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Mark amends incentive ordinance Schweikert: ‘We’re netting $85,000 to $90,000’ By Ken Schroeder email@example.com
MARK — The Mark Village Board voted to amend the Economic Incentive Amendment Ordinance at the regular meeting on Nov. 6. The ordinance includes details of an agreement with Mansfield Oil Co.; the company recently
purchased Hartney Oil and its assets. “What we’re doing is getting our ordinance in line with other villages in the area and keeping a level playing field,” Mayor Frank Niewinski said. “We want to keep the businesses in our town.” Village attorney Doug Schweikert told the
board Mansfield has experienced an increase in competition since the purchase of Hartney and requested a change of the incentives for the company. That change will actually benefit the village. “It works out to be better for us on sales up to $10 million,” Schweikert said. “It’s been
a good deal for (Mark). We’re netting, even after the rebate to Mansfield, $85,000 to $90,000 a month.” In other action, the board: • Instructed village engineer Jack Kusek to begin surveying St. Paul, Division and Milwaukee streets for the planning of road repairs and upgrades. The surveying will cost the village
$8,000 and pave the way for the roadwork. • Passed the meeting date ordinance for 2014. All meetings of the Mark board will be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. • Agreed to an arrangement with the village of Hennepin to have the tornado sirens checked by Reagan Communications at the same time as other local villages. The
agreement will spread the trip charge for the inspection throughout the villages that enter into the agreement, with potential savings of more than $100. • Discussed the current key situation regarding village sheds and offices. The issue stemmed from the Halloween celebration where a key could not be found to open a locked box.
Granville looks at insurance By Ken Schroeder firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANVILLE — New insurance was the main topic of the evening at the Granville village board meeting on Nov. 5. The village’s current policy will expire shortly, and the board would like to take advantage of current rates before announced price increases begin on Jan. 1. Matt Hostetter of Country Companies, Mike Gonet and Dave Mizer of Gonet Insurance and Sally Arnet and Bart Wills of Diamond Brothers Insurance presented several options before the board. A special meeting was held to decide on the policies on Nov. 12 to give the members time to examine the policies. In other action, the board: • Passed village ordinance No. 644, refinancing $810,000 in previouslyissued water and sewer bonds. The move locks in a lower interest rate and will save the village thousands of dollars over time. • Learned a street sweeper is scheduled from Waste Management to come to Granville on Nov. 18, assuming favorable weather. The sweeping will take approximately three days. • Learned of a grant opportunity from the North Central Illinois Council of Governments to build or replace sidewalks within 1.5 miles of a school.
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Veterans Day parade held Granville hosted the annual Veterans Day parade on Nov. 9. Veterans, local law enforcement, Girl Scouts, floats, local fire departments and area politicians marched in the parade.
Crime rates hold steady in Putnam County HENNEPIN — The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics show violent crime and property crime rates have risen for the second consecutive year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) study released last month, the violent crime rate in the United States in 2012 jumped more than 15 percent, from 22.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 2011 to 26.1 victimizations in 2012. The figures include estimates for rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault. In addition, the BJS study shows the property crime rate increased by more than 12 percent in 2012. In 2011, there were 138.7 property crimes per
1,000 households, compared to 155.8 property crimes in 2012. Property crime figures include estimates for burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Unfortunately, not all crimes are reported to authorities, the BJS states. In 2012, about 44 percent of violent victimizations and 54 percent of serious violent victimizations were reported to police, with about 34 percent of property victimizations reported. Locally, Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle said while crime is about the same locally, the percentages aren’t. “Burglaries are down, but thefts are up,” Doyle said “Crime is about the same over-
all. We logged 25 thefts and three burglaries.” Instead, Doyle has seen an increase in people running scams. “Again, I want to pass on that scams are and continue to be a big problem mostly by phone, some email and some door to door. I want to remind residents: Don’t give out personal information to anyone,” Doyle said. “Call us if you have any suspicions of the person asking or inquiring. We interrupted three scams this year by residents calling before they gave out info. Some of these scam artists are pretending to be police or FBI; just call us to confirm before you tell them
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anything.” Doyle isn’t sure transience has had an effect on local crime, but notes that it has brought on several changes to the area. “We are seeing more people from the city in our area, and with the lack of jobs, many children from local families don’t come back to the area to live. They are forced to go where the work is,” Doyle said. “We are much busier than we were 15 years ago, and roads are much busier. People are able to be more transient, and technology makes people able to commit crimes from home easier.” Putnam County Staff Writer Ken Schroeder contributed to this report.
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GRANVILLE — Pastor Eldon Cook has taken on an interesting challenge for this year’s holiday season. Cook decided he wanted something different for the nativity scene at his church, firstname.lastname@example.org. the Walnut Community Photos should be sent as an Bible Church. attachment. Pastor Cook: Meet Karmel the camel. “When I got to WalPOSTMASTER: nut, I always wanted Send address changes to to do a live nativity,” the Putnam County Record, Cook said. “I had a P.O. Box 48, Granville, IL vision of what I want61326
ed, and I’ve slowly been getting around to that point over the last four or five years. I’ve used my horses in the wise men scene, but I always wanted a camel.” Karmel has been a fixture at Boggio’s Orchard for nearly three years. “He’ll be 3 years old in January, and I got him when he was 6 weeks old,” Denise Boggio said. “He’s originally from Texas; a broker got him for me, and I met the broker in St. Louis. I bottle-fed him for about three months.”
“My son-in-law Brian Gonet told me about this camel; how he was kind of rambunctious, and I stopped by last week, just to see what he looked like,” Cook said. “After talking to Denise and asking about renting him out, she explained the circumstances and how he hadn’t been broke. I was actually thinking about offering to train the camel, thinking there was no way she’d say yes. She told me if I wanted to try it to go right ahead.”
Cook started working with Karmel on Oct. 28, and so far he’s pretty pleased with how it’s working, despite the fact that he has never trained a camel before. “As far as I’m concerned, after training horses, he’s come pretty far,” Cook said. “I don’t know if I’ll get the job done, but I feel encouraged by it. He’s friendly; almost overly friendly sometimes. He always comes back for more, and that’s a great thing. “As far as challenges, he’s got a long ways to
go. I want to teach him how to lie down, then I have to get him out of this enclosure which he hasn’t been out of for a long time,” Cook said. “I think the hardest part is going to be getting him into the trailer.” The nativity at the church is scheduled for Dec. 20-22, and though he’s hoping Karmel will be ready, Cook said he won’t be too disappointed if he isn’t. “It’s all in trying. I wouldn’t be able to go on not knowing if I could do it,” Cook said.
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3 Local Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • The Putnam County Record • 3
McCracken, Ellena recognized by ISBDC OGLESBY – The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Illinois Valley Community College held its third annual Breakfast of Champions on Oct. 24 at Deer Park Country Club. The event honors entrepreneurs, small business owners, advocates, supporters and funding partners. Among those honored at the event this year were Jordan Ellena of the University of Illinois Extension as Advocate of the Year and Jay McCracken, superintendent of Putnam County Schools, as Entrepreneur Educator of the Year. Ellena, Extension educator at the Extension office, has been working with the ISBDC for more than two years. This year, Ellena organized a Youth Entrepreneurship series that takes place on Fridays through Dec. 13. The Youth Entrepreneurship series is currently part of Putnam County’s Eighth-Grade Career Exploration. The series will educate the students about entrepreneurship, financing a business, marketing a business, writing a business plan, networking and other resources in
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the high school and community. Ellena has been coordinating this series and supporting youth entrepreneurship. McCracken has been working with Ellena and Gina Czubachowski, business specialist at ISBDC. He has identified the importance of early career exploration and learning about entrepreneurship well before high school. In addition to supporting youth entrepreneurship, McCracken has been supporting the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Class which is offered through the LaSalle-Peru Area Career Center. Many Putnam County High School students have participated in the program during the last three years and have continued using their entrepreneurial education. ISBDC serves the businesses and communities of Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam counties by providing business consulting services that assist business owners in the areas of finance, accounting, management, marketing and human resources. It has been serving the area for more than 27 years.
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GRANVILLE — Local author Ron Bluemer has written and published his 12th book. “Connecting Links” picks up where his 2005 book “Here Comes the Boat” left off, expanding on the history of the Illinois Michigan Canal and adding more details of the Hennepin Canal and the Illinois Waterway. This book also adds the impact of the April flooding, including the damage in Marseilles when seven barges struck the Marseilles dam. “I’ve been a history teacher all my life, so I felt there was a lot of news happening since ‘Here Comes the Boat.’ A lot has changed. There was the flooding this year, that was affecting it, and I didn’t have Lock 16 done,” Bluemer said. “Another factor was, I didn’t have a lot on the Hennepin Canal, and I felt that really needed to be expanded. So we walked most of the locks from 14 back to Wyanet and over by Sheffield, then up
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4 Obit Records 4 • The Putnam County Record • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Obituary Hilda Borri MARK — Hilda Julia Borri, 93, of Mark passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at her residence. Hilda was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Mark to Cirillo and Erminia (Fanti) Ricci. She married Hugo Borri on June 29, 1940, in Sacred Heart Catho- Hilda Borri lic Church in Granville. She graduated from Hopkins High School in 1937. She worked as postmaster and clerk for the U.S. Post Office. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and Ladd Moose. Hilda was an avid baker and cook. She loved to invent recipes and “try new things.” In 1968 she was a finalist at the Pillsbury Bake-Off in Dallas, Texas. This contest would be the first of many that she entered and won in her lifetime. Hilda is survived by two sons, Gary (Rita) Borri of rural McNabb and Randy (Janice) Borri of Salem, Wis.; one daughter, Susan Borri of Milwaukee, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hugo, on Nov. 10, 2001; and four sisters, Mary Passini, Nitchie King, Florence Biavati and Pauli Lynn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Granville, with Father Patrick DeMeulemeester and Father Duane Leclercq officiating. There will be prayers at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the DysartCofoid Funeral Chapel prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Granville. Visitation was held Nov. 12 at the funeral chapel, where a rosary was recited. There will be an additional visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Craig Borri, Michael Borri, Ryan Borri, Curtis Borri, Richard Lang and Brian Farmer. Contributions may be directed to St. Margaret’s Hospice or the donor’s choice.
Granville From Page 1 • Tentatively agreed to join with the village of Hennepin in the consolidation of local communities in using Reagan Communications for the testing
of tornado sirens. In a best case scenario, the move could save the village $140 for the service. • Thanked the businesses and individuals who volunteered time and materials for the Halloween parade and picnic.
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Mack: ‘Things will work out’ November is National Adoption month By Dixie Schroeder email@example.com
HENNEPIN — For the last 17 years, November has been designated by presidential proclamation to be National Adoption Month to help raise awareness for children who are waiting to be adopted. The United States leads the way in domestic and international adoptions, according to Adam Pertman, executive director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute and author of “Adoption Nation.” “The United States adopts more children internationally, but also domestically, than the rest of the world combined,” Pertman said. “The good, the bad and the ugly all play out here in bigger ways than they do elsewhere, simply because the process is older and more developed here, for better or for worse.” One local family, Jim and Beth Mack found out it was very challenging to make their adoptions in Russia happen. The Macks are parents of Roman and Veronika, both adopted from Russia. The couple found out there were a lot of things they had to do that kept them busy in the international adoption process. “You have to get approved by the state before you do anything else,” Beth said. “It involves fingerprinting, and then you do different paperwork, but then similar things for Russia. They have regions which are similar to our states
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Jim Mack (left) and children Roman and Veronika cut their pumpkins for Halloween. which have their own requirements.” However different time periods and different regions of Russia caused the Macks to find different challenges in Veronika’s adoption. “The paperwork requirements were very different from Roman’s adoption to Veronika’s adoption. You can’t do that in advance because when you start, you don’t know which region the child will be from,” Beth said. “The requirements changed throughout the process. That is often times why it takes two to three years to adopt.” Timing is also critical in adoptions in Russia. “It all has to be timed,” Jim said. “It can’t be more than 90 days old. You have to get your doctor to sign off, take all these tests, get it notarized.” Jim said the fact he was an attorney was very helpful in an international adoption. “There was just these
hoops that you have to jump through,” Beth said. “There are things for the state of Illinois, the U.S. government and the region in Russia and the Russian Federation.” The family worked with Catholic Social Services. The Macks broke the mold with Roman’s adoption as it took only five weeks from the point they had gotten the referral to the time they bought him home. Every country is different with adoptions in regards to travel and residency. With Roman, the Macks took two trips to Russia. “When we came home the first time, we didn’t know if we would come back in two weeks or eight weeks,” Beth said. “Things just don’t happen very fast. We left Russia on a Thursday; we were home less than a week, and we turned around and came right back.” For Veronika’s adoption, the Macks visited
her a total of three times. They met her during a late Easter, then went back in mid June and then they brought her home on July 2. In any kind of adoption, patience and faith can be tested. The timing of international adoptions is more predictable. Steps happen in a pre-ordained fashion. The Macks know that really well. “I think the biggest thing people need to know with international adoptions is that you have to be flexible,” Beth said. “You have to know that it will work out. There are things that happen. When we went to pick up Veronika, there was a last minute change in paperwork that had to be done. When we left the third time to pick her up, we did not have the confirmation paper for her. Things will work out.” For more information on adoption, visit www. childwelfare.gov/adoption.
