Village Board planning on more cleaning up

B y Derek Liebig

It may be a time for a little spring cleaning.

The Village Board of Trustees discussed possible efforts to clean up the village during Tuesday’s board meeting.

The discussion came in light of flooding over the last several weeks that has reveal garbage and debris throughout affect areas.

A couple of residents have expressed concern about the amount of debris they have seen floating in their back yards and how they will go about cleaning it.

Mayor Peter Telisky is considering offering complimentary curb side pick up for village residents.

Village crews would pick up garbage bags alongside the road and dispose of them at no charge.

The idea may even extend to the rest of the village as a sort of community clean up.

“We have talked about a general clean-up,” Telisky said. “We have to get ourselves cleaned up.”

Besides garbage, crews may also pick up brush and even arrange local scrappers to come along and pick up metal trash.

Before any plan can be implemented however, a number of issues need to be addressed.

Telisky expressed some concern about residents from outside the community taking advantage of the situation and depositing their garbage on other peoples’ property for disposal.

“We need some way to control,” he said.

The board will reserve making a final decision until flood waters have receded and all their options have been considered.

The clean-up of local departments won’t wait however.

Telisky asked board members to begin cleaning up the departments they oversee, including the village garage, painting the village offices and cleaning the fence around the water plant.

“Departments need to be cleaned before we can do anything in the village,” Telisky said.

The cleanup is part of beautifcation efforts village trustees are trying to accomplish in the village.

Marge Mohn has been working with the Chamber of Commerce to plant flowers around intersections in the village and is looking at purchasing new benches for the park.

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