Sandoval Village Board hears update on library and demolition projects

Sandoval Village Board hears update on library and demolition projects

The Sandoval Village Board has been told by their attorney that a May 28th date has been set for a Judge to begin the process of removing the Village of Sandoval from the Centralia Regional Library District so Sandoval can start their own library.

Mayor Pam Gelsinger is hopeful the hearing can be expanded to include the deannexation of all of Sandoval Township that was approved by township voters in the April 2nd election. She noted once the deannexation is complete, there are a lot of other things that need to happen before the Sandoval Library can reopen.

The board was told demolition is being completed on five substandard homes approved by a Marion County Judge. They are at 113 and 120 South Mulberry, 201 East Broadway, 105 East Isle and 301 Florida Avenue. The village will seek liens on the property to recover the demolition cost before
they are sold.

Gelsinger reported she is still waiting for final paperwork from the state so work can begin on the Sandoval Park improvement. An OSLAD grant will pay for 90-percent of the cost of the overhaul of the park.

A zoning board meeting has been set for Thursday, April 25th, at 6 pm at village hall to hear a request from MCC Networks in Sullivan to construct a hub building for fiber optic cable the company is installing through the area. The proposed site is on the south side of U.S. 50 just west of U.S. 51. The special use permit is needed because the land is currently zoned as residential.

In other action:

Approved the purchase of mosquito spray for village staff to apply this

Approved the hiring of two summer workers.

Declared May as Motorcycle Awareness Month.