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The party is over. The cake is all gone. But thanks to friends and family New memories live on. Thanks for the many cards, gifts, flowers and calls we received for our 50th wedding anniversary. A special thank you to our family for the dinner and celebration. We had a great time. Love and blessings, Mike and Linda Supan
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From the editor’s desk I hope you’ve had the opportunity to take a fall drive this year. While many of the leaves have already fallen, the colors in Putnam County are some of the best in the state of Illinois. If you haven’t done so already, I hope you’ll try to carve out some time to appreciate the beauty in our own backyard. ••• One admirable trait I’ve come to know about Putnam County is that there are many area residents who absolutely adore the sports teams in the area. Putnam County Panther basketball is gearing up for another season, and I understand season tickets for girls and boys basketball games are now on sale in the high school office. Terri Simon They will also be available at the first home game. Get your season tickets now! You won’t want to miss any of the action. ••• I’ve been noticing how many organizations are holding food drives for the local food pantry. What a great effort! These food drives clearly help those who need an extra hand. The idea of someone going to bed hungry is unbearable, and your generosity can keep that from happening. We’ve all got an extra can of green beans or an extra box of macaroni and cheese in our own personal pantry. Anything you can give will help. And if you don’t want to donate actual products, please know the local food pantry will gladly accept cash donation. Maybe even put the food pantry on your holiday gift-giving list. Not only will it make your heart feel good, it’s a great lesson for the younger people in your family to learn. ••• Just a reminder: The Putnam County Record is happy to publish your press releases in the newspaper. Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t spend a ton of time making sure your release is written in a journalistic style. We’ll take care of that for you. The most important things you should include in your press release are the basic who, what, when, where and why. Also, don’t forget to include a telephone number, so we can contact you if we have any questions. Also, while we’d like to attend every event in Putnam County, we do have a limited staff and resources, which keep us from attending every event. But we do love it when you take a photo of your organization’s activity and then send it to us to publish in the newspaper. Cell phone photos don’t work very well, but a digital image from your regular camera is usually great. Photos should be in focus, and you need to include information about who is in the photo and what they are doing. Email your photos to news@ putnamcountyrecord.com, and we’ll get it published as soon as possible. Again, please include your telephone number in case we have any questions. The Putnam County Record is YOUR newspaper, and YOUR input is integral to us publishing a newspaper that is meaningful to the people of Putnam County. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, feel free to give me a call at 815-8754461, ext. 229, or email me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you. ••• The holidays are just around the corner, and I hope you’ll remember how important it is to shop locally when you can. We you make your purchases in your own hometown/county, it’s a win-win situation for everyone. ••• Thought for the day: “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes, it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse. Thought for tomorrow: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” Woody Allen. ••• We’re heading into a busy time of the year. Take time for you and those you love. And remember ... you are important to me and the Putnam County Record. Putnam County Record Editor Terri Simon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On the street
Now that the fall TV season is well underway, what shows do you watch and why do you watch them?
“I watch on Netflix. I watch ‘Breaking Bad’ and the ‘Walking Dead.’ That’s about it.” Jordan Butler, Standard
“I watch ‘Awkward;’ it is really good. It’s a shocking season. It surprises me all the time.” Alyssa Pavlik, Granville
“We watch ‘Chicago Fire.’ It shows what the fire department does, and what we expect of them to save our lives.” Nancy Blaylock, Hennepin
“I work a lot so I watch on Netflix. I watch ‘American Horror Stories.’ It’s interesting stuff that is out of the ordinary. It’s about haunted stuff.” Christian Lucas, Granville
“I like ‘Duck Dynasty.’ It’s about a bunch of guys that have made their Dad’s duck calls into a multi-billion dollar industry. It just shows a side that reminds me of me and my buddies, and what we do when we are screwing around.” James Blaylock, Hennepin
Field of Dreams Hej! That is hi in Sweden. President Obama used it when he visited Stockholm recently. My Swedish wife Jeanne confirmed the president did well. ••• I was surprised when my friend and fellow Rotarian announced he will not seek retention when his current term expires Nov. 30, 2014. Judge Scott A. Shore is certainly one of the most popular Circuit Judges Putnam County has ever had. He laughingly told me I had recently written in an article about “live like you are going to die tomorrow and live like you are going to live forever” and that influenced him. ••• Elin Arnold recently wrote three articles in the Tonica News about Tonica’s history. Part of her article said in 1913 a cooperative plant was built near the stockyards but failed to make a go of it and was sold to Amos M. Alleman, who was my grandfather. He conducted it for a few years until it was destroyed by fire. I remember one time helping my dad and his hired man drive a herd of market hogs from our farm, one mile north and two miles west of Tonica to the stockyards in Tonica. It wasn’t as hard to do then because all farmers had fences and gates along the way. I was probably 7 or 8 years old. ••• Trivia question — In the game of horseshoes, how much is the
Darrell Alleman COMMENTARY ringer worth in points? Answer at the end of the article. ••• If you were born before 1945 these are some of the changes you have witnessed. You were born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic contact lenses, Frisbee and the pill and before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams, ballpoint pens, pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners and even before men walked on the moon. Also back then, we got married first and then lived together. In our time, closets were for clothing, not for “coming out of.” Designer jeans were girls named after Jean or Jeanne. Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with our cousins. We lived before house husbands, gay rights, computer dating. We were before daycare centers, group therapy and nursing homes. We never heard of tape decks, electric typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and guys wearing earrings. I still think earrings are for women. A chip meant a piece of wood; hardware meant hardware; and software was not even a word. In the
1940s, “made in Japan” meant junk and making out referred to how you did on your exam. Pizzas, McDonald’s and instant coffee were unheard of. There were 5 and 10 cent stores where you bought things for 5 and 10 cents. In our day, grass was mowed; coke was a cold drink; and a pot was what you cooked in. Aids were helpers in the principal’s office. It was surely before sex changes. We made do with whatever we had. We were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby! ••• Lincoln could impale an opponent humorously with a turned phrased or analogy. “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met,” said Lincoln of a political foe. ••• Why does corn hate farmers? Because they pull its ears. ••• Answers to the trivia question: A ringer is worth three points in horseshoes. ••• A life without love is like a year without summer. May your life be long and successful and happy. Thanks for reading. Darrell Alleman of Granville can be reached in care of this newspaper at Putnam County Record, P.O. Box 48, Granville, IL 61326.
First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Constitution of the United States, 1789
6 Biz Ag 6 • The Putnam County Record • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
IVCC opens Peter Miller Community Technology Center
Putnam County Record photo/Ken Schroeder
Route 71 Auto Body to host grand opening event The grand opening of the Route 71 Auto Body in Granville is set for noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17. Eventgoers can enter to win prizes and tour the company’s state of the art facility. Refreshments will be served. Jody Taliani (left) and Sarah Taliani are the owners of the new business.
Applebee’s in Peru remodeled Grand re-opening set for Nov. 19 PERU — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar at 1507 36th St. in Peru has been recently remodeled with the official reopening set for 11 a.m. Nov. 19. On the menu: A remodeled interior with warmer color tones, contemporary design; features specific to the neighborhood the restaurant serves; service improvements; and new food and drink selections. The Peru Applebee’s is owned and operated by RMH Franchise Corporation, based out of Lincoln, Neb. “Applebee’s is breathing new life into our restaurants, giving them stronger connections to their individual neighborhoods and providing our guests with renewed experiences,” said Katie Pino, director of operations for the Peru area.
The most noticeable changes at the revitalized Peru restaurant include the over-sized, contemporary awnings that highlight the façade. Inside, Applebee’s removed the pop-culture artifacts and added local photos and murals. Wall images also depict area school sports teams, and local community groups and organizations. As part of the remodel process, before bringing in the new artwork, Applebee’s was able to auction off the older décor and memorabilia. The location will announce the amount raised and to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois at its ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19. “We are very excited about the new remodel and proud to be part of the Peru community. We hope that our remodel reflects our commitment to keeping the community fun and new,” said Pino. “We invite everyone to come in and see what’s new.”
OGLESBY — Undaunted by frigid breezes and overcast skies on Nov. 2, hundreds of supporters, employees and elected officials witnessed a new era at Illinois Valley Community College: The unveiling of the 80,000-square-foot Peter Miller Community Technology Center. “We take great pride in having the word community in our name, and for the next 89 years our pledge to you is we will always respond to the needs of the community we serve in this magnificent new building,” IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said at the grand opening. Early on in the program, Corcoran credited State Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) and former State Sen. Gary Dahl (R-Granville) for helping to secure 75 percent of the project’s construction funding from the state. Miller Group Charitable Trust representative Joyce McCullough, who along with Cathy Miller, facilitated a $1 million capital campaign gift to name the building in memory of Peter Miller Jr. and his son. Peter Miller III said, “When Jerry Corcoran, Reed Wilson and Fran Brolley invited us to lunch a couple years ago, I had no idea it would lead to something as grand as this.
“If you tour this facility, I think you will see what great opportunities it has to offer everyone in our communities – the communities the Millers spent their lives serving.” Cathy Miller said, “I know Peter and Pete would be so very pleased to be a part of this. If they were here with us today, they would be the first in line for the tour. They both were so passionate about new technology. We can think of no better way to commemorate their memories than through the Peter Miller Community Technology Center.” Corcoran also praised other major donors: 1982 IVCC alumnus and machine tool industry leader Dan Janka for the donation of a $300,000 vertical milling machine; Bill and Dian Taylor of Winnetka, $100,000; 1951 LPO Junior College alumnus Ralph Scriba of Palos Verdes, Calif., $50,000; and 1971 IVCC alumnus Jim Kozel of Laguna Nigel, Calif., $20,000. Kozel, a native of Oglesby, attended the ceremony with family. He also gave special recognition to Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema for leading the construction project and to Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Workforce Develop-
ment Sue Isermann for directing the purchasing plan for technology and equipment. American Federation of Teachers Local 1810 President Mike Phillips also credited area legislators for their support of the college in Springfield and praised the skilled work of local building tradesmen. Executive Director of the Illinois Capital Development Board Jim Underwood lauded building contractor George Sollitt Construction Co. of Wood Dale for completing the building 30 days ahead of schedule. The project, part of $30.5 million in enhancements that also include demolition of east campus temporary buildings, received $22.8 million from Gov. Pat Quinn’s “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital construction program. Following a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, guests were taken on guided tours led by administrators and student ambassadors armed with iPads to assist their knowledge of the new environment. The ceremony began with a flagpole dedication by Student Veterans Association representative Yvette Lucas of LaSalle, a flag presented by the Marine Corps League and the National Anthem sung by IVCC Chorale Direc-
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Health department releases scores
Property Transfers Oct. 10 John M. Hoglund to Michael P. McCluskie and Amy K. McCluskie, Lot 595, Lake Thunderbird Woods 4, exempt. Oct. 11 Putnam County Sheriff to U.S. Bank National Association, rural property, exempt. Oct. 15 Sylvester Cieslak to People’s National Bank of Kewanee, Lot 410, Lake Thunderbird Hills 2, exempt. Weston H. Harper to Barbara Reyes, (bill of sale) Cabin 39, Walnut Grove rural property. Oct. 16 Robert V. Mekley, Judith A. Bryant and Barbara J. Dalenberg as successor trustees to Robert V. Mekley, Judith A. Bryant and Barbara J. Dalenberg, each an undivided half interest, Lots 12 and 13, W.I. Tyler’s Addition, Granville and rural property exempt. Robert V. Mekley, Judith A. Bryant and Barbara J. Dalenberg to Mark A. Parsons, Lot 12 and 13, W.I. Tyler’s Addition, Granville, $89,500. Oct. 17 Alesia Hacker, Erica Hacker and Philip Hacker to Alesia Hacker as trustee, rural property, exempt John McLaughlin and Rose Mary McLaughlin to Melissa Actis and Jeremy Actis, rural property, exempt Amy Koster, William Schmollinger Jr. and Leroy Verda to Brad Bryner, Lot 4, Block 23, Hennepin, $19,000 Oct. 18 Judith Bryant and Barbara Dalenberg to Robert Mekley, rural property, exempt Robert Mekley and Barbara Dalenberg to Judith Bryant, rural property, exempt Oct. 21 John Hoblund to Michael McCluskey and Amy McCluskey, Lot 595 Lake Thunderbird Woods 4, exempt. David Passini and Michael Dean Passini to David Passini and Michael Passini, rural property, exempt. James Leo Kessel to Jill Kessel, Lot 127 and 128, Hennepin Farms, exempt. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Michael Moore, Lot
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Bureau County food service evaluations Mineral Wagon Wheel Neponset Hometown Express
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Sports Sale to play baseball at ISU By Dixie Schroeder email@example.com
C HAMPAIGN — Another local resident is taking the next step in his academic and athletic career. Parkland Junior College and former Putnam County High School student/athlete Jake Sale has signed to play baseball with the Illinois State University Redbirds. “I’d been pitching for Parkland for the last two years. Last spring I pitched around 15 innings. I had a slow start but near of the end of the year I started doing better,” Sale said. Sale then worked in a summer league, earning a sparkling 1.30 ERA (earned run average.) “The more I started pitching, the more I started becoming a pitcher, rather than just throwing the ball,” he said. Parkland had a 35-20 record in the spring of 2013, according to Sale. They did not make it to the Junior College Nationals which was not acceptable to Sale and other team members. “For most schools that would probably be a pretty good season, but at Parkland that was kind of a down year for us. It was disappointing when we didn’t advance to nationals,” Sale said. Sale was initially committed to Northern Illinois University. This fall, Sale played a game at Illinois State University and Redbird staff members noticed him pitch. This caused head coach Mark Kingston to email Sale. “Their coach emailed me and asked me to fill out the recruiting questionnaire,” Sale said. “We exchanged emails back and forth and finally I went on a visit there and decided it was the best place for me.” Sale felt that the Redbirds, who are coming off a conference championship (Missouri Valley Conference), looked like the team he wanted to be with. He liked the coaches and the fairly new facilities that the team uses. “The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the top in the nation,” he said. Redbird head coach Mark Kingston has informed Sale that he will be a closer for the spring 2014 campaign. Sale feels comfortable in the role and the high level of pressure it brings. “It’s something I like. I like having that mentality that I go out there and I am trusted to finish out the game. I like to have the ball in my hands in the game like that,” Sale said. Incoming Parkland Junior College head coach David Garcia was pleased, according to Sale on his choice, wanting his former player to be happy where ever he was at. “We are all very excited about Jake achieving his goal of playing at a Division 1 school. It has been a goal of his since I have known him and to see how hard he has worked and now meeting his goal makes us all very proud of him. Jake has been very strong all fall and has command of his fastball. I am looking forward to seeing him continue that success in the spring,” Garcia said. Sale will be a marketing major while attending ISU.
Panther season tickets available GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Basketball season is gearing up. Season tickets for the 2013-14 girls’ and boys’ basketball season are on sale now in the high school office and will also be available at the first home game. Prices for boys’ basketball are $32 for adults and $21 for students and senior citizens. Girls’ basketball tickets are $24 for adults and $18 for students and senior citizens. All high school students are free for both seasons. Season tickets are not valid for any tournaments.
Putnam County Record photo/Dixie Schroeder
Lady Panthers’ Alison Voss, center with ball is working out of a trap applied by Venessa Voss and Carly Gonet, left, during a recent practice.
