BH streets await financing help

Carol Townsend

The Bishop Hill Village Board on June 10 heard member Wayne Ericson report that the village’s street program’s estimated renovation costs are $17,900 for this year.

The board tabled the renovations since there’s only $14,667 in the village’s motor fuel tax fund.

“We would have to rob the general fund,” noted Mayor Mike Funke.

In other business:

*The water committee met June 15 for a water hearing for a Bishop Hill business which has not paid for its water in 2009. The shop owes $236.

*The board unanimously passed its appropriation ordinance in the amount of $171,900 - up from last year’s $161,050. The increase comes from streets and the ballpark.

*Funke thanked board member Ben Strand and resident Alec Rabas for disking the north end of the cemetery and spreading grass seed. The Bishop Hill Old Settlers Association paid for the grass seed.

For more of this story, see the June 18 Galva News.