Crete to work on wastewater compliance

2012-01-15T19:45:00Z Crete to work on wastewater complianceBy Bob Moulesong Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
January 15, 2012 7:45 pm  • 

CRETE | The Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District recently sent a letter to Crete saying the village is not in compliance with allowable amounts of wastewater.

The district is the sole wastewater treatment agency for the south suburbs, including Crete. Every year the district provides a report to each municipality regarding the wastewater amounts collected.

"While the village showed improvement last year, we were still not in compliance," Village Administrator Tom Durkin said. "But we have shown steady improvement every year, and we plan on improving again this year."

A meeting between village and district officials is scheduled for the end of the month to discuss plans for 2012.

In other village news, the contract between a paramedic company and the village has been extended to April 30. Kurtz Inc. has had an agreement with the village to provide paramedic services for years, and the plan is to work out a long-term agreement between now and the end of April.

The Police Department will purchase a new 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe using funds collected for magistrate fines. Police Chief James Paoletti told the board the department had enough money collected to pay for the vehicle without using any funds from the operating budget.

The village also will purchase a new vehicle for the Building Department. Building Inspector Mike Smith will receive a new vehicle after village officials collect information on the most cost-efficient way to make the purchase.

The village approved a motion to allow the Fire and Police Commission to begin the process of hiring a new full-time police officer. The hire would be a replacement for an officer who recently left.

The board approved a motion to make the Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau the official destination and marketing organization in the area.

"We have recognized the Southland CVB as our official bureau for several years," Durkin said. "We are more than happy to once again recognize the fine work that they do."

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