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Monday in the Village of Park Forest Board Room

The Park Forest Aqua Center. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Village Board of Park Forest, Illinois is set to hold a meeting on Monday at 7 PM to discuss several agenda items, including the Aqua Center’s pool filter mediums, construction projects, and the purchase of new equipment.

One of the main items on the agenda is the Aqua Center’s pool filter mediums used to remove contaminates from pool water. The board will discuss the need to replace the current filter mediums and whether to approve a bid of $29,800 for the purchase of new ones.

The board will also discuss the need for funding for construction projects on Shabbona Drive. Two resolutions will be proposed to appropriate $785,462 from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) and Rebuild Illinois Funds for the construction and construction engineering of the road. Additionally, two more resolutions will be proposed to appropriate $299,302.94 in MFT Funds and $303,709.06 in Rebuild Illinois Funds for the resurfacing of Shabbona Drive from Sauk Trail to Indianwood Blvd.

The board will also consider approving a Local Public Agency Agreement for Federal Participation for the construction and construction engineering of the resurfacing of Shabbona Drive, as well as a Construction Engineering Services Agreement for Federal Participation.

Finally, the board will consider the purchase of a 2023 Case CX80C Midi Excavator, which will be used to for various water and sewer utility repairs and lawn restorations.

The meeting is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the proposed projects and equipment purchase. The board will also be available for questions and comments after the meeting.

The full agenda is available here.

Note: The rough outline for this article was written with the assistance of OpenAI. The system produced an outline. I and other journalists of the Local News Alliance, a nascent organization of five local online publishers so far, decided to experiment with this technology and learn the possibilities and limitations. One requirement of using the technology, we decided on so far, is to acknowledge our use of this tech in articles it helps us produce.