Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

December 4, 2013

Council hears proposals at busy meeting

Tony Huffman
Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM —

In a busy meeting Tuesday, Effingham City Council discussed a variety of proposals, from financial assistance to liquor licenses.

Jim Dial of Dial and Dial Properties asked the council for $150,000 in continued demolition and development of the former Fedders building. Dial the money would be used to tear down parts of the north end of the building.

Effingham Economic Developer Todd Hull said funds would be available from the Industrial TIF. A stipulation of the assistance requires 200,000 square feet of space be rented for two years.

Currently, Grain System Incorporated houses its produce in 106,000 square feet of the building. According to Dial, a large amount of improvements to the electrical and other services has already been completed. He added that other developers have expressed interest in moving into  the building. The board seemed favorable about the assistance. The request will be voted on at the next meeting.

In other news, the council: