Hillcrest generator project moving forward


New generator design to be completed this month

HILLCREST — During Wednesday evening's village board meeting, village trustees received an update from Baxter & Woodman on the engineering project to replace the current generator.

Engineer Amanda Streicher said designs for the new generator project will be completed at the end of the month before beginning the bidding process for work orders. Streicher said the project will be completed during the late summer or early fall months next year.

The new generator will cost around $180,000 and the village has $75,000 in grant funding it could use to help cover the cost of the project. The generator will provide power for the village water system as well as village hall in the event of an emergency outage.

Streicher said Baxter & Woodman has begun the application process for an Illinois EPA Grant that could provide up to $5 million in funding for the future infrastructural improvements within the village. Trustees concluded the meeting with a brief discussion regarding Trinity Memory Gardens Cemetary and a potential transfer of ownership.

The topic will be discussed further at the village board meeting next month, which will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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