indoor tanning for minors will not have the effect Illinois lawmakers are hoping for, according to one Mahomet tanning salon owner.
All local veterans are invited to attend a presentation by Rep. Bill Mitchell and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“Stand Up and Be Counted” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mahomet American Legion Hall on Main Street.
Mahomet’s board of trustees welcomed a new member on Tuesday night, as discussion of the budget and next year’s slate of public works projects continued.
Mahomet resident Donald Lynn, who also serves as commander of American Legion Post 1015, was sworn in as the board’s newest member. His appointment fills the vacancy created by Patrick Brown’s election as mayor earlier this year.
The Village of Mahomet board of trustees recognized Village President Deb Braunig, whose term ended on Tuesday night, for her service to Mahomet.
Trustee Patrick Brown presented Braunig with a plaque honoring her eight years as mayor as well as her previous stint on the plan and zoning commission.
You'll find more extensive election coverage in Thursday's paper, but in the meantime, here's how the dust has settled:
Mahomet Village President
Mahomet voters opted for both stability and change on Tuesday, as they returned three incumbent village trustees to their seats but defeated the current village president in a decisive 78 percent to 22 percent vote.
The weather may still be cold, but local races are heating up in advance of the April 9 election.
Mahomet residents will have a chance to hear from candidates for village president, Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees, Mahomet-Seymour School Board and Cornbelt Fire Protection District Board of Trustees at an upcoming forum sponsored by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce.
An error in the opt-out letters for Mahomet's electric aggregation initiative is causing confusion for some area residents.
Mark Fanning, manager of marketing and customer care for Homefield Energy, said that the first line of the letter sent to all electric customers within the village refers to the community as "Maryville" rather than "Mahomet."