Frankfort village administrator Jerry Ducay presented a report addressing construction progress on U.S. Highway Route 45 at a village board meeting on Nov. 5.
A left turn lane is currently being constructed on Route 45, near the highway's intersection with Market Street. It is estimated that the project will be completed within the next 30 days.
Ducay said construction work will continue on Route 45 until mid-December.
According to Ducay, the village will add a right turn lane on the west end of Route 45 at the highway’s intersection with Route 30, when construction work continues next summer. The village will also install a signal light at the intersection of Route 45 and Market Street.
“At some point in the near future, all the construction on Route 45 will be done,” said Ducay. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
During the mayor’s report, the board unanimously voted to adopt a liquor ordinance amendment, waiving the amendment’s first and second readings.
Under the amendment, the number of licenses issued in each liquor class will comply with the number of licenses allowed per class in the Code of Ordinances, according to documents provided by the village.
During his report, Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland said that building applications within the village are trending upward.
“That is encouraging,” said Holland.
Holland reported that 58 applications for new single family homes have been submitted so far in 2012. Last year, 42 such applications were submitted.
The mayor also said that residents participating in the electric aggregation program should expect their electric supplier to switch from ComEd to First Energy Solutions within two business days of Nov. 6.
Holland said that the village’s leaf and brush pickup program will continue through the week after Thanksgiving.
Village deputy clerk Debbie Cox reported that more than 1,100 Frankfort residents voted early, an increase of approximately 300 voters compared to turnout four years ago.
“I want to commend our residents,” said Cox.
Cox noted that polling places in Frankfort open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 6 and close at 7 p.m. the same day.
“Please get out and vote tomorrow,” said board trustee Richard Trevarthan. “That is very important for our country.”
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