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La Harpe Committee

Hopes To Rid City Of Building

The La Harpe committee that was formed by the La Harpe City Council to work on possible ways to demolish the burned out buildings on La Harpe's Main Street met in December 2006.

The building that is of concern had suffered from a fire several years ago. It was a clothing store and a bakery and sets on the south side of Main Street next to the Pub.

Mayor Ken Brown said, "We are again working with EPA and Engineers on ways of legally removing the building. As of now, we have two major problems:

1. ownership of the building and

2. saving the structure on either side of the building.

According to Mayor Brown, the meetings will continue in 2007, with plans to meet again this month.

The committee members along with Mayor Ken Brown, are Todd Irish, Gary Housewright, Ron Peterson, Delbert Kreps, Dick Rasmussen, and Steve Breckon

Mayor Ken Brown

Reappointed To State Legislative Committee

Mayor Ken Brown was recently reappointed to the Illinois Municipal League Legislative Committee (IML) representing the League on Bills brought to the floor by the Representatives and Senate.

The IML meets 4 times a year at different locations in the state and they meet once a year at the Capitol Building in Springfield, meeting with the Governor, House Representatives, and Senators.

They also meet once a year in Chicago for an annual meeting to give support or not give support to bills that have come to the floor during the year.

The IML committee is made up of Illinois state officials including mayors, clerks, attorneys, city managers, and aldermen.