Cambridge Board approves Farmers Market, loans and landscaping

At their regular meeting in April, the Board approved the establishment of the Cambridge Farmer’s Market in College Square Park on Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Sundays from May to October from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the market or how to become a vendor in the market, contact Gaylene Gilbert at ggilbertwv1@gmail.com or 309-714-3856.

The board also recognized Cambridge High School intern Lauren Anderson who worked in the village office for the 2020-2021 school year. She is receiving a $ 600 scholarship and plans to continue her education at Monmouth College.

In other business areas, the board approved the youth summer park program to be held June 8-17 in College Square Park. Details and registration information can be found on the village website cambridgeil.org.

The board approved a redevelopment agreement with DSR Properties, Inc., the owners of the Hammond-Henry Hospital Medical Clinic building in Cambridge, for a $ 11,000 loan. DSR is updating the facility to ensure compliance and the Village will provide the $ 11,000 forgeable loan to support the project, which is estimated to cost $ 45,000.

Board members also approved a resolution to use $ 70,000 in fuel tax revenue on oil and wood chips, as well as paved village streets.

In addition, board members approved plans by Steve’s Nursery, Geneseo, for the Rosedale Cemetery landscaping project, funded by the Suzanne Vinckle Trust. The cost of the project is estimated at $ 19,341.

In other matters the board has:

Approval has been granted for sections of Upper Street to be blocked and for the beer tent opening times to be listed during the trade fair week, June 22-27.

– Approved a $ 100 donation request from sponsors of the Vintage Farm Equipment Show.

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