Hillcrest board to sell old police car

Hillcrest trustees approved an ordinance permitting the sale of the old village police car, a 2009 Dodge Charger, during their monthly board meeting Wednesday evening. Trustees also received updates on infrastructure projects including the new water generator. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Salsbury named acting president

HILLCREST — Hillcrest trustees received an update on infrastructure projects during their monthly board meeting Wednesday evening. Trustees also approved an ordinance permitting the sale of the old police car and scheduled a special meeting on the new fiscal year budget.

Baxter & Woodman’s Carl Fischer said the new village generator is scheduled to be shipped from its factory on Aug. 2 and Engel Electric Company has the equipment to install the generator in a storage facility. Fischer said the village has received about $36,000 from DCEO, which leaves about $40,000 remaining in grant funding for the project. The new generator will power the village water system and serve as a backup power source for the village hall building.

Fischer also updated the village on its water, sewer and roadway improvement project. Fischer said Baxter & Woodman began design work on July 8 and the company plans to submit the design work to the Illinois EPA on Oct. 6. Fischer said surveyors arrived in Hillcrest on July 12 to begin work and surveyors will return to the village during the week of July 26 to finish.

Fischer said Baxter & Woodman is still seeking grant funding to help fund the infrastructure projects. Fischer said Baxter & Woodman will advertise for bids on the Priority 1A water main improvement project and the shallow well construction project in October 2022. Should the village qualify for bypass funding from the IEPA, Fischer said the schedule will be revised.

New president

Former Hillcrest Trustee and President Pro Tem Randy Salsbury was named acting president of the village board on Wednesday. Former Village President Jason Fore appointed Salsbury as president pro tem before resigning from the village board this past month. Salsbury, who will serve as acting president for the remainder of Fore’s term, resigned from his position as trustee, meaning the village board will now have a vacancy to fill by appointment.

Other items

Village trustees approved an ordinance allowing for the sale of the 2009 Dodge Charger that was once the village police car. Trustees also approved a date for a special meeting on the new fiscal year budget. The meeting will take place at on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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