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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Items of interest from village staff and recent board meetings

  • Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed the week of May 17-23, 2015 as National Public Works Week in Illinois. This marks the 55th annual year for honoring the men and women who are “an integral part of our citizens’ everyday lives.” The proclamation notes that the “health, safety and comfort of a community greatly depends on” public works departments and “the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel” who serve communities like ours.
  • Partial totals for Cleanup Week are in, according to Public Works Director Larry Coloni. Electronics recycler ATR reported that 8,800 pounds of electronics, more than four tons, were collected this year. Public Works crews collected it all from curbs throughout the village and loaded everything on pallets for ATR.
  • During mowing season, residents are reminded to help reduce pollution by keeping grass clippings off of streets. Grass clippings, while organic and healthy for lawns, can cause problems with storm sewers. Any waste not picked up could end up in the storm sewer system and potentially cause backups.
  • Connie’s Country Greenhouse is now open in Forsyth. Hours of operation are: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 875-7795 or 412-8732.
  • The next regular meeting of the Forsyth Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 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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