Bishop Hill historic review group needs more volunteers

CAROL TOWNSEND / GATEHOUSE MEDIA ILLINOIS

Bishop Hill Village Board President Mike Funke reported at the Dec. 14 board meeting that more members are needed for the village’s Historic Review Board.

The ones presently on the board are Sue Schulz, Eldon Menken, Jeanene Blodgett and Brenda Dehler. Amanda Laub represents the board on the Historic Review Board.

Funke said that if anyone is interested, please call him at his residence.

In other business:

• The board approved Travis Fransene plowing village streets again this winter season for $75 per hour.

He has done the work in the past.

• It was reported that the water tower liner has been installed and there are no leaks. The project cost the village a total of $65,736.

• The board unanimously approved Tracy Saylor continuing to be the water operator for Bishop Hill and do necessary testing.

• The board decided to keep their meeting times as the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

• The board got a price from Breedlove’s in Kewanee for baseball netting. The bid was tabled until spring.

• The village dumpster is back at the Municipal Building with cameras installed. The board had purchased the cameras last year because there was illegal dumping being done, which costs the village more money.

All board members were present for the meeting.