Farmington City Notices
- The following are official notices from The City of Farmington. For more information, please contact City Administration.
Resolution No. 2017-04: A Resolution Directing the Sale of a Portion of City-Owned Real Estate
A 20’ by 20’ portion in the southwest corner of the real property located in Farmington, Illinois, with a P.I.N of 05-04-11-208-019 is hereby declared surplus property to be sold by City Staff as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.1, advertising same in print and electronic media seeking sealed offers to purchase said property, which property has a lost size of approximately 400 square feet, is zoned R, and has no structure thereon. The current use of the building is municipal/storage. Buyer to pay survey and appraisal costs and legal fees. In no event shall the sale price be less than 80% of the appraisal value.
Farmington Council Welcomes New Alderman
Joey Boggs was welcomed as the new Alderman from Ward 1 at the City Council meeting Monday, August 21st. He replaces Kim Gilstrap who had served the Council for the past six years. Joey stated that he is “willing and ready to serve the community of Farmington with honor and pride as Ward 1 Alderman.” Joey has resided in Farmington for 25 years and began his law enforcement career in 1999, serving as patrolman and interim chief until 2005. He then was hired by the City of Canton where he is the School Resource Officer at Canton High School and is the current D.A.R.E. instructor.
Joey has been married for 23 years and is the father of three grown children and five grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with them as well as friends and neighbors while finding time for motorcycle riding.
West Fort Street Resurfacing Project Approved
The City Council unanimously approved a bid from Cullinan Construction for the milling and resurfacing of West Fort Street, beginning at the Old Ward School and continuing east to the intersection of Main Street. This much-needed project could begin as soon as next month and will be completed this year. The cost of the project will be paid for with Motor Fuel Tax funds, supplemented by monies in the TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District account.
City Council Approved K-9 Service Dog
The City of Farmington will soon have its first police service dog, as the Council approved the proposed cost of $9850.00 at the council meeting Monday, August 21. Police Chief Chris Darsham and Officer Andy Steck, who will be the K-9’s handler, were present at the meeting to make the proposal and answer questions. They projected that most of the funds would be obtained through donations and fund-raising and that on-going expenses for the dog, including insurance, food, and veterinarian expenses, would likely be paid for with fines generated by the dog itself.
Included in the projected cost besides the dog, likely a Belgian Malinois and between 14 and 28 months old and already trained, will be two weeks of officer training and hotel accommodations for Officer Steck, health and performance guarantees for the dog, as well as leash and training collar. An older police car currently owned by the City will be re-purposed for the K-9 car.
The dog will be on call throughout the City and also utilized at the school and will be trained in tracking, drug enforcement, apprehension, and protection.