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By NIKOLLE KEENEY
Rantoul Press correspondent
THOMASBORO — A one-year warranty inspection was conducted last month on the village water tower.
Justin Swinford, an engineer with Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, said that “not a lot” was found during the inspection. There are some minor repairs, he said, mainly paint touch ups on the exterior of the tower.
Swinford estimated contractors will want to conduct work in the spring. Work contracted as a result of the inspection is covered under warranty
Also discussed at the Nov. 5 Thomasboro Village Board meeting, Craig Pohlod of Peace Lutheran Church spoke of plans for this year’s nativity scene. The church plans to repeat much of what was done last year.
The event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
In addition to the live nativity, a petting zoo (featuring llamas and sheep) as well as food and children’s activities will be part of the event.
Pohlod said volunteers and actors are still needed.
“It really doesn’t take a lot of time,” Pohlod said.
Volunteers and actors would only be required to attend a practice session on Saturday, Dec. 1, before performing in the nativity on Sunday. Contact Peace Lutheran Church at 217-643-3265 for more information.
The village personnel committee will be interviewing candidates for both the village clerk position as well as for a part-time police officer position. Applications for both positions have been received; officials hope to fill the vacancies as soon as possible.
“Village Dump Day was a success,” Kim Ratts, head of the health, sanitation and public realtions committe, said.
Held, Oct. 20, Dump Day encouraged residents to dump trash and unwanted items in village dumpsters. A total of $320.17 was collected at the event.
Mayor Tony Grilo thanked Betty Kurth for her longtime organization of the fall and spring village garage sales.
Kurth decided to relinquish control of the garage sales, as she felt they had “ran their course” — attendance and enthusiasm slowing down at the last several sales.
Grilo noted that the village would welcome anyone interested in taking on organization of the sales. Anyone interested should contact the village at 217-643-2675.
The next village board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the village office, located within Gifford State Bank.