Channahon board pays tribute to public works employees
By Jeanne Millsap For The Herald-News April 11, 2012 9:12PM
Updated: May 13, 2012 8:22AM
CHANNAHON — The Channahon Village Board last week saluted the public works department for the sometimes unrecognized work of its staff by holding its board meeting at the public works building just beside the wastewater treatment plant.
Tours were offered of the facilities after the meeting.
Village President Joe Cook said having the meeting at the building was a way of showing the workers appreciation.
Utilities and Streets Supervisor Bruce Vaickus thanked the board for coming and told them they should visit to get a good look at where tax dollars go.
Another staffer, who operates a village snow plow, said he wanted to thank those who are mindful of the street signs and move vehicles off the streets during snowfalls. It’s important for safety, he said.
The meeting was light with business, but trustees did discuss a possible change to Channahon’s fencing ordinance.
Staff is proposing residents be allowed to install decorative fences to the property line in side yards on corner lots. As it is now, fences on corner lots must end at the building line.
Also, the board is considering not allowing split rail-type stockade fences in R1- and R3-zoned properties. It’s a little too much, said Director of Community Development Mike McMahon.