Crete village board

Auditor: ‘You’re always going to control the debt’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 23, 2014 Crete Village’s auditor said Thursday elected officials can help keep finances in order by looking for trends and aberrations. Responding to a question from Trustee Dean Gaffney, Sikich LLC Partner Daniel Berg said trustees should monitor monthly finances, look at the bills list to “make sure the village […]

Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

Alternate water filtration system studied

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 16, 2014 Steve Johnson has invited other trustees to join him on a visit to Plano Illinois to inspect that municipality’s Filtronics-brand water filtration system, saying it “piqued our interest.” Johnson, the village board’s liaison with the water department, recently characterized the system as more closely resembling a “sand-filter system” than […]

‘When a trustee’s report is over, it’s over’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 15, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday called on other village board members to end their “petty bickering” and focus on improving the quality of life in Crete. “We’ve gotta give the residents a reason to stick around, a reason to stay in Illinois, a reason to stay in Crete,” […]

Village targeting worst Crete sidewalks

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 13, 2014 Crete officials have agreed to reactivate the village sidewalk maintenance program, setting aside $25,000 for concrete replacement. Trustees Monday unanimously approved the program, which had been suspended for financial reasons. Trustee Larry Johnston is compiling a list of the village’s worst sidewalks. Public Works Supt. Phil Hameister recalled Crete previously […]

Crete board funds water filtration test

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 2, 2014 Village officials are moving forward on testing a filtration system intended to significantly reduce iron-related stains from village water. But Trustee Steve Johnson says the start of the 12-week pilot study at Well No. 9 is up to HR Green, a national company specializing in municipal water systems. […]

New PC/ZBA member a consensus builder

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 1, 2014 Crete’s newest Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals member might prefer to forget meeting Crete’s mayor more than two years ago. Tim Brennan was rehabbing his new home on the 1600 block of Main Street when Mike Einhorn arrived in his role as assistant fire chief. “He was burning some […]