Putnam County Lady Panthers prepare for new season By Dixie Schroeder firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANVILLE – The 2013-14 edition of the Putnam County Lady Panthers is up and running. Another year older and more experienced, Lady Panther head coach James Barnett notes that his team already has their heads in the game. “I think we have already established roles,” he said. “Its just about the same as last year in regards to roles. We have played enough games over the summer that I think that those are pretty defined. There are a few girls that we are asking to do a little more this year.” Annie Miller and Lydia Warren are two that Barnett is looking towards to step up their game this season. “They made great strides last year as the season went on,” he said. “But it was hard to fit them into places last year. They both really stepped up and worked hard over the summer. We are really looking to expand their roles this year. They will both help us out a ton.” Offensively the Lady Panthers will stay the same, Barnett just wants his team to get much more proficient at it. “The offense that we run allows a little bit of everyone to make plays and that’s one of our focal points,” Barnett said. “We talked to the team about looking to score outside of the offense as opposed to being a little more robotic and only looking for certain things.” The Panther offense is an equal opportunity event. “I think the way that we play it gives anyone an opportunity on any given night to where one of the girls is having an off night, another can take her place,” he said. Venessa and Alison Voss will both be playing the post position for the Lady Panthers.
Both girls are competitive by nature and Barnett likes that on his team. “They can get a little rough on each other but that’s ok, because its a physical sport and they play a physical position,” he said. “It’s good to see a competitive edge. They have both come a long way over the summer too. They are both finishing shots a lot more and they are both understanding more of what it means to be a real aggressive post player.” Conditioning is a key element in planning for the upcoming season. Team members that were not in volleyball this fall took part in some captain led conditioning. “We had Daniela (Pavlovich) and Carly (Gonet) lead them through some running drills and some workouts for two weeks going into the season,” he said. Another difference in practice this year for the Lady Panthers is in their running drills. Last year, there was a lot of separate running drills, then stopping for short water breaks. This year, the team has water tables on each end of the gym and team members are expected to grab drinks as need. Barnett likes the new approach as it keeps practice moving in a more fluid way. Adjustments in schedules this season are another step in the challenge of taking the game to a higher level. Barnett has added Kewanee Wethersfield, Fieldcrest and Chillicothe IVC along with state ranked Annawan to their schedule. Tri County Conference foes Peoria Christian, Roanoke-Benson and Ottawa Marquette will also be a challenge, according to Barnett. The old adage practice makes perfect is a good fit for the Lady Panthers this year. Barnett said, “Our motto when we met in the first practice of the summer was that we are going to get really good at what we do. That is our goal.”
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Community ‘Falling into Winter’ PCEF show is a must see GRANVILLE — Attention theater lovers and those who support the Putnam County Educational Foundation: It is time to order tickets for “Falling into Winter,” the Foundation’s fall fundraising show. The PCEF’s musical review is scheduled for Nov. 14, 15 and 16. This musical will represent the 14th show directed and co-written by Bill Entwistle. It will be Entwistle’s last show. He intends to let the next generation take over. “Falling Into Winter” is being dedicated to the memory of Kathy Walter who passed away last November after a two-year battle with
cancer. Walter was not only a loyal member of the PCEF’s theater troupe but also a long time PCEF trustee. This year will mark the return of the kindergarten kids. In addition to many popular holiday tunes such as “Monster Mash,” “Thanksgiving Song,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Christmas Time is Here,” “God Bless the USA,” “Little Drummer Boy,” etc., the show will feature a small group of elementary children and about a dozen middle school children. “Falling Into Winter” covers the time from Labor Day to Christmas. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. To order tickets, email John Redshaw at email@example.com or call Debbie Pletsch at 815-882-2675.
Putnam County Elementary School goes digital HENNEPIN — Students of Putnam County Elementary School (PCES) received a unique set of gifts from the Putnam County Educational Foundation (PCEF). PCEF has given money to the district to purchase SmartBoards and iPads for the classrooms. Along with the support of the Putnam County School District, the PCEF donated enough money for PCES to purchase seven SmartBoards, which are interactive whiteboards and 14 iPads. The addition of SmartBoards and the iPads means PCES students can enhance their learning through technology and help prepare
them for their future. The iPads also allow students to broaden their educational experience and can have access to many new apps designed to supplement their education. The iPads are also an excellent tool for review, reteach and to practice skills on an individual basis. Mike Olson, principal of PCES said, “Thank you so much for the continued support for the PCEF, and the countless hours the members contribute to help provide opportunities for PC students. Please help support PCEF any way you can, since it goes directly Photos contributed to the students of PutPeyton Williams is working on an iPad in class. nam County.”
Hennepin food drive scheduled for Nov. 16 HENNEPIN — A food drive will be held in Hennepin on Nov. 16. The food drive is sponsored by the PCHS Interact Club and the Hennepin Business and Betterment Association. Residents are asked to place donations at their front door by 9 a.m. Door-to-door collection will begin shortly after 9.
Donations may also be left at the Hennepin Village Hall on High Street by 10 a.m. on the morning of the food drive. All donations will be delivered to the Putnam County Food Pantry for distribution to residents living in Putnam County. The Putnam County Food Pantry currently serves 90 to 100 families
each month including approximately 160 children. The food pantry is in need of all canned foods especially vegetables. Pancake mix and syrup are needed, as well as cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and dish soap. Contact Jennifer Coleman at 815925-7426 if you need more information or would like to volunteer.
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Annual cookie sale GRANVILLE — The Altar and Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Parish in Granville will host its 11th annual Christmas cookie sale at 8 a.m. Dec. 14. The sale will be in the
parish hall at 206 N. School St. Assorted goodies will be sold on a firstcome, first-served basis at a cost of $5 per pound. Italian succarines will also be available for $10 per pound.
Senior card party HENNEPIN — The Hennepin Park District held its monthly senior citizen card party on Oct. 30. Winners playing euchre were Nora Lee Sipe, Mary Crook, Betty Delicath, Alice Harms, Peg Cooper, Miles Crook and John Petersen.
The next card party will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Hennepin Park District Community Room. All area senior citizens are invited. Cookies and coffee will be served. For more information, contact the Hennepin Pool at 815-925-7319.
UMC hosts blood drive MCNABB — The New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the
James Goldasich Community Room at the McNabb Fire Department. Walkins are welcome. To make an appointment, call Lisa Johnson at 815-882-2336.
Brigham will perform at Grace Theatre PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present “A Night with Dexter Brigham: Songs and Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Brigham, the Festival 56 artistic director, will be performing his favorite songs from Broadway and the popular music repertoire. “In 10 years, Dexter has played many roles, directed many plays and sung many songs for us,” said Maureen Droessler, president of the Princeton Theatre Board, “but he has never presented a concert of his favorite music from Broadway and popular music. This will indeed be a very special evening for people who love musical theatre.” Brigham will mix stories about the places he has been and the people he has met. Among the songs the audience can expect to hear are: “They Call the
Wind Maria,” “If I Can’t Love Her” and “Edelweiss.” Brigham, a Princeton native, had Dexter established Brigham a career in musical theatre before he returned home and co-founded Festival 56 in 2003. At Festival 56, Brigham’s performances have included starring in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” playing Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun and playing the Pharaoh in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” He also directed the Festival productions of “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music.” Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 815-879-5656, ext. 11, visiting www.festival56. com or the Festival 56 Box Office at the Grace Theatre from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Annual Christkindl Markt planned for Nov. 23 PRINCETON — The fifth annual Christkindl Markt (German Christmas Market) will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). It has become a popular feature of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. The Christkindl Markt offers unique handcrafted gifts, traditional German treats and an international cookie bazaar with a wide selection of cookies inspired by countries around the world. Children are invited to decorate and take home their very own gingerbread house, the market’s free children’s activity. All donations to the “Gingerbread House” project will go to the local Buddy Bags program. At the market entrance, coffee, hot chocolate and hot mulled cider, along with German stollen, lebkuchen, strudel and
Molly Blogg offers up German treats at the Christkindl Markt’s outdoor stand. pretzels, will be served all day. As in previous years, Father Christmas will be on hand to greet visitors. Locally-created repurposed items, ceramics and other original artwork are among the offerings at this year’s market. There will also be fair trade coffees,
chocolates and olive oil, as well as frozen homemade entrees (breakfast casseroles, lasagnas), helpful to have for the holidays. The Princeton High School German Club will once again be selling German Advent calendars. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market will once
again offer a German Brathaus lunch, featuring brats, franks, sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and homemade potato soup. Admission to the Christkindl Markt is free. The Open Prairie building is completely accessible. For more information, call Open Prairie UCC at 815-872-5150.
Teen driving deaths down nearly 60 percent Secretary of State Since White’s efforts to Jesse White announced overhaul the GDL law teen driving deaths are took effect in 2008, teen down nearly 60 percent driving fatalities have in Illinois as the coun- decreased by nearly 60 try recognized National percent – with 58 teen Teen Driver Safety Week driving deaths in 2012. Oct. 20-26. “The goal is to save Illinois’ Graduated lives,” White said. “I am Driver Licensing (GDL) pleased that these proviprogram was cited as sions continue to work one of the contributing as we intended. When factors to the decline I first convened the in fatalities. According Teen Driver Safety Task R01881-1113 Pharmacy to the IllinoisAxline DepartForce, 4x6 we knew we had ment of Transportation, our work cut out for us. there were 144 teen We knew that automodriving deaths in 2007. bile crashes were the
leading cause of death for teens, and we worked hard to strengthen our GDL program and make it one of the best in the nation. While too many teens are still dying on our roads, we can take some solace in the fact that far fewer teens have died in crashes since we greatly strengthened our GDL program.” Illinois’ GDL program better prepares novice, teen drivers by giving them more time to obtain valuable driving
experience while under the watchful eye of a parent or guardian, limiting in-car distractions and requiring teens to earn their way from one stage to the next by avoiding traffic convictions. State and national traffic safety organizations have praised Illinois’ stronger GDL program as one of the best in the nation. To learn more about the state’s Graduated Driver Licensing program, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
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Princeton library will host trivia night PRINCETON — Princeton Public Library will host a trivia night, “Are You Smarter than a Librarian?” on Nov. 16 at the Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Ave. West in Princeton. The funds raised will be earmarked toward special programs and expanding the collection by allowing the library to take advantage of the E-Read Illinois program. The E-Read program increases the amount and availability of
e-books to the library’s patrons and is based on a grant offered by the Illinois State Library. Doors open at 5 p.m. and play begins at 6 p.m. David Roden will be the announcer for the evening. The library staff will be playing for the honor of their vocation; questions will come from a sealed set of clues and categories that the staff has not seen. Food service will be a cash bar, and free pretzels and popcorn will be provided; teams are welcome
to bring additional snacks. Teams of up to eight players may register and area businesses are invited to sponsor the event by purchasing a table ($12 per person/$96 per table). Individuals can also register to form ad hoc teams. For sponsorships, reservations and team names or for more information, contact Laurie Anderson at email@example.com; Julie Wayland at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the library at 815-875-1331.
IVCC will present ‘A Holiday Dream’ LASALLE — Illinois Valley Community College’s theatre department will present “A Holiday Dream” by David Allan Kuester Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 at Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle. Kuester’s original children’s play tells the story of a young boy with esteem so low he doesn’t want to join his family for a holiday
celebration. As he falls asleep, an elf helps him gain self-confidence powerful enough to rescue Hansel and Gretel from the Witch, Little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf and Jack and his beanstalk from the Giant. Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The Nov. 14 performance is free
and open only to IVCC students and employees. Tickets for the Nov. 16 show are $8 general admission, $5 for children ages 3-12 and $2 with an IVCC ID. Pre-ordering tickets is recommended. For reservations, call 815-2245895 or go to www.hegelercarus. org/events.
Peters will performs at Coffeehouse Nov. 16 PRINCETON — Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters will appear at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Originally making her mark as a songwriter, she has written songs performed by Martina McBride, George Strait, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Lafave, The Neville Brothers, Trisha Yearwood, Etta James, Patty Loveless, Anne Murray, Faith Hill and Bonnie Raitt. She has cowritten songs with Bryan Adams. On two occasions she has been
nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. In 1995, her song “Independence Day” won her the Country Music Association Song of the Year Award. In 2003, she received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Peters made her recording debut in 1996, and to date has recorded seven solo albums, as well as collaborative projects with Tom Russell, Matraca Berg, and Suzy Bogguss. Her appearance at the Princeton Coffeehouse is sponsored by the
law firm of Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke. The Princeton Coffeehouse offers a full season of traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music from August through May. All seats are $12 and are general admission. The Coffeehouse is located at Open Prairie, United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion, Princeton. The space is completely accessible and there is ample free parking. For more information, call 815872-6501 or visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com.
PAC presents ‘Wonderland’ PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council presents “Wonderland,” written by Rachel Gorenz, Nov. 15, 16 and 17. The musical adven-
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PRINCETON — The Northern Illinois Model Train Fair and Farm Toy Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W. Peru St. in Princeton. Admission is $4 for adults, kids are admitted free. There will be lots of Christmas shopping for the men and boys with many different brands of trains and accessories and farm toys for sale. The show is held in
the three huge heated buildings at the fairgrounds. There will be concessions available. There will be several train layouts on display plus a Garden Scale ride on train rides for the kids. Additional train layouts are welcome. Booth space is still available for rent. Visit www.bureaucountyfair.com for registration forms or call Nancy Monier at 815303-2905.
Donations being accepted for annual PROMise sale PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church of Princeton is accepting donations of new and gently used prom, pageant, bridesmaid and evening dresses, as well as accessories including jewelry, purses and shoes, for the second annual PROMise sale on March 1, 2014. The purpose of is event is to provide an opportunity for girls to
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Nov. 18 — Chili con carne with beans, steamed carrots, pineapple chunks, apple juice, corn bread. Nov. 19 — Barbeque, cole slaw, chips, dessert. Nov. 20 — Roast turkey with stuffing, jasmine rice, stir fry vegetables, spinach salad with dressing, pineapple chunks, cranberry sauce, dinner roll. Nov. 21 — Roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls and butter, dessert.
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Lunch Nov. 18 – Chicken strips, baked beans, baby carrots, mixed fruit, milk. Nov. 19 – Beef and bean burrito with salsa, romaine salad, rice pilaf, apple, milk. Nov. 20 – Chili hot dog on bun, veggie sticks, pineapple, fruit sherbet, milk. Nov. 21 – High school/junior high – Salad bar; pork chop, dinner roll, spinach/romaine salad, kiwi, milk. Nov. 22 – Toasted cheese sandwich, corn, yogurt cup, orange, milk.
