Manteno to add signage to steer truck traffic away from side streets
The Manteno Public Works Committee discussed the best way to respond to a string of complaints about semi-truck traffic at its Dec. 22 meeting in the Village Conference room.
Committee members said the village has received several complaints about trucks deviating from the truck route by using side streets. The committee sided on reminding Diversatech of the truck route and adding signage, including those with flashing lights, estimated at $1,800 to $3,600 per sign. Engineer Mike Stone agreed to see if Motor Fuel Tax funds could cover the costs.
The committee also considered lighting improvements for the Main Street parking lot, street lighting at Winfield Estates and the Heritage Park pathway.
Streets and Alleys Supervisor Jim Hanley said the village will look into a new kind of fencing at Henderson Park that is less prone to the kind of damage its seen with several of its wooden slats being kicked in. Hanley also agreed to look into leasing a Zamboni for the village as an alternative to buying one from Aqua Illinois for $25,000.
Village Administrator Bernie Thompson broached the idea of the village selling the lease on its Cook Street cell tower. Thompson said it could be valued as high as $325,000 and said he would investigate the idea further.
Trustee Samuel Martin was absent.
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