Villa Grove moves infrastructure projects forward

VILLA GROVE — After the swearing in of new mayor Terry Harbin and two new aldermen, Tony Hooker and Mike Greifenkamp, the city council moved several infrastructure projects forward this week.

The council accepted a bid of $190,000 from Yoder Farm Drainage to complete the Eastside Drainage Project, which will reduce flooding problems in the northeast area of town.

The public works committee will be meeting with City Engineer Tom Overmyer on June 10 to discuss the final design for new water system in the McCoy subdivision located on the north side of town.

In other business, Alderman Bob Stipp suggested that the city treasurer start looking into financing options for the construction of a new community building.

"It's time to get started on that and make it an upcoming project," Stipp said.

The council agreed that they needed to know what finances are available before deciding what they could afford to purchase. The former community building has been condemned for several years and the city has been working on securing funding for its demolition.

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