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|Attendance Lower at Third "People in Galesburg" Meeting
|The number of topics brought up for discussion almost outnumbered the total number of guests who attended the latest public forum held by a community based improvement group.
The People in Galesburg held their third town hall style meeting Wednesday night at the Galesburg Public Library and had the smallest number of people to attend any of the meetings.
Even though attendance was smaller, the topics that were voted to be discussed for an extended period still carried some heavy significance. They decided to speak about the rising costs of utility bills and what to do with a number of empty city lots.
The group was concerned with not only the rising costs to heat homes in winter but also getting heat to those who may not have it. Knox College Professor Peter Schwartzman said since we live in this climate we need to make sure everyone has heat.
Schwartzman told the group every resident should be concerned with getting heat to those who need it
The group also talked about what they could do with the remaining lots the city could not get rid of after an auction of a number of city lots. Many suggested using the properties of for a more community orientated piece of land. Some of the ideas proposed included a butterfly lot, a bird sanctuary, or even a city vegetable garden.
(Some of those who attended the People In Galesburg Meeting Wednesday evening at the Galesburg Public Library vote for a topic they would like to see discussed.)
(Galesburg Mayor Sal Garza and Sixth Ward Alderman Wayne Allen and his wife Millie review topics that were discussed at Wednesday nights People In Galesburg Meeting.)
(News story and photos by WGIL's Dominic Fortini)
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