Creston business seeking liquor license

CRESTON –– A new business looking to open in Creston approached the village board requesting a liquor license.
The coffee shop featuring gambling machines will be located near the intersection of Main Street and IL Route 38. The county will write up an agreement for the liquor license between the village and prospective business owner.
Creston trustees will vote on the approval of the liquor license at the November meeting.
In another matter, all residents in the Creston Commons Subdivision will soon have access to cable services. Currently four houses on the east side are not serviced. Village trustees approved a 10-year contract with Comcast that includes service available to 69 lots in the subdivision.
Creston officials are responsible for mowing the grass prior to Julie marking the service area before Comcast can dig cable lines. Comcast hopes to have the project complete in November.
Other business
Village trustees approved a bid to purchase lights for the new village truck. The truck was purchased with the intent for plowing snow, but was not equipped with lights for visibility while plowing at night. Trustees approved a bid for $1,145 to equip the truck with a light bar on the top of the cap and flashers on the back.
Village president Wayne Williams explained he is working on an agreement with CR England after a semi-truck accidently struck village property last month. The semi-truck struck two yield signs and a fire hydrant. The signs are currently knocked over and the fire hydrant is wobbly.
Williams has filed a report with the sheriff’s department and is working on repairing the damage. Williams expects the signs to be repaired this month by village staff, however the fire hydrant will have to be bid out. He expects the hydrant work to be completed next spring.
Fire hydrants in Creston will be flushed on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. Trick or Treat hours were set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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