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Hillcrest sanitary sewer project

Hillcrest officials are moving forward involving the sanitary sewer project for the community. During a special meeting last night, the board voted 5-0 in favor of a resolution regarding support and commitment of funds for the work.Trustee Jeanie Sparacino was absent from last night's meeting.

The project is expected to cost $562,500. The sewer line would connect with Rochelle's system in the southwest corner of the village as it would go under the creek. It would then move down River Road and Jeffrey Avenue. A total of 24 homes would be part of Phase 1 of the project.

Hillcrest plans to apply for a C-DAP grant of $450,000 to help pay for the expenses. The grants will be awarded sometime this summer.

The village will also receive $100,000 from the Build Illinois grant. The cost for the village would be $12,500 from their water fund.

Engineer James Sparber from Baxter and Woodman in DeKalb said that the village needs a sanitary sewer system in the future. The cost for an average home in the village would be $33 a month.

The village will not have a lift station involving the project. There will be some maintenance costs once completed.

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