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Sheffield Village Board

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:26 p.m. CDT

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board conducted the following business at its meeting on April 7.

• Mayor William Rosenow said everything is on track with the playground project. Work is scheduled to begin the last weekend of April. Volunteers are needed to bring the installation of the new playground equipment to a speedy completion.

• The board approved a replacement for the Veteran’s School Park memorial tree of Barbara Ann Williams Phelps. The tree was brought down by the winter weather.

• The village has received numerous complaints about the disposition of a residence occupied by Jimmy Phillhower on South Park and Chestnut. Villagers have complained that the front yard of the house has become a muddied mess and littered with vehicles and trash. The village decided to look into actions necessary to return the property to a healthy condition.

• The board gave approval to begin the legal process necessary to commence the demolition of two unkempt properties in the village. One property is located at the corner of Park and Cook. The other is at east end of Railroad Street.

• The mayor said the village needs a new squad car. Following the latest repairs to the vehicle, the mayor said the 12-year-old vehicle is a 160,000 mile money pit. The estimated cost for a replacement is $25,000.

• Work on cleaning up the local cemetery began and is proceeding as planned.

• The village-wide cleanup day is set for April 30. No electronics will be accepted for removal.

The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. April 21.

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