Sycamore water plant to open soon

SYCAMORE – Village Administrator Charles Clark opened Tuesday’s Sycamore Village Council meeting with a progress report, saying the old water plant phase-out nearly is complete, and final touches are being made to the new plant. He said it should be operational next week at the latest.

“We’re hoping people will turn their water conditioners off, and give us a try,” Clark said. “Our water quality reports have been very good.”

Clark also reported:

The community has been very responsive to the sale of season passes to the swimming pool, which opened July 3. Passes still are available for purchase.

Plans are being finalized for the 8th Street repavement project.

With advice from Legal Counsel James Gucker, the village continues the process of determining disposition of three condemned properties. Demolition might be a solution.

Clark plans to look at a pre-owned VST-5000 Bucket Truck early next week to determine if it meets village criteria and price range. If the truck proves to be compatible, council unanimously gave him approval to give the seller a verbal agreement to purchase the vehicle.

In his report, Fire Chief Bryan Clouse said the Fourth of July fireworks was a success. He and Police Chief Rich Blankenship were happy to report there were no troublesome issues to deal with this year.

Clouse confirmed a family library celebration at the fire station Friday to commemorate the conclusion of a successful summer reading program.

Also, council approved Clouse’s request that delinquent EMS accounts be turned over to collections.

In other business, an income tax meeting was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday following a request from Councilman Anthony Flood.

After three executive sessions, council commended village employees for their successes and the meeting adjourned.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. July 22.