Catlin water main breaks repaired
CATLIN — Village workers repaired two large water main breaks in late January, a situation officials blamed on the cold temperatures.
Village board member Barry Voorhees said that workers repaired a large break on Webster Street but spent more time on a smaller, more complicated break near Catlin High School. That break occurred at a valve near the base of an abandoned fire hydrant stem buried 10 feet below the ground.
In other business, board member Kevin Kirk said that village engineers are still determining how extensive street repair work on Meadowlane will be this year. Kirk said that a three-block-long stretch of Meadowlawn west of Catlin High has some sinking problems and has been on the village's list of potential street projects for the past few years.
The village is also seeking a part-time clerk. The part-time clerk would work up to 15 hours each week. Mayor James Robinson said he hoped to have the new clerk hired by March 1.