Catlin board OKs shell of car atop business

Catlin board OKs shell of car atop business

CATLIN — Village board members approved a business owner's request to set a car atop his building.

The action allows John Van Ham to take a car, remove its engine, gas tank and seats, and then set the shell of the car on the roof of his business, Hillo Used Cars at 201 E. Vermilion St.

In the application, Van Ham estimated that the shell of the car would weigh between 800 and 1,000 pounds. He said he would not put any lettering or designs on the car.

In other business, board members learned that Cross Construction of Urbana planned to begin milling down some tall crowns in the middle of Meadowlane, Westwood and Fleming streets next week, and then would begin paving the streets with asphalt after that.

The board also heard about plans to hold an American Legion Appreciation Day on Sept. 21 that would include a live band and a beer tent, and a proposed 5K zombie run on Aug. 10. The board plans to discuss the matters further and possibly to vote on their approval at the July 23 meeting.

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