Votes due on 2 board of review selections, proposed roundabout
URBANA — Champaign County Board members will vote Thursday night (May 24) on the appointment of two members to the three-member Champaign County Board of Review, and take one more look at a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Olympian Drive and Lincoln Avenue north of Urbana.
The board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St., U.
Two incumbent board of review members, Democrat Wayne Williams of Champaign and Republican Steve Bantz, also of Champaign, are up for reappointment to the board that hears homeowner appeals of real estate assessments.
County board Chairman C. Pius Weibel said Wednesday that he will nominate Williams for one of the positions, but wants Champaign Republican Mark Whitsitt to replace Bantz. The county board is free to accept or reject Weibel's nomnations.
In addition to Williams, Elizabeth Burgener-Patton of Mahomet applied for the Democratic position on the board of review. She said she is a certified residential appraiser with 17 years of experience and also is a real estate broker.
A third Republican, Patricia Langland of Grant Park, applied for the GOP seat.
Also at tonight's meeting the county board will vote to advise the city of Urbana that it supports a standard intersection design at Olympian and North Lincoln, rather than a roundabout. Earlier this month at a committee-of-the-whole session, the county board voted 17-9 to advise Urbana, which is responsible for the Olympian Drive project, of its opinion. But Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing said she'll continue to push for a roundabout at the site.
Also on the agenda tonight is a vote on a resolution supporting maintaining the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, and the reappointment of Jerry Lyke of Champaign to the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District and the appointment of Margaret Chaplan of Champaign to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.