This Saturday, May 18th, 2013, the DeKalb County Self Storage facilities will be the sites of public auctions: There will be five separate auctions at each of the locations in DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland and Malta. See below for times at each facility and see the website linked above for facility location maps.
As you may know, these auctions are the final step in a long process through which they have tried to collect past due rent from some of their delinquent tenants. They undertake auction of a customer’s stored goods only as a last resort, and then only in scrupulous compliance with the self-service storage statute enacted by the Illinois Legislature.
If you are interested in attending the auctions, you are most welcome. They appreciate you understanding the necessity to purge the facilities of these non-paying tenants. DeKalb County Self Storage requests that you avoid trying to access your storage unit(s) that Saturday, due to the likely congestion. You will not be allowed access during the auction time.
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Steve Milner and Denise Weinmann of RVG Milner/Carpenter recently attended the SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) convention in Palm Springs, CA. At this convention, Mr. Milner received an award for the 2012 SIOR Member to Member Transaction Award for the Largest Dollar Volume Transaction (Other) for his 350 acre land sale for $9,650,000.
SIOR is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association, with more than 3,000 members in 630 cities in 33 countries.
Recently, RVG’s commercial real estate division joined forces with veteran real estate brokers Steve Milner and Mike Carpenter to form RVG Milner Carpenter. RVG’s DeKalb office is at 444 East Hillcrest Drive Suite 230 in DeKalb. RVG knows property values and the marketplace. Search properties on their website here.
The 2013 Annual Town of Cortland “Garage Sales & Craft/Vendor Show” will be this Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, from 8am-5pm. Some sales may be Thursday and Sunday if previously determined. Many organizations will be having fundraisers such as bake sales, food booths and kids activities. In-home businesses are opening up their home/garage for sales and discounts (i.e.Tupperware, Avon, cleaning/repair services, woodworking, etc).
At the Cortland Community Park – Lions Den, folks without garages and out-of-town guests have also set up booths to sell their wares, so don’t forget to stop there while you are in Cortland. Welcome centers and map stations will be available with coffee, donuts, and hard copies of map & listings. Maps will be available this year to be electronically printed at midnight on Thurs from their Facebook page here. Rest stations w/facilities will be designated.
This event has it’s own committee and is not sponsored by the town government and/or coordinated. Please do not call the Cortland Town Hall as they will just refer you to the number below. For information about having a sale call Donna (815)756-4851 home / (815)761-7054 cell. Cost – $7.00. Last year, the Cortland Garage Sales donated over $280 to help the new Cortland Newsletter with printing costs.
Bring the kids to Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Cortland Community Park from 3:00-6:00 PM. Magician and Balloon Artist Matthew Scherer, has entertained audiences in the Chicago area and Midwest for over twenty-five years. Mr. Scherer’s performances have been featured at the Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic Festival, the Illinois State Fair and other special events throughout the region.
This free magic show is for kids of all ages and is open to the public. Concessions sponsored by Cortland Lions Club will be available for purchase. The Cortland Community Park, Lions Den is located at 70 S Llanos St, in Cortland, IL, 60112.
There will be a Urban and Rural Planning Workshop for the Union Ditch and Virgil Ditch and East Branch of the Kishwaukee River Watershed this Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Farmers, landowners, residents and businesses of DeKalb and Kane County, Burlington, Campton Hills, Cortland, Elgin, Lily Lake, Maple Park, Sycamore and Virgil should all attend!
You need to understand what is watershed planning? How will watershed planning effect you and your business? Come to this meeting and see what they are planning. Provide your input in identifying issues, concerns, goals and priorities for the watershed area at this meeting.
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau is located at 1350 W. Prairie Dr. in Sycamore, Il. For more information contact Dean Johnson at 815.756.3237 x3, Paul Miller at 815.895.7188 or Anita Zurbrugg at 815.748.5383 .
Cortland Mayor incumbent Bob Seyller is running for another term. Seyller has been Cortland’s Mayor since 2005 and has also been the owner of the Cortland Barber and Beauty Shop since 1992. Seyller’s Facebook page says that he is “Experienced, Dedicated and Committed to serving the citizens of Cortland.” He counts among his successes, the new sewer plant, water tower, well, and Dollar General coming to town, as well as road and sidewalk improvements.
