LODA — The village board received good news from engineer Tom Overmyer. Loda will probably be able to do more work on its storm sewer project than originally envisioned. He said there is probably enough money in a state grant to do 1,000 more feet of drainage than he had drawn up.
Trustee Doug Freed wanted to know if some of the money could be used to trap the beavers and destroy the dam they have built on the ditch the village's water drains into. Overmyer said that is not acceptable under the terms of the grant. He suggested the board members contact the Department of National Resources about the dam problem. Board members agreed that they prefer to have the additional work done on the west side of U.S. 45 than the east.
Overmyer said he hopes to put the project out for bids in January. He said the state is urging the spending of the $319,000 the village got by being part of Iroquois County which was declared a disaster area in 2008 after extensive flooding.
Also, the board tabled till January passing its revised mobile home ordinance, with changes that no new trailers will be allowed to move into the village unless a building permit application is issued first and that all mobile homes must be in compliance with the Illinois Mobile Home Tiedown Act.