At Monday evening’s Herscher Village Board meeting, the board approved sidewalk work on Main Street and 3rd Street. Also, Vernon Street concrete work will be done this year and asphalt work will be completed in 2021.

In addition, the board approved the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget as well as the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Appropriations Ordinance #20-02. The Prevailing Wage Ordinance #20-03 was also adopted.

Regarding finances, the village received $60,209.41 as its portion of Kankakee County real estate taxes.

Board President Ray Schneider shared that, with the 5.7 inches of rain that occurred south of Herscher on June 27, Horse Creek flooded once again. Three homes had to be sandbagged as a result. However, the water had receded by 10 PM.  Schneider stated, “It’s time to clean up Horse Creek.” He requested for the board to ask for bids to begin the cleanup process.

At Lions Park, fencing replacement will wait until Horse Creek has been cleaned out.

Work will soon begin in Village Park and should last about two weeks. People should park on Park Road.

Due to the misuse of the burn pile at the water plant, access will only be available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Only brush should be placed on the pile. It is not intended as a garbage dump. Cameras will soon be installed to assist with monitoring the area.

Herscher’s townwide clean-up day will take place on Sept. 19.