Village Projects

Hainesville Projects Updates

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

This space will be used to provide the Village residents with a running
list/log of ongoing projects.      Mayor Gerry Daley

Summer 2020 Road Resurfacing
We will be repaving Deer Point Drive, Deer Run, and Caribou Drive.  Other areas will be crack sealed.  We have allocated $250,000 to this project.
5/22/20–Bids were opened on 5/18 and the contract will be let at the regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, 5/26.
5/26/20–Peter Baker and Son’s bid was accepted by the Board and we are waiting to here about the starting date.

2020 Cranberry Lake Tree Planting and Trimming
4/30/20–The weather did not cooperate this past winter so Public Works was unable to do any tree trimming.  It’s on the list for this summer.  Also we will be planting 20 trees this summer.  This is the first step towards replacing the 80 trees that had to be removed a year ago.  We have allocated approximately $10,000 for these projects.
5/22/20–Twenty trees were planted on the southern side of Cranberry Lake last week.
7/2/20–Tree trimming began last week and will proceed weather permitting.  Additional trees may be cut down if they are either dead or hazardous.

Phase 3 Channelization
4/30/20–In this, our third year of this project, more wetland channelization will take place.  In the wetland area behind Elk Court and E. Big Horn (just south of the wooden bridge) undergrowth will be removed and channels dug to improve the flow of storm water.  Also along a 30-40 foot section of the Deer Crossing channel that was dug last year, rip rap will be added to an area of sandy banks to stabilize the channel.  And finally, all previously dug channels will  have any debris that may have collected over the past year removed.  The allocation for this project is approximately $120,000.
6/5/20–The work has begun with an entrance being cut off of E. Big Horn.  The actual channelization work will begin Tuesday, June 9th.
7/2/20–The Elk Ct./E. Big Horn portions of this job are complete.  The company will next place rip rap along the sandy banks along last year’s Deer Crossing work.  Finally, they will do annual maintenance work on the channels that were dug during the last 2 years.

Public Works Well
4/30/20–Currently the Village has two wells that provide water to the entire Village.  Neither well can, by itself, provide adequate flow to meet the Village’s needs.  A third, stand alone well exists on the property that houses the Public Works Garage.  Starting today, we will begin testing this well to see if it can produce enough flow to become an emergency back up to the other two wells.  If it can, we will begin a multi-year process to upgrade it and connect it to our current system.  This year’s allocation is approximately $25,000.
5/22/20–The test outcome was exceptionally good.  The PW well can out produce either of the other 2 village wells.  We are currently investigating the best fiscal approach to build and connect this well to the Village’s supply system.

Village Wide Tree Trimming and Removal
4/30/20–Easement trees will be trimmed as needed throughout the Village.  Also planned is the removing of numerous dead trees that border our various wetlands.  This includes trees bordering the north boundary of Avon Township ball fields, the eastern edge of the Deerpoint Drive wetlands, and, time permitting, various other areas.
5/22/20–Approximately 1/3 of the Avon project is complete.  Dryer conditions will be necessary before access can be gained to the rest of the area.
6/5/20–The trimming crew is now working just north of Hwy 120 on wetland property that adjoins Grayslake.
6/9/20–The Avon Ball Field trimming is complete as is the area that adjoins Grayslake.  The next areas to be attended to are the trees that are in the easement along our streets and those around Cranberry Lake.

Sidewalk Repair Program
6/5/20–Last year we had a firm survey all of the Village sidewalks and rate them on condition.  Public Works will continue to repair sidewalk panels, based upon that survey, throughout the summer as time allows.  Three areas have already been addressed this spring.
7/1/20–Public Works began prep work on more sidewalk sections that are in need of repair.

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