Breakfast Nov. 18 – Whole grain waffle with syrup or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Nov. 19 – Cereal bar or cereal, string cheese, fruit, juice, milk. Nov. 20 – Breakfast sandwich or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Nov. 21 – Pop Tart or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk. Nov. 22 – Whole grain pancakes with syrup or cereal, fruit,
Library Corner Magnolia — Magnolia library will have homework hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Children have the opportunity to have their completed homework checked or receive help understanding homework in progress. The library provides materials and equipment for help with school homework and projects. Hennepin — Preschool story times are every Friday at 10:30 a.m. November stories and crafts will include pumpkins, fall leaves, scarecrows and more. The more, the merrier — make a Friday morning library visit with friends. Preschool story times are ideal for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old with adult participation. Share your thoughts and opinions about great titles with others
at the Putnam County Book Club at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Book selections are chosen by participants from across a wide variety of genres. Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call the Putnam County Library in Hennepin at 815925-7020. This month’s selection is “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. Condit (Putnam) — Enjoy coffee while selecting your book at the Condit Library. The Condit branch library is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays; 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. McNabb — Saturday Stories are every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the McNabb Branch Library for children ages preschool through early elementary. Seasons are changing – enjoy exciting stories and fun projects including pumpkins, harvests, crows, and … oh my, is that
snow? Come join us. Granville — Story hour continues at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Littlest patrons are enjoying learning and reading about fall. The children form new friendships and enjoy seeing each other every week. Our Favorites group is changing times. The group will begin meeting at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Join the group for lists of new releases and sharing some of your current favorite reads with them. The group’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Standard — Browse a new selection of books, audiobooks and DVDs at the Standard branch. Stop in to find something for everyone. The Standard branch library is open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
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Smith-Beattie Stacy Lynn Smith of Standard and Stephen Francis Beattie of Standard were united in marriage Sept. 14 in Cancun, Mexico. She is the daughter of Veronica and Jim Reuter of Princeton. He is the son of Linda and Bernard Mertes of Mark and the late Stephen Beattie.
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COUNTY, ILLINOIS RE: HENNEPIN ) DRAINAGE AND ) LEVEE DISTRICT ) IN THE COUNTY ) OF PUTNAM AND ) STATE OF ) ILLINOIS ) No. 64-MR-72 DRAINAGE NOTICE TO: Owners of Record of Hennepin Drainage and Levee District Notice is hereby given as follows: That the annual meeting of the District will be held at the old Morine farmhouse located at 9231 IL Highway 26, Hennepin, Illinois at 11:00 a.m. on November 26, 2013. Ryan J. Anderson, Attorney for District Commissioners Ryan J. Anderson Reg. # 06288950 611 Second Street, P.O. Box 174 Henry, IL 61537 (309) 364-2354 FAX (309) 364-9340 Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13, 2013.
and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on April 25, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 08:30 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of PUTNAM, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOTS FIFTEEN AND SIXTEEN IN NEWTON H. COLBY’S THIRD ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THE COAL UNDERLYING THE SAME, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO MINE AND REMOVE THE SAME THROUGH UNDERGROUND PASSAGES. TAX NO. 02-00-063-100 02-00-063-090 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 408 LAUGHLIN AVENUE GRANVILLE, IL 61326 Description of Improvements: YELLOW ALUMINUM SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $68,437.54. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service. atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1121660 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I570483 Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 2013.
the highest and best bidder for cash all the following described premises and real estate in said judgment, as amended, mentioned, situated in the County of Putnam, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, to-wit: Lot 532 of Plat No. 3 of Lake Thunderbird Hills, according to Plat thereof recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Putnam County, Illinois, in Plat Book 3, Page 162 on 5 January, 1970, except coal and minerals and the right to mine and remove the same, situated in Putnam County, Illinois; Commonly known as: 18 Wood Drive, Putnam, Illinois 61560; The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Heather Stabler, Heartland Bank & Trust Company, 606 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356, 815-875-4444. The terms of the sale are: Cash upon date of sale. The property is improved by: One story singlefamily residence with two car attached garage. The property may not be inspected prior to sale. The Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a certificate of sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Dated: November 11, 2013 s/Cathy J. Oliveri Clerk of the Circuit Court Putnam County, Illinois John Isaacson - ARDC #1305700 ANGEL, ISAACSON & TRACY Attorney for Plaintiff 111 Park Avenue East Princeton, IL 61356 815-875-6551 Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13, 20 and 27, 2013.
made by me, acting as treasurer, from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Receipts Tax Revenue $62,927.53 Replacement Tax 2,009.45 Grant income 51,200.00 Bank interest 32.64 Rebates/Insurance 531.72 Miscellaneous 120.00 Total Receipts $116,821.34 Disbursements Utilities 4,396.72 Telephone 1,047.44 Insurance 11,482.00 Repairs and Supplies 7,646.41 Equipment Purchased 53,894.00 Legal 3,186.20 Maintenance/Services 5,987.44 Fuel 1,695.32 Miscellaneous 763.76 Transfer cash to CD 42,700.00 Total Expenditures $132,799.29 7/01/2012 Bank Balance $21,483.25 Receipts 116,821.34 Expenditures (132,799.29) 6/30/2013 Bank Balance $5,505.30 Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13, 2013.
NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that onNovember 7, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Putnam County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as TCB located at 11879 IL Highway 89, Granville, Illinois. Dated this 7th day of November, 2013. /s/Daniel S. Kuhn County Clerk Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13, 20 and 27, 2013. LEGAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The County of Putnam is now accepting applications for appointment to the position of Putnam County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator. A cover letter and resume must be received prior to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013, for consideration. The cover letter and resume should be sent to the attention of the Putnam County Board, c/o the Putnam County Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 236, Hennepin, IL 61327 or delivered to the Putnam County Board, c/o the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at the Putnam County Courthouse, 120 N. 4th Street in Hennepin, Illinois. All applicants will be considered with preference given to those individuals who maintain their residency in Putnam County. The County of Putnam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13 and 20, 2013.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) HOWARD BENCE A/K/A HOWARD R. ) BENCE; DIANE BENCE A/K/A DIANE L. ) BENCE; HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A. ) F/K/A HOUSEHOLD BANK; UNKNOWN ) OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 00006 408 LAUGHLIN AVENUE GRANVILLE, IL 61326 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST ) COMPANY, ASSIGNEE OF ) CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. ) CONRAD, CATHY JOHNSON, ) INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR, HEIRS ) OF MARY ANN CONRAD, DECEASED, ) MICHAEL L. HENNEBERRY, ) SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, THE ) FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ) CORPORATION, ASSIGNEE OF ) CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ) UNKNOWN OWNERS AND ) NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, ) Defendants. ) No. 2012-CH-10 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE/ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by said Court in the above-entitled matter, the Sheriff of Putnam County, Illinois will on the 19th day of December, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Courthouse, 120 North Fourth Street, Hennepin, Illinois, sell at public auction to
LEGAL The following is the 2012-2013 financial statement of the Standard Fire Protection District, State of Illinois, Counties of Putnam and LaSalle. I, Philip Edgerley, state that the following is a complete and correct statement of all receipts and disbursements
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Antique Furniture, Lamps, Many Paintings, Pictures & Frames, Several Sets of Sterling Silver Flatware & Various Sterling Silver Pieces, China Including Dansk, Wedgwood & Haviland, Sets of Silver Flatware, Murano Glass, Limoge, Royal Copenhagen, Baccarat, Roseville, Dresser Boxes, Perfume Bottles, Roycroft, Several Antique Carpets Including Runners & Area Rugs, Flo Blue, Goebel Hummel & Royal Copenhagen Plates, Waterford, Lladro, Diamond & Precious Stone Jewelry, Sterling Silver Jewelry and Old Costume Jewelry, Linens, Fur & Various Ladies Coats & Longaberger Baskets TUMBLESON AUCTION COMPANY, PRINCETON, IL Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Phone: 815-872-1852 AUCTIONEERS:TOM AND MARY TUMBLESON LIC # 040000396-397 & TIFFANY FOES LIC #041.001601
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY - HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. ) PLAINTIFF ) VS ) HOWARD BENCE A/K/A HOWARD R. BENCE; ) DIANE BENCE A/K/A DIANE L. BENCE; ) HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A. F/K/A ) HOUSEHOLD BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS ) AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; ) DEFENDANTS ) 12 CH 00006 408 LAUGHLIN AVENUE GRANVILLE, IL 61326 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on April 25, 2013, PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF in PUTNAM County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, in Putnam County Courthouse 4th Street., Hennepin, IL 61327, at 08:30 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of PUTNAM, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 02-00-063-100 02-00-063-090 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 408 LAUGHLIN AVENUE GRANVILLE, IL 61326 Description of Improvements: YELLOW ALUMINUM SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $68,437.54. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1121660 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I570483 Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 2013.
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999 • Legal Notices
999 • Legal Notices
ORDINANCE NO. 644 An Ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of $810,000.00. Waterworks and Sewerage Revenue Bonds, Series 2013, of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois for the purpose of Defraying the cost of improving the combined waterworks and sewage system of said Village, prescribing all the details of said bonds, and providing for the collection, segregation and distribution of the revenues of the combined waterworks and sewage system of said Village. WHEREAS, the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois (the “Village”), has provided by Ordinance for the combination of its municipally-owned waterworks system and its municipally-owned sanitary sewerage system and for the operation thereof as a single utility (the “System”), in accordance with the provisions of Division 139 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as supplemented and amended; and WHEREAS, the Village had its consulting engineers, Chamlin & Associates, Peru, Illinois, prepare a plan for the Village to upgrade the Village’s water and sanitary sewage system to adequately provide for provide for expanding commercial growth of the village. WHEREAS, The President and Board of Trustees of the Village (The “Corporate Authorities”) have found and determined and do hereby find and determine that it is necessary and in the best interests of the Village to improve the System, make such improvements including and providing water works and sanitary sewage facilities and engineering and other services necessary, useful or advisable to the improvement program and bond discount, legal, financing and administrative expenses (the “Project”0’ and to that end have incurred or will incur engineering, construction and administrative expenses and payment of prior bonds of $810,000.00. WHEREAS, there are not sufficient funds on hand and available for the purpose of paying the costs of improvements already incurred, engineering expenses and administrative expenses, it will be necessary to borrow money and in evidence thereof issue bonds payable from the revenue of the System to the amount of $810,000.00 for said purposes; and WHEREAS, such bonds will be issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 8-4-1(13) of the Illinois Municipal Code, as Supplemented and amended, and accordingly, the Village is authorized to issue such bonds without submitting the question of such issuance to the electors of the Village; and WHEREAS, the Village has heretofore issued bonds in 2007 (collectively, the “Prior Bonds” which have a remaining indebtedness due of $610,000.00 and a loan from Illinois Environmental Protection Agency which has a remaining indebtedness due of $349,249.00 and is payable of March 1 and September 1 of each year until March 1, 2024 with semiannual payments of $18,325.55 and a second loan of $928,793.00 advanced on April 30, 2013, with further advances not to exceed $1,422,488; no payments yet due. WHEREAS, the Village does not have sufficient funds on hand and lawfully available for the purpose to provide for the payment and redemption of the Prior Bonds; and WHEREAS, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Division 139 of Article 11, Division 4 of Article 8, and Division4.1 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as supplemented and amended, the Village is authorized to issue waterworks and sewerage revenue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $810,000.00. SECTION I. Definitions. The following words and terms used in this Ordinance shall have the following meanings unless the context or use clearly indicates another or different meaning is intended: “Act” means the Illinois Municipal Code, as supplemented and amended (65ILCS 5/1-1-1 et seq. (2012)) and in particular, Division 4 and 4.1 of Article 8 and Division 139 of Article 11 thereof. “Bond” or “Bonds” means one or more, as applicable, of the $810,000.00 Waterworks and Sewerage Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series October 2013, authorized to be issued by this Ordinance. “Bond Register” means the books of the Village kept by the Bond Registrar to evidence the registration and transfer of the Bonds. “Bond Registrar” means the Granville National Bank, Granville, Illinois, or any successor thereto or designated hereunder. “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended. “Corporate Authorities” means the President and Board of Trustees of the Village. “Fiscal Year” means a twelve-month period beginning May 1 of the calendar year and ending on the next succeeding April 30. “Gross Revenues” means all income from whatever source derived from the System, including (i) investment income; (ii) connection, permit and inspection fees and the like; (iii) penalties and delinquency charges; (iv) capital development, reimbursement, or recovery charges and the like; and (v) annexation or pre-annexation charges insofar as designated by the Corporate Authorities as paid for System connection or Service; but excluding expressly (a) non-recurring income from the sale of property of the System (b) governmental or other grants; and (c) advances or grants made from the Village; and as otherwise determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for municipal enterprise funds. “Maximum Annual Debt Service” means an amount of money equal to the highest future principal and interest requirement of all Outstanding Bonds required to be deposited into the Bond and Interest Account created by this Ordinance in any Fiscal Year, including and subsequent to the Fiscal Year in which the computation is made. Any Outstanding Bonds required to be redeemed pursuant to mandatory redemption from said Bond and Interest Account shall be treated as falling due on the date required to be redeemed (except in the case of failure to make any such mandatory redemption) and not on the stated maturity date of such outstanding Bonds. “Net Revenues” means Gross Revenues minus Operation and Maintenance Expenses. “Operation and Maintenance Expenses” means all expenses of operating, maintaining and routine repair of the System, including wages, salaries, costs of materials and supplies, power, fuel, insurance, purchase of water treatment services (including all payments by the Village pursuant to long-term contracts for such services) and all reasonable administrative fees and expenses; but excluding debt service, depreciation, or any reserve requirements and any costs of extending or enlarging the System; and otherwise determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for municipal enterprise funds. “Outstanding Bonds” means Bonds and Parity Bonds which are outstanding and unpaid; provided, however, such term shall not include Bonds or Parity Bonds (i) which have matured and for which moneys are on deposit with proper paying agents, or are otherwise properly available, sufficient to pay all principal and interest thereof, or (ii) the provision for payment of which has been made by the Village by the deposit in an irrevocable trust or escrow of funds or direct, full faith and credit obligations of the United States of America, the principal and interest of which will be sufficient to pay at maturity or as called for redemption all the principal of and interest and applicable premium on such bonds or Parity bonds. “Parity Bonds” means bonds or any other