Tiskilwa is planning to hold Halloween parade

Parade will begin at post office at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31

The Tiskilwa Village Board met Tuesday, Sept. 14, in regular session and conducted the following business:

• Approved bills in the amount of $30,706.31.

• Heard Ed Waca express a thank you to Rick Funderberg for cleaning up the broken glass on his street; a complaint about RV’s parked on the village right-of-way was heard - there will be warning letters sent out; there was a complaint asking for help with the on-going cat population growing out of control.

• Village Engineer Jack Kusek reported that the dam cleanup will be done in late October. He also stated he hasn’t heard from IDOT on the two bridges which are closed. The Old Mill Road street work was discussed and the board was advised it would be more cost effective if combined with additional projects.

• The water report showed 694,300 gallons of water used and billed at $3,728.50. Sewer was billed at $3,893.75.

• Mayor Mike Murray accepted certifications from two trustees who have completed the available FEMA certifications online.

• A pole saw has been purchased for the employees to use.

• The washed out road to the dam has been repaired.

• The website is being worked on - Murray asked for submissions to be included.

• The soccer field light poles will be worked on starting Sept. 27.

• Trustee Amy Kline is researching the purchase of new garbage receptacles.

• Some comments were made concerning the Pow-Wow days parade improvements.

• Halloween: The board plans to go forward with plans for the Halloween parade, and distribution of treats, and taking of photographs of the category winners on Sunday, Oct. 31. Parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiskilwa Post Office.

• Village work vehicles were discussed, there is a need to eliminate unnecessary vehicles.

• Again - the condition of the creeks was discussed. Again - residents are reminded that the homeowners own and are responsible for maintenance of the creek on their property. The village will maintain the areas adjacent to the numerous bridges in town.

• There is a need to repair and/or replace a number of water meters immediately.

The Tiskilwa Village Board meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Tiskilwa Fire Station. All meetings are open to the public.