Ladd Village Board
LADD — The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business at its Sept. 24 meeting:
• Heard the IDOT has approved the change order and final pay estimate to Brandt Builders for the Cleveland Street Culvert Replacement project. The culvert was damaged during the April flooding and will be submitted for FEMA reimbursement.
• Heard J.W. Ossola has replaced the Chestnut Street manhole, and the asphalt patching would be done in a few weeks. Ossola provided photos which show lateral cracking in the pipe that feeds the manhole and runs under the railroad track.
• Heard an update from the village engineer on handicapped parking on Main Street. A representative from the American Legion had requested a handicapped parking space in front of their building. Since the village has jurisdiction over the parking lanes on Main Street, permission from IDOT is not necessary. IDOT has requested a letter of information stating where the new parking space would be located. The village will conform to IDOT standards for the signage.
• Heard the village superintendent plans to make a map of the trees in town that are infested with the emerald ash borer. He said there may be too many for his department to handle, and a contractor may be needed to assist in taking them down.
• Heard two loads of poor quality de-icing salt were delivered recently. A complaint to the vendor resulted in the replacement with two loads of a better quality salt.
• Saw the police chief present two boxes representing six months of drugs collected in the village’s P2D2 drug disposal box.
• Granted the chief permission to purchase glow sticks to distribute to children for use on Halloween.
• Set trick-or-treat hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween.
• Heard the village has closed on the sale of its property located at 208 S. Main Ave. New owners Francisco and Diana Madera plan to construct a new building for their welding business.
• Heard the Maderas have completed the sale of their property at 400 N. Main Ave. to Streator Farm Mart. They also plan to construct a new building for their business.
• Discussed amending some items in a B-2 zoning district and will present them to the Plan Commission at 6 p.m. Oct. 22.
• Heard letters sent by the village attorney to the owners of the former Pyzner property have received no response. He and the police chief will meet to discuss citing the owners.
• Heard the village received its first check from the state of Illinois for video gaming tax.
• Approved a $100 donation to the Ladd Education Foundation for their Halloween Hustle 5K race T-shirts.