obligations to be issued subsequent in time to the bonds and which will share ratably and equally in the New revenues with the Bonds. “Paying Agent” means The Granville National Bank, Granville, Illinois, or any successor thereto or designated hereunder. “Prior Bonds” means the Outstanding Bonds of the Village payable from the Revenues of the System as more particularly described and defined in the preambles to this Ordinance. “System” refers to all property, real, personal or otherwise owned or to be owned by the Village or under the control of the Village, and used for Waterworks or Sewerage purposes, including the Project and any and all further extensions, improvements and additions to the System or the Project. “Tax-exempt” means, with respect to the Bonds, the status of interest paid and received thereon as not includible in the gross income of the owners thereof under the Internal Revenue Code for federal income tax purposes. “Village” means the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. “Waterworks and Sewerage Fund” means the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund of the Village created and established by this Ordinance. SECTION II. Incorporation of Preambles. The Corporate Authorities hereby find that all of the recitals contained in the preambles to this Ordinance are full, true and correct and do incorporate them into this Ordinance by this reference. SECTION III. Determination To Issue Bonds. It is necessary and in the best interest of the Village to proceed with the improvements described in the preamble hereof together with all administrative costs and to issue bonds therefor which financing is for the public health, safety and welfare, and that the system continued to be operated as a single utility in accordance with the provisions of the Act. SECTION IV. Determination of Useful Life. The Corporate Authorities do hereby determine the period of usefulness of the System to be forty (40) years from the date of the Bonds. SECTION V. Bond Details. There shall be issued and sold the Bonds in the principal amount of $810,000.00. The Bonds shall each be designated “Waterworks and Sewerage Revenue Bond, Series 2013, shall be dated November 1, 2013 (the “Dated Date”), and shall also bear the date of authentication, shall be in fully registered form, shall be in denominations of $5,000.00 and authorized integral multiples thereof (but no single Bond shall represent installments of principal maturing on more than one date), shall be numbered 1 and upward, and shall become due and payable serially (subjected to the rights of prior redemption hereinafter stated) on May 1 of the years and in the amounts and bearing interest at the rates per cent per annum: PRINCIPAL DUE INTEREST RATE PER ANNUM DUE DATE $30,000.00 4% May 1, 2014 $30,000.00 4% May 1, 2015 $35,000.00 4% May 1, 2016 $35,000.00 4% May 1, 2017 $35,000.00 4% May 1, 2018 $40,000.00 4% May 1, 2019
$40,000.00 4% May 1, 2020 $40,000.00 4% May 1, 2021 $40,000.00 4% May 1, 2022 $45,000.00 4% May 1, 2023 $45,000.00 4% May 1, 2024 $50,000.00 4% May 1, 2025 $50,000.00 4% May 1, 2026 $50,000.00 4% May 1, 2027 $55,000.00 4% May 1, 2028 $60,000,00 4% May 1, 2029 $65,000.00 4% May 1, 2030 $65,000.00 4% May 1, 2031 The Bonds shall bear interest from the later of their Dated Date or from the most recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, until the principal amount of the Bonds is paid or duly provided for, such interest (computed upon the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months) being payable on the first day of November and the first day of May of each year, commencing on May 1, 2014. Interest on each Bond shall be paid by check or draft of the Paying Agent, payable upon presentation in lawful money of the United States of America, to the person in whose name such Bond is registered at the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) day of the month next preceding the interest payment date. The principal of and premium, if any, on the Bonds shall be payable in lawful money of United Stated of America at the principal corporate trust office of the Paying Agent. SECTION VI. Redemption. The bonds are subject to redemption and payment prior to their maturity, at the option of the Village, in whole or in part, from any available funds, on any interest payment date on or after November 1, 2014, and if in part, in an amount which is equal to at least $5,000.00 or is an integral multiple thereof, in inverse order of maturity and within any maturity by lot, at the redemption price of 100% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued interest to such redemption date. Unless waived by the Bond Registrar, the Village shall notify the Bond registrar of the redemption of Bonds (by maturity and amount per maturity, if less than all Bonds of a maturity are to be redeemed) not less than 45 days prior to the date of redemption. In the event of a partial redemption of Bonds of a given maturity, the particular Bonds or portions thereof to be redeemed shall be selected by lot not more than 60 days prior to the redemption date by the Bond Registrar. With respect to partial redemptions, the Bond Registrar shall select the Bonds or portions thereof to be redeemed by such method of lottery as the Bond Registrar shall deem fair and appropriate; provided that such lottery shall provided for the selection for redemption of Bonds or portions thereof so that any $5,000.00 Bond or $5,000.00 portion of a bond shall be as likely to be called for redemption as any other such $5000.00 bond or $5000.00 portion. The Bond Registrar shall promptly notify the Village and the Paying Agent in writing of the Bonds or portions of Bonds selected for redemption and, in the case of any bond selected for partial redemption, the principal amount thereof to be redeemed. Unless waived by the registered owner of Bonds to be redeemed, official notice of any such redemption shall be given by the Bond Registrar on behalf of the Village by mailing the redemption notice by registered or certified mail not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the date fixed for redemption. The notice shall be mailed to each registered owner of a Bond or Bonds to be redeemed at the address shown on the Bond Register or at such other address as is furnished in writing by such registered owners to the bond Registrar. All official notices of redemption shall include at least the information as follows: (1) the redemption date; (2) the redemption price; (3) if less than all of the bonds of a single maturity are to be redeemed, the identification (and in the case of partial redemption of any Bonds, the respective principal amounts) of the Bonds to be redeemed; (4) a statement that on the redemption date the redemption price will become due and payable upon each such Bond or portion thereof called for redemption and that interest thereon shall cease to accrue from and after said date; and (5) the place where such Bonds are to surrendered for payment of the redemption price, which place of payment shall be the principal corporate trust office of the Paying Agent. Prior to any redemption date, the Village shall deposit with the Paying Agent an amount of money sufficient to pay the redemption price of all the Bonds or portions of bonds, which are to be redeemed on that date. Official notice of redemption having been given as aforesaid, the Bonds or portions of Bonds so to be redeemed shall, on the redemption date, become due and payable at the redemption price therein specified, and from and after such date (unless the Village shall default in the payment of the redemption price) such bonds or portions of bonds shall cease to bear interest. Neither the failure to mail such redemption notice, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, to any particular registered owner, shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Bonds. Notice having been properly given, failure of a registered owner to receive such notice shall not be deemed to invalidate, limit or delay the effect of the notice or deemed to invalidate, limit or delay the effect of the notice or redemption action described in the notice. Such notice may be waived in writing by the registered owner entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by registered owners shall be filed with the Bond Registrar, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance upon such waiver. Upon surrender of Bonds for redemption in accordance with said notice, such Bonds shall be paid by the Paying Agent at the redemption price. The procedure for payment of interest due on or prior to the redemption date shall be as herein provided for payment of interest otherwise due. Upon surrender for partial redemption of any Bond, there shall be prepared for the registered owner a new Bond or Bonds of like tenor, of authorized denominations, of the same maturity and bearing the same rate of interest in the amount of the unpaid principal. If any Bond or portion of Bond called for redemption shall not be so paid upon surrender thereof for redemption, the principal and premium, if any, shall, until paid or duly provided for, bear interest from the redemption date at the rate borne by the Bond or portion of Bond so called for redemption. All bonds which have been redeemed shall be canceled and destroyed by the Bond Registrar and shall not be reissued. Parity bonds hereinafter issued pursuant to the terms hereof may be redeemable at such times and upon such terms as may be determined at the time of authorization thereof. SECTION 7. AMENDMENT. The rights and obligations of the Village and of the registered owners of Outstanding Bonds may from time to time be modified or amended by a supplemental ordinance adopted by the Corporate Authorities with written consent of the registered owners of not less than two-thirds of the principal amount of all outstanding Bonds (excluding any of said bonds owned by or under the control of the Village); provided, however, that no such modification or amendment shall extend or change the maturity of or date of redemption prior to maturity, or reduce the interest rate on, or permit the creation of a preference or priority of any Outstanding Bond or Outstanding Bonds over any other Outstanding Bond or Outstanding Bonds, or otherwise alter or impair the obligation of the Village to pay the principal of, interest on and redemption premium, if any, on any of the Outstanding Bonds at the time, place, rate, and in the currency provided therein, or alter or impair the obligations of the Village with respect to registration, transfer, exchange of notice of redemption of Bands, without the express consent of the registered owners of all Outstanding Bonds affected; nor shall any such modification or amount reduce the percentage of the registered owners of Outstanding Bonds required for the written consent of such modification or amendment without the consent of the owners of all of the Outstanding bonds. Ownership of Bonds for purposes of consent by the registered owners thereof shall be conclusively proved by the Bond Register. In obtaining or receiving the consents of registered owners, the Village may establish reasonable rules of procedure including, without limitation, rules relating to (a) a record date to fix the registered owners who are entitle to vote, (b) solicitation of proxies and (c) a meeting of the registered owners for the taking of actions. The registered owners of Bonds may vote their Bond interest in fractional shares. In the event that Bonds are registered in the name or names of nominees or depositories, consent of such owners by proxy in accordance with the applicable customs of the securities industry or rules of the Securities Exchange Commission, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board or other association or agency having jurisdiction shall be sufficient. Section 8. Execution: Authentication. The Bonds shall be executed on behalf of the Village with the manual or facsimile signature of the President and attested with the manual or facsimile signature of the Village Clerk, as they may determine, and shall have impressed or imprinted thereon the corporate seal or facsimile thereof of the Village. In case any officer whose signature shall appear on any Bond shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such Bond, such signature shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such officer had remained in office until delivery. All Bonds shall have thereon a certificate of authentication substantially in the form hereinafter set forth duly executed by the Bond Registrar as authenticating agent of the Village and showing the date of authentication. No Bond shall be valid or obligatory for any purpose or be entitled to any security or benefit under this ordinance unless and until such certificate of authentication shall have been duly executed by the Bond Registrar by manual signature, and such certificate of authentication upon any such Bond shall be conclusive evidence that such Bond has been authenticated and delivered under this ordinance. The certificate of authentication on any Bond shall be deemed to have been executed by it if signed by an authorized officer of Continued on page 17
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Continued from page 16 the Bond Registrar, but it shall not be necessary that the same officer sign the certificate of authentication on all of the Bonds issued hereunder. Section 9. Registration of Bonds: Persons Treated as Owners The Village shall cause books (the Bond Register) for the registration and for the transfer of the Bonds as provided in this ordinance to be kept at the principal office of the Bond Registrar, which is hereby constituted and appointed the registrar of the Village for the Bonds. The Village is authorized to prepare, and the Bond Registrar or such other agent as the Village may designate shall keep custody of, multiple Bond blanks executed by the Village for use in the transfer and exchange of Bonds. Any Bond may be transferred or exchanged, but only in the manner, subject to the limitations, and upon payment of the charges as set forth in this ordinance. Upon surrender for transfer or exchange of any Bond at the principal office of the Bond Registrar, duly endorsed by or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer or exchange in form satisfactory to the Bond Registrar and duly-executed by the registered owner or an attorney for such owner duly authorized in writing, the Village shall execute and the Bond Registrar shall authenticate, date and deliver in the name of the transferee or transferees or, in the case of an exchange, the registered owner, a new fully registered Bond or Bonds of like tenor, of the same maturity, bearing the same interest rate, of authorized denominations, for a like aggregate principal amount. The Bond Registrar shall not be required to transfer or exchange any Bond during the period from the 15th day of the month next proceeding an interest payment date to such interest payment date, or to transfer or exchange any Bond after notice calling such Bond for redemption has been mail, or to transfer or exchange any Bond during a period of 15 days next preceding mailing of a notice of redemption of any Bonds. The person in whose name any bond shall be registered shall be deemed and regarded as the absolute owner thereof for all purposes, and payment of the principal of or interest on any bond shall be made only to or upon the order of the registered owner thereof or the owner’s legal representative. All such payments shall be valid and effectual to satisfy and discharge the liability upon such bond to the extent of the sum or sums so paid. No service charge shall be made for any transfer of exchange of Bonds, but the Village or the Bond Registrar may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Bonds except in the case of the issuance of a Bond or Bonds for the unredeemed portion of a Bond surrendered for redemption. Section 10. Form of Bond. The Bonds shall be in substantially the form hereinafter set forth; provided, however, that if the text of the Bond is to be printed in its entirety on the front side of the Bond, the second paragraph on the front side and the legend “See Reverse Side for Additional Provisions” shall be omitted and the text of paragraphs set forth for the reverse side shall be inserted immediately after the first paragraph. (Form of Bond - Front Side) REGISTERED REGISTERED NO.______ $_________ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF PUTNAM VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE REVENUE BOND SERIES NOVEMBER 2013 Interest Maturity Dated Rate: 4.00% Date: Nov. 1, 2013 (CUSIP:___) REGISTERED OWNER: PRINCIPAL OWNER: KNOWN BY ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS that the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois (the “Village”), hereby acknowledges itself to owe and for value receive promises to pay to the Registered Owner identified above, or registered assigns as hereinafter, provided, solely form Waterworks and Sewerage Fund of the Village (the “Waterworks and Sewerage Fund”), as hereinafter mentioned and not ‘otherwise, on the Maturity Date identified above, the principal Amount identified above and to pay interest (computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months) on such Principal Amount from the later of the Dated Date of this Bond identified above or from the most recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for at the Interest Rate per annum set forth above on May 1 and November 1 of each year, commencing May 1, 2014, until said Principal Amount is paid or duly provided for, except as the provisions hereinafter set forth with respect to redemption prior to maturity may be and become applicable hereto. The principal of and premium, if any, on this Bond are payable in lawful money of the United States of America upon presentation at the principal corporate trust office of Granville National Bank. Granville, Illinois, or its successor, as paying agent (the “Paying Agent”). Payment of the installments of interest shall be made to the Registered Owner hereof as shown on the registration books of the Village maintained by Granville National Bank, Granville, Illinois, as bond registrar (the “Bond Registrar”) at the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) day of the month next preceding each interest payment date and shall be paid by check or draft of the Paying Agent, payable upon presentation in lawful money of the United States of America, mailed to the address of such Registered Owner as it appears on such registration books or at such other address furnished in writing by such, Registered Owner to the Bond Registrar. Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Bond set forth on the reverse hereof and such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place. It is hereby certified and recited that all acts, conditions and things required to be done precedent to and in the issuance of this Bond have been done and have happened and have been performed in regular and due form of law and that provision has been made for depositing into the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund the entire Revenues received from the operation of the System to be applied in the manner as hereinabove set forth; and the Village hereby covenants and agrees that it will fix and maintain rates for the use and service of the System and collect and ac count for the Revenues derived therefrom sufficient at all time to pay Operation and Maintenance Costs, to promptly pay principal of and interest on all bonds issued by the Village which are payable from the Revenues of the System, to provide Net Revenues in each Fiscal Year in the amount of not less than 125% of Maximum Annual Debt Service, and to the extent necessary after application of the Net Revenues available pursuant to the aforesaid covenant relating to the provision of 125% of Maximum Annual Debt Service, such additional amounts as may be required to provide an adequate depreciation fund, and to comply with all the covenants of and to maintain the accounts created by the Bond Ordinance. The Village has designated each of the Bonds as a “qualified tax-exempt obligation” pursuant to Section 265(b) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as amended. This Bond shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been signed by the Bond Registrar. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, by its President and Board of Trustees, has caused this Bond to be executed with the manual or duly authorized facsimile signature of its Village Clerk and its corporate seal or a facsimile thereof to be impresses or reproduced hereon and of the Dated Date identified above. Douglas Gimbal President, Village of Granville Putnam County, Illinois Attest: Kari J. Moore Village Clerk, Village of Granville Putnam County, Illinois (SEAL) Date of Authentication: __________, ____________ CERTIFICATION OF AUTHENTICATION This Bond is one of the Bonds Described in the within mentioned Ordinance and is one of the Waterworks and Sewerage Revenue Bonds, Series 2007, the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. Bond Registrar: Granville National Bank Granville, Illinois 61326 Paying Agent: Granville National Bank as Bond Registrar BY________________________ Authorized Office (Form of Bond - Reverse Side) Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois Waterworks and Sewerage Revenue Bond, Series 2013 This Bond and the bonds of the series of which it forms a part (‘Bond” and “Bonds” respectively) are of an authorized issue of $750,000.00 of like dated Date and tenor except as to maturity, rate of interest and privilege of redemption. The Bonds are payable solely from the Revenues derived from the operation of the waterworks and sewerage system of the Village (the “System”) after payment of Operation and Maintenance Expenses, and not otherwise, and are issued under authority of the provision of Division 139 of Article 11 and Divisions 4 and 4.1 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as supplemented and amended (the “Act”), for the purpose of (1) paying a part of the costs of a Project relating to improvements to the System according to an enforceable Municipal Compliance Plan approved and accepted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, being an enforceable compliance schedule developed in connection with the federal Clean Water Act
and necessary to alleviate an emergency condition in the Village, in full compliance with the provisions of the Act, and (2) paying the costs of refunding and redeeming all of the outstanding and unpaid bonds of the Village payable from the revenues System. The Bonds are issued pursuant to Ordinance Number 644, adopted by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village on the 5th day of November 2013, (the “Bond Ordinance”) to which reference is hereby expressly made for further definitions and terms and to all the provisions of which the registered owner by the acceptance of this Bond assents. This Bond does not constitute an indebtedness of the Village within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision or limitation. Under the Act and the Bond Ordinance, the Revenues from the operation of the System shall be deposited into the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund, which shall be used only and is hereby pledged for paying Operation and Maintenance Expenses, paying the principal of and interest on all bonds of the Village that are payable by their terms from the Revenues of the System, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in making all payments required to maintain the accounts established under the terms of the Ordinance. Parity Bonds may be issued pursuant to the terms of the Ordinance. Outstanding Bonds issued and authenticated pursuant to the Ordinance are coequal as to the lien on the Revenues of the System for their payment and share ratably, without any preference, priority, or distinction, the one over the other, as to the source or method of payment and security of the Outstanding Bonds. The rights and obligations of the Village and of the registered owners of the Bonds may from time to time be modified or amended by a supplemental ordinance adopted by the President and Board of Trustees with the written consent of the registered owners of not les than two-thirds of the principal amount of all Outstanding Bonds (excluding any of said bonds owned by or under the control of the Village); provided, however, that no such modification or amendment shall extend or change the maturity of or date of redemption prior to maturity, or reduce the interest rate or premium on, or permit the creation of a preference or priority of any Outstanding Bond or Outstanding Bonds, or otherwise alter or impair the obligation of the Village to pay the principal of, interest on and redemption premium, if any, on any of the Outstanding Bonds at the time, place, rate and in the currency provided therein or altered or impair the obligations of the Village with respect to registration, transfer, exchange or notice of redemption of Bonds, without the express consent of the registered owners of all the Outstanding Bonds affected; nor shall any such modification or amendment reduce the percentage of the registered owners of Outstanding Bonds required for the written consent to such modification or amendment without the consent of the registered owners of all of the Outstanding Bonds. The Bonds due on or after May 1, 2014, are subject to redemption at the option of the Village, in whole or in part, on any interest payment date on or after May 1, 2014, in integral multiples of $5,000.00, in inverse order of maturity and within any maturity selected by lot by the Bond Registrar in the manner provided in the Bond Ordinance, at the redemption price of 100% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued interest to such redemption date. Unless waived by the Registered Owner of Bonds to be redeemed, notice of any such redemption shall be given by the Bond Registrar on behalf of the Village by mailing the redemption notice by registered or certified mail not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the date fixed for redemption to each Registered Owner of a Bond or Bonds to be redeemed at the address shown on the Bond Register or at such other address as is furnished in writing by such Registered Owner to the Bond Registrar. Neither the failure to mail such redemption notice, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, to any particular Registered Owner of a Bond, shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Registered Owners, Notice having been properly given, failure of a Registered Owner of a Bond to receive such notice shall not be deemed to invalidate, limit or delay the effect of the notice or redemption action described in the notice. Such notice may be waived in writing by a Registered Owner of a Bond entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be the equivalent of such notice. Notice of redemption having been given as aforesaid, the Bonds or portions of Bonds so to be redeemed shall, on the redemption date, become due and payable at the redemption price therein specified, and from and after such date (unless the Village shall default in the payment of the redemption price) such Bonds or portions of Bonds shall cease to bear interest. Upon surrender of such Bonds for redemption in accordance with said notice, such Bonds shall be paid by the Paying Agent at the redemption price. The procedure for the payment of interest due on or prior to the redemption date shall be as herein provided for payment of interest otherwise due. Upon surrender for any partial redemption of any Bond, there shall be prepared for the Registered Owner a new Bond or Bonds of like tenor, of authorized denominations, of the same maturity, and bearing the same rate of interest, in the amount of the unpaid principal. This Bond may be transferred or exchanged, but only in the manner, subject to the limitations, and upon payment of the charges as set forth in the Bond Ordinance. Upon surrender for transfer or exchange of this Bond at the principal office of the Bond Registrar duly endorsed by or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer or exchange in form satisfactory to the Bond Registrar and duly executed by the Registered Owner or an attorney for such owner duly authorized in writing, the Village shall execute and the Bond Registrar shall authenticate, date and deliver in the name of the transferee or transferees or, in the case of an exchange, the Registered Owner, a new fully registered Bond or Bonds of like tenor, of the same maturity, bearing the same interest rate, of authorized denominations, for a like aggregate principal amount. The Bond Registrar shall not be required to transfer or exchange any Bond during the period from the close of business on the 15th day of the calendar month preceding an interest payment date on the Bonds to the opening of business on such interest payment date or during the period of 15 days preceding the giving of notice of redemption of Bonds or to transfer or exchange any Bond all or a portion of which has been called for redemption. The Village, the Bond Registrar, and the Paying Agent may each deem and treat the Registered Owner hereof as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of receiving payment of or on account of principal hereof, premium, if any, hereon and interest due hereon and for all other purposes; and the Village, the Bond Registrar, and the Paying Agent shall not be affected by any notice to any of them to the contrary. ASSIGNMENT FOR VALUE RECEIVED the undersigned sells, assigns and transfers unto ____________________________________________ (NAME AND ADDRESS OF ASSIGNEE) the within Bond and does hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint ____________________ as attorney to transfer the said Bond on the books kept for registration thereof with full power of substitution in the premises. Dated:____________ Signature Guaranteed: ____________________ NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name of the Registered Owner as it appears on the face of the within Bond in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever. Section 11: Bonds Limited Obligations. The Bonds shall be payable solely from the Net Revenues as derived from the operation of the System, and shall not constitute an indebtedness of the Village within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. Section 12: Creation of Waterworks and Sewerage Fund and Accounts Thereof. Upon the issuance of any of the Bonds, the System shall be operated on a Fiscal year basis. All of the Revenues shall be set aside as collected and be deposited into a separate fund and in an account in a bank to be designated by the Corporate Authorities, which fund is hereby created and is designated as the “Waterworks and Sewerage Fund” of the Village, which shall constitute a trust fund for the sole purpose of carrying out the covenants, terms and conditions of this ordinance, and shall be used only in paying Operation and Maintenance Expenses, providing an adequate depreciation fund, paying the principal of the interest on all revenue bonds of the Village which by their terms are payable from the Revenues derived from the System, and providing for the establishment of and expenditure from the respective accounts as hereinafter described. Section 13. Flow of Funds. There shall be and there are hereby created separate accounts in the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund to be known as the “Operation and Maintenance Account,” the “Bond and Interest Account,” the “Bond Reserve Account,” the “Depreciation Account,” and the “Surplus Account,” to which there shall be credited on the first day of each month by the financial officer of the Village, without any further official action or direction, in the order in which said accounts are hereinafter mentioned, all money held in the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund, in accordance with the following provisions. A. Operation and Maintenance Account At the time of delivery of the Bonds, the balance of any moneys remaining and held in the Operation and Maintenance Account under the ordinances authorizing the Prior Bonds shall be credited to the Operation and Maintenance Account from funds on hand. There shall be credited to the Operation and Maintenance Account an amount sufficient, when added to the amount then on deposit in said Account, to establish a balance to an amount not less than the amount necessary to pay Operation and Maintenance Costs for the then current and next succeeding months. Amounts in said Account shall be used to pay Operation and Maintenance Expenses. B. Bond and Interest Account There next shall be credited to the Bond and Interest Account and held, in cash and investments, a fractional amount of the interest becoming due on the next succeeding interest payment date on all Outstanding Bonds and also a fractional amount of the principal becoming due or subject to mandatory redemption on the next succeeding principal maturity or mandatory redemption date of all the Outstanding Bonds until there shall have been accumulated and held, in cash and investments, in the Bond and Interest Account on or before the month preceding such maturity date of interest or maturity or mandatory redemption date of principal, an amount sufficient to pay such principal or interest, or both. Continued on page 18
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Continued from page 17 respect thereto required by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Illinois. B. The Village will establish and maintain at all times reasonable fees, charges, and rates for the use In computing the fractional amount to be set aside each month in the Bond and Interest Account, the and service of the System and will provide for the collection thereof and the segregation and application fraction shall be so computed that a sufficient amount will be set aside in said Account and will be availof the Revenues in the manner provided by this ordinance, sufficient at all times to pay Operation and able for the prompt payment of such principal of and interest on all Outstanding Bonds and shall be not Maintenance Expenses, to pay the principal of and interest on all revenue bonds of the Village which by less than 1/6 of the interest becoming due on the next succeeding interest payment date and not less than their terms are payable from the Revenues, to provide Net Revenues in each Fiscal Year in the amount of 1/12 of the principal becoming due or subject to mandatory redemption on the next succeeding principal not less than 125% of Maximum Annual Debt Service, and to the extent necessary after application of the payment or mandatory redemption date on all Outstanding Bonds until there is sufficient money in said Net Revenues available pursuant to the aforesaid covenant relating to the provision of 125% of Maximum Account to pay such principal or interest, or both. Annual Debt Service Requirement, such additional amounts as may be required to provide an adequate Credits to the Bond and Interest Account may be suspended in any Fiscal Year at such time as there depreciation fund, and to provide for the creation and maintenance of the respective accounts as provided shall be a sufficient sum, held in cash and investments, in said Account to meet principal and interest in Section 13 of this ordinance. There shall be charged against all users of the System, including the requirements in said Account for the balance of such Fiscal Year, but such credits shall again be resumed Village, such rates and amounts for water and sewer services as shall be adequate to meet the requireat the beginning of the next Fiscal Year. ments of this paragraph. Charges for services rendered the Village shall be made against the Village, and All moneys in said Account shall be used only for the purpose of paying interest on and principal of payment for the same shall be made monthly from the corporate funds into the Waterworks and Sewerage Outstanding Bonds. Fund as revenues derived from the operation of the System. C. Bond Reserve Account C. Whenever money in the Bond Reserve Account is used to pay principal of or interest on Outstanding At the time of delivery of the Bonds, the sum of not less than $70,200.00 shall be credited to the Bond Bonds, the Village covenants to promptly have prepared a rate study for the System by an independent Reserve Account. consultant employed for that purpose, and further, to send a copy of such study, when completed, to Thereafter, there shall next be credited to the Bond Reserve Account and held, in cash and investthe original purchaser of any series of Bonds and any registered owner upon request along with a letter ments, an amount equal to $300.00 each month until the credit balance of said Account aggregates the indicating what action the Village has taken responsive to such study. amount of Maximum Annual Debt Service. Whenever the amount on deposit to the credit of the Bond D. The Village from time to time will make all needful and proper repairs, replacements, additions, and Reserve Account is less than Maximum Annual Debt Service due to a withdrawal, loss on investments, betterments to the System so that it may at all times be operated properly and advantageously; and when or otherwise, there shall be resumed the credit of not less than $300.00 each month to said Account until any necessary equipment or facility shall have been worn out, destroyed, or otherwise is insufficient for such time as there shall again be the required amount on deposit. proper use, it shall be promptly replaced so that the value and efficiency of the System shall be at all times Amounts to the credit of the Bond Reserve Account shall be used to pay principal of or interest or fully maintained. redemption premium, if any, on the Outstanding Bonds at any time when there are insufficient funds availE. The Village will establish such rules and regulations for the control and operation of the System able in the Bond and Interest Account