Catlin donates to Salt Fork North OPT

Kim Luttrell, Correspondent

Catlin commissioners approved a $100 donation to the Salt Fork North Elementary OPT organization at a recent meeting.

Amanda Reed made a request to the council on behalf of the Salt Fork North OPT.

According to Reed, the organization is trying to raise funds for the teachers to purchase instructional aids for their classrooms.

“In the past, we have relied on individual donations to raise funds for our teachers,” Reed told the council.  “This is our third year of raising funds and we decided we would also try to seek donations from businesses and civic organizations also.”

Reed said the funds are distributed among the classroom teachers at Salt Fork North Elementary for use in their classrooms.

“A lot of times the teachers are purchasing supplies and teaching aids out of their own pockets,” Reed added.

Commissioner Kevin Kirk said there would be a delay to the sidewalk project for Webster Street.

According to Kirk, the Illinois Department of Transportation has requested a Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment for the project.

Kirk said it would probably add about 30 days to the timeline for the project to get underway.  He anticipates that the project could be started in late summer.

Kirk also told the council there are four street cutouts in the village, where crews have had to dig up the pavement for water main repairs.  He said village employees are trying to keep patching material in them until the weather warms up so that permanent repairs can be made.

The village has learned that they should receive the real estate appraisal on 406 Allison Street this week.  Once the village receives the appraisal, they will advertise the property for sale.  

The Catlin village council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the village hall.

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