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Water project complete in Sheffield

Mayor speaks of perks resulting from project

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:07 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:10 p.m. CST

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Village Board was brought up to date on the Community Development Assistance Program at Monday night’s meeting.

Shug Grosenbach of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments informed the board the public infrastructure project was complete. The project resulted in water main improvements in the northern part of the village and the replacement of two sewer lift stations. The total cost of the project was $481,312, of which the village contributed $131,312. The remainder of the funds associated with the program was provided through a grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Thanks to the completion of the project, village Mayor Bill Rosenow said the community now has complete water circulation, better sewage flow and no dead end water or sewer lines. The end result is the village water supply to villagers will be fresher and kept in circulation.

The village board thanked NCICG for its assistance in the project.

In other village board news:

• Engineer Mike Richetta of Chamlin Associates, Peru, recommended that following a survey of streets, the village should approve a resolution to expend motor fuel monies for paving projects. With the resolution passed, the village will be in a position to solicit bids. The paving will consist of seal coat maintenance to selected streets.

• The Playground Project in Veteran’s School Park is complete except for the placement of the monkey bars. The board agreed to place the monkey bars near the merry-go-round. Rosenow thanked everyone who donated time and money to put up the new playground.

• The village still wants to finalize the plans for the proposed fixed outdoor restroom structure in Veteran’s School Park. Rosenow has spoken with Walnut Homes about regulations for the construction of the structure. He will have details at the next village board meeting.

• The village that it was grateful the property on Park Street has been cleaned up somewhat, but the property is still not up to ordinance standards.

• An Ordinance Committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The committee will review existing ordinances and propose possible new ones.

• The village received a zoning alteration request for changes to an existing chain link fence at 539 S. Church St. The owner of the property wants to install to a 4-foot high fence. The village had no objections.

The next board meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 19.

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