Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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February 9, 2014

Public meetings to address possible school closure, housing rehabilitation

EFFINGHAM — Two upcoming meetings, put on separately by the Effingham Unit 40 School Board and City of Effingham Administration, look to inform the community about an Affordable Housing Program and the possible closure of Edgewood Grade School.

A special school board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Edgewood Grade School, located at 710 Indiana St., to offer residents the chance to share their feelings about the school's possible closure, along with hearing financial reasoning behind the possible decision.

Superintendent Mark Doan informed the school board at their January meeting the vote will be brought before them in upcoming months about the future closure of the Edgewood Grade School. Doan presented information about the steep decline in state aid and growing cost of operating multiple buildings within the district. He will provide additional financial information that is influencing the consideration at tonight's meeting.

In a different meeting at city hall Wednesday, located at 201 E. Jefferson Ave., city officials will inform residents about $400,000 in funds from a federal grant that will be awarded to 50 residents funds for housing rehabilitation projects like siding, roofing, heating and air conditioning. Applications will be available after the meeting, followed by the city distributing funds at a later date. City officials have said they will administer the funds based on the need to the home, income of the residents, along with consideration to residents with special needs.

If community members can't make the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, applications will be available Thursday at city hall and Helen Matthes Library.

There is also a Library Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Luttrell Meeting Room at the Helen Matthes Library. Board members will approve the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, hear a presentation from the circulation department and a fundraising update for the new library.

A Plan Commission meeting will be held at the city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday to hear a site plan for a new Napa Store, which would potentially be located at 1201 S. Banker St.

Tony Huffman can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 138, or tony.huffman@effinghamdailynews.com.

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