to pay the same or may be used, if no other funds are available, to necessary for the safe, lawful, efficient and economical operation thereof. make a payment of rebate of excess arbitrage profits to the United States Government in order to keep F. The Village will make and keep proper books and accounts (separate and apart from all other a covenant to maintain the status of interest on any series of Outstanding Bonds exempt from federal records and accounts of said Village), in which complete entries shall be made of all transactions relating income taxation. to the System, and hereby covenants that within 120 days following the close of each Fiscal Year, it will D. Depreciation Account cause the books and accounts of the System to be audited by independent certified public accountants. At the time of delivery of the Bonds, the sum of not less than $20,000.00 shall be credited to the Said audit will be available for inspection by the registered owners of any Outstanding Bonds. Each such Depreciation Account from funds on hand. audit, in addition to whatever matters may be thought proper by the accountants to be included therein, Thereafter, there shall next be credited to the Depreciation Account and held, in cash and investments, shall, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, include the following: an amount equal to $200.00 each month until the credit balance of said Account aggregates the amount 1. A statement in detail of income and expenditures of the System for such Fiscal Year. of Maximum Annual Debt Service. Whenever the amount on deposit to the credit of the Depreciation 2. A balance sheet as of the end of such Fiscal Year, including a statement of the amount held in Account is less than Maximum Annual Debt Service due to a withdrawal, loss on investments, or othereach of the accounts of the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund. wise, there shall be resumed the credit of not less than $200.00 each month to said Account until such time 3. A list of all insurance policies or contracts in force at the end of the Fiscal Year, setting out as as there shall again be the required amount on deposit. to each policy or contract the amount of the policy or contract, the risks covered, the nam Amounts to the credit of the Depreciation Account shall be used for (i) the payment of the cost of the insurer or other contracting party, and the expiration date of the policy or contract. extraordinary maintenance, necessary repairs and replacements, or contingencies, the payment for which 4. The number of sewer customers served by the System at the end of the year and the quantity no other funds are available, in order that the System may at all times be able to render efficient service of sewage treated, the number of metered water customers and the number of unmetered and (ii) the payment of principal of or interest on any Outstanding Bonds at any time when there are no water customers at the end of the year, the quantity of water pumped and the quantity of other funds available for that purpose in order to prevent or remedy a default and shall be transferred to water billed. the Bond and Interest Account for such purpose or may be used, if no other funds are available, to make 5. Changes in the cost of purchased water or sewer services during such Fiscal Year. a payment of rebate of excess arbitrage profits to the United States Government in order to keep a cov6. A summary of rates in effect at the end of such Fiscal Year for services of the System and any enant to maintain the status of interest on any series of Outstanding Bonds exempt from federal income changes in such rates effective during such Fiscal Year. taxation. 7. The amount and details of all Outstanding Bonds. Whenever an amount if withdrawn from such Account for the purpose stated in clause (ii) of the 8. The accountant’s comment regarding the manner in which the Village has carried out the preceding paragraph, the amount so transferred shall be added to the amount to be next and thereafter require ments of this ordinance, and the accountant’s recommendations for any changes or credited to said Depreciation Account until full reimbursement to said Account has been made. improvements in the operation of the System. E. Surplus Account All expenses of the audit required by this section shall be regarded and paid as Operation and At the time of delivery of the Bonds, the balance of any moneys remaining and held under the ordiMaintenance Expenses. nances authorizing the Prior Bonds, after provision has been made for the beginning deposits in the It is further covenanted and agreed that a copy of each such audit shall be furnished upon accounts named above, shall be credited to the Surplus Account from funds on hand. completion to the original purchaser of any series of Bonds, and either such audit or a summary thereof All moneys remaining in the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund, after crediting the required amounts shall be furnished to any registered owner upon request. to the respective accounts hereinabove provided for, and after making up any deficiency in the accounts G. The Village will keep the books and accounts for the System in accordance with generally accepted described in paragraphs (a) to (D), inclusive, shall be credited each month the Surplus Account. Funds fund reporting practices for municipal enterprise funds; provided, however that the monthly credits to in the Surplus Account shall first be used to make up any subsequent deficiencies in any of the accounts the Bond and Interest Account, the Bond Reserve Account and the Depreciation Account shall be in cash hereinabove named and then, at the discretion of the Corporate Authorities, shall be used for one or more and said funds shall be held separate and apart in cash and investments. For the purpose of determining of the following purposes without any priority among them: whether sufficient cash and investments are on deposit in such accounts under the terms and requirements 1. For the purpose of constructing or acquiring repairs, replacements, or improvements or of this ordinance, investments shall be valued at amortized cost. extensions to the System; H. The Village will not sell, lease, loan, mortgage or in any manner dispose of or encumber the System 2. For the purpose of calling and redeeming Outstanding Bonds which are callable at the time; (subject to the right of the Village to issue Parity Bonds as provided in this ordinance, to issue bonds 3. For the purpose of purchasing Outstanding Bonds at the time at a price of not to exceed subordinate to Outstanding Bonds, and to dispose of real or personal property which is no longer useful par and the then applicable redemption premium (or if such bonds are not then subject to or necessary to the operation of the System), and the Village will take no action in relation to the System redemption, the highest redemption premium which may subsequently become applicable) which would unfavorably affect the security of the Outstanding Bonds or the prompt payment of the prinand accrued interest to the date of purchase; cipal thereof and interest thereon. Any amounts received from the sale of property of the System shall be 4. For the purpose of paying principal of and interest on any subordinate bonds or other deposited to the credit of the Depreciation Account. obligations issued for the purpose of acquiring or contracting repairs, replacements, or I. Any holder or registered owner of a Bond may proceed by civil action to compel performance of all improvements or extensions to the System or any other lawful purpose; duties required by law and this ordinance, including the making and collecting of sufficient charges and 5. For the payment of rebate of excess arbitrage profits to the United States Government; and rates for the service supplied by the System and the application of the income and revenue therefrom. 6. For any other lawful Village purpose relating to the System. J. The Village will carry insurance on the System of the kinds and in the amounts which are usually F. Investments carried by private parties operating similar properties, covering such risks as shall be recommended by Money to the credit of the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund prior to the monthly accounting and to the a competent insurance consultant employed by the Village for the purpose of making such recommendacredit of the Operation and Maintenance Account may be invested pursuant to any authorization granted tions. Alternatively, the Village shall self-insure or provide insurance by means of a self-insurance pool to municipal corporations by Illinois statute or court decision. with other units of local government, provided that either private insurance is not available at a reasonable Moneys to the credit of the Bond and Interest Account, Bond Reserve Account, Depreciation Account cost or the village or the pool shall have assets (including as an asset the contractual right to draw upon and Surplus Account may be invested from time to time by the Treasurer of the Village in (i) direct full members of the pool) or shall have created a self-insurance reserve fund in an amount as shall be deterfaith and credit obligations of the United States of America, whether bonds, notes, bills or otherwise called mined by a competent insurance consultant to be not unreasonable in view of the risks insured. All moneys (collectively referred to herein as “U.S. Bonds”); (ii) certificates of participation in a trust or trust receipts received for property loss under such insurance policies or from the self-insurance reserve fund or pool from a trust comprised solely of U.S. Bonds; (iii) shares in a money market or mutual fund comprised shall be deposited to the credit of the Depreciation Account and used in making good the loss or damage solely of U.S. Bonds or agreements to repurchase such obligations; (iv) obligations unconditionally guarin respect of which they were paid, either by repairing the property damaged or making replacement of anteed as to both principal and interest by the United States of America, (v) obligations which are Taxthe property destroyed, and provision for making good such loss or damage shall be made within 90 days exempt under Section 103(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or successor code or provision, if rated from the date of loss. The proceeds derived from any and all policies for workers’ compensation or public at the time of purchase within the two highest general ratings classifications by a nationally recognized liability or from the self-insurance reserve fund or pool shall be paid into the Operation and Maintenance ratings service for municipal bonds; (vi) certificates of deposit or time deposits of any bank, as defined by Account and used in paying the claims on account of which they were received or shall be used to reimthe Illinois Banking Act, provided such bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or a burse any account from which the claim was previously paid. The payment of premiums, regular payments successor corporation to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and provided further that the princito a pool and regular accumulations for a reserve fund required under the provisions of this covenant shall pal of such deposits in excess of the insured amount is secured by a pledge of obligations as described in be considered an Operation and Maintenance Expense. clauses (F)(i),(F)(ii) or (F)(iv) above in the full principal amount of such excess. Such investments must K. The Village covenants not to provide any free service of the System, and, to the extent permitted by also be legal and proper investments for the Village under authorizations then granted to the Village by law, the Village will not grant a franchise for the operation of any competing waterworks system, sewerage Illinois law. Such investments may be sold from time to time by the Treasurer of the Village as funds may system, or combined waterworks and sewerage system within the Village. be needed for the purpose for which said respective accounts have been created. To the extent moneys L. The Village will adopt a budget for the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund prior to the beginning of in said Accounts as described in this paragraph are held uninvested and on deposit in demand accounts, each Fiscal Year, subject to applicable state law, providing for payment of all sums to be due in the Fiscal such amounts shall be added to the amount invested pursuant to clause (vi) above, and the sum so derived Year so as to comply with the terms of this ordinance and of long-term water supply agreements. The budsubject to the limitations as set forth therein. get may include in its estimate of income, the use of available surplus moneys or other funds of the Village Investments in the Accounts shall mature or be subject to redemption at the option of the holder appropriated for the purpose. If during the Fiscal Year there are extraordinary receipts or payments of thereof prior to the time when needed, and, in any event, within the times as follows: unusual cost, the Village will adopt an amended budget for the reminder of the Fiscal Year, providing for Account Time receipts of payments pursuant to this ordinance. Operation and Maintenance 45 days Section 15. Issuance of Parity Bonds. Bond and Interest 1 year As long as there are any Outstanding Bonds, no obligations or bonds of any kind shall be issued which are Bond Reserve 3 years payable from the Revenues except upon compliance with one of the options set out below. Depreciation 5 years A. Parity Bonds may be issued for the purpose of paying the cost of repairs, replacements, renewals, Surplus 5 years improvements or extensions to the System or for refunding Outstanding Bonds upon compliance with the All interest on any funds so invested shall be credited to the Waterworks and Sewerage Fund and is following conditions: hereby deemed and allocated as expended with the next expenditure(s) of money from the Waterworks 1. The amounts required to be credited monthly to the respectable accounts described in and Sewerage Fund. subsections (A) through (D), inclusive, of Section 13 of this Ordinance must have been Moneys in any of said accounts shall be invested by the Treasurer, if necessary, in investments credited in full up to the date of the delivery of such Parity Bonds. restricted as to yield, which investments may be in United States Treasury Obligations—State and Local 2. The Net Revenues of the System as shown by the most recently available audit of an Government Series, if available, and to such end the Treasurer shall refer to any investment restrictions independent certified public accountant, which audit shall be for either the most recent Fiscal year covenanted by the Village or any officer thereof as part of the transcript of proceedings for the issuance or the preceding Fiscal year if (a) the most recent Fiscal Year has ended within 120 days of the date of any series of Outstanding Bonds, and to appropriate opinions of counsel. of issuance of the proposed Parity Bonds and (b) the audit for the most recent Fiscal year is not G. Transfers yet available, or the Adjusted Net Revenues of the System for such year (as defined herein) must Any amounts to the credit of the Accounts in excess of the then current requirement therefore may equal at least 125% of Maximum Annual Debt Service, in each case computed immediately after the be transferred by the Corporate Authorities to such other Account or Accounts of the Waterworks and issuance of the proposed Parity Bonds, but only for those Fiscal Years in which the Outstanding Sewerage Fund as they may in their sole discretion designate. Bonds immediately prior to such issuance will continue to be Outstanding Bonds immediately prior Section 14. General Covenants. to such issuance will continue to be Outstanding Bonds as provided herein. The Village covenants and agrees with the holders and registered owners of the Outstanding Bonds as fol3. Net Revenues of the System may be adjusted (the “Adjusted Net Revenues”) as follows: lows: In the event there shall have been an increase in the rates of the System from the rates in effect for A. The Village will maintain the System in good repair and Working order, will operate the same effiContinued on page 19 ciently and faithfully, will promptly proceed with the Project, and will punctually perform all duties with
