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Scientists have found a genetic link to migraine headaches. That's the first sign that migraines can be passed from parents to children, instead of the usual other way around. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH "The Little Charch That CouM" 223 W. Cooke St. I Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 By Mike Lakin A long time Mt. Pulaski go!f cart advocate attended the Sept. 14 City Council meeting. After looking over the street legal golf carts at the .Hlinois State Fair he came home ready to fire one up. Mt. Pulaski has not; allowed the use of golf carts on city streets.; Except the one used by the elevator for travel between facilities. The argument pre- Do Yon Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Community Bank, we're committed to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE FARMERS B A N K or t. 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski Why not golf carts? sented was that the cityEconomic allows riding lawnmow- Development ers on city streets. And, it was noted, not all of the Five windmill project riding lawnmowers on the studies are taking place in streets even have mower Logan County. One proi- blades. They're more rec- ect is farther along, and it reational, involves a Windmill farm It was also brought up whether 4-wheelers can be used in town by resi- dents with farm ground outside of town. It would allow farm owners to zip out of town to do farm work. At this time, Police Chief Lynn Freer said that 4-wheelers were not legal in town and could not be used on city streets. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said that the Council would discuss the issue at the Sept. m Committee meet- ing: Athletic Association Submits Project Stan Anderson and Rob Kelly presented a pro- posal from the Athletic Association. The Associa- tion planned to move the existing backstop at Bruin field to correct playing distance for leagues. The Association submitted the proposal" from Goodman Fence of Springfield for the project. Total cost of the project is $3,464. Since the project was not on voting agenda, the Council could not vote on the project that meeting. The Council did take a straw vote. Aldermen Pete Howe, Darrell Knauer, and ]ohn Utterback voted yes. Alderman Tricia Aylesworth, stating she didn't know all the factors involved yet, voted no. This was a non-binding straw vote. Later on in the meet- ing, the Council was told that the $3,464 could only be paid out of the public grounds fund. This would affect tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, bandstand maintenance, public building main- tenance, and such. The payment would reduce the amount of money avail- able for other projects. This information did not result in d discussion. It did create an "uh-oh" moment for the council. stretching from New Hol- land to Elkhart. Phase one will see construction of 118 windmills. Two windmill projects are in discussion for the Mt. Pulaski area. One of the projects is being studied by a European concern. If this project were done, work would be scheduled for 2ol3 - 2Ol4. A county proposal for business incubators would include one in Mt. Pulaski'. A building would be needed in town and the building owner would need to agree to cut the building's rent in half for the first year. The Council was told that grant money for sewer and water projects are available. The hook is, the City would have to review its water and sewer rates and increase them to obtain the grant funds. As with previous grants like this, City Officials have visions of tar and feathering parties where they would be the guests. While the Council reviews water and sewer rates regulaHy, they have not been in favor of substan- tial hikes to obtain grant money. In Other Business Trapping of raccoons, skunks, opossums, and anything else of feral nature has commenced. The City targeted three areas - loo block of S. Vine, 200 block of N. Park, and mo block of W. McDonald. If nothing shows up in any of these areas, traps will be moved to other target areas. The City has budgeted $300 a month for trapping. That is a maximum of six critters a month. No problems were reported on the square during the Fall Festival. The Council agreed to dohate $300 to the Logan County Auxiliary Police Uncoln Logan/May bteqDd=e Insurance Agency Office 217-732-4642 Home 217-792-3714 Farm - Home - Auto - COmmercial Auto-Owners Progressive Pekin Insurance GrinneH Mutual Frontier Mutual IMT Spriska Great American = 305-A Decatur St. - P. O. Box 860 - Lincoln, IL 62656 16 A poll says investors are wary of stock trading and the market is not a fair place to put their money. Those are called wealthy people. Rrest of us lust hope for enough money to put into the super market. A report says health insurance costs will rise again in the next twelve months. And the sun will rise in the east and set in the west. An opera that is written entirely in Klingon has made its debut in Europe. It's the only opera in his- tory where men actually attend willingly. for their help during the Festival. Penalty issues for rental property inspec- tions will be discussed at the Sept. 21 Committee meeting. " The City will inspect rental property more fre- quently than in the past. That is. if it appears that the property is not being maintained. Alderman Darrell Knauer reported to the -" Council that he had more ~. information on the Clin- ton Landfill issue. The landfill is already accepting PCV material t~ at the location. Plans are to .add contaminated soil bO from the Chicago area to the site. t,o Darrell said concerns are that the landfill can impact the aquifer that provides the City's water. He told the Council that there are test wells around the landfill, but the company that owns the landfill does the testing and files the information from the test with various agencies. As one person commented, the fox is in charge of the chicken house. During the last land- scape waste pickup, the City dug a bit too deep and gouged out soil at a residence. Repairs will be made. A draft of the pro- posed vacant property registration ordinance will be reviewed at the Sept. zx meeting. The ordinance is based on one used in Kankakee. I~ The Council congrat- ulated City Employees on the work they did during the Fall Festival. Included in the congratulations was the Community Pride members on their hard work to make the Fall Fes- tival a success this year. The City is working on a new rental property registration requirement. It would require landlords to register their rental 'property with the city as soon as it becomes rental property with the first leasing: Next meeting for the Mt. Pulaski City Council is Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:3oPm in City Hall.