Hainesville Projects Updates

Category: Village Projects

This space will be used to provide the Village residents with a running list/log of ongoing projects.  Each entry will include a date which will enable you to see the chronological progress of the project.  I plan on providing a quick explanation of each project and then bullet point updates.  If you have questions, feel free to call me at the Village Hall.      Mayor Gerry Daley

The Gathering Place
2/14/2019–The Gathering Place is a concept that has been in the mix for almost 2 years.  The idea was to develop the unused space directly north of the Village Hall pond into a walking path, picnic area, and flower and plant gardens.  It will include a gazebo that is being donated by a current Trustee.  The tentative completion date is Summer of 2019

-September, 2017  received conceptual drawings from architects
-April, 2018 applied for a grants to help with funding
-June, 2018 awarded $10,000 grant which required matching funds
-November, 2018 used extra fill from the Dunkin Donut site to improve elevation and drainage
-December, 2018 used an environmental consultant and planner to help design plantings
-January, 2019 ordered plants and trees

-March, 2019 the Gazebo (which is being donated by Trustees Duberstein) has been ordered and will be delivered May 20.  Consultant is developing a bid package which will describe the site preparation that is necessary to potential bidders.

-March 21, 2019 a bid package was posted for interested companies to submit a proposal for the construction of the physical site.  The bids are due and will be opened on April 11, 2019.

-April 23, the Village Board accepted the bid for the grading and ground preparation.  Once the contract is signed and the ground is prepped we will begin planting a wide variety of flowers and trees, plus we will begin the construction of the gazebo.

-May 28, we are waiting for the weather to clear and the property to dry so that we can begin construction.

-June 25, the weather continues to delay all of this project.

-July 16, waiting for grading contractor to fit us in.

Wetland Channelization
2/14/19–This is a project that involves the clearing of channels through specific areas of our wetlands.  Over the last 25 years, most of the wetland area in the Village has become overgrown with vegetation and clogged with silt.  In the  summer of 2018 we spent @$100,000 clearing channels in the “Big Rock” and Antler Park area as well as the wetlands at Deer Point Drive and Route 120.  In the summer of 2019 we will continue this project by digging channels west of Deer Crossing and south of E. Big Horn Drive.  The total project should be finished during the summer of 2020.

4/23/19–the Board approved the budget and proposal for this project.  Contracts still need to be signed and starting dates need to be selected.  Watch this space for updates.

6/11/19–Starting date is early July


Cranberry Lake Tree trimming and removal
2/14/19–During October of 2018, the Village hired Urban Forest Management, Inc. to perform a Hazard Tree Assessment for the area surrounding Cranberry Lake.  We did this after our Public Works team noted a number of apparently dangerous trees along the path.  The assessment noted 80+ trees that needed to be removed asap because they were a safety hazard either to people on the trail or surrounding homes.  The trees for which the Village was responsible have been cut down.  Some log clean up remains as does a large amount of pruning and trimming of other trees.  That work will take place throughout this year.

3/6/19–Log clean up began today.  It will take 3-4 days to removed the downed logs.

3/13/19–About 50% of the downed logs were removed before the ground got too soft and no longer could support our machinery.  The work will continue once the path dries.

5/28/19–Approximately a third of the previously dropped trees have been removed from the area.  Obviously, the rain has made it nearly impossible to get our equipment onto the path to remove the remaining material.

6/25/19–The continuous rain has made it impossible to proceed with this project.  We’ll have to wait until the path dries sufficiently to support our equipment.

7/16/19–The removal of the trunks that were left standing last fall has begun.  All of the remaining stump removal and tree trimming will be an ongoing project.

Summer 2019 Road Work
2/14/19–We have budgeted approximately $250,000 for road repair this summer.  The following roads are scheduled for resurfacing: Centre Drive, Hunters Way, and Deer Lake.  Crack sealing, if possible, will be performed on the following streets: E. Big Horn, Sanctuary Court, Deer Crossing, White Tail and all of Union Square.  We plan to spend approximately $250,000 each year on road repairs as we cycle through the Village streets.

3/13/19–Added Lisk Drive to the list of roads that will be resurfaced this summer.

4/23/19–This contract is out for IDOT approval and then will be sent out to bid.

5/1/19–The bid has been posted and the bid opening has been set for May 16th at 10 a.m.

5/28–The bids have been opened and the winner will be approved at tonight’s Village Board meeting.

6/13/19–The road repaving work will begin with curb repair on June 19th.  The repaving will begin the week of July 8th and should be done by the end of the week.

7/16/19–We were informed last week and as I announced on a CTY call, the work was delayed.  Although the curbs in need of repair have been cut the actual removal and replacement SHOULD begin this week and the street repaving SHOULD begin next week.


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