Yorkville looks at levy, burglaries

YORKVILLE – A resolution to place a 1.5-mill renewal levy for current expenses on the November ballot was approved by Village Council during its July meeting.

In other matters, a resident expressed concerns about recent burglaries, and Police Chief John Morelli said two people were apprehended in one burglary and were in jail. They two were apprehended within 24 hours of the incident, Morelli said. The department is working on a second case.

Morelli noted residents need to be aware of their surroundings and should keep their doors and windows locked and their outside lights on. He added residents should not hesitate to call the police or 911 if they see something suspicious.

In related business, it was reported that Justin Dombo will attend the Eastern Gateway Community College Police Academy in August, and the village police department will sponsor Dombo.

As recommended by Morelli, council approved a motion to hire Nora Ross as a part-time officer. She will work with full-time officers until the chief releases her to work on her own.

In other business:

It was noted a family fun night will be held July 19 at the Warren Township swimming pool.

Officials discussed a Main Street property that the village has taken care of for six years. It was noted the village solicitor will ask a judge when and if the village will be able to obtain the property.

Officials said the grass collection program is working, but a few residents are mixing garbage and grass. A flyer will be distributed to the residents who are not keeping grass separated. It was noted if garbage and grass are mixed, the sanitation/street department will not pick it up.

A new village administration telephone list was given to council.

Council members were asked and agreed to place Buckeye Local Panther flags during football season in the village.

The Buckeye Local Panther Football Parents Club was approved for a tag day to be held Aug. 3.