GLENWOOD | The long-awaited renovation of Hickory Glen Park is expected to be far along enough to host the village's annual National Night Out Against Crime event, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Aug. 5.
As has been the case the past three years, a Village Board meeting will be held outside in conjunction with the event.
"The park should be at that point turned over to us in such a manner that we have the ability to do this," Village President Kerry Durkin said.
Durkin said the football and baseball fields at the park, located at 192nd Street and Minerva Avenue, won't be in use yet at the time of the meeting since the grass seed will not have grown in enough.
"But all the rest of the park should be done, parking lot, lighting, everything," Durkin said.
Police Chief Demitrous Cook said fingerprint identification kits have already been purchased for the event.
In other village news, the Village Board on Tuesday approved a bid in the amount of $63,859.92 from D Construction Inc. to resurface Glenwoodie and Heartland drives.
The roads are in the Villas of Glenwood subdivision for which the Village Board approved the sale of 20 lots last month for about $1 million.
Durkin said resurfacing the roads is one of the requirements of the sale agreement.
The Village Board also approved the purchase of a new chiller in the amount of $75,000 from Merts HVAC Mechanical Contractors in order to provide air conditioning for the Village Hall and Police Department.