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A successful festival

WYANET — Another Wyanet Festival is in the books.

Wyanet Community Club Member Jason Smith addressed the board during Tuesday night’s Wyanet Village Board meeting. Smith wanted to thank the board and the police force for their help in making this year’s festival a success.

The trustees discussed the festival and how impressed they were with the organization of the festival and the lack of fireworks this year. There were no complaints from neighbors or any major troubles during the festival.

Police Chief Todd Marquez said, “I feel this was the smoothest festival we have ever had.”

Trustee Jim Etheridge said, “I want to thank Chief Marquez for his hard work during the festival. It’s a lot of hours and his time spent during the festival is appreciated.”

The street repair program will be soon underway in Wyanet according to Village Engineer Jack Kusek. Some work will begin in July on a couple streets that need grinding and drainage work done. Then the rest of the street repairs will continue in mid-August.

Trustee Joe Law wants Wyanet to have more things for kids to do in town and asked about creating a Park District Fund. The money put in the fund could then be used to make improvements to the playgrounds.

Law said, “There’s not a lot for kids to do here in Wyanet. We don’t have a Splashpad like Sheffield or the Metro Center like Princeton.”

Hand said that the idea had been brought up in the past and it was not easy to create a new fund such as this. It has to be brought to the voters to decide if they want a new tax. Hand will talk to the village attorney.

In other business:

• The board approved the low bid from Pavement Management for spray patching.

• The board approved the resolution to make a permanent transfer from the garbage fund to the general fund for the purpose of purchasing a new police car.

• Marquez provided the board with his monthly activity report.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the village hall.

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