Council, citizens torn over panhandlers

After an hour-long debate on the issue of panhandlers, council members passed a revised ordinance that was created to push panhandlers away from businesses on the strip. The new ordinance makes it illegal for panhandlers to be active on any publicly owned ... Continue Reading →

Council approves real estate ordinance for corporation

An ordinance that authorizes the city manager to enter into an agreement with a packaging supply manufacturer was approved during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will eventually allow the company Intertape Polymer Corporation to acquire ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale closer to new fire department

The City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that allows for the placement and development of another fire department in the city. Kevin Baity, city manager, said in an email the new fire department’s location, which will be 401 N. Glenview Dr., will ... Continue Reading →

Park district to receive $90,000 toward splash park creation

Mayor Joel Fritzler said the city will receive something it has waited on for nearly 40 years: a pool for all. “This is the city of Carbondale supporting the community of Carbondale for a project that has been wanted and needed for years,” he said. The ... Continue Reading →

Small Cities Week emerges in Carbondale to recognize success

Small Cities Week in Carbondale began Saturday to celebrate the successes of the town and all it has to offer. Mayor Joel Fritzler announced the occasion June 12 after the National League of cities declared June Small Cities Month and all leaders of small ... Continue Reading →

Council meeting to consider funding requests

The Carbondale City Council will discuss fiscal year 2013 funding requests, a proposed ordinance that would allow chickens in city limits and  other items during the meeting tonight at the Civic Center. Council members will debate the amounts of funding ... Continue Reading →
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