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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Items of interest from Village staff and the Sept. 17 Board meeting

  • Trustees approved a request from Miles Chevrolet/Nissan for a $7 per car rebate during the fall tent sale to be held Sept. 20-24 at Hickory Point Mall.
  • Village Assistant Administrator/ Clerk Kathy Mizer reported trustees took no action following their return from a Sept. 17 closed session to discuss a litigation issue and to review closed session meeting minutes to determine if the need for confidentiality still remained or if the information could be made available for public inspection through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Village Treasurer Rhonda Stewart reminded trustees that they are expected to set the Village’s 2012 property tax levy by Oct. 15.
  • Trustees discussed past procedures pertaining to the cleanup and maintenance of Stevens Creek, but reached no resolutions other than authorize Village Administrator Mike Miller to confer with Public Works Director Larry Coloni and Village Engineer Chuck Hunsinger on an administrative policy.
  • Mayor Hap Gilbert asked that Board discussion be tabled on his request to re-establish advisory committees and cited the need to have several of his own questions answered before proceeding.
  • Village Attorney Jeff Jurgens has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management requesting that they explore the possibility of the Village purchasing the Illinois Central Railroad right-of-way from the federal government. The land is located in the eastern section of the Village adjacent to the Hickory Point Fire Protection District and homes in Eagle Ridge subdivision.
  • In a report to trustees, Village Administrator Mike Miller said staff sent out a brief survey and site map to the 91 households most affected by the proposed location of the new pocket park along County Highway 20. Fifty-two responses were received by Sept. 19.
  • The contractor is working on installation of the main storm sewer as part of Phase IV of the Cox Street improvements project, according to Village Engineer Chuck Hunsinger. Cox Street may be open to traffic by Thanksgiving. In other infrastructure updates, the Hundley Road sewer extension project should be completed around the end of October.

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