Hainesville Projects Updates

Category: Village Projects

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

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.
9/17/20–This project is complete for this summer.

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.
8/13/20–Most of the easement tree trimming is completed.  We now need to deal with a number of storm damaged trees in the various wetlands that pose a safety problem to residents and/or their property.
9/17/20–The easement trimming is complete.  The storm damaged trees have been taken care of and we are working our way through the wetland borders, clearing away trees and brush that is infringing upon private properties.

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.
7/28/20–Public Works is pouring concrete over the next couple of days in the areas that were previously prepared.  More sections of sidewalk will be repaired as the summer progresses.
8/13/20–The program continues.
9/17/20–We will be pouring more concrete next week and will continue with this project as long as the weather allows.

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