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Village of Goreville to begin Safe Routes construction in fall

Posted July 4, 2012 by Joe Rehana in Community

The Village of Goreville approved payment for design work performed by John H. Crawford & Associates, P.C. recently, which will be paid out of the Safe Routes to Schools’ grant approved for Goreville by Illinois Department of Transportation in 2009.

The Village of Goreville board members met in a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening in which a tentative time frame for the new Safe Routes to School sidewalk constructions was set to possibly begin in September.

No further discussion on the program was made. The board approved the June bills totaling $45,308.93, which included the fee to Crawford & Associates for its work on the Safe Routes designs.

The board also discussed the drought-like conditions preventing the Freedom Fest fireworks display from taking place and what an acceptable level of rain would allow it to continue. More than an inch of rain was determined as a minimal level, yet fire chief Tim Gage said even with an inch of rain the conditions were still dangerous. It was decided Saturday to postpone the fireworks until the Goreville School’s October Fall Festival, but Freedom Fest committee chairman Dusty Lingle made the request for the final call to be made the morning of the fourth as more rain was in the forecast for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

A brief discussion on Family Dollar’s need to relocate power lines before it could move forward with closing was had and an approval to purchase four new narrow band frequency radios was approved.

Approval of sponsorship in the amount of $75 was made for the Annual Golf Scramble and the Lick Creek Pentecostal Church received approval to hold a car wash at the Village Park July 21.

The June 4 minutes were approved as well as the treasurer’s report.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Aug. 6, to begin at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall Council room.