by Stephanie Malench
MARINE — The Marine Village Board met for the last time in 2023 on Dec. 20 at Village Hall.
The only public comment was from Lynn Scherer. He reported the 13th basement was being poured in the Lucenda Vista subdivision and only one lot remains for sale.
As the sewer lining work continues, a line collapse since the video was taken four years ago has now been found and required four tandem loads of gravel to shore up the area around the collapse. The Village is not accepting change orders on the price of the project that are due to errors on the part of the contractors. Streets Chair Kenny Moss reported once the lining project is done, the streets will need major repairs.
Residents have also had complaints about trash not being picked up when sewer work has taken place on their street on trash day. The trucks do not have time built in per IDOT regulations to go back down a street Going forward, VisuSewer is going to work with Republic on their schedules for the week and try to not work on those streets on trash day. Residents may have to move their cans to a different location depending on the work schedule.
Residents have also expressed concern about the plans for a Dollar General. Mayor Kelly Tracy has been assuring residents that the village will require it be high quality, from the façade to keeping the property free of trash.
An ordinance was approved amending the law on abandoned and derelict motor vehicles stating inoperable vehicles must be stored out of sight on their own property.
Boy Scout Troop 8038 has approved Thaddies Jolliff’s Eagle Scout project for the Tank Park and Jolliff will be speaking to the village early next year.
Lastly, Trent Noeltner was appointed the Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) Coordinator.
There will be no meeting on January 3. The next Village Board meeting will be January 17 at 7 pm at Village Hall.