RACINE — Continued progress in the village was the topic of discussion during Monday’s Racine Village Council meeting.
Council approved applying for loan forgiveness and possible grant funding for the Phase II water project.
Currently the village has been approved for 30 percent loan forgiveness on the project, but could receive a higher percentage of loan forgiveness through re-applying.
Completion of the project would mean that the village would have new distribution lines and updated wells.
The village would also be able to connect with Tuppers Plains Chester water to serve as a backup as needed in case of an outage. The village would also be able to serve as a backup for Tuppers Plains Chester.
Members of council and the mayor stated that the project would be beneficial to the village allowing for a “new” system to be in place that would last for many years to come.
Work on the strip mall to be built in the business district is expected to begin soon. According to conversation, the building will be designed similar to Home National Bank with the brick work and siding. Tentatively, it is to house the Southern Local administrative offices, a restaurant and auto parts store.
Mayor Scott Hill said that traffic mirrors are being ordered to be placed at Tyree Blvd. and Oak Grove Road. The county is to order the mirrors, with the village paying for one.
The water line to be placed in the Sycamore Street area will be put in place as soon as the grant agreement on the project is received.
Marshal Kevin Dugan asked council about the possible purchase of a new police cruiser. Dugan is to check into the cost of a new cruiser and the value of the old one if it were to be sold.
Present at the meeting were council members Ron Clark, Dale Hart, Chad Hubbard, Ike Spencer, Tim Hill, and George Cummins, Hill, clerk/treasurer David Spencer, and Dugan.