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Superintendent Says Meeting Payroll Could Be Tough

Posted by wlpo on January 28, 2010

It’s a long way until June but at Hall High School they’re looking ahead to know if they’ll be in the black.

Superintendent Mike Struna explained his financial concerns to the school board last night. He’s predicting they’ll see a deficit of more than 300 thousand dollars for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
Struna and board members are upset at the state for being behind with payments.  The district is already owed 130 thousand dollars, a figure that could increase by about 158 thousand dollars if other state payments are missed.

Struna says his biggest concern is struggling to make payroll in July if property tax money isn’t received.
Thanks to the Newstribune for information in this story.


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Latest On Crafters Village Fire

Posted by wlpo on January 28, 2010

Several weeks after a raging fire destroyed Crafters Village in Peru, city officials say it looks like the owner isn’t dragging his feet in having the remains demolished.

The fire happened the evening of January 4.  An investigation into its cause is over, the caused ruled undetermined.

Doug Schweikert, Peru’s City Attorney says someone has approached the city seeking a demolition permit.

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Peru offers special needs premise alert program

Posted by wlpo on January 28, 2010

Calling 911 is one of your best options during an emergency and if you or someone in your home have a special need or a disability you may want the dispatcher to know.
People in Peru can start signing up for a special needs premise alert program.  It’s a way for the 911 dispatcher to know if someone has a special need that may be an important factor during an emergency.
The program is voluntary and it only works with land line phones.
Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei explained it to the city council Wednesday night.  He says the information will be kept confidential and only used during an emergency.
You can sign up for the program by filling out forms which are available at the police department and cityhall.

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