Bushnell, IL – Bushnell aldermen have allowed an internet service provider to use the top of the city water tower for its antennas. Mayor Steve Russell says the antenna array from DerbyTech is part of the wireless broadband system Carl Sandburg College is installing. He says the system will first link the college and its branch campuses, along with elementary schools in the CSC district. Later, Russell says excess broadband capacity will be sold to Bushnell residents .
West Burlington, IA – Southeastern Community College's budget for next year contains a very slight property tax rate hike. The Board of Trustees has adopted SCC's budget for the fiscal year starting in July. Vice President Dick Springsteen says the budget includes a property tax hike of just under $0.01/$1,000 of assessed property value. He says the state's property tax formula means homeowners will not be impacted by the increase. Springsteen says property tax dollars account for a small percentage of the overall budget for SCC.