Bob Seyller, Chuck Lanning, Russell Stokes
#2 on the ballot running for Cortland Mayor is Chuck Lanning. Lanning has served as a Trustee in Cortland since 1993. In the 20 years as a Trustee he has been actively involved in significant changes in Cortland. Lanning states that he is not afraid to take on the hard issues facing Cortland during these tough economic times. His Facebook page says, “It is time for someone who is passionate about doing what is right, asking the tough questions and having open communication with the board, the staff and the citizens of Cortland.” Lanning’s website, Cortland4Chuck.com , details his accomplishments while a town trustee including negotiating the boundary agreement with the City of DeKalb, initiating the quiet zone agreement with the railroad and spearheading the movement to allow Cortland restaurants to serve alcohol again after a 70 year prohibition.
Ex-Chief of the Cortland Police Department and Volunteer Firefighter Russell Stokes is also running for Cortland’s top position. Stokes is a 20 year resident of Cortland and points to his long record of public service and his track record of cooperation and establishment of partnerships with other public entities as some of his qualification for Mayor. Among Stokes’ goals are to be receptive to new ideas and the concerns of the residents, solicit the input of residents to identify community priorities, attract commercial growth and support residential growth ONLY if it will benefit the Town of Cortland and enhance the image of the community. On his website, Stokes points to his fiscal responsibility while serving as Cortland’s Police Chief, and states that as Mayor, he would continue to seek grants to benefit the Town. Read more →
The Cortland Lions Club invites you to come to Cortland Community Park for a Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 8th, from 8-11 a.m. Make sure to bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Cortland Community Park is located at 70 S Llanos St, in Cortland Check the Club website or contact a Cortland Lion for more details.
On Monday December 3rd a petition on behalf of the Stop the Mega Dump was filed with the Illinois Supreme Court. A decision by the Court regarding them taking the case should be handed down in January or in March.
“This is petition is on behalf of all the citizens of DeKalb County.” Said Dan Kenney, coordinator of the group, “In the time sense the Appellate Court handed down its decision in favor of Waste Management Inc. we have been encouraged by many residents to keep fighting the expansion.”
The final paragraph of the petition covers the core issue of “fundamental fairness”:
“A number of recent decisions involving landfill siting have affirmed the local decision and the Pollution Control Board in situations where serious fundamental fairness issues were raised. Peoria Disposal Company v. Illinois Pollution Control Board, 385 Ill. App. 3d 781 (3d Dist. 2008), Fox Moraine, LLC, v. United City of Yorkville, 2011 Ill. App (2d) 100017, 960 N.E. 2d 1144 (2d Dist. 2011). The trend observed in these cases is that pretty much anything goes during the landfill siting process in terms of improper communication of participants with decision makers. The fundamental fairness requirement has substantially eroded. The Court ought to accept review to reassert the minimal standards of fundamental fairness.”
“Again we urge the newly elected members of the DeKalb County Board to work together to find a better way for our County to handle its solid waste. We have time to reverse this path we are on that may lead to the worse environmental tragedy this County has ever experienced.” Kenney said.
Petitions are available for the offices of Mayor, Town Clerk, and 3 (4-year term) Trustee positions for the April 9, 2013, Consolidated Election. Candidate petitions are available from the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Rd., Cortland, during regular business hours.
Petitions must be returned to Clerk’s Office during regular business hours the week of December 17, 2012, and on December 24 between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Please check the Town’s website for any changes in filing dates and times.
This Saturday, November 10th, is the Third Annual Cortland Lions Turkey Trot 5K. Cortland Community Park is the starting point, at 70 South Llanos Street, in Cortland. Registratin is at 8:30 AM at The Lions Den. Click here to register online.
This flat 5K course winds through the quaint neighborhoods of Cortland. This family friendly race attracts families, walkers and elite runners. Runners who bring in a pair of prescription glasses or hearing aid will receive a gift. Proceeds benefit Lions Club activities and the community. More information at www.cortlandil.org. If you are interested in volunteering at the event to help guide and support runners on race day please give John Murray a call at 630-674-2305.