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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Items of interest from village staff and recent board meetings

  • In the law enforcement report on April 20, Sgt. Michael Hawkins told trustees that bicycle patrol will begin for the season any day. He added that traffic accidents continue to be a consistent problem on Route 51. He also reported that Deputy Cassandra Barnes recently completed 40-hour crisis intervention training for handling individuals who are mentally ill or addicted to drugs.
  • During the Consent Agenda portion of the April 20 meeting, Trustee Bob Gruenewald pointed out that sales tax revenues have been trending up for four consecutive months over the same period last year. He noted that while some of the figures could be considered minor, he called it a “significant” trend.
  • Public Works Director Larry Coloni reported to the board on April 20, that his crews have been busy preparing ball diamonds by adding top dressing. His report noted that weekend diamond preparation has created overtime for his staff. Coloni said that mowing has started, limb collection continues, fertilization of sports fields, Village Hall and Forsyth Public Library has been done and weed control efforts have begun.
  • The village’s tree limb collection program continues every Monday until December. Tree limbs should be at the curb by 8 a.m. every Monday morning.
  • The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 301 S. Route 51 in Forsyth. Board meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month and are open to the public. 

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