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At the Feb. 24 village council meeting, Mayor Rory Hoskins and Commissioners Joe Byrnes, Ryan Nero, Dan Novak and Jessica Voogd voted unanimously to go ahead with two infrastructure improvement projects.

The council authorized the village clerk and village engineer, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., to solicit bids for water main replacement and subsequent street resurfacing on the 400 to 600 blocks of Thomas Avenue and the 7700 block of Monroe Street. Sealed proposals must be received at village hall by 10 a.m. on March 11.

The village council also voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for resurfacing 14th Street. The total project is estimated to cost $280,000, with the village’s contribution being $80,000 and the grant covering the rest. The project will include the resurfacing of 950 feet of roadway, replacing 600 feet of concrete curb and gutter and replacing 5,000 square feet of sidewalk. 

CDBG funding is given to projects that meet national objectives related to community welfare; for this particular improvement, at least 51 percent of the residents in the area must be of low or moderate income.