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Sheridan Village Board moving forward on library lot, sidewalks

The village of Sheridan will begin plans for the Robert W. Rowe Public Library District’s new parking lot and sidewalks.

The Village Board recently approved the motion.

In April 2018, the board sought bids for the demolition of a vacant home at 100 N. Robinson St., directly east of the library.

The village and the library entered into an intergovernmental agreement in February 2018 that allowed for deeding two lots to the village, demolition of the existing building, approval of a final parking lot concept and completion of a paved parking lot.

Planned bronze plaque addition to
Veterans Memorial

The Village Board approved a request by Police Chief Chuck Bergeron to buy a bronze plaque for the 5,000-pound M101A1 Howitzer 105 caliber cannon placed in Veterans Memorial Park in November 2018. The plaque will be delivered sometime in February.

“The plaque will be embedded in a large rock,” Bergeron said. “It’ll identify the cannon and where it was used.”

Members of the Memorial Committee include Bergeron, Jim Allen (retired), Lynette Bergeron, Jeannine Blasing, Sue Enger and Parks Trustee Peggy Arneson.

Cemetery Board officers announced

The 2019 board officers on Sheridan’s Cemetery Board are President Jean McNelis; Secretary Barb Bowen; and Treasurer Sharon Johnson. Larry Ryg and Mary Lou Tomlin will serve as board members. Jeff Tomlin is in charge of maintenance.

“I also want to thank the board for their $200 donation,” McNelis said. “We also appreciate the village for maintenance.”

In 2018, there were 10 burials, three full burials and seven cremations.

Clean construction-
demolition debris training

Bergeron and officer Mark Woodward attended a CCDD training session in December hosted by the Illinois EPA.

“It was definitely helpful,” Bergeron said. “Any training is good, and this training reinforced what I already knew, so I think the class was very beneficial for our village.”

Two Sheridan sites at 2679 N. 4201st Road and 105 S. Wiensland Road were temporarily shut down and the target of lawsuits from the Illinois Attorney General’s office. The lawsuits levied complaints of proprietors of the site accepting truckloads of debris that contained waste that is not allowed at the sites.

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