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Inside • Huntley Fire Department minutes • Huntley Park District minutes 35 cents The HimtleY Famiside Thursday, February 11,1999 A Press Publications newspaper«/ serving the Huntley community Volume 38 Issue 44 Woodstock Street gets recognized Steve Brosinski Press Publications Giving landmark status to Woodstock Street may put an end to a nagging problem for both the village officials and residents who live on the street. The McHenry County Historical Commission granted landmark status to the deterio¬ rated brick road, which opens the door for the village to receive thousands of dollars in federal reconstruction money. The McHenry County. Board must approve the recommenda¬ tion at its Feb. 16 meeting. If approved, then Huntley could become eligible for funds through provisions of the feder¬ al road program. Village President James Dhamer, who argued in the past that the vil¬ lage couldn't afford to repair the street, said he was pleased to see the commission's recommenda¬ tion. "If they pick up 80 percent, then we'll pick up the rest," Dhamer said. When the village received Photo by Pat Kolle Woodstocic Street may soon get a complete malce over as a result of a decision by the McHenry County Historical Commission to grant landmark status to the street. bids on the job last year, con¬ tractors bids ranged from $197,000 to $220,000, he said. Dhamer said he thinks the cost will go up because of the way some commission members want the old brick saved. "I think sorting out the old bricks will cost more than if the brick was brand new," Dhamer said. Not since 1976, Dhamer said, has the village laid brick on a street. "Personally, I wish it was done already. I have to nurse maid the street another year," he said. Trustee Susan Lamb, who campaigned for the re-bricking see Street—page 2 County approves changes to local intersection Steve Brosinski Press Publications Village President James Dhamer said he was satisfied with the McHenry County Transportation Committee's plans to take some of the curve out of the Harmony and Marengo roads intersection. Village Administrator Carl Tomaso told committee mem¬ bers last week that the village agreed with the county's deci¬ sion to alter the intersection and direct less traffic towards Sun City. "That's going to be good because it will slow down the school traffic." James Dhamer Village president Dhamer said reconfiguring the intersection will make it much safer, especially for stu¬ dents attending school at the Harmony Road campus. "That's going to be good because it will slow down the school traffic," said Dhamer. Dhamer said the village would prefer to make Brier Hill Road into a thoroughfare, which would shuttle traffic away from Harmony Road. County offi¬ cials authorized spending $150,000 on land to begin the changes at the intersection. In a related matter, Dhamer said the village sent $10,300 to the Illinois Department of Transportation for engineering designs of Huntley's busiest intersection—Route 47 and Main Sfreet. Dhamer said the village will pay an undisclosed portion of the project's estimat¬ ed $500,000 cost. Improvements to the intersec¬ tion will include changes to the tum signals and adding a left- turn lane to both directions. Work should begin in late June or early July and be completed by fall. Lottery awards trustees top spot on ballot Steve Brosinski Press Publications Village Clerk Denise Debartolo held a lottery to determine the placement of the names of the top three candidates for the April 13 municipal elec¬ tion. . The lottery was held to decide whose name would appear first because all three incumbents filed their nominating petitions at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2. Debartolo said a lottery has been standard practice every two years since she began serving as village clerk in 1991. In order of appearance. Trustees Sue Paulsen, Sue Lamb and Charlie Becker will be on the top. Their names will be followed by Jack Todd and Dennis Shamhart, who both served one term on the Village Board. Todd and Shamhart lost their seats two years ago when Erin Anderson, Chuck Sass and Dennis Beeskow were elected to the Village Board. Debartolo said the deadline for nominating petition objections passed on Monday, without any¬ one filing any complaints.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|