Crete prepares to OK agreement with Will County 911 board

2014-01-31T11:39:00Z 2014-01-31T23:45:06Z Crete prepares to OK agreement with Will County 911 board Gregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
January 31, 2014 11:39 am  • 

CRETE | The Village Board is likely to approve a pair of intergovernmental agreements when it meets Feb. 10. One is with the Will County 911 Board and the other with the Illinois comptroller’s office.

Trustees discussed both issues this week, and Village Attorney James Stevenson will spend the next two weeks reviewing them, while also preparing resolutions for the Village Board to give its approval.

The county 911 Emergency Telephone System Board wants Crete to approve an extension of the agreement it has had with the village for at least eight years. The agreement allows Crete to receive a portion of excess 911 funds from a tax levied by the county’s 911 board.

Village Clerk Deborah Bachert said the agreement has routinely provided additional funding for both the Police and Fire departments, with funding possibly exceeding $9,000 for the year.

The other agreement is with State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s office concerning her local debt recovery program. The agreement, once approved, will allow Crete access to the program for collecting both tax and non-tax debts owed to municipal government.

Trustees also were informed that efforts by the Public Works Department to keep streets clear of snow and ice has caused 307 hours of overtime work as of Monday, and 750 tons of road salt to be spread on Crete village streets.

In other business:

* Village officials are likely to give final approval on Feb. 10 to a resolution supporting the local technical assistance grant received from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning concerning Crete’s updated comprehensive plan. Bachert said the grant of about $100,000 will not require any local match in funds from Crete.

* The Village Board will be asked to approve a design for the village’s vehicle stickers for 2014 that will pay tribute to the Crete Lions Club celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

* The Village Board will consider next month approval for a sewer lining project to be done during the next fiscal year which begins May 1.

* Eddie McCall, of HR Green, will give a presentation to the board. HR Green is a consulting firm Crete hired last year to advise the village on ways to improve the quality of its well water.

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