New Creston president soon to be at the helm

Outgoing president Tom Byro wrapping up second term

ROCHELLE — Next month a new president for the Village of Creston will be at the helm. Tom Byro is wrapping up his second term as president, although he’s been serving as a trustee for over 30 years.

Wayne Williams was voted in as the new president Tuesday evening. Byro hasn’t quite made any future plans, although he said he will “sit back and enjoy life.”

“I told them I’d help them out in any way I can,” Byro said. “If something else comes up, who knows….”

Along with Williams as president, Deanne Haub retains her position as village clerk, along with trustees Curt Ward and Mike Misch. New to the board is trustee Steve Katzman.

All those elected will be sworn in at next month’s village board meeting.

In other business, village trustees approved a recommendation from the planning and zoning commission to grant a special use permit for a two-family duplex new construction build. The duplex will be built on the corner of North and West Streets. Contractor Mike Kerns, also village trustee, said construction will begin in the summer and is expected to be complete in about three months.

Byro also announced the village farmland lease has been signed with Petry Farms, and is valid through the growing season of 2020.


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