Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Credit union to close branch at UIS

The Sangamon Schools Credit Union is closing its branch at the University of Illinois Springfield at the end of the month.

Gene Taylor, president of the credit union, said Monday a problem with the septic system at the site was one of the primary reasons for the decision. The two employees assigned to the office at 4600 University Drive will be moved to the other Sangamon Schools Credit Union offices at 1420 S. Eighth St. and 1124 Center West Drive.

“The area has a high water table,” Taylor said of the UIS location. “Every time we would have heavy rains, the septic system would back up. Neither the staff or members were able to use the restrooms.”

Dave Barrows, associate chancellor of administrative affairs at UIS, acknowledged that the septic system is a long-standing problem.

“We didn’t want to deal with the additional cost of rebuilding the septic, and neither did (the credit union,” Barrows said.

The last day of operation for the Sangamon Schools Credit Union at UIS will be July 30.

The credit union branch closer was featured in a July 21, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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