UCC to discuss Philo Road improvements

By Eric Heisig

The Urbana City Council’s Committee of the Whole will be discussing the progress made on Philo Road during its meeting Monday night.

The Philo Road Action Plan was adopted by the Council in 2005 in order to help the area’s fledgling business district. The report during Monday’s meeting will focus on how the area’s businesses are doing now, as well as any improvements in the residential areas and if there have been any fluctuations in crime rates.

The Committee will also look at the financial investments made for the project, both public and otherwise. According to the city, the project has cost, so far, more than $27 million for improvements and other projects since 2004.

Notably absent from the agenda, however, is any discussion regarding put more information regarding the city of Urbana’s finances on the Web. Mayor Laurel Prussing has said work is being done to put the city’s, as well as the Cunningham Township’s information on the Internet, and even said during last week’s City Council meeting that an item would be on the Committee’s agenda for discussion. Still, it is not up for discussion during Monday’s meeting.

The Urbana City Council meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

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