Sycamore council takes care of business

SYCAMORE — Don Fillmore addressed council during Tuesday night’s Sycamore Village Council meeting to voice his displeasure about large trucks used to cut trees that he says damaged his property.

Mayor Vicki Weininger told Fillmore the village had other projects the trucks were being used on and she did not know of anyone that requested permission to trim trees in the village.

Weininger read a report from Chuck Clark, the village administrator, which said the project on Seventh Street was going well and sidewalks were scheduled to be poured this week.

Sycamore volunteer fire chief, Rod Clinger, reminded those in attendance that it is fire safety week and reported that the department visited Mohawk preschoolers earlier in the day and will see second-graders as well.

Clinger also said the department received $1,775 in memorial donations following the funeral of longtime fire department member Clarence Keller. He thanked the family and said the family suggested they spend the money to maintain the antique fire engines Keller helped to restore.

In other business:

• Council approved the Fire Department’s new equipment policy.

• Councilman Chris Clinger thanked Keller for his service on the department and the family for their donation.

• Council member Darcy Zimmerman announced the last farmers market of 2019 is Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Zimmerman said Sycamore will have trick-or-treat Oct. 31.