Tony Debevc awarded Boy Scouts of America North Star Award

by Dawn Bubonic

MADISON - Tony Debevc, owner of Debonne Vineyards, thought it was just another day at the winery. Then the band stopped playing and the large crowd grew quiet as Don Groszek, council commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America, took the microphone and asked Debevc to come up to the stage.

Council approves agreement with LCSWCD

by Marian McMahon

MADISON VILLAGE – Council suspended the rules and passed an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District at the June 19 council meeting.

Efforts to improve JFS communications continue

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – Commissioner John Hamercheck again raised the subject of the issues caused by the way Job and Family Services programs were set up at the June 8 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Levy renewal and increase approved for ballot

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved placement of the Children Services renewal levy as well as an increase of 0.40 mills on the November ballot at the June 15 meeting.

Rental and vacant property ordinances updated

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – Council passed two ordinances on third reading which amend ordinances in place concerning rental property registration and vacant property registration at the June 19 council meeting.

Water rate increase is approved

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved the first water rate hike in years for the Lake County Department of Utilities at the June 15 meeting.