ICON Monthly Meeting Monday, November 24 – Conversation with Candidates

Conversations with Candidates

Mayoral Candidates will talk to ICON about their vision for Springfield and answer questions from our City Council Committee and ICON members.

7:00pm    Mayor Mike Houston
8:15pm     Samuel Johnson

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Issues & Action Items (6:30pm)

  • October 27 Meeting Minutes draft for consent approval
  • ICON Bylaw changes to allow non-voting memberships for Organizations:
    o Article III – Membership: Membership can be as an Individual, as a Family or as a non-voting / affiliate Organization.
    o Article IV – Voting Privileges: Organizations may not vote; members of affiliate Organizations must be Individual ICON Members to vote.
  • Annual Meeting 12/15 at Obed & Isaac, 5:30-7pm
    o ICON Steering Committee considering slate of candidates for 2015
    o Good Neighbor Awards – to a person & to an organization
    o To vote, renew your 2014 membership before 12/15 if you haven’t already done so!
  • Aldermanic Forum January 26, 2015 – save the date!


Springfield Inner City Action Items

Congratulations to Enos Park for their recent success in directly addressing problem properties through direct legal action!

Read the full story at: http://illinoistimes.com/article-14639-blight-patrol.html
Find out more about the state ordinance that allows direct civil action against a problem property (in violation of state or local ordinances) within 1,200 feet of a property you own at https://springfieldicon.org/news/problem-properties-direct-civil-action/

Citizen’s Club Policy Breakfast

Friday, November 21, 7:30am Coffee Reception, 8:00am – 9:00 Program
Hoogland Center for the Arts
Louis Yockey, IL Dept of Natural Resources
Kent Massie, Massie, Massie & Associates
The Sangamon River winds through the heart of The Prairie State of Illinois. The 85 mile stretch between Decatur and Petersburg has the direct historical connection with the life of Abraham Lincoln as well as many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. In 1965 Illinois Governor Otto Kerner designated the Lincoln Heritage Canoe Trail through this area. This presentation of a draft study will include recommendations for awareness and stewardship of the river and associated environments, recreation and eco-tourism opportunities, and heritage and historical connection to Abraham Lincoln. This will be an exceptionally interesting and informative program.

Local First Monthly Meeting

Friday, November 21, 2014 — 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Boccardi’s on 3132 Cockrell Ln, Springfield, IL 62711
Mike Buscher, President of the Capital Area Association of Realtors and member of LFS
We will be ordering off the menu so individual check amounts will vary.
RSVPs requested. Please email Bill McMahon at