GRANVILLE — A variety of projects were discussed by the Granville Village Board and Kevin Moore, acting superintendent of Public Works and Streets, during the Sept. 3 meeting.
Moore reported he had walked along the creek in the area between the village’s waste water treatment plant and the “monkey nest” neighborhood and discovered two places where the sewer lines were exposed.
Future plans for the area will include filling in the exposed portions and covering them with rip-rap from the village’s existing supply that was built up as a result of other improvement projects.
The areas will also be inspected annually to prevent future damage.
“That will be a good use of recycled material,” Village President Jared Baker said.
Moore also reported on problems with manhole covers near Hennepin and Division streets and the recent water main project.
Work continues on the development of maintenance plans for the waste water treatment plant, and Moore said he was still waiting on information from Ameren in regards to variable frequency drive motors and soft-start systems for the plant’s generator. Estimates will also be sought for the repair of the plant’s exterior floodlights.
Other public works projects included a variety other improvements to village buildings, such as painting, and siding and gutter repairs.
Moore then shared a request from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post for help with improving their parking area. The middle portion of Poole Avenue, between Laughlin Avenue and Willow Street, which is on the post’s south side, has been grown over, so the board agreed to clear and lower the area to help with drainage and to redefine the street. The village will then help the group to establish a new parking area.
Switching to his role as police chief, Moore told the board he expected to soon take delivery of the village’s new patrol vehicle. The outgoing 2013 car has roughly 121,000 miles on the odometer, and half of the existing equipment won’t be transferable to the new one. Moore advised inviting the local communities interested in possibly purchasing the vehicle to visit and then “see what they’re willing to offer.”
He also reported that the three part-time officer candidates have passed some of their initial training requirements and will continue through the training and certification processes.
In other news
• The board approved the village’s fiscal 2019-20 budget. The combined estimated revenues total $1,427,500, and total expenditures are projected to reach $1,325,540.
• A .14 per month increase will be seen in residents’ waste management costs effective the next billing cycle to offset an industry-wide increase in recycling costs.
• Village garage sales are scheduled to be held Sept. 27-28.