The newly released Riverboat Fund revenue and Elgin's water quality were discussed at the recent Committee of the Whole meeting.
With the state's release of the Riverboat Fund revenue, the Elgin Committee of the Whole was able to revisit the 2016 budget at its Jan. 27 meeting.
The funds had been withheld by the state due to the budget impasse. The commission discussed proposed 2016 strategic initiatives that use the Riverboat Fund.
Due to recent water quality concerns in Flint, Michigan, staff presented an overview of Elgin's water supply and how the city maintains safe drinking water for its residents.
After the presentation, the committee considered hiring requirements for firefighters and the promotional testing process for police officers. The committee also considered the a grant that would provide $13,954 for improved technology for the police department.
The commission discussed several service agreements, including Dixon Dance Academy, Independent Fitness Contractors and Midwest Academy of TaeKwon-Do Inc., to provide dance classes, fitness instruction and martial arts classes for Elgin residents.
The committee also considered granting an emergency loan to the Association for Individual Development. This assistance would be a short-term loan through the human services emergency loan program.
After hearing announcements, the meeting was adjourned.