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Channahon to honor local veterans with wall of honor

Individuals may bring in photos and military information of Channahon veterans that the village will post on its Veterans Wall at the Village Hall.
Individuals may bring in photos and military information of Channahon veterans that the village will post on its Veterans Wall at the Village Hall.

The village of Channahon is accepting photos of veterans to add to its Veterans’ Wall displayed in the village hall lobby.

The call for photos was announced by Channahon Village President Missey Moorman Schumacher at Monday’s village board meeting. Schumacher said those who bring in photos should also come with the service information of the individual.

Also at the meeting, trustees approved a BYOB, bring your own bottle, ordinance, which allows businesses to allow customers to bring their own wine or beer in to the facilities.

“We have had requests by several businesses,” Village Administrator Thomas Durkin said.

The Class M-BYOB license can be used by businesses such as salons and spas, barbershops and restaurants that do not already have another type of liquor license.

Only one 750 ml bottle of wine or
36 ounces of beer a patron are allowed, and the service is allowed only from
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The fee for the annual license is $500, one-half the fee of most of the village’s current liquor licenses.

Establishments are able to charge a corkage fee for customers who use the BYOB.

The ordinance includes information about sealing and removing open wine bottles for patrons to take home with them, which, according to Village Attorney David Silverman, is state law.

Also approved at the meeting was purchase of two water pumps – one for the Hunters Crossing lift station, which Public Works Director Ed Dolezal said is older and not as efficient as it should be, and the other for the Ravines pump station, which is a nonrepairable pump that is also losing efficiency.

The pumps will be purchased from Xylem Water Solutions for a total of $27,705.

The board also approved setting water and sewer connection fees for the four units of the Blackberry Street Apartments at a total of $30,832 for water and $30,692 for sewer.

Justin Schultz was hired for the position of water operator Monday at a salary of $61,194.

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