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Hillcrest officials move forward with sanitary sewer project

Village officials in Hillcrest met in special session last night as the discussion centered around the sanitary sewer project for the community.

The village is currently looking at 2 projects. The major work involves 63 homes along with the business area. This would include River, Wayne, Errett and Powers Roads along with Roy and Linda Avenues.

The village plans to have an Illinois EPA loan of 2.2 million dollars to pay for the work.

The other project involves 27 homes on Scott, Jeffrey, and Hillcrest Avenues. The village has applied for a CDAP grant to help pay for the work.

Engineer Jim Sparber of Baxter and Woodman in DeKalb said that they will know about the CDAP grant some time this fall the the EPA loan late this year or early 2015.

He hopes construction can begin in the Spring of next year.

Home owners and businesses will also pay for the work that will be done. The cost would range between 15 to 70 dollars per month.

Village officials are worried that the Illinois EPA would eventually force the home owners and businesses to have a sewer system in the future. The cost per home would possibly be over $100 a month.

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