110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389
110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389

Minutes: March 16, 2020

SENECA SQUARE COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020  6 P.M.

Committee members present were Terri Essl, Gary Peterlin, Rick Rigazio, Bev Sons

Mayor Dom Rivara was also present

There was a necessary quorum

After two previous meetings, with a lot discussed and no concrete ideas for the $400,00 grant and request for $900,000 from the city,  the committee members voted and recommended the following to the Oglesby City Council:

Without any way to pay for the project, it was a NO recommendation.

“Weve got the carrot, but no stick.”

Citizen Greg Stein spoke with a suggestion to do something in the Seneca Square location with TIF money before it expires.

Mayor Rivara said two businesses on either side agreed to have murals on the sides of the buildings.

The committee will be ready and willing to reform to vote on any future recommendations.

Meeting adjourned.

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