McDaniel chosen for vacant council seat

The Carbondale City Council selected a familiar face to fill the vacant seat left by former Mayor Joel Fritzler. Corene McDaniel was appointed to the council by a unanimous vote at a special session of the city council Tuesday night. She will be sworn ... Continue Reading →
Councilman Don Monty talks with local media Tuesday following a special city council meeting at the Carbondale Civic
Center. Monty was named acting mayor and will serve former mayor Joel Fritzler’s term, ending in April 2015.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Monty named interim mayor

  A replacement for resigning Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler has been named. In a special session of the Carbondale City Council Tuesday, Councilman Don Monty was approved in a 6-0 vote as the interim mayor. Mayor Fritzler did not vote. Fritzler ... Continue Reading →

Harvey, Fronabarger, Bradshaw to hold City Council seats

Three seats were filled in Tuesday’s City Council election. Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger and Jessica Bradshaw were elected and will join Jane Adams, Lance Jack and Don Monty to fill the six-person council. Harvey, Fronabarger and Bradshaw received ... Continue Reading →

City deliberates 2014 budget

  The city’s budget is almost set for the next fiscal year. The City Council discussed Carbondale’s next fiscal year budget and approved the new Liberty Village nursing home’s site plan during its Tuesday meeting. Members were not alone in ... Continue Reading →

Council members discuss departure

Twelve candidates look to fill three open City Council seats in April’s election. The council is composed of six members and the mayor. Terms are staggered, so three members are up for re-election every four years. There is no maximum number of terms ... Continue Reading →

Council to talk Stadium Grille property redevelopment

The City Council will talk tonight about an approval to enter into a redevelopment contract for the property used by Stadium Grille and annexation of the Lakeland Hills subdivision. Kevin Baity, city manager, said the city staff will talk with Park Ridge ... Continue Reading →

Approved splash park funds concern some

With nearly unanimous support from the City Council and a sold-out Aug. 2 fundraiser at the Civic Center, some still feel the proposed Super Splash Park lacks full community support. The proposed park and competition pool is planned to be located at Carbondale’s ... Continue Reading →

City Council to look at funds, fees

The City Council plans to discuss district budget adjustments, splash park funding and increased parking fees during its meeting tonight at the Civic Center. City Council members have discussed making a donation to the proposed splash park’s construction ... Continue Reading →

City raises parking fines

It’s about to happen, but Carbondale’s mayor said the city hasn’t changed its policy on parking fines in more than 20 years. At Mayor Joel Fritzler’s request, the council may also reduce the required time for parking fee payment from 9 a.m. to ... Continue Reading →

Gambling allowed in Carbondale, but will take time

The City Council may have approved an ordinance that allows video gambling machines in the city, but the Strip probably won’t be mistaken for Vegas anytime soon. After the Aug. 21 ruling to legalize the use of video-game gambling machines in bars and ... Continue Reading →

City finalizes investment on public water infrastructure

At the Wall and Grand Street intersection, below the surface, two million gallons of water lie in subterenean storage tanks. “These are old tanks past their useful life’’ Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity said. ‘‘They need to be replaced and ... Continue Reading →

Meet the Carbondale City Council

Mayor Joel Fritzler: Joel Fritzler was elected Mayor of Carbondale in 2011 after serving two terms as a City Council member. He also works at SIU’s Office of Research Development and Administration and spent a few years in Africa in the early 90s ... Continue Reading →

City Council allows video gambling within city limits

Video gambling machines, higher water fees and more were passed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Gambling machines will be put in Carbondale bars and fraternal organizations such as the Elks and Lions Club. Though Mayor Joel Fritzler said early ... Continue Reading →

City Council tables budget decision

The Carbondale City Council made no decision Tuesday about the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The review and discussion of the Proposed FY2013 Budget and Five Year Community Investment Program was tabled until April 17 to allow city council members ... Continue Reading →

City Council will discuss funding requests

Carbondale City Council members will continue to discuss fiscal year 2013 funding requests from community and economic development organizations during its regular meeting tonight at the Civic Center. A new proposal from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce ... Continue Reading →
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