Work on Veterans Road to begin

Steve Stein GateHouse Media Illinois

The village and Apostolic Christian Church will share the costs of a Veterans Road construction project that will add left-turn lanes into property owned by the church and Thornridge subdivision.

Village Board trustees approved a resolution April 6 spelling out the agreement.

A new church will be built off Veterans. The left-turn lanes will help traffic flow, especially during church events.

Apostolic Christian Church will pay Hanson Professional Services no more than $40,450 for engineering work on the road project.

Road construction will begin on or after May 1, 2016, with the village handling the bidding process and selection of contractors.

Apostolic Christian Church will pay one-half of the construction cost up to $350,000.

If the total cost exceeds $700,000, the village will pay the additional amount. If the total cost is less than $700,000, one-half of the amount less than $700,000 will be refunded to Apostolic Christian Church.

“It’s normal for a project like this to have participatory financing,” said Trustee Stephen Newhouse.

Also Monday:

Trustees approved a special-use permit for a home at 111 E. Jefferson St. that will be remodeled into a supported living residence for people with intellectual disabilities.

Three individuals and a married couple will reside in the home with support from the non-for-profit Bethesda Lutheran Communities human service organization.

“Our home will be properly maintained, landscaped and attractive to neighbors,” said property owner Susan Colby of Morton.

The home is across the street from Jefferson Elementary School.

Trustees approved rezoning and a special-use permit to allow the construction of a Casey’s General Store at 101 S. Detroit Ave., on the southwest corner of West Jefferson Street. A special-use permit was needed for fuel sales.

Trustee Jeff Kaufman said residents can take advantage of the annual spring yard waste disposal from Saturday through April 26 at the sewage treatment plant at 2625 S. Fourth Ave. Also, the annual spring bulky item pickup will be from April 27 through May 1 on residents’ regular trash pickup day.

Trustees Tom Daab, Sam Heer and Ginger Hermann did not attend the meeting, which meant Mayor Ron Rainson needed to vote. Normally, the mayor votes only to break ties.