Sublette Board OKs storm sewer cleaning


Staff writer

SUBLETTE – The Village of Sublette Board had a short, efficient meeting Monday, Oct. 9 at the Ellice Dinges Center in Sublette.

A motion was passed for the village to pay TJS Excavating $2,500 (not to exceed) to clean the storm sewer with a jetter. The payment will be for eight hours of work as it costs $400 for the first hour and $300 for every hour after.

The board also passed a motion to hire Cam-Vac Inc. out of Sandwich to televise the sewer before the jetting takes place.

Test Inc. submitted its report for August as Test visited Sublette four times including flushing the village’s fire hydrants. Test Inc. recommends replacing the filter media.

Trustee Julie Kessel and economic development coordinator Don Dinges discussed calendar events for the rest of this year and next year.

The Sublette Car Show on Sept. 16 was canceled due to the weather, but around 50 cars still showed up and there was a decent crowd even though it rained.

The Farmer’s Market fell through as vendors couldn’t make it due to prescheduled events. Dinges said he is going to confirm a date for next year soon so he can book the event and the vendors a year ahead of time.

Board president John Stenzel addressed the Comprehensive Plan Meeting, which was Sept. 21. He thought the meeting was solid and accomplished what it was meant for, resident input, but he was disappointed with the attendance.

The village message board was voted to get repaired and to stay where it is located in previous meetings, however, it still needs an Illinois Department of Transportation permit, a property lease and legal documentation to the state.

The concrete in front of the ECD door and by the ramp downtown were patched. The patching is to improve the walkways until after the winter when a plan can be put in place for a permanent fix.