Tag Archive | village

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 […]

‘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 […]

Taking the ‘S’ out of Exchange Street

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 12, 2014 The Exchange Street realignment/reconstruction project was scheduled to begin in earnest today as crews continue preparing a new, more direct, roadway north of the current right of way east of Crete Village. Will County Engineer Bruce Gould this morning predicted periodic closures related to Crete Village’s water-main-construction project […]

2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]

Library trustee gets an earful at park mtg

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 20, 2014 Crete Park District board members and staff said Wednesday they would like more cooperation and less programming competition from the Crete Public Library District. The issue arose during Library Board Trustee Matt Warren’s impromptu visit during the Park District board meeting at the Willard Wood Center. Saying he […]

Crete first-response group offers radio deal

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 14, 2014 Local residents can be sure they know what’s happening with severe weather locally with an All-Hazard Alert radio, available for $35 at the Village Hall. Offered at a steep discount by the Crete Emergency Management Agency — the devices generally sell for $50. They provide National Weather Service […]