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Wyanet employees get raises

WYANET –  Village employees will be receiving a raise for the first time in several years. 

After some discussion at its meeting Tuesday night, the Wyanet Village Board unanimously voted to increase the salaries of full-time employees by $1 an hour and part-time employees by 50 cents and hour.

The board is also moving forward on its promise to keep the village updated. All village residents are reminded to visit and sign up for BCR Alerts, an instant messaging service that delivers important messages to residents email or cell phone as a text message. Village Clerk Shelley Teske is also in the process of obtaining information to create a webpage.

The board also announced cemetery clean up will be March 20-22. All personal items must be removed by March 19. Anything left will be discarded by village employees. 

In other business:

• Police Chief Todd Marquez provided the board with his department’s monthly activity report.

• There have been several water main breaks during the past month. The board will be looking into grants to replace aging pipes.

• The board heard a proposal from Illinois Valley Waste in regards to garbage and recycling pick up. Currently Wyanet takes care of its own garbage pick up. No action was taken.

• Sewer lining will begin this week starting on Walnut Street. Residents should not see any disruption in sewer services.

• The village board has been in contact with Bureau Valley School Board members in regards to problems with the road and ditches in front of the grade school.

• Residents are reminded all ATVs need to be registered.

The next meeting of the Wyanet Village Board will be at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Village Hall.

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