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Wyanet looks at village upkeep

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:54 p.m. CDT

WYANET– The upkeep of village property was discussed at length during the Wyanet Village Board meeting Wednesday evening. There are issues with the cemetery, park, the sidewalk in front of Village Hall, the water tower and many streets.

Trustee Marilyn Johnson, member of the Cemetery and Park Committee, brought to the board’s attention her concerns regarding the cemetery. There are many graves in need of dirt; weeds that need to be killed; and trees that need to be trimmed. The board is aware of the issues and does not have the manpower to get all the work completed, but the board is also looking into ways to solve the problem such as hiring a college student or having volunteers complete work.

There are also several needs at the park as well. Trustee Joe Law, also a member of the Cemetery and Park Committee, said the park shelter is in need of a new roof, and the chimney needs tuckpointed.

The board agreed to fix the sidewalk in front of Village Hall. The township will be sharing the cost to replace the sidewalk and providing manpower.

The board is still investigating why the water tower water level meter malfunctioned earlier in the year. Village President Bruce Hand recommended the board get a quote on a secondary device, so that there is never any question about the water level.

The Streets and Sidewalk Committee will be meeting next week with village engineer Jack Kusek to evaluate the condition of the streets in the village. Trustee Jim Etheridge would like to create a road repair schedule where a number of roads are resurfaced each year.

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