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Wyanet village deals with garbage, business district apartments

WYANET — Wyanet residents will have to find another place this spring for their larger garbage items.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Wyanet Village Board voted not to have a general garbage pickup this spring. Board member Rick Rediger described the rising costs of the collection as the main reason for discontinuing the collecting of junk.

On Wednesday, Village Clerk Shelly Teske said another reason for discontinuing the spring clean-up is the fact that electronics can no longer be accepted for the clean-up day. Residents can contact Illinois Valley Waste or Al’s Metals, both of Princeton, for collection of those items. If people do have other items which they would have normally put on a spring clean-up day, they can still put those items out for regular garbage pick-up, but the items will need additional village stickers on them. More information on the additional sticker requirements is available at village hall, Teske said.

In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, the board adopted an ordinance establishing designated residential dwellings in Wyanet’s business district. The ordinance states apartments on the ground floor of buildings must be in the back of the business or on the second floor of the building. Wyanet’s business district is described as 214 E. Main St. to 102 W. Main, on the north side of the street, and from 135 E. Main St. to 101 E. Main St. on the south side of the street.

The village board also approved paying $16,000 to buy several parcels of land from a railroad management company, which has control of the various properties. Some of the land is needed by the village, and the other parcels can be sold at a later date. The properties are already maintained by the village and will not cost the village any extra money to maintain it.

The board also discussed the current wages for village employees, which is a board consideration each February. The board discussed giving the employees raises but decided to table the raises at this time. Village President Bruce Hand said he will bring additional information to the next meeting in regards to salaries and raises.

The board set April 4 as cemetery clean up, with all grave blankets and other items to be removed at this time.

The next meeting of the village board will be at 7 p.m. March 13 at the village hall.

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