The Dixon City Council will hold a retreat at Sauk Valley Community College this week on Tuesday and Thursday. The retreat will be moderated by Sauk Valley Community College Vice President John Mandrell. The goal of the sessions is to keep lines of communication open between the council and staff and to assess current council priorities. The plan moving forward is to have one retreat a year.
The current priorities of the city council are: infrastructure, public safety, and economic development. The city council has also placed an emphasis on arts and culture in furtherance of improving the quality of life for Dixon residents and to further Dixon’s attraction as a destination.
During the retreat, the council will discuss these priorities and the progress being made within each of them. The council will also determine whether or not to add other major priorities or to dial in on specific projects within each of the top goals.
Dixon is currently in the process of completing a record $5 million street resurfacing project and recently landed a 25-acre economic development deal for the I-88 corridor. This is an open public meeting. The meeting will be held in the Riverview Room at Sauk Valley Community College. The space is open and has access to needed technology. The sessions have been scheduled for 8 am each day and are expected to last 3 hours each day.