Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward says there is proof positive that an economic development program can and does work in Fairbury.
On Tuesday,members of the Fairbury City Council approved a pair of resolutions noting that Sweet Creations and Pure Serenite Spa, both of Fairbury, have fulfilled their obligations associated with performance based economic development grants totaling $125,000.
Sweet Creations completed two separate grant allocations, one for $20,000 and the second for $80,000, while Pure Serenite completed their grant obligation for $25,000.
It is good to see that we do have some good, quality businesses in Fairbury who are making use of the grant funding processes and are doing things the right way, Ward said.
Alsoon Tuesday,city leaders approved a measure that would allow the Fairbury Police Department to hire a full-time replacement officer.