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Continued from page 18 the Fiscal Year of such audit, which increase is in effect at the time of the issuance of any such Parity Bonds, the Net Revenues as descried hereinabove may be adjusted to reflect the Net Revenues of the System for the said Fiscal year as they would have been had said adjusted rates been in effect during all of said Fiscal Year. Any such adjustment shall be evidenced by the certificate of an independent consulting engineer or an independent certified public accountant employed for that purpose, which certificate shall be filed with and approved by the Corporate Authorities prior to the issuance of the proposed Parity Bonds. B. Parity Bonds may be issued to refund Outstanding Bonds if the Parity Bonds so issued (i) do not exceed the principal amount of the Outstanding Bonds to be refunded, (ii) do not bear interest at a rate in excess of the Outstanding Bonds to be refunded, and (iii) do not mature earlier than an Outstanding Bonds not to be refunded. C. Parity Bonds may be issued to refund Outstanding Bonds in order to avoid or remedy a default in the payment of principal of or interest on Outstanding Bonds; provided, they are issued to avoid such default not earlier than three months prior to the date thereof. D. Bonds or other obligations may be issued payable from the Revenues subordinate to the Outstanding Bonds. Such subordinate bonds shall be payable from the Surplus Account created in Section 13 of this Ordinance. All Bonds issued under this Section shall mature as to principal on May 1 and as to interest on May 1 and/ or November 1. Contracts or agreements, including long term and take or pay contracts or agreements, for the supply of water or the treatment of sewage which by their terms require payment by the Village as on Operation and Maintenance Expense or from the Operation and Maintenance Account are expressly excluded from the provisions of this ordinance pertaining to Parity Bonds. Such contracts or agreements may be made by the Village notwithstanding any of the provisions herein. In any ordinance authorizing Parity Bonds, it shall be proper to incorporate provisions of this Ordinance by reference and, where appropriate, to have the term “bonds” as used herein mean Outstanding Bonds theretofore issue and the Parity Bonds authorized by such Ordinance. Section 16. Sale of Bonds. The Bonds hereby authorized shall be executed as in this ordinance provided as soon after the passage hereof as may be, and thereupon be deposited with the treasurer of the Village, and be by said Treasurer delivered to The Granville National Bank, a National Banking Association, Granville, Illinois, the purchaser thereof, upon receipt of the purchase price therefor, the same being $750,000.00, plus accrued interest to the date of delivery. The contract for the sale of the Bonds heretofore entered into is in all respects ratified, approved and confirmed, it being hereby found and determined that said contract is in the best interests of the Village and that no person holding any office of the Village either by election or appointment, is in any manner interested, either directly or indirectly, in his own name or in the name of any other person, association, trust or corporation, in said contract for the purchase of the Bonds. Section 17. Use of Proceeds, Expense Fund. The proceeds derived from the sale of the Bonds shall be used as follows: (a) Accrued interest shall be credited to the bond and Interest Account. (b) $15,000.00 of the proceeds of the Bonds shall be deposited into a separate fund, hereby created, designated the “Expense Fund” to be used to pay expenses of issuance. Disbursements from such fund shall be made from time to time upon the direction of the Corporate Authorities. (c) So much of the proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall be paid to the bond holder of the Waterworks and Sewerage Recovery Bonds Series 2007 to fully pay principal and accrued interest to the day of payback. (d) The remaining funds shall be set aside in a separate fund hereby created and designed as the “Construction Fund (2007), “ which shall be deposited in a bank or banks to be hereafter designated by the Corporate Authorities pursuant to a depository agreement. Such Agreement shall provided that money in said fund shall be withdrawn from time to time as needed for the payment of costs of the Project and paying the fees and expenses incidental thereto not paid out of the Expense Fund and that said money shall be withdrawn from the depository from time to time by the treasurer of the Village only upon submission by him to said depository of the following: (i) If such withdrawal of funds by the Treasurer is for payment to a supplier, material man, or contractor for work done in connection with the Project, a certified executed by the engineer in charge of the construction of the Project stating the amount of materials supplied or the nature of the work completed, that such materials have been properly accepted or such work approved by him, the amount due and payable thereon, and the amount remaining to be paid in connection with the Project; and (ii) A duplicate copy of the order signed by the president and Village Clerk, or such other officer(s) as may from time to time be by law authorized to sign and countersign orders of the Treasurer of the Village, stating specifically the purpose for which this order is issued and indicating that the payment for which the order is issued has been approved by the Corporate Authorities. Within 60 days after full depletion of the Construction Fund (2013) or payment of all costs of the Project, as herein referred to, and as heretofore approved by the Corporate Authorities, the Treasurer shall certify to the Corporate Authorities the fact of such depletion or the engineer in responsible charge of the Project shall certify to the Corporate Authorities the fact that the work has been completed according to approved pans and specifications, as applicable, and upon approval of such certification by the Corporate Authorities, funds (if any) remaining in the Construction Fund (2013) shall be transmitted by said depository to the Treasurer of the Village, and said Treasurer shall credit said funds to the Bond Reserve Account, or, if such account is fully funded, to the Depreciation Account; and the Construction Fund (2013) shall be closed. Funds on deposit in the Construction Fund (2013) may be invested by the Depositary at the direction of the Treasurer in the same manner as provide in Section 13(F) of this ordinance for money in the Bond and Interest Account. Section 18. Provisions of Contract. The provisions of this ordinance shall constitute a contract between the Village and the owners of the Outstanding Bonds and no changes, additions or alterations of any kind shall be made hereto, except as herein provided, so long as there are any Outstanding Bonds. Section 19. Covenants with Respect to and of Bond Registrar and Paying Agent. If requested by the Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent, the President and Village Clerk of the Village are authorized to execute a standard form of agreement between the Village and the Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent with respect to their obligations and duties hereunder. Subject to modification by the express terms of any such agreement, such duties shall include the following: (a) to act as bond registrar, transfer agent, authenticating agent, or paying agent (as applicable) as provided herein; (b) as to the Bond Registrar, to maintain a list of registered owners as set forth herein and to furnish such list to the Village upon request, but otherwise to keep such list confidential to the extent permitted by law; (c) as to the Bond Registrar, to give notice of redemption of Bonds as provided herein; (d) as to the Bond Registrar, to cancel and/or destroy Bonds which have been paid at maturity or upon earlier redemption or submitted for exchange or transfer; (e) as to the Bond Registrar, to furnish the Village at least annually a certificate with respect to Bonds cancelled and/or destroyed; and (f) as to the Bond Registrar, to furnish the Village at least annually an audit confirmation of Bonds paid, Bonds outstanding and payments made with respect to interest on the Bonds. The Village Clerk of the Village is hereby directed to file a certified copy of this ordinance with the Bond Registrar and the Paying Agent. The Village covenants with respect to the Bond Registrar and Paying Agent acting, and the Bond Registrar and Paying Agent, each in its own capacity and for its own duties, further covenant and agree as follows: A. The Village shall at all times retain a Bond Registrar and Paying Agent with respect to the Bonds; it will maintain at the designated office(s) of such Bond Registrar or Paying Agent a place or places where Bonds may be presented for payment or registration of transfer or exchange; and it will require that the Bond Registrar properly maintain the Bond Register and perform the other duties and obligations imposed upon it by this ordinance in a manner consistent with the standards, customs and practices of the municipal securities industry. B. The Bond Registrar shall signify its acceptance of the duties and obligations imposed upon it by this ordinance by executing the certificate of authentication on any Bond, and by such execution the Bond Registrar shall be deemed to have certified to the Village that it has all requisite power to accept and has accepted such duties and obligations not only with respect to the Bond so authenticated but with respect to all the Bonds. Any Bond Registrar shall be the agent of the Village and shall not be liable in connection with the performance of its duties except for its own negligence or willful wrongdoing. Any Bond Registrar shall, however, be responsible for any representation in tis certificate of authentication on Bonds. The Paying Agent shall be deemed to have accepted its duties by acceptance of a deposit of funds hereunder. C. The Village may remove the Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent at anytime. In case at any time the Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent shall resign, shall be removed, shall become incapable of acting, or shall be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or if a receiver, liquidator, or conservator of the Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent or of the property thereof shall be appointed, or if any public officer shall
take charge or control of the Bond Registrar or Paying Agent or of the property or affairs thereof, the Village covenants and agrees that it will thereupon appoint a successor Bond Registrar or the Paying Agent, as applicable. The Village shall give notice of any such appointment made by it to each registered owner of any Bond within twenty days after such appointment in the same manner, or as nearly the same as may practicable, as for a redemption of Bonds. Section 20. Not Private Activity Bonds None of the Bonds is a “private activity bond” as defined in Section 141(a) of the Code. In support of such conclusion, the Village certifies, represents and covenants as follows: A. None of the proceeds of the Bonds are to be used, directly or indirectly, in any trade or business carried on by any person other than a state or local governmental unit. B. No direct or indirect payments are to be made on any Bond with respect to any private business use by any person other than a state or local governmental unit. C. None of the proceeds of the Bonds are to be used, directly or indirectly, to make or finance loans to persons other than a state of local governmental unit. D. No user of the System other than the Village will use the same on any basis other than the same basis as the general public; and no person other than the Village will be a user of the System as a result of (i) ownership or (ii) actual or beneficial use pursuant to a lease, a management or incentive payment contract, or (iii) any other similar arrangement including a take-or-pay contract for use of service from the System. Section 21. General Arbitrage Covenants. The Village represents and certifies as follows with respect to the Bonds: A. The Village has not been notified of any disqualification or proposed disqualification of it by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service as a bond issuer which may certify bond issues under Treasury Regulations Section 1.103.13(a)(2)(ii)(1979). B. Moneys on deposit in any fund or account in connection with the Bonds, whether or not such moneys were derived from the proceeds of the sale of the Bonds or from any other source, will not be used in a manner which will cause the Bonds to be “arbitrage bonds” within the meaning of Code Section 148 and any lawful regulations promulgated thereunder, including Treasury Regulations Sections 1.103-13, 1.103-14 and 1.103.15 (1979) as the same presently exist or may from time to time hereafter be amended, supplemented or revised. Section 22. Arbitrage Rebate Exemption. The Village recognizes that the provisions of Section 148 of the Code require a rebate to the United States in certain circumstances. An exemption to rebate requirements appears at Section 148(f)(4)(C) of the Code and applies to the Bonds. No rebate is required or planned by the village. In support of this conclusion, the Village covenants, represents and certifies as follows: A. The Village is a governmental unit with general taxing powers. B. No Bond in this issue is a “private activity bond” as defined in Section 141(a) of the Code. C. All the net proceeds of the Bonds are to be used for the local government activities of the Village described in this ordinance (or of a governmental unit the jurisdiction of which is entirely within the jurisdiction of the Village). D. The aggregate face amount of all Tax-exempt bonds (other than “private activity bonds” as defined in the Code) issued by the Village (and all subordinate entities thereof) during the calendar year 2013 is not reasonably expected to exceed $5,000,000.00. Section 23. Registered Form. The Village recognizes that Section 149 of the Code requires the Bonds to be issued and to remain in fully registered form in order for the interest thereon to be and remain Tax-exempt. In this connection, the Village agrees that it will not take any action to permit the Bonds to be issued in, or converted into, bearer or coupon form. Section 24. Further Tax Covenants. The Village agrees to comply with all provisions of the Code, which, if not complied with by the Village, would cause the interest on the Bonds not to be Tax-exempt. In furtherance of the foregoing provisions, but without limiting their generality m the Village agrees: (a) through its officers, to make such further specific covenants, representations as shall be truthful, and assurances as may be necessary or advisable; (b) to comply with all representations, covenants and assurances contained in certificates or agreements as may be prepared by counsel approving the Bonds; (c) to consult with such counsel and to comply with such advice as may be given; (d) to pay to the United States, if necessary, such sums of money representing required rebates of excess arbitrage profits relating to the Bonds; (e) to file such forms, statements and supporting documents as may be required and in a timely manner; and (f) if deemed necessary or advisable by its officers, to employ and pay fiscal agents, financial advisors, attorneys and other persons to assist the Village in such compliance. Section 25. Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations. The Village recognizes the provisions of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code which provides that a “qualified taxexempt obligation” as therein defined may be treated by certain financial institutions as if it were acquired on August 7, 1986, for certain purposes. The Village hereby designates each of the Bonds as may be from time to time outstanding for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code as a “qualified tax-exempt obligation” as provided therein. In support of such designation, the Village certifies, represents and covenants as follows: A. None of the bonds is a “private activity bond” as defined in Section 141(a) of the Code. B. Including the Bonds, the Village (including an entities subordinate thereto) has not and does not reasonably expect to issue in access of $30,000,000 in “qualified tax-exempt obligations” during a calendar year. C. Including the Bonds, not more than $30,000,000 of obligations issued by the Village (including any entities subordinate thereto) during the calendar year have been to date or will be designated by the Village for purposes of said Section 265(b)(3). Section 26. Opinion of Counsel Exception. The Village reserves the right to use or invest moneys in connection with the Bonds or to operate the System in any manner, notwithstanding the covenants in Sections 20 to 25 herein, provided it shall first have received an opinion from an attorney or a firm of attorneys of nationally recognized standing as municipal bond counsel to the effect that use or investment of such moneys or operation of the System as contemplated will not adversely affect the Tax-exempt status for interest on the Bonds for any holder or registered owner. SECTION 27. Severability. If any Section, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this ordinance. SECTION 28. Repealer. All ordinances, resolutions or orders, or parts thereof, in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are to the extent of such conflict hereby repealed. SECTION 29 Publication. This Ordinance shall be published at least once within Ten (10) days of passage hereof by the Corporate Authorities in the Putnam County Record, being a newspaper published in and with a general circulation within the Village, and thereafter shall be in full force and effect as provided by law. PRESENTED, PASSED and ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, held on the 5th day of November 2013, with 5 Trustees voting aye, 0 Trustees voting nay, 1 Trustees absent, 0 Trustees passing, and the Village President voting NOT, which meeting was held on the 5th day of November 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Passed and Approved: November 5,2013 Signed By: Douglas Gimbal Village President ATTESTED By: Kari J. Moore Village Clerk NOTICE OF INTENT TO BORROW FUNDS AND RIGHT TO FILE PETITION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Ordinance Number 644, adopted on November 5, 2013, the Village of Granville, Putnam County, State of Illinois, a Municipal Corporation, intends to issue bonds of the Village Combined Waterworks and Sewage System in the principal amount of $810,000.00 and bearing an annual interest of 4 % per annum, for the purpose of the cost of certain improvements to the public water supply system and sewage system and repayment of $610,000.00 outstanding bonds of the system of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, a Municipal Corporation. A complete copy of the Ordinance accompanies this notice. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that if a petition is signed by 54 or more electors of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, a Municipal Corporation (being equal to 10% of the registered voters in the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, a Municipal Corporation, in the April 2013 election) requesting that the question of improving the public water system and sewage system and issuing the bonds therefore is submitted to the Village of Granville Clerk within 30 days after the publication of this Notice, the question of improving the public water supply system and sewage system of the Village of Granville as provided in the Ordinance shall be submitted to the electors of the Village of Granville at the General Primary Election to be held on March 18, 2014. A petition form is available from the office of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, Clerk. Kari Moore-Clerk VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION. Published in the Putnam County Record Nov. 13, 2013.
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PCJH holds annual Veterans Day assembly MCNABB — On Nov. 8, Putnam County Junior High held its annual Veterans Day assembly. This year’s event was organized by David Lombardo, music teacher, and included several selections from the PCJH band. Earlier in the week all of the students were asked to write a short essay on what being a veteran meant to them. The staff then chose their top 10 favorite essays and
those students had the honor of reading their essays aloud to the staff, student body, community members and veterans in attendance. Students reading essays during the assembly were Bailey Davenport, Megan Brooker, Isabel Quinones, Justice Petersen, Ben Munson, Zach Liebhart, Daniel Sabotta, Kyle Krystofek and Anna Mattern. Maddy Vacca was not present for the assembly.
Photos by Amy Davenport
Putnam County Junior High held its annual Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 8. Above, Putnam County Junior High students (front row, from left) Bailey Davenport, Megan Brooker, Isabel Quinones and Justice Petersen; and (back row) Ben Munson, Zach Liebhart, Daniel Sabotta, Kyle Krystofek and Anna Mattern read essays during the school’s annual Veterans Day assembly. Absent from the photo was Maddy Vacca. At far left, Isabel Quinones is pictured with her dad, Luis, U.S. Air Force, during the assembly. Veterans and current military personnel from the Putnam County area were invited to attend the assembly.
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